About Me


Cowboy           Well, to put it simply, I am a geologist/paleontologist who married his college sweetheart. Currently, I am living in Salt Lake City while my wife is a pediatrician for the community clinic in our neighborhood. We have a lovely daughter who was born in April of 2010 and is the pride and joy of my life. I am currently a GIS Specialist/ Paleontologist/ Geologist for AECOM, an engineering and design firm). I recently completed my PhD at the University of Utah on behavioral evolution using deep marine trace fossils called graphoglyptids with Dr. Tony Ekdale. All in all, things are pretty good.

Wedding Kiss

           My hobbies include reading, watching TV, playing squash, playing video games, and building things (for the house or my hovercraft or something of the sort). My biggest fanaticism is with Star Wars. I love to read stories that expand beyond the movies into whole worlds or universes. Essentially, you can read how a character comes to be and follow them through their lives. I love that sort of thing and Star Wars plays into it perfectly.  Lord of the Rings is exactly the same way, hence I love that too and I think that's why many Star Wars fans enjoy both sagas.


           My education started on Long Island where I went through the Sachem School District. At one time I it was the third largest in the country (not when I went there, however I did graduate with 1,115 people). In 2003 I received my Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Geology (they did not offer a BS in Geology there for some reason) with minors in Biology and Mathematics at SUNY Geneseo in upstate NY. A little quiet town literally surrounded with cow pastures. Afterwards I went to Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX and received my Master of Science (MS) in Geosciences in 2005, concentrating in vertebrate paleontology. Lubbock was, as my wife put it, a suburb that doesn't have a city in the middle of nowhere. Afterwards I moved up to Buffalo for a few years while my wife finished medical school then we moved out to Salt Lake City for her to do her pediatric residency and me to get my PhD.


WebPages For Things Exclusively About Me


Star Wars


I love to read Star Wars stories and compile them into a Timeline. This section is for my Timeline as well as some other Star Wars projects I am working on.





I am currently in the process of building a Hovercraft. These are the images detailing that ongoing process.





This section is for some of my more scientific projects that I have worked on.



My Family


Some information and pictures about my ever expanding family.



US Travels


Some pictures from my travels around the US including some Geological Destination stuff.



My Blogs

Geology P.A.G.E                                                                                  The Remnant...

           My Geological Blog                                                                                                   My Everything Else Blog




Organizations I Support


BAPG         GSA              UFOP