Serious but sarcastic, self-confident but open minded. I figured starting this section with a lot of "X but Y" gets old quickly, so I'll stop here :-)
Born in Ukraine and grew up in Israel, I appreciate the Seattle-area weather, nature, site-seeing and scenery. I enjoy hiking in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter, although the first time I tried skiing was 2 years ago when I came to Seattle. Playing the guitar, reading books and watching good movies (which are harder than ever to find) are among my other hobbies.