I grew up in the mountains of North Carolina and went to undergrad
at UNC Chapel Hill. After living a few years in Costa Rica and back
in the US. I have now settled in bay area with no plans of
I like to stay busy throughout the week, keeping the work hours
under control and making time for biking, hiking, cooking, and
going out with friends in the city.
What I’m doing with my life
I try to keep balance in my life: spending time with my daughter,
riding mountain bikes, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, spending the
alone time I need for self reflection, and going out with friends.
I’m really good at
Charcoal Grilling, Smoking Salmon, and making Chili
Throwing a party or hosting guests
Planning day trips to fun new places in the bay area
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile: I believe smiles are contagious and try to spread a
positive attitude to those around me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
For movies, I usually enjoy a good action movie or thriller but can
appreciate any well done film.
I have a broad taste in music. I enjoy jazz, bluegrass, hip hop,
rock, or other eclectic music. You never know what will come out of
my IPOD. A few of the recent or memorable shows I've seen: Santana,
Les Claypool, Bon Iver, Adele, Maceo Parker, Medeski Martin and
Wood, and Steep Canyon Rangers.
Any type of food suits me well. When cooking at home I usually
gravitate to the grill, anything in the crock pot, Italian, or
breakfast foods. When going out I enjoy spicy food most, but
anything I can't make at home will put a smile on my face.
The six things I could never do without
A good laugh
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends in the city or resting up for an excursion
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I cough when I use Q-tips
You should message me if
You'd like to meet in person to get to know eachother.