Words that fit me well are high energy, optimistic, active, fun loving and passionate about life and people. I am creative and artistic. I am inquisitive, curious and am a lifelong learner. There are many things in life that I care about. I love nature and the outdoors. Though I enjoy an active lifestyle of hard work and play, I also enjoy silence and introspection.
For work, I run a textile art business. I design and create high end wearable art out of wool and silk through an ancient textile process called felting. I love every minute of my work.
As a big believer in pursuing ones own happiness, I believe life is what you make of it and there is something to learn from every life experience. Life is quite AMAZING, all of it! The grand and even the ugly bits.
I love to travel and explore. I have lived in 12 states and only have 5 states left on my list to travel to. New Zealand was my absolute favorite place to visit. I have more places I'd like to explore.
Some of my most valued memories in life:
-Mentored many at-risk youth in USA inner cities for 6+ years
-Volunteered as an organic farmer for a year on 10+ farms
-Hiked the Canadian West Coast Trail 4 times, an intense 50 mile long rain forest hike
-Swam with wild dolphins
-Studied as a foreign exchange student in Germany
I have many more amazing memories to make and I hope to make them with that special someone :)
I Love people and finding out the walks they have taken and ways their paths have shaped them. Living life to the fullest is very important to me. Trying to give more than I take is a principle I strive for.
I'm a big believer in health and balance in spirit, mind and body. I value this in a relationship. I deeply value my relationships with others. I am very loyal, committed and dedicated in all of my relationships. Giving it my absolute all in relationships is a big part me.
I am interested in getting to know men who share similar core values, interests, and life views. I am interested in someone who is very honest, a strong communicator, very respectful, supportive, caring, loyal and deeply committed. Being well rounded emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically is important. I feel strong relationships positively add to these areas, but it is up the individual to personally develop and work on these areas continually. Ability and desire to be an amazing husband and father is also very important as being an amazing wife and mother is what I want.
My rocks in life are God, Christ, family and love. Living LDS standards are important to me as they have brought a lot of peace, stability and happiness to my life.
Personal interests: traveling, dancing, art, mentoring youth, hiking, jogging, yoga, cooking, biking, swimming, reading, and exploring new places.