I was born in Los Angeles, California, where social signaling and impression management are a lifestyle. Today, I'm an avid rock climber and collector of hobbies. I live in a rowhome with my wonderful partner and our beloved mutt Chico (at right). I'm learning to garden out of necessity. In my former life, I traveled the world as a singer with the Yale Whiffenpoofs, played beach volleyball in the junior olympics, and founded a private swimming school for children.

For sparking my interest in the splendid strangeness of the mind, I owe a great debt of gratitude to my family.