I am an eclectic individual with a zest for traveling, exploring, experiencing, and learning about new places, peoples, and cultures. Outdoor oriented activities include biking, hiking, camping, and boating. Also, I enjoy cooking, antiquing, reading, gardening, dancing, photography, gold panning, skating….just about anything at least once. I am gregarious, sincere, and trustworthy.
Other areas of interest include attending music and cultural events, visiting museums, and experiencing exotic restaurants.
Healthy living and being active are extremely important, which includes visiting the gym on a regular basis. I am excited about experiencing life’s offerings and those wonderful opportunities that present themselves, near and far.
WHO I WOULD LIKE TO MEET
Hoping to find that special person/companion/adventurer/soul mate to share life’s adventures with; someone to confide in, laugh with, and learn from.
My career was mostly spent as a U.S. Park Ranger with the National Park Service and I worked last at Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park as a Land Resources Officer. This involved managing all land-related issues and park planning. My 35 year career also involved working at other locations around the nation for the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Park planning brought me to many to be established parks nationwide. During this wonderful career, I also served in numerous qualified capacities on wild land forest fires and all risk disasters including Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf Oil Spill.
Blessed with adventure, even through my early years, I had the opportunity to live in Germany as an Army brat, and visited many countries on vacations; would love to go back.
In retirement, I currently work part time at the Virginia State Arboretum and pursue photography especially landscape and nature.
Graduated with a Bachelor degree in Geology from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and was working towards a Masters in Park and Recreation Management (emphasis on Tourism) at George Mason University. Also, I attended a Merchant Marine College for two years and studied Marine Transportation and Oceanography, giving me a taste for adventure.