I spend my time doing what makes me come alive: Nothing’s better than running up Romero Canyon and rising above the ocean fog; skiing down fresh snow from high in the eastern Sierra; laughing with climbing friends around a campfire in Joshua Tree; falling off my surfboard and feeling the ocean all around me; doing cartwheels at the local crossfit gym, getting lost while searching for Sespe hot springs; exploring rural Spain on foot, mountain biking among Colorado pine trees; or [insert next adventure here]. And then afterwards laughing about it with friends.
I work in a think tank for a national environmental organization, advancing solutions to global warming. I love the people I work with (they are smart, optimistic and tough) and knowing that what I do every day really matters. Cooking is one of my favorite excuses to get interesting friends together (and for emptying out the fridge). I often invent new (and occasionally delicious) things to eat with whatever ingredients are nearby. And for dessert, I love to top it all off with some live music (think KCRW). In short, I'm a smart, idealistic, fun-loving, hot spring-lounging, pseudo-surfing, living poem who loves to feed people and take them to indie rock concerts.