The mentoring of others is one of the most valuable legacies anyone can hope for. I’d like to pass on to others the lesson that diplomacy as a means of resolving project related conflict is essential in this industry. I believe every project has its own challenges. This is very rewarding in one’s professional carrier: you are constantly learning. I like to spend time with my kids and family. My hobbies change as my kids grow up. I always enjoy vegetable gardening and especially organic tomato growing. By contrast, we also do a lot of target practice shooting at the range (rifle, historic black powder fire arms, bow and arrow). I find these help develop my ability to focus. I own a Victorian house built in 1891: restoration of its finest details fills the rest of my available hobby time. My family participated when Aedis did the LEAP sandcastle contest with the firm as a fundraiser for the non-profit. LEAP focuses on bringing arts into the public schools through residency programs.