I moved to northern New Jersey seven years ago from sunny Florida—land of retired New Yorkers and fluorescent pink lawn ornaments—and have come to love the Northeast and all four of its seasons (My hair is especially grateful. Ever used a flat iron and then stepped out in 80% humidity? Hopeless…unless you're going for that Sarah Jessica Parker 80s look). I'm creative, easy-going, and very active, participating in anything from CrossFit (dignified cult member) and endurance events (often with mud and obstacles) to zip lining, rock climbing, and ping pong. If it's fun and challenging, I'm there. And what better excuse to get outside and explore the beautiful Tri-state area?
Art and fitness are both passions and professions of mine. By day I'm a graphic designer and three years ago I decided to take my love for fitness to the next level and pursue a career as a fitness instructor. I love to motivate clients, friends, and family towards happier, healthier lifestyles whether it's teaching boot camps or simply going jogging with a friend with the skyline as our backdrop (FYI, watch out for baby strollers and dogs, Jersey has lots of them).
I'm looking for someone who likes to get out, have fun, and try new things. I'm a music enthusiast (former high school band geek) and often go to shows in the city—recent favorites were Gotye/Kimbra, Bjork, Bloc Party, and The Naked and Famous. I love discovering new nightlife and restaurants in the area and would like to take cooking classes someday (anything with bacon is a HUGE plus). I can't call myself a jetsetter but I have been to England (studied abroad in London), Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, and Mexico and would love to experience new countries and cultures with my partner.
My ideal somebody is an amazing friend and an even better spouse, someone who is kind, genuine, and looks after the people they love—both friends and family. I'm silly and enjoy making others laugh so a partner that cracks me up is a requirement. I would like someone who enjoys being active as exercise is so ingrained in my life, but I've dated women of all shapes and sizes and am looking for someone who's motivated to be healthy, above all. Intelligence is also a requirement, someone who I can hold a conversation with and who is ambitious professionally. In a nutshell, someone who complements me, makes me smile, and pushes me to be better—and someone I can do the same for.