I am a builder, I like to build things, be they relationships, companies, houses, community. I love nature and being outdoors. Nothing beats a bike ride or hike on a beautiful day. I am also an avid gardener, the promise of spring brings joy to my heart. I am an athlete by birth, and enjoy playing as opposed to watching. Currently, I am biking, hiking, swimming laps and working out at the gym (on a daily basis). I also ski (in the west if the sun is shining), and I am a certified diver. I just finished the Avon Walk 40 miles in two days......a very very long way!! Knowing what is happening in the world is important to me. I am an NPR/ CSpan news junkie, I read the NY Times and the Post every day, and when the New Yorker is in my mailbox, I am anxious to see what it brings. I enjoy live music, theater, great film (guns and terror are not my idea of entertainment).I love to travel and have been fortunate enough to have lived in Jerusalem and have seen a lot of the world, including South Africa, Australia, Japan, Scandinavia, and much of Europe. I have also been to most of the USA as I developed real estate all over the country for a national company. I am hoping to travel to New Zeland and Portugal next..I belong to a reconstructionist synagogue where I am an active member. I have two terrific daughters who just began college (Bates and Kenyon). I am very proud of them both. I am a native Washingtonian, both my parents were raised here. I lived in Chicago for many years and then returned 25 years ago for my career. I have a lot of free time as I do not have a "job". I do own a small business which I run with a partner.