After graduating from high school in Bemidji Minnesota, I spent four years in the Marine Corps infantry. I returned home and pursued a career in biology/ecology. I am currently working as an aquatic biologist for the Red Lake Department of Natural Resources. Current research interests include shallow lake and seasonal pond ecology. I have a keen interest in all things scientific but am especially enthralled by the processes involved in evolution. I'm also very interested in the relationships between and within science, religion, and politics.