In my spare time, I like to spend time with my wife, Victoria, usually running, hiking or backpacking. Ice cream is what fuels us and usually plays an important role in all activities. We both love to travel and have been lucky enough to both have jobs that facilitate this. Victoria is a Spanish teacher and I enjoy discussing the interconnection between science and linguistics with her.
I am currently working and living on unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples that touch the shared waters of the Duwamish, Puyallup, Suquamish, Tulalip, and Muckleshoot. Much of my research has been carried out on lands of the Tongva, Diné, and Piscataway peoples. I respectfully and humbly thank the Coast Salish, Tongva, Diné, and Piscataway ancestors, elders, and citizens for their ongoing stewardship of these lands and affirm their sovereignty in the face of continued dispossession and settler-colonialism