Empathetic. I wouldn't choose that word myself, but that is the first word that appears on one of those personality assessment tools. Similar tests havet told me that I'm an extravert, intuitive and a hover the line between spontaneous and a planner.... so out of no where I might be planning a fun day at the coast!
I have worked in technology for over 15 years in various capacities. I'm a IT Project Manager for an electronic design automation (EDA) software company. My projects are infrastructure based networks (LAN/WAN), collaboration tools, network security, lots of exciting techy stuff. I work for a great company with very smart, talented people and am very happy with what I do professionally.
I imagine most would say they have great kids (or if not hopefully they'd make it up) but I truly do have hilarious, interesting and kind children. The kind of kids I would want to hang around EVEN if they weren't mine... really! Music is a big part of our lives and it can get pretty loud in our house. At any given time a dance party might break out, and we've got some mooves. We are all active and adventurous. I love to ski, read and my friends and family are very dear to me. I grew up in Chicago but have loved living in Portland for over 12 years and am happy to call it home. Cubs, if you have to ask.
My Jewish life is important to me and the congregation I belong to is supportive and warm. I was fortunate to serve on the Board for a few years and also chaired our Social Action committee, but have not been able to be as active lately. My children go to religious school and it’s a meaningful part of our lives.
I have more to share and much to give… I’ve had a few tough years and I’m ready to live.