In October 21, 2000 I married the most beautiful and wonderful woman in the world, Dawn Leeber (now Gelino)! Some of our wedding photos can be found here.

I was born in Kankakee, Illinois on June 30, 1973. I grew up in a small nearby town called Momence. After graduating from Bishop McNamara High School in Kankakee, I spent four years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I graduated from there with a B.S. from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the major of Astronomy in 1995. I started graduate school in the Department of Astronomy at New Mexico State University in the fall of 1996. I received a M.S. in May of 1999 my Ph.D. in 2002. You can grab my thesis here.

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