I am a former journalist -- I wrote and produced for the Discovery Channel and the Learning Channel while they were still a little geeky. I founded my own PR firm that focuses mostly on startups, after working for an agency for several years. It's pretty successful. I am married (for over 20 years), with three kids. We also have three dogs and three cats, heaven help us. I am super curious and pretty straightforward, and I had to work a bit to tone down my laugh. For fun I dance, ski, do yoga, read, and hang out with friends. I am both cynical and a ridiculous optimist.