I have been an entrepreneur most of my life, and have worked private sector business my entire working career. I have lived in Oregon since 1989 except for a couple of years where I lived in Washington State and also in Sao Paulo Brazil. I have a family, and have been married since 2000. I love travelling, and more especially meeting new people. I speak Portuguese and Spanish, and find that having learned these languages outside of educational institutions, that my interpersonal skills have flourished.