I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area, raised near Stanford Univ, but have worked, lived and travelled globally. I'm a young 40-something female consultant in marketing and help explain complex technology concepts simply, and communicate those to the marketplace. I studied journalism and advertising in school, and alwasy enjoy exploring new places, learning new things, and meeting new people who I can learn from. I appreciate connecting with people from different/places, or cultures who share this adventurous and open outlook. For fun, I enjoy being active outside biking, kayaking, sailing and hiking, as well as cultural exploration, travel, museums, the arts. I'm easy-going, grew up in a big irish family, so know how to share space respectfully. I enjoy sharing my home regularly with short-term visitors from around the globe - many visiting Stanford University nearby, and enjoy showing them some of the hidden secrets/favorite spots of the Bay Area.