- Training since March 2011
- Medals in 3 out of 4 competitions to date.
- Awarded a blue belt on 17-Mar-2014 by Grandmaster Pedro Sauer.
- Currently training under Tom Tegner with Cascadia Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
- Coaching Beginner-level classes every Sunday @ World Class Athletics.
- 10 year veteran, starting in 8th grade.
- All NY State Team, 1999.
- Five seasons Division III NCAA. Primary position: Defensive Tackle
- Learned leadership skills, practiced teamwork on a daily basis, and became excellent at executing orders, winning, and dealing with adversity.
- 11 years (Age 5 – 16)
- 3-Time Babe Ruth All-Star
- Anti-Bullying Campaign (2013 – Present)
- IT & Marketing assistance (2013 – Present)
Montavilla Food Co-op
- Kitchen Staff (Portland Fruit Tree Project – October 2012)
Red Cross Blood Donor
- 15 pints donated since 2000.
Volunteer PC Tech
- Pro-bono consultation for Hillsboro Food Co-Op steering committee.
- Pro-bono PC support and consultation for Life Tactics/PSGBJJ
- Free web-design/business consultations for MonicaLovesGifts.com
Costa Rica & Nicaragua – 2005
- Spent 7 months living, working, and studying in the Nicaraguan countryside.
- Became conversational in Spanish.
- Worked on a cattle ranch and assisted with running a small food distributor.
- Managed the technology at the Internet Cafe in Matiguas.
- Visited Mt. Masaya, an active volcano that was worshiped as an angry god.
- Swam in Lake Managua, one of the world’s largest salt-water lakes, and which is purported to be shark infested.
- Traveled by bus to Costa Rica for a week in San Juan.
Several States, Many Homes
- 13 years – Beacon, NY (1981 – 1994)
- 3 years – Hopewell Junction, NY
- 2 years – Poughquag, NY
- 1 year – North Bridgton, ME
- 2 years – Oneonta, NY
- 2 years – Greensboro, NC
- 7 mos – Matiguas, Matalgalpa, Nicaragua
- 1 year – Spring Hope, NC
- 1 year – Raleigh, NC
- 8+ years – Portland, OR
- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
- Disc Golf
- Tabletop & PC Games
- Writing lyrics and practicing keyboards/guitar
- Cooking & Baking
- Science Fiction
- Discovering music