As a kid my parents would often take me on short trips all over California mostly between San Francisco and LA. I have a deep appreciation for our beautiful state and especially the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas where I consider home.
I love to cycle everywhere but preferably off road. Tinkering with my bikes, painting, drawing and snowboarding in the winter are all pastimes I enjoy.
I also love food and have worked in the industry for over 13 years. Pursuing my creative drive led me toward a goal of obtaining a graduate degree in industrial design.
My wife, Nicole and I are both foodies who enjoy cooking. We both love to travel and met while I was abroad. I have personally traveled to over 24 countries and am anxious to continue discovering new destinations. I also have lived in Asia and Europe.
Some of my favorite places are Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Thailand, Indonesia, Spain and Italy. I can't wait to visit Japan, Scotland, Turkey and New Zealand.
I like to travel well prepared but without anything extraneous. I also appreciate the effort and care that people put into making a guest feel welcome.
I have two life mottos: 'live for the moment'
'treat others as you would have them treat you.'