Being born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I aptly fit the Onion Magazine’s description for Washingtonians as a “non-elitist elitist”. It took me three years of living on the East Coast to realize that calling their mountains cute is accurately perceived as outdoor snobbishness.
I enjoy new adventures and love to travel. I am fortunate to have a job that enables me to do this on a regular basis. I run a small non-profit that takes student and community groups to villages around the world for field studies and in support of local community projects. For the past couple of years this has become my passion, but I still try to keep a healthy work-life balance.
My friends would say, and by friends I mean shameless self-promotion under the guise of humility, that I am laid back, thoughtful, and occasionally intelligent. I try to not take myself too seriously, but do not always succeed. I love being active, but also enjoy a good conversation over coffee, or even better a cold microbrew.
What I am looking for in a partner:
-Happiness – I’ve always found that happier people are usually kinder people, and also make much better company.
-Sense of humor – laughter is essential. Bonus points for putting up with my sense of humor that quite often degenerates into crude attempts at sarcasm.
-Active and enjoys the outdoors – no need to be climbing Everest or preparing for the next Ironman, but caring about your health and enjoying getting dirty once in a while is a big plus.
-Kindness - genuine kindness I find to be the most inspiring action we do, partially because I see this trait lacking in myself. Whenever I witness it, it challenges me to grow.
-Curious about the world – travel is a big part of my life and would love a partner to share these experiences with.
If this sounds like you, send me an email and I would love to meet up!