I believe in pursuing my dreams NOW rather than waiting for
"someday". I'm well traveled and enjoy learning about other
cultures. In college, I traveled around the world and gained a much
more global view of the world. That trip sparked my wanderlust and
traveling has been a passion of mine ever since. My favorite trips
have been trekking in Tibet, safari in Kenya, Carnaval in Rio and
scuba diving in Indonesia and Palau.
Despite my love for traveling, I’m a grounded professional with an
entrepreneurial spirit who enjoys building things whether the focus
is a company, a friendship/partnership or a design project. I love
my work which allows me to live in the Bay area but work
internationally…it’s the best of both worlds for me.
What I’m doing with my life
Work focuses on the corporate world and I have a "designy" side so
I need creative outlets. I'm working on bringing my design side and
business experience together for the next phase of my career. I'm
an avid amateur photographer and I plan to publish a book in the
future (I've been published in National Geographic Traveler
I make an effort to spend time with the people I really care
about...wherever they may live. I love to cook for friends...it's
great to sit around the table engaged in stimulating conversation
or infectious laughter. I'm into hiking, trail running, cycling,
kayaking, skiing, skating, yoga, camping and most outdoor
activities. I enjoy exploring new cities but I love getting out of
the city for the weekend. My soul is best soothed by spending time
in the mountains and the ocean.
I’m really good at
In no particular order:
Listening and being present, coaching (friends and colleagues tend
to come to me for advice), taking photographs, baking yummy
desserts, seeing the positive side, finding the lesson in a tough
situation, maximizing my vacation time and being spontaneous.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my warm smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I'm always in the middle of several books. Recent favorites
are Born to Run, Start Something that Matters, Learning to Breathe.
Other faves are The Power of One, Lady and the Monk, Any Human
Heart and anything by Mary Oliver.
Movies: Favorite movies include Cinema Paradiso, Shawshank
Redemption, Usual Suspects and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Food: I'm a foodie and will try anything but tend to eat
healthfully. My grandmother ran a family style Italian restaurant
(she was the chef) so I appreciate great fresh Italian food (and I
enjoy making it as well). From living in Tokyo and London I
developed a love for Japanese, Thai and Indian food.
On a typical Friday night I am
Catching up with friends or chilling at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'll tell you when we meet...
You should message me if
If you're ready for a great adventure! I hope to build a solid relationship and deep connection with a guy who can be the happy recipient of my affection, support, encouragement and sense of humor. A “list” isn’t important, but I tend to be drawn to intelligent, witty, sensitive, athletic men. I’m always impressed when a man knows himself well, knows what he wants out of life and is willing to go after it. Even better if he’s adventurous, curious, resilient, spontaneous and silly. If any of this resonates with you, please get in touch!