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My self-summary
I'm from Arizona, attended college at an old liberal arts school in Western Massachusetts. Worked in Arizona for two different long stints, enjoyed a year in Seattle and this time around moved from Boston to Victoria, Canada, and now I find myself in Los Angeles.

I get out at least daily to bike, boat or whatever. In Boston I rowed three times a week, looking to start that here, and am an avid horse rider. The rest of my trail activity is pedal-powered - I love zipping around this city and the regional bike trails.

**Update July 31, 2016 - Just completed my Open Dive certification. Anyone want to go diving?

Adore exploring both in and out of the city. I enjoy festivals and farmers markets, and love live music (no rap, not really into metal , hard rock or dj/techno except for very rare occasions. I'm a fan of the performing arts, museums and visiting natural and historical sites on day/weekend trips. Also an avid cook and love all types of travel (local, regional, international by car, plane, train or boat - camping all the way up to a five star hotel).

I can be whimsical, practical, passionate about many things, with a dose of out of the box approach - I am cerebral and intuitive...and appreciate the cerebral/whimsy/passionate/out of the box counterpart.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm passionate about sustainability work in the field. As cliche as it may sound, what I'm doing with my life is about making an impact on the world. I love what I do and enjoy the adventure that each day brings.

Update: 12:45 am 9/29/2013
On the ferry from Newfoundland after a week of traveling this incredible, rugged province solo. Had an amazing time, but would love to find a partner for some of these adventures!
I’m really good at
Seeing the possibilities _ dreaming - connecting dots to solve problems or accomplish new opportunities.
Creative cooking (using recipes as a guide).
Figuring things out and calling it like I see it.
Chocolate chip cookies - No, seriously, you have no idea.
Finding and appreciating kindred spirits.
High level planning, crisis management and spontaneous exploration.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height, my deep blue sparkling smile - it lights up my whole face, but I can be a little reserved in the beginning. Extroverts think I'm an introvert, introverts swear I'm an extrovert and demand to see my Myers Briggs. In a professional setting I'm an introverted extrovert and in a social setting I'm and extroverted introvert, which really means I'm an ambivert.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I can be quite bookish - $64 Tomato, the entire Gabaldon series, Cadillac Desert, Pride and Prejudice, Goat Song, The Help, Walter Stegman, My Antonia, Barbara Kingsolver, The Valley of Horses, Atlas Shrugged....I guess you could say eclectic. Enjoy loading tons of books on my tablet for a trip....but just can't seem to give up REAL books and have long since run out of bookshelf space at both work and home.

Movies - again eclectic - Shawshank Redemtion, Avatar, The Legend of Bagger Vance, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Salmon Fishing in Yemen, The Man From Snowy River, Chick flicks, Dramas, Historical Fiction, Food films. Have been known to watch the Lethal Weapons series and love a good, "come from behind" underdog wins sports movie, etc.....

NPR and CBC radio - love a good driveway moment!!!

I keep up with news and current events. Actually, I'm a bit of a news junkie. I read multiple news sites every day and am politically aware but not politically active (I don't get into campaigns or party activities or anything like that).

I appreciate local, organic, sustainably produced food. It is a big part of my work in sustainability and I enjoy hunting for the excellent local suppliers growing my own when possible and doing some foraging. I'm particular about where I eat -- chef-owned restaurants are a favorite, as well as the local dive gems. Any place that takes good food seriously and makes their menu their own....
The six things I could never do without
Awesome days that unfold into lifelong memories
Adventures - Exploring
Good friends - good conversations
Mountain vistas and incredible sunsets
Wild water -lakes,streams, rivers and oceans
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Problem solving, answering "why" questions, pondering places to explore or new recipes to cook. Learning new things.
On a typical Friday night I am
Depends - Its been busy at work - so usually home relaxing -sipping a glass of wine, reading, watching a movie or taking a walk.....
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
We'll chat about this later?
OK - I do like good sex, why not be open about it? But, I don't sleep around. Find I most enjoy it when there's a connection or chemistry, so one night stands are rarely worth it.
I like to sing during road trips, and sometimes in the shower.
How's that for opposite ends of the spectrum?

The other stuff - you'll have to figure out later....
You should message me if
I cancelled my A-list account, certainly not worth the money. So, I won't see if you "like" me. Feel free to reach out instead.

You are passionate about something in your life - training for a race or challenge, the work you do....I'm realizing that I'm best matched with someone who's passion can match my own.

I'd love to hear from you if you are interested in chatting, a fun activity partner, seeing what's possible in this wide-wide world, or if anything I wrote resonates with you. Or.....

Don't bother reaching out if: 1) you haven't filled out your profile or provide a photo it screams laziness or lack of sincerity. 2) Smokers are a non-starter for me. 3) You list God or Bible as one of the six things you couldn't do without - no problem if your Christian, I respect your religion, but we're not a match if its so important to you that its that prominent in your profile. 4)Also, not interested in hearing from 20-somethings (sorry - I like you, but I've also managed you in a professional setting, and appreciate the perspective of a man close to my age or older than me). Really - you won't sway me on either of the two points and you will not receive a response from me.

Finally - a note on bots. I get a lot of spam or maybe real guys who have poor communication skills so here are some tips on how you'll get tagged as a bot or troll: 1) Salutations such as "hey pretty", Hello dear". 2) Using all lower case, or poor/non-existent punctuation. 3) Generic cut and paste, or single to three word messages. 4) focusing only on my photos - I provide a great deal of information in my profile for a purpose. 5) Including the term "god-fearing". 6) Having an empty, sparse or overly general profile. 7) Using the phrase "I'm (insert any name) by name". 8) Immediately sharing your personal contact information. 9) Giving your location in your message, or really any information that's clearly listed in your profile information, and also adding USA or United States when listing your location.

Good luck everyone!