I'm a born-and-bred Vancouverite. I've worked in the coffee industry for the past 6 years as a barista and café manager. I'm also a student biologist; I (email hidden) in Conservation Biology (with a minor in English rhetoric) from the University of British Columbia, and in the fall (2013) I will be starting a 2-year B.Tech in Ecological Restoration from BCIT.
I love backcountry camping and hiking, but I also appreciate my creature comforts in the city (primarily outstanding coffee and fantastic food spots). I play the violin and used to arrange orchestral sheet music.I'm also a huge video game nerd and technophile.
I'm a fairly private person; I'm totally comfortable exploring new places on my own, though I'm quite happy traversing in a small group, too. Don't worry about me blasting music at odd hours of the night; my headphones are trusty companions. I also can sleep pretty much anywhere except standing up, and can probably do so through a natural disaster.
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