I love both City and nature and feel at peace hiking on many of the beautiful trails in the Bay Area/Northern California. I also love camping and weekends up in Mendocino, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, etc., exploring the City, hanging out in one of the many parks or watching the sunset with a nice bottle of wine and blanket (with someone special of course) B-) I also love just hopping on my bike and riding through Golden Gate Park, across the Golden Gate Bridge, to the Marin Headlands and back through the Presidio. There is just so much to do here that I am never bored - and I always have projects that I am working on.
I'm a Sales Program Manager for a high tech company in the Silicon Valley; own a small independent music label here in SF; am a founder/musician/producer/engineer for 2 bands. I also have an MBA and BSEE. I hope to continue to use my skills to try and improve the world (possibly in the renewable energy industry). I'm very passionate about animals, the environment and peace.
I consider myself an environmentalist. I think of the impact of what I do, walk/ride my bike/take mass transit most of the time and own a Honda Civic Hybrid for road trips.
Things that rule: Liberals, Progressives, Compassionate people, Vegans, San Francisco, West Coast, Northern California, Snowboarding, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Animals, Nature, Music, Audio, Apple, Voodoo Lab, Dolby, My Mom and Dad, Good Friends, West Coast Microbrews, Tofu, Seitan, Satan, Soy, Laid Back People, Northern California Wine, Azores, Family Guy, Cabins in Lake Tahoe with Hot Tubs on the deck, Redwoods, Sierras, Yosemite, Sequoias, the Pacific Ocean, Big Sur, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Mendocino, Pico, SF Bay Area metal/punk/etc, Pacific Northwest, Fargo (the Movie), Humboldt, Lost Coast, Fillmore, Greek Theater, Paramount, Ethiopian/Indian/Thai/Vietnamese Food, Lower Haight, Marin Headlands, Golden Gate Bridge, Presidio, Happy Hours, early mornings in my hood with a Soy Latte, Reading, Alamo Square park with a book, West Coast/SF Coffee Houses, Volcanic Rock Houses, Victorians, Pro Tools, Mesa Boogie, Line 6, Modulus, Socially Responsible Mutual Funds, balanced budgets, people who don't simply purchase products based on price alone, organic products, local farmers, Hybrids, Tesla Motors, Alternative Energy, People who share, simplicity, mass transit, biking/walking to work, BART, MUNI, protesters, Herbivore, Golden Era, Burma Superstar, Axum Cafe, Gracias Madre, camping, passion, love, goth, death, atheism, dark art/music, the colors black/green, traveling, coming home to San Francisco, Virgin Airlines, Peet's Coffee, SF Independent Coffee, Toronado, Molotov's, Lucky 13, Zeitgeist, Kilowatt, the Mission, PETA, Sierra Club, NRDC, MoveOn.org, English 80s goth bands, hardwood floors, Bay Windows, hills, waterfalls, wildflowers, subwoofers, digital audio, solving a problem, learning, questioning, fog rolling over hills, fog horns over the Bay at night, crashing waves, being creative, people who listen, people who change, peace...
Favorite Music: Metallica, Primus, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Radiohead, CAKE, The Pixies, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tom Waits, Jane's Addiction, Porno for Pyros, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Creatures, The Smiths, The Cure, Cocteau Twins, Hella!, Neurosis, High on Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, Jill Tracy, Fiona Apple, Dead Kennedy's, Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Slayer, Testament, AFI, Ion High, Ninth Circuit, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead, Christian Death, Suicidal Tendencies, Green Day, Rancid, The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Danzig, Misfits...
Favorite Movies: Pretty much anything by Pixar, Coen Bros and Quentin Tarantino, Foreign/Independent/Documentaries, Fargo, Raising Arizona, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, Dancer in the Dark, Fight Club, Amores Perros, Pulp Fiction, City of God, Central Station, American Beauty, Trainspotting, Fahrenheit 911, Inconvenient Truth, Pan's Labyrinth, Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing, Delicatessen, Borat, The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, Peaceable Kingdom, The Big Lebowski, Quills, Finding Nemo, The Cove, WALL•E, Toy Story, Little Miss Sunshine, There Will Be Blood, Harold and Maude, Capitalism: A Love Story, Vertigo, Humboldt County, Into the Wild, Man on Wire, Jesus Camp, Bruno, Hostel, Star Wars...
Favorite TV: Family Guy, The Simpsons, South Park, KQED, PBS, Political Shows, Local Bay Area Shows, Local Sports, Cleveland Show, American Dad, Eye on the Bay, Bay Area Backroads, CSPAN, Inside Washington, Newshour
3) Adequate Shelter
4) A functioning body
5) A healthy planet
6) Desire to live
Everything else is bonus.