Hello, I'm Joe. You'll probably find me traveling with my fiancee Maren. We live in Des Moines, IA and enjoy traveling to the coasts when the weather gets cold at home. We both work in the sciences--Maren is in biotech and I'm in industrial engineering. We enjoy nature, performing arts, and especially exploring new places and new cuisines. I am an occasional home brewer and restorer of antique electronics and Maren enjoys gardening and computer gaming.