My Personal Blog

I’m a father of two young children: a boy and a girl. I’m lucky to be a very present parent. My wife and I have visited 14 countries together and we like to travel and explore new cultures. I hope my children have the same thirst for learning and exploring. I am also competitive: I completed an Ironman in 2007 and placed 2nd (funds raised for my nonprofit and not the race itself), climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 4 days, and played soccer in college.

My Adventures

Over the years, I've been lucky to travel the world, take on challenges and be part of experiences in all aspects of life. Here are a few of them.

My Kids looking out over the sea in New Zealand

Five Days Exploring New Zealand

In early 2020, my family and I had an epic vacation where we spent six weeks in Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand.

The view from the top of Kilimanjaro


On Saturday November 27, 2010, two days after Thanksgiving, I began my journey to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, one of the seven summits.

The red carpet music awards

Red Carpet Experience

At the US  empowered gala on May 2010, three friends and I donated nearly $10K to the charity for a ready carpet experience.

A 2010 Winter Vacation

2020 Winter Vactions

I spent a long weekend with my good friend, Jeff Pieta, and my long time friend from Hong Kong, Renee Chow skiing in Park City, Utah.

My rehabbed penthouse kitchen

Rehabbing My New Penthouse

After spending 9 months of 2009 watching the housing market for good deals, I purchased a foreclosed property on September 30.

My favorite car; a Nissan

My Favorite Car

In 1999, I bought a 1992 Nissan Pathfinder with 103,000 miles on it for $5,500. I had just moved back to the US (Silicon Valley) from Hong Kong.

Chicago Magazine most eligible singles shoot

Chicago Magazine's Most Eligible Singles

On June 19, 2009, I attended Chicago Magazine’s Summer Lovin’ event at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

A championship year

Championship Year!

In a crazy year of big events, I attended BCS Championship game, Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four, and NBA Championship game 1.

A graduation gala

Graduation Gala

Last night, Us Empowered celebrated its Class of 2013. It was a spectacular evening for our first event at the University Club In Chicago.

My climb to empower

Climb To Empower

On Sunday, October 19th, Kevin Slaughter and I climbed 10,000 steps at Chicago Public School’s largest high school football stadium.

A family reunion

Family Reunion

My brother, Michael, had hosted the 7th annual cousin reunion in Houston, TX. We started in Houston and went on from there.

Yachting in the Bahamas

Yachting In The Bahamas

I went on a week long trip with John Kernan and traveled to 4 islands in the Bahamas. THANK YOU FOR AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE, JOHN!

My friends and I doing it for more than just profit

For More Than Profit

Social Entrepreneurship is the work of recognizing a social problem and using the entrepreneurial spirit make social change.

Completing my first Ironman


The mystique and challenge of Ironman (IM) has been an interest of mine since my first triathlon four years ago.


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