I grew up in the military living in many places including Europe for seven years. Upon graduating from the University of Oregon, I entered the Air Force. While on active duty, I earned an MBA at the University of Tennessee. I resigned after 13 years to join a family business. I later pursued a career in banking, real estate development and financial consulting and am now employed at a local bank. I’ve lived in Hawaii since 1988. I was committed to one person for about 30 years; that relationship ended 15 years ago.
I am a man of many interests; wish I had the time and means to explore and develop every one. I like to create things, make stuff. I dive into every new interest 100%. Over the years my pursuits have spanned bonsai to cabinet making with breeding fish and training bird dogs mixed in. I’ve ridden Harleys and horses. Lettered in tennis in high school. I love the outdoors and treasure time spent hunting and fly fishing. My latest interest is guitar. I’m long on enthusiasm but a wee bit short on talent; nevertheless, the journey is gratifying. Blues is my favorite. Not so keen on heavy metal and classical.
Words that describe me: good natured, extroverted (in a good way), sensitive, honest, outspoken, direct, considerate, kind, disciplined, intelligent, educated, interesting, authentic, good-humored, emotionally secure, confident, self-starter, active …. The one compliment I am the proudest of is the acknowledgement of my parenting skills and success as a dedicated loving father. I am most grateful for my good health and two wonderful healthy sons; the rest doesn’t matter.
While it is true that appearance is only skin deep and inner beauty is lasting, for me physical attraction precedes discovery of the inner person. I will be first physically attracted to a woman and then captivated by her personality. In turn, I expect the same to be true for the woman.
I derive pleasure from satisfying my companion in many ways. One of my favorite evenings is to cook a wonderful dinner, dine together by candlelight connecting to one another through conversation and body language. I am a romantic. The discovery phase of a new relationship is magical.
This profile is necessarily about me; however, once we meet it is no longer about me, it will be about us, together.
Favorite Poems: Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson and If by Rudyard Kipling
Favorite Places: Kapiolani Park at sunset; East Oahu ocean flats, Montana, the American West