Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Adventurous, fun and funny. Slender, athletic, easy on the eyes.
Accomplished enthusiastic photographer, passionate hiker (love Bay
Area for hiking, but probably wouldn't do Everest as I am not a fan
of precipitous drops). Former CEO -- small Silicon Valley
Casual elegance, ready smile, irreverent wit -- never full of
herself. Excellent traveler, public board director,-- innovative
charitable and open. Well-informed , curious, laid back and easy to
talk to yet cosmopolitan and sophisticated. Movie-goer,
animal-lover, news-junkie. Good company and good conversationalist
-- above all, a real friend who is genuinely interested in
In my own words, I would describe myself as kind-spirited, active,
creative, hard-working and able to laugh at myself. I do tend to
downplay my accomplishments, if you can believe it... In fact, all
the above description comes from several good friends who I asked
to describe me when putting together this profile.
I came to California in my 20s to pursue a career in the software
business and worked in the industry from the IBM 360 through the
internet boom from programmer to CEO. Today I work part-time and
serve on several public and not-for-profit boards.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
On the macro level, I want to continue to learn and have new
experiences and gain new knowledge every day of my life. On the
micro level, I spend time photographing and editing my images --
have produced a photography book that's doing well and am just
getting ready for my second show.
I travel a lot, especially to Africa, and spend time hiking here at
home and on my trips. I read voraciously, am never without a book
or my iPad and still use the other side of my brain on my various
board activities. Spending time with my friends is important to me
and I enjoy taking photographic workshops and Stanford continuing
eduction courses. I also pay attention to my physical fitness and
work out at the gym as well as walk or hike daily.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I am really good at listening, maintaining close and long-term
friendships, and am told I'm a good traveler -- very easy going and
flexible. On a recent trip to Congo my bag never showed up and I
was fine -- with my carry-on and a little help from my
Photography is something I discovered 6 years ago and spent one
entire summer attending the Rocky Mountain School of Photography's
Intensive Course in Missoula, Montana. I have fun with photography
and have gotten very good feedback on my work -- it's something I
really enjoy and can now say I've gotten good at it.
I also have good business and management skills and good physical
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I believe it is my genuine smile,
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
great restaurants with friends, walking my Border Collie, books on
iPad, Stanford continuing studies and basketball games, African
safaris, rafting/camping Alaska, photographing wild animals
everywhere, revisiting Europe.
All Robert Caro's books, history - especially American history
(just finished Team of Rivals and thought it was great, enjoy
mysteries for escape.
Love fresh foods of all sorts and cooking vegetables and fish with
herbs from my garden. also love the occasional bag of potato chips
and I always like a good hamburger.
Loved The Imitation Game! Great movie.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
hiking with friends or with my dog
and time by myself to exercise, use the computer, or just sit with
a glass of wine and watch the open space preserve around my house
settle into the night.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
a variety of things...
I think about a film or book I am reading or have read, about the
wildlife conservation work I am involved with, about friends'
trials and triumphs, about my current or next photographic project,
other board activities, about what I want to do today, where I want
to hike, where I want to travel next, how to get the rabbits to
stop eating the vegetables in my garden, and I try to daily add up
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I might be at home reading or out to dinner with friends or at a
film, a play, a lecture, a basketball game or entertaining friends
at my house or I might be travelling.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
How bout you ask me when we meet.
You should message me if
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You are happy with your life and have interests you're passionate
about -- some of which we share. You are a man who is active,
articulate and financially stable with both intelligence and street
smarts and looking for someone to make your life richer.
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