As a child my mother raised me on a diet of Grimm, Anderson, and Perrault.
Having been born and raised in Alaska, the mythology of people residing in Northern climates was of particular interest. This was only strengthed by having a family history that originated in Northwest Europe.
Today, my primary interests center around the folklore, customs, history, and mythology of the Celts, the Germanic speaking peoples, and the Slavs.
I am a genealogist by trade. My educational background is in psychology.