Seattleite for the last 11 years and am still smitten with the city (my hometown is San Francisco). Love all things urban, but enjoy balancing that with the natural world. In Seattle the two are often found together- just the other night I saw a snowy owl in the highest density neighborhood in the city! Usually travel to tropical locales in which I can spend a lot of time underwater as well as learn about the culture, people and artistic traditions. At home I enjoy exploring the local architecture (lots of great mid-century modern design in Seattle), seeing live music, going to as many movies as possible, visiting my favorite museums, swimming laps, daily espresso runs and bar hopping with friends.