What made you decide to leave your native Colorado for the Silver State and Boyd?
Moving to a new city in a new state was a difficult decision. Leaving behind friends, family, relationships; leaving behind the known for the unknown. But moving to a new city in a new state is also a rare opportunity, one that I didn't know if and when I would get again. I had been in a fifty square mile area of Colorado for my whole life. Staying there for law school would have made it unlikely that I would ever leave. Carpe diem.
Having earned your undergrad degree at Colorado State, do you now have divided Mountain West Conference allegiances with UNLV?
Not a chance. Go State! CSU>UNLV>UNR
You are a devout sports guy. What is the sporting event you would move mountains to attend?
The next time the Broncos are in the Super Bowl, I will be there, come hell or high water.
What's the most important lesson you've learned so far in this, your first year of law school?
There is a learning curve, but you get used to it. It becomes natural. It's a drastic change at first, but at some point, you stop and take a look at yourself and realize you are, in fact, doing it. It's kind of like Karate Kid. Wax on/wax off, over and over, and before you know it, you know kung fu. You know how to read the cases, how to manage your time, how to process the information. The more you do it, the better you get.