I joined the Air Force, and work as a Cryptologic Language Analyst.  I love playing volleyball, and watching ice hockey, college football, and college basketball.  I’m the oldest of five children, with three sisters and one brother.  My mom made sure that music was big in our family.  I love to sing, and I played the trumpet for 9 years.  I love being in the great outdoors doing activities like camping, backpacking, hiking, and riding ATV’s or motorcycles.  Some of the more influential people in my life include my dad and my maternal grandfather.  They have both taught me the value of hard work and also how to appreciate life and the natural beauty that surrounds us all the time.