I am originally from Los Angeles, but have lived in Portland for the past 15+ years. I love it in Portland. While I visit Los Angeles fairly frequently (to see family and friends), I always love to get back home (even when it is raining out)!My focus is on family, friends and my career. With my career, while I definitely work at it, I view it as a means to an end and not the end (i.e., I do prefer to be off doing something far more fun and meaningful!). Things I like to do include travel, hiking, biking, working out, poker, shows, movies (theaters and home DVDs), and socializing with friends. Things I want to do or take up in the future include more travel (to more exotic places, like Costa Rica, China, and maybe a cruise, etc.), golf and cooking (has to be classes, because I am utterly hopeless). I would describe myself as loyal, sincere, sensitive, motivated, hard working and sometimes sarcastic.