I grew up in a small, rural town in Ohio called Washington Court House, with an expansive corn field as my back yard. I moved to Columbus to attend college, where I lived for ten years. Much of my family still lives in Columbus and the surrounding area, and I consider it "home." Since moving from Columbus, I have had a somewhat nomadic life, living in Dayton, Ohio; Little Rock, Arkansas; Charlottesville, Virginia; Montgomery, Alabama; and Fairhope, Alabama. I currently live in Charlotte, North Carolina, with my wife, Ashley; our daughter, Eliza; and our two beagles, Sadie and Lucy. I enjoy food and travel, preferably at the same time, as well as running, tennis, hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Lake District, and cooking, which I do for nearly every meal.