Hello everyone, my name is Kelan Hightower, I am twenty-nine years old, I am not married, and I have no children of my own. I was born and raised in Tulsa Oklahoma. If I were meeting you in person, it would be typical to pronounce my name at least twice, therefore, I will clear that bit of social awkwardness up right now; the first syllable is pronounced “key”, the second syllable is pronounced “lan”, with the correct spelling being “Kelan”. Thanks for letting me clear that up, and before I say, “It’s nice to meet you”, I would like to introduce myself in Minecraft: “Ridgebeam, here. Checking In.”My passion and drive in life right now revolves around finishing my degree and becoming a certified teacher. I have been navigating that course of my life consistently the last four or five semesters, although it seems like eons.I am employed full time as a Paraprofessional at a local elementary school. This will be my sixth “start of the school year”. I work in a program for students with autism. After the first year working with students I knew this was a drive and passion to pursue as my lifelong career.A brief summary of my childhood could be summarized in one word: Soccer! I played seventeen years of it and at the highest levels I could (at the time). I still play from time-to-time, but just for fun, not competitively. Directly after high school I started to study and practice martial arts. Southern Chinese kung fu to be more exact, “Hung Gar” is the name of the kung fu system I have been studying for the past eight years consecutively – although the last two years I have been very inactive “physically” – I live and breathe the fiery-passion for Chinese Martial Arts. Please feel free to ask me to elaborate or give more specific details about kung fu, I love to talk about martial arts.All this to tell you in a short paragraph that Minecraft has been not only on outlet for me to enjoy, but also for students with whom I work with five days a week. Myself and colleagues have have been able to implement a Minecraft server in the classroom with which we serve. We have observed dramatic positive-results both behaviorally and academically – within a Minecraft setting, about a Minecraft setting, for a Minecraft setting. This leads me to say; I have never thought to play anything more than with my girlfriend and best friend on a small vanilla server with a resource pack. We have done so for the past year now. I would love to expand my horizons in Minecraft and join an ACTIVE community of survival players. I love the thought of a player based economy and the thought of role playing, mini-games, building a town, getting a job, and so on. I am looking for that active community feeling.It’s certainly nice to be able to at-least post a lengthy introduction after having just finished the tutorial. . I hope to meet some of you soon. Thanks for taking the time to read this “very long introduction”.- Ridgebeam.