I'm the grateful father of two smart, and surprising girls (ages 12 and 14). I work hard as a 3D artist and technical director in the marketing group of a big corporation. Art and marketing are my second career. I was a magazine editor and writer for 20 years and still enjoy writing.
My interests are endless, but I gravitate to and thrive on being active in the outdoors. I especially enjoy being in, on or around the water. I surf, windsurf, snowboard and do all kinds of cycling, kayaking and fishing. I'm learning to kiteboard. I'm restoring a 36-foot sailboat, engine and all. I'm good with my hands, at fixing and building things, and I am creative and technically savvy. I do projects at the TechShop making stuff -- boat parts, lately -- and I am teaching my kids to build on their dreams.
Because of my demanding job, and kid time, free time is precious. I savor what I have of my own, and will return the favor by making sure we make great use of your time, too.
If you and I are going to "click," you're probably athletic, love outdoor adventures, and are open to some kind of adrenaline-producing sport that we can share. You probably aren't very materialistic, although you enjoy your toys and the places they transport you to. You like to put on a hot dress to go out, but you're most comfortable without makeup. (If you have perfectly painted inch-long fingernails, they probably won't survive our first date.) You read. You make something amazing with your mind or your hands. You're neither very politically conservative, nor fanatically politically correct. You laugh at raunchy humor. You make fun of stereotypes even though you don't really believe in them. You're kind to strangers of all kinds. I'm an atheist (agnostic?) who believes that there's more to humanity than just being human, and you're OK with that. You are tolerant and you embrace the world around you, even while you engage it and try to change it for the better.
Disclaimer: I was happily married for a long time, and I am thoroughly housebroken. However, I'm not perfect and I know it. If you're looking for someone to organize your life, don't look at me -- I'm a little chaotic. But I am a solid, handy, lovable guy, with a zillion ways to have fun, and I love to share with a friend!