I was born in Washington, D.C. in 1976. As an adult I have lived primarily in Europe.
My first job was on a small horse farm at 12 years old. I took care of three arabian horses after school. At 16 I began working on election campaigns for US Congressman Jim Talent. Each of the four campaigns brought new challenges, competitors, issues and media environments. It was there that I discovered my love of starting organizations with small groups of dynamic people.
I have been fortunate to be able to help grow dozens of organizations. In some I am able to support with ideas, by connecting people or by supplying capital. In others, I serve as the leader during the initial phase until another leader emerges to take the organization forward.
I have helped grow a wide range of organizations. One of the first lobbied for healthy food at the college cafeteria. This was followed by a community garden project in a disadvantaged city in the US. Recently I have been involved in advertising, technology, services, fashion and real estate.
I have also served as a director and in an advisor role to several companies and two Chambers of Commerce. Occasionally I lecture in MBA programs.
I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Currently I am a Commis (Chef) at Restaurant Me. I began cooking at the age of 10. Bon Appetit is the first magazine I read regularly, cover to cover and now I am a fan of their online version at Epicurious.com. My cooking inspirations are my grandmother, my friend Manolo, Hug at Kaiku, Thang at Restaurante Me and Rebés at Embat.
I'm also a gadget fan. Both early adopting and long suffering.