about

Species: human

Gender: male

Age: 39

Birthday: July 6, 1969

Born: High River, Alberta

Currently reside: Yaletown, Vancouver, Canadathis is me 169971693_ee0a932fa12

Education:

  • John G Diefenbaker High School
  • University of Calgary School of Business. Graduated with Bachelor of Commerce ( Information Systems and Business Strategy)
  • Stanford University Executive Leadership Program for Technology Executives
  • Wine and Spirits Education Trust, 2 year Diploma

In a few words:

  • Passion, creativity, energy.
  • A few years ago, over a few bottles of wine, friends suggested that if I were an animal I’d be a mountain goat, to which I wondered why.  Turns out they felt like I am a guy who constantly tries new things and continuously tries  to climb higher and conquer new challenges.  Seems right to me.  For completeness, others were pegged to be a raven, a monkey, a dolphin among others.  There were no snakes present to be clear.
  • According to Confucius:  wherever you go, go with all your heart.

Serious sound: kings of leon, kanye west, citizen cope, band of horses,  broken social scene, city and color, crystal method, daniel lanois, dave matthews, incubus, interpol, kaskade, my morning jacket, radiohead, rick ross, samantha james, sia, thievery corp, hed kandi

Must reads: barney’s version (mordecai richler), the famished road (ben okri), kitchen confidential (anthony bordain), anything john irving, its not about the bike (lance armstrong), the tipping point (malcolm gladwell)

Must See: crash, babel, serpico, lost in translation, 300, ratatouille, slumdog millionaire, gladiator, sideways, closer, thomas crown affair

Must drink: turley zinfandels, etude cabernet sauvignon, karl lawrence cabernet sauvignon, fontodi flaccionello, percarlo super tuscan, la ricolma merlot, any tardieu-laurent rhone wines

Must eat:  bistro food (french onion, steak frites, frito misto), osso buco, braised beef short ribs, saltimbocca, risotto milanese, chicken la diavola, traditional bolognese.

Chefs: thomas keller (french laundry, bouchon), mario batali (italian), vikram vij (indian), diana kennedy (mexican)

In 5 years: independently wealthy, multiple businesses, published, homes in Vancouver/Italy/Mexico,

What excites me: great wine, cooking, cycling, triathlon, great music, great conversation, unique art

My geographic orientation: southern Europe (South of France, Italy, Spain)

Teams: Astana pro cycling, Vancouver Canucks, anything Canada!

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