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About Me

I am nearly an Arizona native, having lived in Flagstaff, AZ for almost all of my life. I was born in Colorado, so I have spent my entire life in the Western United States. I currently live about an hour from the Grand Canyon, and have hiked it three times so far.

Ben and Bre at Uptown Billiards

Ben and Bre at Uptown Billiards

My wife and I were married in a pink gothic revival church in downtown Flagstaff. Yes, the church is pink, at least on the outside. It even has pink gargoyles.

My education is in physics and mathematics (Northern Arizona University, 2003), but I work as a medical device engineer. I have fourteen years of professional experience in the manufacture and design of medical devices. I am also interested in philosophy, particularly Thomist philosophy, with a focus on philosophy of nature and of statistics.

A fair summary of my interests can be gleaned from my reading log.

I served on the school board of San Francisco de Asís parish school in Flagstaff, AZ for four years, with a one year term as board chairman.

From April 2009 to April 2010, I was the secretary of the Dead Philosophers Society, the student society for distance students at Holy Apostles.

Unless some misspelling was involved in the past, Espen is Danish and means "Bear of the Gods". The name is a Danish form of the Old Norse name Asbjørn. In Scandinavian countries, Espen is a first name.

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