“I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin, building forts, making costumes, and reading as many books in as many subjects as possible, which I still do. Working with my hands is as important as expanding my intellect, and I think it’s important for everyone to do both. My wife is my role model because she treats everyone with respect and encourages them to be who they are — and she’s an artist.
Getting people to experience new things as well as the things they love is what excites me about being a librarian. I love history, culture, and philosophy. If I could have any side job, I’d love to travel to different historical sights, learning and lecturing on the social context and the ideas that were shaping the world at the time. I always want to come back to the big question: what does this mean for me, for us? Then of course I’d write about it all!”