Born and raised in the Midwest, I came to California to attend college and have been here ever since. I like to think of myself as having Midwestern sensibilities with a hefty dose of California values. I'm introverted to be sure but also very capable of carrying on an engaging conversation, more than some extroverts I know. Some people would describe me as serious which generally serves me well in my chosen profession (finance) but in my personal life I also have a silly, playful side which feeds off what I think is a pretty good sense of humor. I like to think of myself as intelligent or at least educated. I enjoy keeping up with and discussing current events and trying to understand what is going on in the world around me. I enjoy traveling but haven’t been finding time for that lately. I hope that will change soon. I love being outdoors, especially in the sunshine, but don’t feel I have to get away into nature to enjoy it. I like exploring the different communities of the Bay Area, just walking around, checking out shops and restaurants. I've re-committed myself to being fit over the past few years and am in the best shape of my adult life. I love playing a variety of sports with golf and basketball being my favorites but I've also played soccer and tennis competitively and have ambitions to take up a new sport (TBD). I also really enjoy taking in live sporting events but I'm far from a super fan of any team with the possible exception of the Warriors. I enjoy trying new restaurants, wine tasting and generally enjoying the company of whomever I’m with, wherever that may be.
I am also the father of two wonderful young boys that have been an intense focus of my life for the past seven years. I am now trying to strike the difficult balance of remaining very involved in their lives while carving out a new path of my own.