I was born in Pretoria, South Africa, although I have lived most of my life in the beautiful town of Alton Bay, New Hampshire.
When you’re not found in front of a computer you are…
Doing a variety of different activities, from working on my truck, to reading a good book, to practicing bass guitar.
What was the last great book you read?
“The Road to Character” by David Brooks has been a great read for me. I spent quite a bit of time reading Brooks’ book (one year, in fact!), as books on character do require a bit of implementation. I enjoyed reading a segment, understanding the implications, and spending time applying the character traits before reading further. I would definitely recommend it to anyone with a bit of time on their hands!
What is something unique about you?
Being brought up in a home with an American father and Afrikaans (South African) mother, I was always confronted with varying cultures. Having the ability to integrate into both quite equally has been an experience which I am extremely blessed to have.
What would you do if you had an extra 5 hours every week?
I would love to devote that time to either learning a new instrument, catching up on my reading list, or working on a carpentry project.
If you could go anywhere for an entire month, where would it be and why would you go there?
I would most definitely travel to Switzerland, if I had a month to travel. I would rent a log cabin at the bottom of the Swiss Alps, spending my time both exploring the small surrounding towns, immersing myself in the culture, and snowboarding from various peaks in the Alps.
What are you most frequently heard listening to?
I love listening to business and news podcasts while traveling, and am a large fan of almost every music genre. My favorites include Gangs of Ballet, GoGoPenguin, and Beethoven.
Favorite sports teams?
Being affiliated with South Africa, I am a very large rugby fan, and there is no better team to root for than the Springboks. American football is the next best alternative, and the Patriots are my favorite team.