I am a cardiologist who has practiced medicine and taught at UCSF College of Medicine for 45 years.
My recreational passion has been bird hunting (upland and waterfowl) as well as world-wide big game hunting. I have hunted over 125 different species on five continents. My experiences include multiple Arctic and African Hunts as well as Australia, New Zealand, Greenland, Iceland, Argentina, Mexico, Europe, Canada and much of Western USA. I consider myself more of an “explorer” than shooter of game.
I have studied the various cultures and collect their arts and crafts. I consider conservation and education (especially recruitment of young people and females into the shooting sports) to be a prime responsibility of hunters. As such, I have served on Boards of Safari Club International (San Francisco Chapter), MZURI Safari Club, Rich Island Duck Club and of course MZURI WILDLIFE FOUNDATION. I am a Life Member of most of the “species” organizations.
I consider the National Rifle Association to be the core of our hunting and second amendment rights and have been a significant benefactor while serving as a founding member of HUNTERS LEADERSHIP FORUM.
My other lifetime achievements include pioneering Civil Aviation Medical Air Transport having founded Air Ambulance Services in California and Hawaii.
I have recently been nominated to become a Knight of The Order of St. Hubertus, one of the highest honors in the hunting world.
I served as a Physician in The United States Air Force and was on active duty during Vietnam War. My other recreational interest is yachting on San Francisco Bay and Delta, New England and the Caribbean.
I serve on the Tinsley Island Board of the St. Francis Yacht Club.
I am a benefactor of the Mills-Peninsula Medical Foundation and serve on their Oncology Board.
Being on the Board of MZURI WILDLIFE FOUNDATION allows me to “give back” to the sport I love so much and to promote my dual interests of conservation, education and recruitment of women and girls into the shooting sports.