I was born in Toronto, Canada, grew up in Vancouver, and spent time in Santa Fe, New Mexico before moving to LA to pursue writing/directing. I pride myself on being a well-rounded person who is equally comfortable talking sports, politics, art, books, philosophy and especially movies. I like challenging myself and learning new things which is probably why I worked at Starbucks without being a coffee drinker, as a dealer in a casino without being a gambler and now bartend in a craft cocktail/mixology bar after being mainly a beer guy. I also just got an amazing job as a yoga/hiking instructor at a place in Malibu.
Since moving to LA two years ago I've spent most of my time writing and working, with some adventuring mixed in. I was raised by a single mother, and have two younger sisters so I have too much respect for women to harass them in bars or coffee shops. Never done the online dating thing before, but as soon as I finish writing a script for a deadline May 1st I promised myself I'd give Match.com a try.
My philosophy of life is basically summed up in the following three quotes:
"Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight"
- Zen Proverb
"Be the change you wish to see in the world"
-Mohandas "Mahatma" Gandhi
"The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it's very brightly colored, and it's very loud, and it's fun for a while. Many people have been on the ride a long time, and they begin to wonder, "Hey, is this real, or is this just a ride?" And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and say, "Hey, don't worry; don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride." And we...kill those people. "Shut him up! I've got a lot invested in this ride, shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry, look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real." It's just a ride. But we always kill the good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok... But it doesn't matter, because it's just a ride. And we can change it any time we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace."