I'm a transplanted American, living with my wife and daughter (plus married son and wife) in Hawke's Bay since January 2005. Have a lifestyle block along the Tuki Tuki with a growing menagerie of animals. In the states, I worked chiefly in Washington in politics and public advocacy, developing strategies to raise funds and promote a wide range of causes, including the environment, women's rights, human rights, government accountability, civil liberties, international relief, etc. Served in the Carter White House and worked for Ted Turner in his pre-billionaire days, which should date me a bit! Fancy myself to be knowledgeable about marketing and new media. Write a blog for political/cause marketers called The Agitator.