About me

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. '' -- Dr. Seuss

I grew up on a horse farm outside of Rockford, Illinois, where I developed a love for the outdoors, sports, and animals. As an undergraduate, I studied math and English, and was a varsity letter winner in soccer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Loras College. I received my Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Iowa under the guidance of Dr. Julianna Tymoczko.

My hobbies include coaching and playing soccer, playing guitar, biking, and kayak fishing. I also enjoy spending time with my wife, Elizabeth, our daughter Gemma, son Hunter, and our pets: Amos, Jasper, Shakespeare, and Heidi.

An old photo of me playing guitar on a porch in Iowa City.

Betti number and I a few years ago.

A glamor shot of Miss Gussie.

Hunter Fall 2019

Gemma in 2017

Halloween 2017

I am the eldest grandson of Bonnie and Delmer Insko.