I live in Oakland, California with my 4 black cats. Health, fitness & good nutrition are important to me. I'm vegan and I love to cook. Even while traveling, I look opportunities to go running and swimming. I enjoy open water swimming and have done the crossing from Alcatraz to San Francisco about 7 times (watch out - I just might jump in that neighboring bay or loch!).
I love the outdoors and spend much time climbing, hiking, backpacking and foraging for wild mushrooms. I'm an animal lover (many of my runs and walks are interrupted to meet nice dogs & cats - or should I say my opportunities for meeting nice dogs & cats are interrupted by running). I work in high tech for a big software company in San Francisco.
As a traveler, I like to be self sufficient & respectful of other people's homes. I don't allow shoes in my own home, so assume most other people also prefer clean floors. I'm fairly tidy and like to keep my space organized and try to "leave no trace" indoors as well outdoors.