I am from Indiana originally but am now proud to consider Anchorage, Alaska my home. I am a flagrant Alaskaphile and enjoy all that this place has to offer. In the winter I enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, and hockey; in the summer I enjoy hiking, camping, fly fishing and mountain biking. All year round I enjoy horseback riding, swimming, and taking every opportunity to learn about Alaskan culture, geography, biology, and history. I am passionate about learning--especially history and geography--and am relentlessly curious about the world; I am also an obsessive political junkie.