By day, I am a Linux system administrator at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. By evening and the occasional weekend, I try to be active in my community. I am the vice chairman of the City of Naperville's Planning and Zoning Commission, as well as the PZC representative on the Historic Preservation Commission. I'm a board member for my neighborhood association, which has the Naperville Historic District in its boundaries.
I have been told I have a strange set of hobbies. I am a trained storm spotter and have chased tornadoes with the College of DuPage. As a ham radio operator, I lend my time to the communications unit of the Naperville Emergency Management Agency, and I'm the newsletter editor for the DuPage Amateur Radio Club. I go Geocaching. I have been to all 30 Major League Baseball parks. And I love road trips: I've been to 45 states, including all 102 counties of my home state.