I am from California, born & raised. When home, I am a Real Estate Appraiser for work. For play, I enjoy being active (mostly cycling), savoring wine country (Sonoma & Napa County), hitting the town (San Francisco), and keeping up with friends & family. When traveling, I love seeing new places & meeting interesting people. I think the best way to experience a new place is with a local. This enables a true taste of life in that particular place. I do a lot of camping & backpacking but, occasionally, I DO appreciate somewhere a bit homier.