Aerial view of the Flatirons and NCAR in Boulder, CO. Photograph by Dane Cronin

Before moving to beautiful Boulder, my wife and I lived in Austin, TX. I completed my MS degree in Applied Mathematics at Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State), the alma mater of Lyndon B. Johnson. I worked closely with Professor Young Ju Lee.

Showing off my fancy new Chacos after a long hike

Prior to graduate school, I spent 8 years in the financial industry as an analyst and futures/options trader in Austin and Houston. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Physics from CU Boulder.

I hold a private pilot’s certificate and enjoy flying all over Colorado. Although apartment living makes woodworking difficult, I enjoy furniture building and have made several pieces that are (surprisingly) still standing. As with many other Coloradans, I like to ski and punish myself by taking unpleasantly long hikes.

Mina and I having too much fun flying

Matching dressers and vanity