I was three days old when I flew across my first international border – from Singapore to Indonesia. I was four when I overheard my first English words while waiting outside the Los Angeles International Airport. By the time I was eight, I had lived on three continents.
As a teen I was known to argue a lot so I thought law school might be a good place to hone my skills. But the travel bug is a life-long affliction and within months of graduating from McGill law, I was back on the road, on my way to India to work with the UN on international humanitarian law issues.
I have also been hiking for as long as I can remember and a trip to Mt Everest base camp in 2000 made me dream even bigger. I’m currently working my way through the seven summits – the highest mountain on every continent. I summited Mt Everest in May 2012. Mt Vinson in Antarctica is next.
In my day job, I am a lawyer for the Government of Canada. After working for two years in Afghanistan, I now live in Jerusalem and work for the Canadian Representative Office in Ramallah. On occasion, I fly small planes and spend an exorbitant amount of time playing with big cameras.