Born and raised in the Southern California city of Mission Viejo the need to escape the clutter was instilled at an early age. I was often in trouble for running off to a nearby creek, where the ground was not cemented over and the trees were not in planters, and staying out till the street lights came on. I also have played sports sense the day I could walk and haven’t stopped yet. Whether its baseball, roller hockey, basketball or soccer almost all of my best friends have been made through the mutual love of a game. Now I find myself at the incredible campus of Humboldt State University studying environmental engineering.