I would describe myself as outgoing, passionate, active, kind-hearted, animal-lover, and a bit of a goofball rolled into one. I absolutely love being active and spending as much time outdoors from canoeing, hiking, rafting....in fact, most summer weekends I practically live at the Whitewater Center. When I am not outdoors, I love to work out, grab a beer with friend, chillax with my dog Maltby, or read a book.
I am also pretty passionate about running. I have completed two marathons, including one of the hardest marathons in the world, The Great Wall Marathon in China! My third marathon, was supposed to be NYC, but since the NYC marathon was cancelled I will instead run Thunder Road in a couple weeks. I am also planning to work towards my ultimate goal of running a marathon in every continent and will be running in South Africa and Scotland next year. (I guess this makes me a bit of a travel geek too)
I think my best quality is that I try to do my best to help others. I volunteer weekly at a local children's hospital (best part of my week!). I'm also on the board of a major local charity as well as other philanthropic activities.
Although I think I am unique, I am like most other guys in that I love sports, particularly my Michigan Wolverines, and my hometown Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, and most importantly, the Detroit Lions (I am a tortured soul).
As for pop-culture, my likes are too much to list but you get a gazillion bonus points if you are a fan of "The League" or "Happy Endings".