After many decades of being a researcher and policy adviser, an athlete, a musician, and especially a family man, I have developed a strong sense of who I am, what I like, what I need, and what is important. I am serious about my family, community and career, but never take life or myself too seriously.
I am building a company to revolutionize the environmental policymaking process. I am involved with many facets of policy, from basic science to teaching, but my favorite projects allow me to work directly with communities in conflict over a shared resource. I like to use science as a tool for building mutual understanding and consensus. Think fishermen and conservationists can't agree on a coral reef management plan? Come on a trip with me and see otherwise.
I keep busy and entertained in my spare time through many forms of artistic expression, including music, photography, and massage. I keep very active and typically workout at least every other day, including strength work (I'm a sucker for Body Pump), and myriad outdoor activities from short runs (knee issues), longer rides, swims, and play time with the kids. I also love hiking, kayaking, and any other mode for getting deep into nature. I am an avid traveler.
My favorite music all has soul. Tower of Power has it, as did the Police. But so do the Foo Fighters, Cat Stevens, Ricki Lee Jones, and Paula Cole. Christina Aguilera and Phil Collins have their moments.
I’m not much of a TV watcher but do enjoy internet watching: Dexter, the Daily Show, Breaking Bad, and the Walking Dead. My kids and I have been watching Malcolm in the Middle and all enjoying it.
On food, I eat with health and responsibility in mind. Beyond that I'm an adventurer and love new experiences. I love to cook, particularly seafood and relatively healthy desserts.