When I say I lead an active life, I definitely mean it- between dinner nights with friends, to running around town with my kids, to volunteering with my local synagogue; you’re not likely to find me spending a lot of my free time sitting around at home. I love the outdoors and spend the summer hiking, camping, biking, and boating on Lake Mendota. I dabble in guitar-playing, wine-making and consider myself a board-game-playing extraordinaire. I love to cook, and consider it an honor to cook for the important people in my life. Nothing makes me happier than whipping up delicious chicken parmesan for my friends, and my kids might be the only preteens on the block scarfing down homemade lime cilantro tuna for dinner. And when it’s warm outside you can find me out in my backyard, grilling up some mean vegetables. I’m involved with my local temple, and I enjoy participating both on the programming and social action sides. Or, give me a mic, and I’ll MC best darn Havdalah game night you’ve ever seen. I work on the IT side of project management, and I appreciate my job because it gives me the financial stability to support my family and the flexibility to spend time with the people who are important to me. I have three amazing children who I love dearly, and who surprise me everyday with their curiosity, maturity and optimism. I’m proud to say that a lot of my interests revolve around actively participating in their lives. I’m my oldest son’s den leader for cub scouts, and now that my kids are in Hebrew school, I’m trying to learn a bit of Hebrew myself. I’m a nurturing father, a caring friend, and a generous and giving partner. I look at life positively, and I tend to find humor in things that other people don’t see. My humor can be dry, playfully sarcastic, and even a little nerdy… nothing wrong with a little bit of nerdiness :-).