I consider myself warm and engaging and prefer straightforwardness and taking the time to nurture myself so that I can share with others. I love a good yoga class or long bike ride, cooking an amazing meal and hunting for the perfect vintage dress or turning a roadside trash find into a beloved, restored treasure. I manage a soil ecology lab at the University of New Hampshire and still can't believe after ten years that I am paid to work in the forest! Other than that, I'm quiet (but with a raucous laugh), conscientious, determined and eager to try new things. I would love to travel more and finding this site has certainly sparked some future destination ideas!