I was born and raised in a small town in Western Massachusetts. I studied art and illustration in college with an eye on being a comic book penciller, but after graduation I got sidetracked into teaching English overseas: mostly in Japan, but a bit in Taiwan as well. After a series of international adventures, my wife and I returned to the States and made the Bay Area our home.
With regards to the aforementioned wife, that is a present-tense state of affairs. I have been married to the incomparable Jellykka since 2006. We opened our marriage during a time when we were living in separate countries, but once we moved back to the States, we concurred that we enjoyed the non-monogamous life, and eventually started identifying as poly. We mostly date separately because it's just easier to schedule, but we've been known to date as a unit when the stars align.
I'm also fairly active in the local kink scene. I came to it by way of poly, and now it's a considerable element of my identity. I'm mostly active with SFTNG, as well as the Society of Janus. If you're similarly wired, I can point you to my profile on that other social network. And if not, I don't use that as a criterion when it comes to meeting new people. I'm glad to get acquainted with vanilla folks, veteran kinksters and everyone in between.