Below you will find the frequently asked questions about me, the website, and what I do!

Where do you live?

As of April 2019, I am living in San Antonio Del Mar, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico for school. My home, that my permanent address as a US citizen is listed, is in Ankeny, Iowa

What do you do for a living?

I am the owner of a small business, Pasta Studios, and function as an IT administrator of several small businesses and organizations. I am also a full-time student, studying to go into full-time missionary work.

What is WX3JPF?

WX3JPF is my amateur radio call sign. I am licensed by the FCC as a Technician Class Operator and allowed to broadcast on the allotted frequencies. WX3JPF is specifically a vanity call sign which means that I requested to be assigned it. WX is common shorthand for “weather” which is the primary use for my license. 3 has been my lifelong lucky number. JPF are my initials.

What music do you listen to?

I listen to a little bit of everything! And by that, I mean, literally everything. I am not trying to be cliche or generic. I have different days of different trends and I definitely binge on some artists and playlists which will sway the statistics. If you want to follow what I am listening to right now you can find me on Spotify and Last.FM.

What kind of computer do you have?

My primary mobile workstation is an HP EliteBook 8460p loaded with an Intel Core i5 2.50Ghz, 8GB RAM and a 250GB SSD. I have a couple other machines running, as well, but I believe those specs are unnecessary to share.

What is your favorite food?

Pasta. By far. I mean I named my business after my love of pasta. I love making and eating pasta. I just put a bit of butter (REAL Iowa Butter) and/or olive oil (the REAL California oil) with some Parmesan cheese (again, the REAL dairy cheese not the cellulose substitute). I can make a few awesome pasta dishes, like homemade mac’n’cheese.

Who are your heroes?

In my personal life I have several mentors and role models that have been amazing both directly and indirectly in my life. I will maintain their individual privacy but I can outline the things that they do- one operates a small business that does technical support for major companies but in his personal life he shares the life of Christ with every opportunity he gets, another is a technical director at a church (need I say much more? I love this guy!!), I follow a nationally renowned meteorologist that is also a very talented pilot and gunman, and last but not least, I talk with a couple of storm chasers and admire their work.
In history and on a global scale of people I have found fascinating to learn about- Walt Disney, Albert Einstein, Alan Turing, and Robert Oppenheimer are a few of them.

If you want to have a conversation with me about them,

I would love to!

Well, there we have it! If you have any interest in asking me more, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to answer questions.
It may even end up here in the FAQ!