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My self-summary
Hello there! I moved to Capitol Hill, Seattle about 2.5 years ago and am really enjoying this city.

I like to ski, hike, and travel. I am originally from California and had lived in San Francisco for the prior 6 years before Seattle. I jog regularly and am a former rugby player. I like aquatic activities. Architecture appreciation is a hobby of mine and it's great to visit some of the old Art Deco and Victorian Buildings in Seattle. The Seattle Tower, Arctic Club, Exchange Building, and the Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park are favorites.

In my travels I have spent a good amount of time in Central and South America, as well as visiting interesting areas of the U.S. I went to Mexico last year to seek out Mayan Ruins and Spanish Colonial sights. I took a month long trip to Alaska last summer to follow the Klondike route to Dawson City, YT. I had the chance to visit Munich, Germany this past November for work. The Erding Thermal park was a highlight and so was the beer. Lately, I always try to tack on something educational or fun to a work trip. I'm looking to visit Lake Tahoe a few times this summer.

I am a big history buff, and enjoy seeing historical sights throughout the Pacific Northwest. You win bonus points if you know the term "Iron Triangle" in regards to local history.

I am adventure seeking, responsible, and ambitious.
What I’m doing with my life
I work for a local investment bank advising outdoor and active lifestyle product companies. I have substantially built up my "Seattle Tuxedo" wardrobe...my real tuxedo has gotten pretty lonely since moving here. I have an MBA from UW and an econ degree from Claremont McKenna College. Go Stags and Huskies!
I’m really good at
Knowing random facts, obscure liquor trivia, and finding unique places. Friends tell me I plan the best day trips.

I can shake a mean cocktail...especially a Negroni or Manhattan with a flamed orange zest. Favorite Manhattan: High proof Rye whiskey, Carpano Antica sweet vermouth, and bitters. Gin and Absinthe cocktails are also an interest.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm pretty direct, and am built like a rock.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I tend to stick with rock and country music. Rock is the general favorite, and I am a big fan of melodicrock.com, which details modern bands that make music in a classic style. Fleetwood Mac, Springsteen, Eagles, Journey, Chickenfoot, Van Hagar. On the more obscure end, Gotthard, Pink Cream 69, Axel Rudi Pell.

I also like modern country music (Brooks and Dunn, Blackhawk, Diamond Rio, Montgomery Gentry, Alabama, Lady A etc, Little Big Town).

However, I will admit that on long drives, XM BPM is a favorite channel with House/dance music.

As for food, I like many types, especially sushi, Latin, and seafood. A good steak now and then is nice. I cook a lot at home, and make a pretty mean chicken picatta.

I love strong coffee, smoked salmon, dark chocolate, complex red wine, smokey Scotch, hoppy beers (IPA), and strong cheese. I think I have blasted my taste buds to oblivion! I collect whiskey.

Given I have worked in finance...Wall Street, Boiler Room, American Psycho are all great movies.

I am currently hooked on the show Breaking Bad and Boardwalk Empire.
Six things I could never do without
1. Family
2. Friends
3. Something to look forward to
4. Exercise
5. Travel
6. Giving and receiving affection
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What to do on the next sunny day in Seattle.
On a typical Friday night I am
Meeting friends, or trying to do something fun, after shaking a proper whiskey cocktail to end the week!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have an unusually strong interest in steam trains and lighthouses, and have made it a priority to visit these places on my travels. Cumbres & Toltec railroad in NM is probably my favorite journey thus far. Pt Bonita Lighthouse near SF takes the cake, though Admiralty Head Lighthouse on Whidbey Island is also nice.
You should message me if
You're looking for an honest, genuine, straightforward guy.

You want to explore Seattle with me, attend a country or rock concert, want to find some beautiful hiking trails, or are just plain curious about who I am.

Don't be shy...send me a note!
The two of us