I look at life as an awesome oportunity for fun and adventure. I've beaten a drunk guy in chess while visiting St Louis for the NCAA wrestling championships. He wanted to play for money but I'm a purist. I recycle and compost like a boss and can entertain dogs and people alike with humor, compassion, and foreign language skills (more for humans than dogs for the most part). I also run on trails, and sometimes roads, with a goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon this year.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an analyst with an angel investor. I help determine which
startups to invest in and help those we invest in to grow. In
previous iterations of my life I studied biology and spent time in
a natural history museum, South Africa's gold mine region, and as a
I’m really good at
I think I'm pretty creative and easy going. I'm good at learning
languages, listening, smiling and petting random peoples' dogs.
The first things people usually notice about me
I smile a decent amount. Also, I wear glasses.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite book: Sufferings in Africa, an account by a 1800s fishing
boat captain of how he and his crew survived shipwreck, got sold
into slavery and made their way to freedom in Tripoli.
Favorite movies: Scifi, French film, independent film,
Shows: The Amazing Race, Shark Tank
Music: Tango, classical guitar, classic rock, techno/house,
Food: Love spicy food, Indian, Korean, Italian, Middle Eastern,
The six things I could never do without
Running shoes, water bottle, smiles, family/friends, sunshine, tea.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to create and grow new startup ventures to succeed and offer
new sustainable business opportunities to consumers.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends, going to a movie, eating out or staying
in and cooking/eating take-out.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can go sub 2 minutes on the Rubik's cube.
You should message me if
You think we share similar interests, you're kind, into learning,
love the outdoors and love/have a canine companion.