My initial interest in raptors dates back to when I was a kid. I was lucky enough to have a dad who studies raptors so I grew up handling hawks, falcons, and eagles throughout my childhood. Although I do enjoy working with birds of prey, I also have a few other interests. In my free time I enjoy playing/listening to bluegrass guitar music. I also enjoy hiking, backpacking, and travelling and hope to have the opportunity to travel abroad in the coming years. I’m also a big sports fan and enjoy following most major sports. I’m usually involved in a recreational soccer league and also play ping-pong at a semi-competitive level. GO COUGS!!!!