Hi! I'm a midwestern transplant (originally from central Illinois, between the cornfields and soybeans) to New England. After some fruitful years at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Mass, I spent my first few years in Wilmington as a Systems Engineer at Textron Defense Systems on Lowell Street. After that, I was able to switch careers to becoming a full-time Karate instructor for a few years--I'm now looking for my next adventure. I live in Woburn, but I really have come to love the Wilmington community, so I really consider this town my actual 'home.' :-) I really love training, running, indoor rock climbing (I'm not brave enough to try it outdoors yet!), exercise, programming, and great books. I really enjoy all the people I've met in Wilmington, and hope to meet more!