I live with five Tibetan Mastiffs of my own: Dolma, Uma, Jaya, Kalden and Khandro. I also own/co-own two others that do not live with me. I am a partner in a large international law firm based in New York, and in addition to my five TMs, live with four Tibetan Spaniels, a Finnish Lapphund, a Pug, and one elderly cat.
I joined ATMA in 1997 and in 1999, I became an "active" member of ATMA, and chaired the National and Regional Specialties that year, as well as accepted the position of Registrar of ATMA as of April 1, 1999. With the help of my secretary, I brought the Registry database up-to-date and filled in all missing information. I was again the chairperson of the 2000 National and Eastern Regional Specialties, and of the 2001 - 2004 National Specialties. I accepted the position of Secretary of ATMA for 2000. I was elected President for 2001 and 2002, Secretary for 2003 and 2004, and have served as President since 2005.