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
I am looking for that special person/companion/adventurer/soul mate to share life’s adventures with; someone to confide in, laugh with, and learn from.
I was a U.S. Park Ranger with the National Park Service and worked last at Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park as a Land Resources Officer. This involved working with all land-related issues including park planning. I worked there and at other locations around the nation for the Department of the Interior, National Park Service for 35 years. Park planning brought me to many newly established parks nationwide. I also served in numerous qualified capacities for years on wild land forest fires and all risk disasters including Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf Oil Spill.
Blessed with adventure, through my early years I had the opportunity to live in Germany as an Army brat, and visit 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. Much of my work is posted to my favorite site:
I have 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. I also attended a Merchant Marine College for two years where I studied Marine Transportation and Oceanography, giving me a taste for adventure.