I joined Ballard Sunset Toastmasters in March of 2017. From the beginning, I’ve come to appreciate the exceptionally welcoming atmosphere and opportunity to participate weekly if desired. A resident of Seattle since attending the U of W, I’m an avid bicyclist, kayaker and hiker. Since 1995, I’ve owned a marketing business specializing in naming, branding and advertising. My favorite pastimes are photographing historic city centers around North America and Europe, painting, seeking out brewpubs and roughhousing with my two grandsons. Not necessarily in that order.