I am from Marin County near San Francisco and am an executive at a large communications company. I formerly was a journalist and still do a lot of writing. In my spare time, I go surfing, hiking and trail running. I love good food - particularly organic and local - as well as good music. I am very family oriented, do not smoke and do not drink much (wine or beer with dinner). I love the idea of AirBnB because I hate the corporate feel of hotels and just love the feel of neighborhoods.