I was born and raised in Fall River, an old mill town in southeastern Massachusetts. I stumbled upon philosophy while pursuing a B.A. in Psychology at Bridgewater State University and never looked back. In 2009 I moved to Pullman, Washington to pursue my M.A. in Philosophy. Since graduating from Washington State University in August of 2011 I have lived beside the beautiful Canadian Rockies while I complete my doctorate degree at the University of Calgary. When I am not doing philosophy I enjoy spending time with my two boys (picture on the right), hiking (that's me climbing Mt. St. Helens in the foreground on the left), traveling, blogging, tweeting, playing pool, squash, throwing the Frisbee, and taking photographs. Most of these activities are best enjoyed with some good tunes in the background (or in the foreground). Feel free to click on the tabs above to find out more about my research, the talks I have given, the things I have published, and my future academic plans and ongoing projects.