35 Berkeley, United States
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My self-summary
Vulnerability. Strength. Connection.

I am a lot more complex than my profile. I really believe that becoming friends with complexity and uncertainty and also learning to truly live from a place of sincere love are the most important skills for a human being.

I'm into health, fitness, sustainable living, and *really* into good food. I run at least five miles every morning, do crossfit three times each week, and hike a ton, so being in my body and active is really important to me.

My life is built around a deep belief that it is far more powerful to create something you love than to say no to things we don't want. I am naturally curious about the world, and I tend to make life decisions from that curiosity.

I am intellectually fierce and deeply committed to living a truly meaningful life. In my relationships, depth is never optional.
What I’m doing with my life
Very intentionally living on my own terms and spending a lot of my time playing outdoors. I'm also more than a bit of a knowledge sponge and tend to read a lot. In many ways my life is very much an experiment in coherency.

I've been self-employed since I was fifteen and been starting nifty projects and companies since then. Much of my professional work these days is focused on sustainability and outdoor education.

Currently thinking about building a tiny house.
I’m really good at
"Happiness is not a goal. It is a by-product." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I am a bookworm and tend to read several books at once. My reading list ranges from Derrick Jensen to Stephen Covey, Starhawk to Rudy Guiliani. Currently reading a book on regenerative economies and another on building trust in organizations.

I tend to spend a lot of time each day assimilating a great number of different news sources, often in several languages. I make it a point to have a strong understanding of current events.

Good food tends to get my attention. Latest addiction is Que Se Raw Se Raw raw cheesecake and other deserts. Yum.
The six things I could never do without
inspiration, creativity, good friends, yummy healthy food, good sex.

I tend to live very simply and intentionally own as little stuff as possible. The consumer materialistic culture thing isn't appealing to me.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How the world works; why things are the way that they are; what makes people act in the ways that they do; what makes social progress and political evolution happen; how to build companies; how to interact with others in more coherent ways.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm just a guy trying his best to live with integrity and to make a positive impact on the people and the world. I make no apologies for being authentically human.

I answered most questions on here a long time ago, so if anything sticks out for you, I encourage you to ask rather than assume that it's my current viewpoint.

In a relationship, fundamental honesty means everything to me.
You should message me if
You try to live your life with meaning and intent; or you think you have something to teach or learn; or if you are outdoorsy and want to randomly go camping or biking... or just go travel some place.

I desire and need depth, openness and intensity in my relationships. I tend to appreciate people who are at least as ambitious and driven, if not more so, than myself. Most importantly I am looking for someone who is kind.