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I always knew I wanted to be a writer, and I have tried to pack my life full of adventure and experience to fuel my writing. After receiving bachelor's degrees in both mechanical engineering and creative writing at the University of Colorado, I set off for Peace Corps in Nepal, where I served for two and a half years. While there, I travelled through many barely accessible regions of the Himalayas and across much of northern India. After leaving Nepal, I stayed in Thailand for several months before heading over to London, where I worked as a stage hand in the venerable Victoria Palace Theater. After London, I lived in New York City for two years and worked as a science-abstract editor for prominent reference publisher R. R. Bowker. After leaving New York, I spent six months travelling to southern Mexico, and from there overland all the way to the Arctic Circle in northernmost Alaska. Soon after that trip, I picked up a freelance writing job with my old company in New York (which was eventually absorbed into Lexis Nexus), and moved to Seattle, where I got my Masters degree in Creative Writing and wrote my first screenplay about working as a bouncer at one of the city's famous hot spots. I returned to my hometown in Denver after 5 years in Seattle, and ran a series of studio/galleries including the notorious Apocalypse Boutique. Since then, I have written three more screenplays and two novels and am starting the process of looking for representation and/or work in the entertainment industry.
Unique traits: I speak Spanish, Nepali, and German. I have practiced yoga for 30 years and have lived and travelled extensively in the countries where yoga originated. I have been practicing several different types of martial arts for over 20 years, including Tae Kwon Do, Kung-Fu, and Tai Chi. I am fluent and competent with most contemporary scientific topics, from climate change to nuclear physics to biotechnology to artificial intelligence.