I am a native of Central Wisconsin (Plover) and currently live in St. Louis, MO. I studied economics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and have been working as a research associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for close to four years. I really enjoy running and cycling as my primary fitness activities and I have run four half marathons so far. I am a big fan of live music performances and a couple of my favorite bands are the Black Keys, the Kills, Queens of the Stone Age, the Rolling Stones, and the Heartless Bastards. I really enjoy traveling (thus, the airbnb account) and have been as far abroad as Western Europe and Sri Lanka! On a typical vacation I am exploring new places, trying new foods, and learning about the local culture. Growing up in Wisconsin instilled upon me a love of craft beer and during any vacation I love to check out the local craft beer scene. I am a firm believer that friends and family are two of the most precious assets in life and in that regard I feel truly rich.