I was born, raised and educated in Southern California, but lived in Jerusalem and overseas for 7 years before recently coming to Manhattan for a job opportunity. My interests in a nutshell are athletics, martial arts, literature, and travel. I was in the military and worked several years as a war reporter. During that time I saw the best and worst of humanity and realized what truly is most important and worthwhile: family, passion, living in the moment. Long ago I made a vow that I would I try to lead my life in a manner in which, when all is said and done, the story would be a book that I want to read.