I would never call my life average. Before finding myself here in
Pittsburgh, I've lived all over the globe. After graduating from
high school I took a hiatus from being practical and roughed it in
some of the world's most amazing locations. I learned to surf in
Southern California, how to dance in Brazil, how to cook in New
Orleans, how to make (and drink!) beer in Germany, and, finally,
how to ski during my undergraduate years in Colorado. To me, there
is nothing more exciting than learning something new. And, every
new thing that I take on, I strive to do my personal best at.
These days you can find me in the Pittsburgh suburbs living the
most normal life I have ever lived- taking care of my son part time
and spending Monday-Friday in the office. Luckily, I still find the
time to engage in my favorite hobbies. Teaching my son these things
has been really rewarding and FUN. Because that's what life is all
about--- at the end of it, I'd like to say, "I had fun."
What I’m doing with my life
I work in the mental health industry- that takes up about 40-50
hours of my week. "giving back" is important to me and my job
allows me that opportunity. In the meantime, I'm either hanging out
with my super cool kid and doing my part to make sure he grows up
to be a respectable adult, working my way through a cookbook, or
scratching that itch I always have to travel.
I’m really good at
Skiing, surfing, my job, and "doing good". My parents always
stressed the importance of having a cause. I try to do the same
with my own son- together we do a lot of volunteer work. I think
it's so important for him to see that even though our lives aren't
always perfect, there are so many people on this planet that are
not getting the essentials every day of their lives.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile- people tell me all the time that I always look happy!
(that's probably because I am.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Every food is my favorite food- I especially love south american
influenced cuisine, southern comfort food, and New Orleans style
cajun. I also enjoy trying new craft beers.
I'm not much of a movie and TV kind of guy. I turn on the history
channel every now and then and have recently been watching and
reading a lot about American History. A lot of the books I read are
either travel oriented or trade materials, typically medical
journals, that expand my knowlege within my career.
I love "Jam" bands like Phish and Dave Matthews. I've found myself
at a few music festivals in my lifetime. Also into alt-rock bands
like the Black Keys. I love Pandora- one day after listening to the
Black Keys for the first time and loving their sound, I just typed
them in and discovered an entire group of bands that I am now very
The six things I could never do without
1. breakfast (it is, afterall, the most important meal of the
2. quality time with the kiddo
3. a morning run
4. time to travel
5-6. Obviously I'm pretty low maintenance, can't think of a 5 or 6
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The world and where we all fit in.
On a typical Friday night I am
either hanging with my son, just arriving in the mountains, or
dining out with friends and family
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a momma's boy- she has raised me to be a passionate, caring,
and respectful man with the confidence to accomplish anything I
want. She's also an excellent grandmother who wants to her only son
to find "the one" and is happy to babysit!!
You should message me if
you are an easy-going, fun to be around, smart kind of lady. I like
a woman who can laugh at herself and see the bright side of
everything. I can't see myself with those high maintenance women
who put more value on the material things than the substance of a
relationship... I'll be happy to spoil you with romance and gifts,
but let's balance that with giving back to the world, and keeping
in mind what it is important in life.