Very brief background: I once had dreams of becoming a ski area manager until I actually worked for a ski area. It reminded me of sausage: nice to eat, not so nice to make. I've since worked in various consulting positions for business and somehow got involved in the energy trading world. After working for two bankrupt companies, I am hoping to go to grad school in the fall at Virginia Tech for a degree in regional planning, with a focus on rural planning and/or natural resource management. I am a ski bum by background but am also into hiking and am hoping to get into fishing if I get down to the Blacksburg area. All I really want is to live in a small town, live out west for a while and retire back to this area-- Annapolis or the Appalachians, I haven't decided yet.
This is a good community with a good collection of message boards and I'm glad to be joining!