Originally from Maine, have lived in Austin since the late 70s, watching it grow from a big town to a major city. Graduated from the University of Texas in 1982 with a degree in economics. After working for publishers and nonprofits, have been in advertising for the 15 years as a copywriter. Have a lovely and accomplished wife and 2 grown boys, one a UT engineering grad, one a UT business school senior. Stay very active and love to travel. Our travel style is no nonsense—we don't stress much about accommodations. Once we get to our destination, we like to explore, usually go on hikes and love to find good local places to eat.