I grew up in Sydney, Australia – and while I always had an affinity for anthropomorphic art and characterization, I never really considered myself a “furry”. In early 2013 I got a job offer to work in the video game industry in Salt Lake City, and took it, thus beginning a brand-new chapter in my life. New beginnings brought new opportunities and rejuvenated my confidence in being true to myself, my ambitions, my lifestyle, and my curiosities. I was now ready to embrace the part of me that said to the world “Yep, I’m a furry, and it’s awesome!”
After taking time to settle into this new country, I decided to explore various social groups in my local area that shared these same interests as me and stumbled across a couple of furries at a local Gaming Convention. They told me if I wanted to meet other furs, I should look into this group called U2F2. After doing some research I found out about a weekly game night they held at the Watchtower Cafe and decided to attend. The rest is (as they say): history.
What I found was one of the most welcoming, supportive and friendly furry communities. I instantly started making friends and began attending all sorts meets. Less than a year after becoming an actively involved member of the Utah Furry community, I was nominated for adminship. After gaining this role, I vowed to pay forward all of the love, care, and support I received when I joined this community. Some of my noteworthy contributions so far have been hosting the weekly Furfit fitness events and creating the U2F2/UtahFurs website.
My goal is to keep this community going strong, and through many gestures (both big and small) I hope to positively change the lives of others who are looking to find their place in this big fluffy world!