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West Point (US Military Academy); INSEAD MBA (France & Singapore)
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Chicago, Illinois, United States · Member since December 2011
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Born in New York City to Caribbean immigrants (Jamaica & Guyana) and grew up in New Jersey. Currently residing in Chicago but lived outside of the US for nearly 7 years in 5 different countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

I am the most proud of, and feel very fortunate to have been lucky enough to visit 61 countries in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia... I've gotten to 6 out of the 7 continents, but I hope to see Antarctica eventually! The best part of every place is the same... the people, and their culture.

Love sports and have competed at a national level over the years in a couple of them... boxing, rugby, team handball, basketball, baseball are my favorites. Love to hang out w/ friends (and strangers that will become friends) and get lost in conversation - as well as the outdoors - but I'm a city boy at heart.

Desiderata by Max Ehrmann is my favorite poem.

I apologize in advance if I write and/or inquire a bunch in correspondence, I like to feel as if I'm staying with or hosting an old friend or a trusted acquaintance. I hate to feel as if my place, or any other AirBnBer's place, is like a hotel room. In my mind, it's not what AirBnB is all about. Don't be afraid to get to know your hosts/guests even if just a little (tiny) bit :-).

A big teddy bear & as friendly as can be :-)!