I am an enthusiast of technology, digital communications, world history, cartography, geography, music, my family tree, and digital photography.
As a child of the 1970s and 80s, I remain astounded with our hyper-connected world.
I enjoy learning more about societies and their cultures located in far-off lands around the world, and I am an observer of domestic and international politics.
I begin my journey with photography as a teenager when I took photography classes at high school; I purchased my own SLR film camera (which I still have) and created a darkroom in my home where I processed the (black and white) film and developed photos. Nowadays, I primarily capture photos with my iPhone, which is occasionally supplanted by my digital SLR.
Almost 30 years since my Rotary Youth Exchange, I remain an enthusiastic supporter of the program and my family and I give back by hosting inbound Youth Exchange students, offering an opportunity to experience a life in a year in Australia.
In addition, my children are now members of the Rotary Youth Exchange family; my daughter having experienced a once-in-a-lifetime experience abroad in Germany in 2014 and my son began his Rotary Youth Exchange in the Netherlands in January 2018.