I'm a passionate, but low-key teacher, professor, and artist, currently working at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, but lived formerly in Denver, and grew up in Illinois. I've traveled a ton, and love meeting new people and finding out where we have shared experience. I like to say that I'm a well adapted introvert (to teach, you have to be!) because I prefer stretches of time on my own.
I've been to São Paulo, Brazil twice for art festivals and would love to go back. I spent a month in Stuttgart, Germany after my senior year of high school and really want to visit again.
I love the band Wilco (been to see them more times than I can count), love trying new kinds of food, and love Chicago (I grew up in Crystal Lake, so I used to drive down in high school to see music with friends). My girlfriend recently became vegetarian, so I've been learning new recipes that will work for both of us. Love cooking when I have the time, which is less than I'd like.
I'm clean, low maintenance, needing just the basics and a person to reach if help is needed. I really enjoy exploring a city, but welcome recommendations for only-in-this-city places to eat, see, etc.