Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
In my words: Equally left- and right-brained, blue sky, hippie,
professional, pragmatic, optimistic, klutzy. In friends' words:
positive, energetic, considerate, intelligent, attractive, goofy
I come from a small town in Pennsylvania and have a huge extended
family that I love. I credit growing up with around 50 first
cousins with being able to make conversations with just about
anyone and play well with most people.
Post college, I've lived in NYC, Cambridge, MA, London and
Tanzania. I finally moved to SF about two years ago and love it
At this point, I’m quite happy with my life and I think it’d be fun
to find someone who is in a similar place.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm head of marketing for this really neat startup (just switched
from being a nonprofit to a b-corp) in Silicon Valley. Basically, I
get paid to tell stories to help super smart people help solve the
world's problems. It's awesome.
I spent the first 15 years of my career doing in-house marketing
for corporations, including six spent working for a large
international corporation as the global marketing director. (Read:
lots of travel to big cities... and many personal side trips.) I
loved learning about and experiencing different marketing and
cultural practices in each country I worked. But, I didn't feel
great about helping rich people get richer. So, I took some time
off to travel and work for a NGO in Tanzania.
Upon my return to the US, I moved out here to SF where I had been
told by many I should live. I think those people were pretty spot
on. However, I'm terrible at keeping plants alive, and everyone out
here seems to do that extremely well. I did get a puppy, however,
and she's just turned two… longer than any plants I've managed to
You can find me out exploring NorCal, learning the language (I just
used "hella" for the first time recently and it felt… awkward),
writing at cafes, trying to teach "Moshi" new tricks, trying out
lots of restaurants, volunteering, jogging, hiking, biking,
practicing yoga. And I want to take dance classes. And sketch more.
And discover the weird stuff locals know about. This place is crazy
and awesome and I love it.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
finding beauty and/or humor in things, being on deer patrol,
spotting nudibranchs, making pesto, napping, speaking publicly (so
grateful for this!).
The first things people usually notice about me
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My blue eyes. Or that I tripped on the sidewalk again.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My camera, water, good sleep, laughter, working out (usually yoga
or running), learning.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
how to be a better person, my next trip, my family and friends, a
number of various lists, why female mannequins are designed with
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
doing something or nothing. or both.
You should message me if
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...you're an intelligent, ambitious and laidback guy who can make
me laugh my ass off. Someone who appreciates great music,
adventures, conversations and life’s deserved indulgences. If
you're up for bad puns, new experiences, a few dates and, possibly,
a long-term relationship. (Definitely if you drive manual!)
And, just added this: Please do NOT message me if you smoke
cigarettes. It's not my thing, but best to you on your search.
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