Profession: Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Exploration Geophysicist. 37 Years experience in both Onshore and Offshore Oil & Gas Exploration and Production, having worked for Exxon for 16 years, and BHP Billiton for 10 years, currently with a European Oil Co. Passion for investing starting at the age of 28. Started out as high risk investor in options and Biotech stocks. Currently in risk off capital preservation mode building dividend growth portfolio preparing for retirement.