Attorney Former partner of Ervin, Cohen Jessup, Beverly Hills, CA. Former Senior U.S. Foreign Service Officer and USAID Mission Director, with postings to Kenya, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan and Guinea. Owner of Wave Energy Co, a development-stage company seeking to bring mechanical energy to shore via steel cables, for various purposes. See www.waveenergyco.com for details. Inventor and owner of U.S. patents 7,930,885 and 5,808,368, and U.K. patent GB2467663.