My passions are varied: raising healthy kids, adventure, the performing arts, people, LIFE, music, the wilderness, travel to exotic places, the beauties of the planet...an endless list. I am a comparatively intelligent, conversant, sensitive, open minded person who grew up here in Alaska. In spite of my small town upbringing, I am well educated, well traveled and sophisticated in a sort of simplistic fashion...diamond in the rough? People find me to be an outgoing and cheerful person with a sense of humor. Although I am usually on the go, I can be quiet and reflective at times and I try to live in the present moment. I absorb and observe a lot of what is going on around me, am completely at home in the wilderness, can be steadfast and quite stalwart if necessary. My employment and approach to life keep me youthful in nature and appearance, the ball caps in my photos do not hide hair loss or gray! My kids and I live active, fun lives up here, filled with both outdoors fun and big city cultural events.