Profile Updated: October 10, 2013
Where do you live? Portland, OR USA
Spouse/Partner: Laurie Chern
Occupation: Psychologist/Consultant
Children: Tazio, born 2003; Jade, born 2006
places you have lived since school?

Portland, OR
Reno, NV
Santa Barbara, CA

Who from school are you still in touch with?

Sean Tilley
Glenn Yamagata (last heard from Glenn January 2012 after monthly contact . . . anyone know where to find him?)

What did you do right after high school?

Went to College of San Mateo, transferred to the University of California Santa Barbara, then worked as a researcher for two years out of Palo Alto V.A. before entering graduate school at the University of Nevada, Reno. Received Ph.D. in clinical psychology then did post-doc work at Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming.

Past and current jobs?

Camp Counselor / Administrator
University Instructor & Researcher
Addictions and Mental Health Professional
Director of Oregon Problem Gambling Services

What did you want to do or think you were going to do when you finished school?

Change the world.

What did you always want to do that you haven't done yet.

Bike across the country.

High points of your life? (since school besides wedding day or the birth day of your child. That would be assumed)

Too many to list . . . I've been very fortunate.

Married? children? how many? when? how long?

Married once, in 2001, and have two children a 9-year old boy and 6-year old daughter.

Tell us about your spouse and/or kids

My wife is family practice physician and hoop jammer. We met in Portland Oregon.

Travel much? Where? favorite places? places you want to go?

My work has me traveling out of state or country about once or twice a month. My favorite places to visit have been New Zealand, Thailand, and Hawaii . . . especially when they are part of a family vacations.

Favorite memories of HHS

Lots of good memories . . . most involve laughing with friends

Some things you would do differently if you went back to your time at HHS

Not sure . . . no regrets

Cool things you've done since HHS

Traveled to several countries and interesting places.

Any low points or challenging time of your life?

Had a close friend committed suicide . . . a low point and challenging time.

Any accolades, awards, accomplishments, acknowledgements?

Received awards and honors as a problem gambling expert an advocate. Last July provided plenary address at national conference.

How do you see yourself in 10 years?

Working less, traveling more, happy, healthy.

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