I’m 28 years old and currently live in rural central Illinois. I’ve lived in a rural area most of my life, and in fact I attribute a lot of my current passion in science to growing up in the middle on nowhere (where loud noises from my experiments didn’t cause much of a disturbance :D)
I do have a lot of hobbies outside of lasers and electricity though! Martial arts are a huge passion of mine, and I actually teach Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes twice a week. (well I did before the pandemic) I have a brown belt in jiu-jitsu and a brown belt in judo, and I also train muay thai and boxing. My passion for martial arts started when my 8th grade science teacher convinced me to join the wrestling team and introduced me to the awesome world of combat sports. The strategy and mental aspect is unrivaled in other sports. In fact, one of the top lines on my bucket list is to compete in an MMA fight.
I love nature, and most of my hobbies outside of extreme science involve it in some way. I’m an avid gardener, storm chaser, hiker, lepidoptera breeder, and mushroom hunter. My dream is to some day have a lab on a rural farm where I can build crazy stuff, research wacky ideas, develop unique products, grow my own crops, and of course keep making crazy videos for you to enjoy!