I was raised in an Independent Baptist Christian home, but have identified more with non-denominational Christianity in adulthood, as I have tried to distance myself from the mixing of human traditions and true religion.
Since I was a young child, my favorite shows on TV were nature documentaries and the like (Steve Irwin was a hero), and I enjoyed going hunting, fishing, and hiking with my dad. This has translated into a deeply-rooted love of the outdoors and natural world as I grew up. As a teenager, I wrote and published a novel, 'I, Gray Wolf', about the wolves of Yellowstone. Nature has even had some influence on my spiritual beliefs, as in recent years I have begun to explore the possibilities of nature having its own spirituality (one thing that definitely would've been frowned upon in the Baptist church, haha).
In August 2018 I married the love of my life after three years of dating off-and-on, and we are now expecting a healthy baby boy.
During the week I work as an outside sales rep for Golden Rule Fasteners, Inc., a wholesale roofing supply company my granddad started in the early 90s.