About me? Born Sept. 4, 1957, Bronxville, NY, I grew up moving all over the U.S. I graduated from Denison University in 1979 with a B.S in Biology and then worked as a merchant seaman, a ski lift operator at Winter Park Ski Area, Colorado, a trail crew worker for the Forest Service in Arapaho National Forest, Grand County, Colorado, and a mudlogger on oil rigs in Wyoming. I started grad school in geology at CU-Boulder in 1983 and enjoyed a decade of parties, ski trips, and geological field work on and around the Colorado Plateau. After a one year post doc at Penn State with Mike Arthur I landed in Evanston, Illinois where I have lived ever since. I married Monica Steinmetz in 1992, who I met in Boulder while writing my dissertation. My daughter Asia was born in 1996 and Isaac came along in 1998. My interests outside of academic life include music (see below) and art (also see below), as well as outdoor activities with my family such as skiing, river trips, hiking, and camping.
Above: Skiing at Winter Park, Colorado 2004; The family at Mesa Verde after our 2004 river trip on the Colorado; Below: jet skiing on Lake Powell on a day off from the 1998 GEOL 319 field course.
Here is a family photo album for friends who have inquired. I add to this sporadically, but it includes some of my favorites.
Here is a link to some MP3 files of my home-made music. These include some rather rough renditions of songs I composed with Steve Meyers, as well as some GarageBand blues tunes to which I added guitar tracks.
This is a link to Monica's art page.