I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult. – E. B. White

In college, my academic advisor told me once that she was preparing me to take over the world. She said this, as she did most things, in a way that made me think she was serious, that she’d be disappointed if I didn’t.

I spend my days working with communities in West Virginia to redevelop brownfield properties – that is, properties with real or perceived environmental contamination. This allows me to work with stakeholders of all kinds, academic experts in numerous fields, and service providers in all sectors. I spend a lot of time traveling the Mountain State, seeing the many things that communities have to offer, and helping them to build their assets and tackle their challenges.

When I’m not doing that, I split my time between two passions: reading and baking. I’ll read about anything I can get my hands on, and I’m slowly expanding my baking skills.

At Confessions of an mmmMPA, I’ll be sharing recipes, recommendations, and stories from my ongoing pursuit to change the world and have one hell of a good time.


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