68Bonita Springs, United States
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My self-summary
Adventurous, fun and funny. Slender, athletic, easy on the eyes. Accomplished enthusiastic photographer, passionate hiker (love Bay Area for hiking, but probably wouldn't do Everest as I am not a fan of precipitous drops). Former CEO -- small Silicon Valley companies.

Casual elegance, ready smile, irreverent wit -- never full of herself. Excellent traveler, public board director,-- innovative charitable and open. Well-informed , curious, laid back and easy to talk to yet cosmopolitan and sophisticated. Movie-goer, animal-lover, news-junkie. Good company and good conversationalist -- above all, a real friend who is genuinely interested in others.

In my own words, I would describe myself as kind-spirited, active, creative, hard-working and able to laugh at myself. I do tend to downplay my accomplishments, if you can believe it... In fact, all the above description comes from several good friends who I asked to describe me when putting together this profile.

I came to California in my 20s to pursue a career in the software business and worked in the industry from the IBM 360 through the internet boom from programmer to CEO. Today I work part-time and serve on several public and not-for-profit boards.
What I’m doing with my life
On the macro level, I want to continue to learn and have new experiences and gain new knowledge every day of my life. On the micro level, I spend time photographing and editing my images -- have produced a photography book that's doing well and am just getting ready for my second show.

I travel a lot, especially to Africa, and spend time hiking here at home and on my trips. I read voraciously, am never without a book or my iPad and still use the other side of my brain on my various board activities. Spending time with my friends is important to me and I enjoy taking photographic workshops and Stanford continuing eduction courses. I also pay attention to my physical fitness and work out at the gym as well as walk or hike daily.
I’m really good at
I am really good at listening, maintaining close and long-term friendships, and am told I'm a good traveler -- very easy going and flexible. On a recent trip to Congo my bag never showed up and I was fine -- with my carry-on and a little help from my friends!

Photography is something I discovered 6 years ago and spent one entire summer attending the Rocky Mountain School of Photography's Intensive Course in Missoula, Montana. I have fun with photography and have gotten very good feedback on my work -- it's something I really enjoy and can now say I've gotten good at it.

I also have good business and management skills and good physical endurance.
The first things people usually notice about me
I believe it is my genuine smile,
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
great restaurants with friends, walking my Border Collie, books on iPad, Stanford continuing studies and basketball games, African safaris, rafting/camping Alaska, photographing wild animals everywhere, revisiting Europe.

All Robert Caro's books, history - especially American history (just finished Team of Rivals and thought it was great, enjoy mysteries for escape.

Love fresh foods of all sorts and cooking vegetables and fish with herbs from my garden. also love the occasional bag of potato chips and I always like a good hamburger.

Loved The Imitation Game! Great movie.
Six things I could never do without
My friendships
my animals
hiking with friends or with my dog
and time by myself to exercise, use the computer, or just sit with a glass of wine and watch the open space preserve around my house settle into the night.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
a variety of things...

I think about a film or book I am reading or have read, about the wildlife conservation work I am involved with, about friends' trials and triumphs, about my current or next photographic project, other board activities, about what I want to do today, where I want to hike, where I want to travel next, how to get the rabbits to stop eating the vegetables in my garden, and I try to daily add up my blessings.
On a typical Friday night I am
I might be at home reading or out to dinner with friends or at a film, a play, a lecture, a basketball game or entertaining friends at my house or I might be travelling.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
How bout you ask me when we meet.
You should message me if
You are happy with your life and have interests you're passionate about -- some of which we share. You are a man who is active, articulate and financially stable with both intelligence and street smarts and looking for someone to make your life richer.
The two of us