I find satisfaction in my work; I value the fact that my work has a positive impact on our community. I strive to have balance in my life, and regular workouts at the gym help keep me sane (and fit). I have been known to take a 10 mile urban walk on a beautiful Sunday just for the pleasure of it.
I have lived in Oakland for more than half my life, and feel deeply connected to this place. If I want to walk around Lake Merritt, I prefer to start my walk from home four miles away, so that I can take in more of my city on the way there.
I am an avid reader and my favorite authors include Salman Rushdie, David Foster Wallace, Michael Chabon and Vikram Seth. I enjoy live theater and visiting museums. I have a zest and enthusiasm to learn about other people and I love lively conversations.
Years ago, I won first prize from the American Homebrew Association and was published in Zymurgy magazine.