My Spanish and Italian language skills are poor to fair, but I'd love to increase my grammar & vocabulary and will happily do my best to communicate with you in a sloppy mix of either with English.
I'm a very down-to-earth person with a passion for many, many things, usually food, biology or sports/adventure related. I love Portland and have lived here since 2006. Before that I lived in the San Juan Islands in WA, at a place called Arcosanti in AZ and in rural Pennsylvania - the state I was born in.
Mexico and Hawai'i are my two favorite travel destinations, but I have also found that Oregon and Washington have more to offer than I could explore in a lifetime!
I drink tea... a lot of tea. I love watching movies, especially corny/goofy comedies and documentaries. I like things that are well done: art, music, literature, crafts, cooking, etc.
I love animals of all kinds, but especially sea turtles, elephants, whales, giraffes and birds.