About me, I worked at the United Nations for over 8 years in communications and outreach, including in the speechwriting office of the Secretary-General.
I'm very interested in film and music (especially classical and modern, I'm open-minded, like lots of kinds of music), and visual arts. Worked as an actor.
I'm originally from Toronto, Canada, and grew up there and in Pasadena, California. I've lived in New York since late 2001.
I'm a musician, have played piano locally and a recital for the Secretary-General at his official residence in 2009. In 2011, I travelled to Africa for the UN and began an international photo art project of bicycles that became my new job -- "Cycles". Check it out at natechet.com.
I love people who can share my sense of humour, who like funny movies or TV.
Love to bicycle ride, stay in shape by running or going to yoga, like baseball, hiking.
I like to travel. Love being on the coast, whether Big Sur or Barcelona.
Since May 2014 I have worked solely on my photography business and as a freelance writer. I also manage property.
My ambition is to constantly challenge myself to grow as an artist. I am currently very involved in a photo art project and website for my photography and sell my art. The project is called "Cycles".
Boyhood, Love Is Strange, Goodbye to Language, Sideways, Of Mice and Men, Babe, Gaudi, Rivers and Tides, Manhattan, Midnight in Paris, Harold and Maude, Play It Again Sam, Swingers, Close Encounters, original Star Wars trilogy, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Blade Runner, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Yesterday Today and Tomorrow, About a Boy, Regarding Henry, Working Girl, Revenge of the Nerds, Fletch, Risky Business, Chariots of Fire, Amadeus, The Apartment, Some Like It Hot, Arthur, Cinema Paradiso, The Mission, Ordinary People, Before Sunrise/Sunset (not midnight!), Fanfan la Tulipe, Casablanca, Groundhog Day, Topsy-Turvy, The Red Balloon/White Mane, Back to School, Rebel Without a Cause, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Rear Window, Sunday's Children, My Life as a Dog, Sweet Smell of Success, New York Stories, A Woman Is a Woman, Tootsie, A Man and a Woman, Metropolis, Superbad, Lars and the Real Girl, Hannah and Her Sisters, Husbands and Wives, Six Degrees of Separation, Dead Again, Paris je t'aime, La Vie en rose, Small Change, The 400 Blows, Shoot the Piano Player, Vicky Christina Barcelona, The Wild Child, The Sure Thing, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Cléo de 5 à 7, Parenthood, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Celebrity, Animal House, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask, Running on Empty, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Alice Neel, Kramer vs. Kramer, 2 Days in Paris, Up, Tokyo Sonata
Music: Too many to list, I majored in music composition and live and breathe music. :) I'm open and love any "good" music. Most often I listen to jazz, classical, experimental...but just as happy with folk, Brit alternative, rock, Philly soul, 80s pop, Nick Drake, Chet Baker, Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, Belle & Sebastien and lots of others. Love dancing. Totally open with music, I guess I know what I like when i hear it. I totally love film music and opera, but more into Puccini than Verdi. I like psychological music and drama that is still entertaining and totally accessible, connected to the audience.
I was inspired to listen to music and become a musician by watching movies as a child...so music seemed abstract and psychological at first! :)
Food: I like all kinds of cuisine, especially French, Ethiopian and Indian.
2) My apartment, which I've nicknamed "the boat"
3) The water, i.e. biking along the Hudson River, the ocean, waterfalls, you name it.
6) Really good beer, I recently tried making my own.