I grew up nestled in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains in the suburbs of Salt Lake City, Utah. And anticipating the inevitable question, no I am not Mormon. I am somewhat a rarity; I am a native-born non-LDS Utahan. I am not even related to anyone who is Mormon; unlike many of my fellow non-Mormon Utah friends who at least had a parent who was at one time a member of the faith.
I went to college back East, at Vassar College, and no, it's no longer an all women's school. My time back east led me to a life affecting conclusion, New York and the East Coast is a great place to visit. I did not want to live there. So not quite sure what to do I moved back to Utah and followed the family tradition and went to law school at the University of Utah.
After several years of practice in Utah, In 2005 I finally made the move to California. Now I am happily settled in San Diego. California fits me in that it is more exciting than Utah but not as uptight or competitive as New York.
I find it to be a difficult proposition to write a description or even worse an advertisement of myself, which is odd since, I often have to describe people, casting them in the best light for a living. I think the problem is that when I try to think of myself, I just think of me. I am just who I am.
I see myself as smart, well grounded, and with diverse interests, I expect my friends would agree I have a hard time pinning down one particular thing or group of things that I like to do. For example I do like to travel, but if pressed where I want to travel to I cannot say for certain. Lots of different destinations sound appealing. Europe, Asia, South America, even North Dakota (mainly because I have never been there). A travel companion would be nice.
I am usually described as relatively quiet, unless of course you get me going on a topic that I care about. I have a dry sense of humor, often literal, and while generally my timing is off there are those rare moments when I strike gold with the perfect retort or aside. I am a full fledge skeptic, but I am not a cynic.
I like to read, and will alternate from serious non-fiction on subjects like neurology to trashy science fiction. I watch way too much T.V. and like to go to movies but I also like to occasionally do something more cultural like go to the opera or going to art museums and try to drag up any lingering knowledge I obtained from taking art history.
I also run, and I've managed several marathons. Maybe if I get my act together I can do Boston. I'm not a gym rat, but do go regularly to stay fit and fight Father Time, at 6'1" I don't find it too hard to stay lean.