Thanks for voting me into o30c! I am looking forward to connecting.
I am a father of two in St. Louis. The arrival of an Xbox in the home, at the request of my boys, brought me back into the gaming world. My history with gaming is very patchy. Started with Atari as a kid (yes, that old), then a big gap to the Wii when my boys were younger (with a few games on my mac in the interim). So this new phase brought the new and perplexing adventure of connecting with complete "strangers" online. After a moderate amount of solo play in Fortnite and Warframe I am starting to see the light! I don't have a lot of time to play but I really enjoy it when I do. Right now I am a bit obsessed with Warframe but will be watching threads here to see where clan is gravitating.
In my working life, I have a background in biology and wildlife. Currently working as an academic advisor, primarily with premedical students, at a University here in St. Louis. Outside work, I am mostly focused on parenting (kids in middle and high school now, my youngest still needs a lot of support). I also help manage a 600 acre privately held parcel of rural land near Hermann, Missouri that helps feed my passion for conservation.
In addition to the four humans in my household (including my wife who is gifted education middle school teacher), we have 3 black cats (siblings) and one bearded dragon.
Thanks for the welcome and hope to see you in a digital landscape soon.