While exploring Wikipedia, I felt that various articles were lacking quality images to accompany them. Aware of the nature of Creative Commons and the limits upon licensure, I felt the need to help supply media to enhance the quality and enjoyment of Wikipedia.
Over time, I grew increasingly disinterested in formal education. I explored interests such as computers, music, photography, carpentry, set contruction in theatre, and considered joining the military to be a medic. I decided against enlisting, but started school to become a paramedic in 2005. Since then, I've field-trained EMTs, managed a fleet of ambulances, purchased a house, and developed acid reflux.