First, a quick bio on myself. I live in the Washington DC suburbs, my day job is mostly telecommuting in the IT space, which leaves me easily distracted with sites like SE. Not long after I was old enough to stick a fork in the outlet, I was helping with various projects around the house. And as soon as I got a place of my own, I started volunteering with the local Habitat chapter as a way to learn more.
As for why I'm volunteering to be a mod here, my time at Habitat has been a good example of this role already. Many of the house leaders there are in the "grumpy old men" category, and there's a constant stream of new volunteers that don't know the system. So much of my time is now spent trying to prevent conflicts, find happy mediums that work with the overall goals of the Habitat group, and keep the new people happy enough that they hopefully come back and help out on the site as regular volunteers. They thought I did a good enough job of that at Habitat that they brought me on as a house leader, so should you decide to bring me on as a mod here, hopefully I'll do the same to keep the peace and make it an enjoyable place in the SE community.
That said, if I'm not elected, I'm perfectly happy with that as well. It's nice to have fewer commitments in life, and with only 2 months of time here, I personally feel there are a lot of others that I'd like to see nominate themselves. With so little time spent here, I know there are still a lot of things about SE that I have yet to learn. The main reason for putting my name in the ring is because of all the good work that our existing mods and others have already done in getting this site up. If any of them need a break from the laborious day to day chores, I'm happy to lend a hand as a sign of gratitude and to keep the site running smoothly.