So a little bit about me... the first thing is I am big animal person - I have a dog, a cat, and reptiles. all animals =) . My dog is a Formosan Mountain Dog from Taiwan, and she's still a little protective pup. Then there's Irwin, my street cat from Philly.
I've lived in quite a few places, mostly on the east coast - Philadelphia, Connecticut, NY. I'm originally from Staten Island, a NYC borough. For about 8 months I also lived in southern Germany. I moved out west about 4 years ago for a new job and fresh start. I ended up leaving SF for Berkeley 2 years ago, and couldn't be happier. Tons of places to eat and hang out, plus it's very close to the expressway - which means hiking!
I'm out and about on the trail every weekend, so if that's your thing you've found someone to hike with. I camp a lot as well. Last year I became certified as a Naturalist for California, and eventually want that to be my full time job. Right now I work as a pharmaceutical copywriter, and went to school for Toxicology and grad for Medical Writing.
I like to think I'm a pretty easy going guy, a lot of my lifes mottos are based on the Big Lebowski =) Random other things - horror flicks, pro wrestling, antiquing/flea markets, walking pretty much everywhere, and Tuk Tuk Thai.
Endlessly providing knowledge on trail hikes, even when it's not requested
Basic home repair
Making amazing hotwings and chorizo chili
Camping/hiking, the outdoors