I was born and raised in Southwest Ohio and have lived there with my family until recently. I enjoy spending time with my two daughters, partner, and cats. We love taking nature walks and playing tabletop and video games together as a family. I also enjoy cooking, doing crafts, watching Star Trek, playing Minecraft, spectating esports, and failing as an amateur computer programmer in my spare time.
Ever since I was child, I have always loved learning about new languages and cultures. I remember my first experiences with learning a new language when I was an elementary school student learning German. After that, I was hooked. This led me to study more languages throughout middle school, high school, and college where I studied Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese. I eventually graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics and East Asian Languages and Cultures. After that, I realized I also wanted to help others improve their language skills in the language I know best.