jd_20
26 Portland, OR
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My self-summary
Ciao!

My name's Jeff, I'm a Northwest native, working in healthcare. I love getting outdoors, traveling across the US or to distant lands, snapping photos along the way, stopping to read a great book, relax by hanging with good friends around in a pub, and staying healthy by hitting the gym.

I'm a driven individual, mature for my age, and forward thinking. Never a settler for the status quo.

I am looking for someone who can come hiking with me without worrying about getting a little muddy; someone that strives to improve their life and those around them; someone who would rather travel with a backpack than a caravan of suitcases, and someone that is authentic to themselves and doesn't have to follow what others tell them. Life is good attitude. Are you that someone?
What I’m doing with my life
I graduated with a degree in Economics, Business, and Environmental Studies and now I work in healthcare strategic initiatives within IT. Eventually, I'm planning on going back to grad school for a couple master's degrees.

I am attempting to write a novel. Slowly but surely I'll make my way to the NYT Bestsellers list... maybe. It's a mystery novel, care to solve the riddle? I also play a lot of golf in the summer, making birdies and pars all dayyyy.

One achievement I am most proud of was when I made it to the summit of a mountain (Storžic) in the Julian Alps. It was difficult, but I was determined, and never gave up. Memory lasts a lifetime.
I’m really good at
I'm a natural leader and problem solver. I often am considered one of those different thinkers, and I like to create solutions no one else sees.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm a little mix of Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood, and Derek Jeter. Major plus if those legends are well known. Sum that up, and you have me, which may be the first thing people notice I assume. Ha
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I enjoy reading, particularly non-fiction, but sometimes fiction as well. Podcasts are great too, like This American Life, Freakonomics, TED Talks. I also was captivated by Serial, who really did it???

I like a wide range of music. Alternative, classic rock, Americana, folk, country, bluegrass, coroners, classical, and most anything that is not produced.
The six things I could never do without
- my family and friends
- my Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
- my plethora of Apple devices and books
- my terrier, Duffer
- rain coat (I live in Portland, come on...)
- my Yankees in the post season
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Many things. I am always walking around in thought.

Strategies to obtain my goals.
On a typical Friday night I am
hanging out with friends, prepping for the next hike, doing some late night workout/sports, or just having a good Portland craft beer.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't want to live the real life version of "Glory Days" by Bruce Springsteen.

I also secretly try to play Pavlov games with people to make them say "this stinks," as they did in the 90's.

And yes, I sing in my Jeep when I am stuck in traffic...
You should message me if
I'm looking for a friend that happens to be a girl. I want to build a connection, and have a partner to share great things with. I'm a pretty solid person on my own, but I'd love sharing memories with someone as well.
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