Hi. Ill start with some professional and career stuff before getting personal and talking travel!
Currently i teach communications, social media and PR at American University's School of Communication in Washington DC.
My first career in the nonprofit sector was with the March of Dimes and Mt. Diablo Hospital Foundation in the San Francisco Bay Area.
After that, I was elected as a city council member in Lafayette, California and served as Mayor before moving into TV news as a reporter for NBC in Chico, Ca, CBS in Santa Fe, New Mexico, before reporting in Florida statewide for NBC affiliates where I covered the 2000 Presidential Recount story.
I then attended the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard where I did my graduate studies. After graduating I worked at ABC News in New York to work as a writer for the hosts Diane Sawyer and Charlie Gibson on 'Good Morning America' while also producing work at the United Nations with UNICEF.
Moving to Washington DC i immersed myself in marketing working as Director of Communications for the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration before moving into teaching.
I consider myself to be friendly, responsible and a good conversationalist. Personally I like to read, see movies, talk and keep my toe in politics without being a partisan. Having lived in California i enjoy good wine and beer too.
Travel is a touchstone of my life especially recently. In the USA I done several big road trips and cross-country drives and seen 40 states so far. Internationally Ive been to six of the seven continents and close to 50 countries. This year i went to India and it was everything I expected and more. My travel goal is to visit the remaining key places on my list (Ireland, Scotland, Russia, Middle East) so i can then focus on returning to the places i truly love such as Kyoto, New Zealand, Argentina and other places.