Despite my love for traveling, I’m a grounded professional with an entrepreneurial spirit who enjoys building things whether the focus is a company, a friendship/partnership or a design project. I love my work which allows me to live in the Bay area but work internationally…it’s the best of both worlds for me.
I make an effort to spend time with the people I really care about...wherever they may live. I love to cook for friends...it's great to sit around the table engaged in stimulating conversation or infectious laughter. I'm into hiking, trail running, cycling, kayaking, skiing, skating, yoga, camping and most outdoor activities. I enjoy exploring new cities but I love getting out of the city for the weekend. My soul is best soothed by spending time in the mountains and the ocean.
Listening and being present, coaching (friends and colleagues tend to come to me for advice), taking photographs, baking yummy desserts, seeing the positive side, finding the lesson in a tough situation, maximizing my vacation time and being spontaneous.
Movies: Favorite movies include Cinema Paradiso, Shawshank Redemption, Usual Suspects and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Food: I'm a foodie and will try anything but tend to eat healthfully. My grandmother ran a family style Italian restaurant (she was the chef) so I appreciate great fresh Italian food (and I enjoy making it as well). From living in Tokyo and London I developed a love for Japanese, Thai and Indian food.