Sheltering in Place

Taken during a team member's outdoor walk at Tank Hill, San Francisco


Dog at the Keyboard

We all know that sheltering in place is a drag – we must stay inside to eat, learn, and live.

However, we can go outside for some fresh air, time on trails, a bike ride, a colorful walk around the block, and work on some inventive projects. 

Here are some of the things the RINA staff is doing to keep them sane in their ‘off ’ hours.

  • For the first time in 25 years, our Managing Director of Auditing and Accounting, Howard Zangwill took out his bike and rode the Mount Tamalpais Summit Loop. This 16.3 mile ride climbs to an elevation of 2,450’ and is considered the birthplace of modern mountain biking. Hats off to you. And, remember, life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Amos with Challah bread
Amos with Challah Breads
  • With his twin 18-year old boys at home, RINA Wealth Management Services’ Financial Consultant Ken Ancell and his wife Remi Rubel have been busy. With the family’s assistance, Micah converted a garden shed into a private living place for himself. While his brother Amos has been baking like crazy and gifting his prized breads to senior neighbors and others in his neighborhood. He’s also learning to create wooden bowls. The Ancell family – true purveyors of the proverb be the change that you wish to see in the world.
Bird collage
  • Senior Accountant Kim Quinn is raising tiny chickens in Bellingham.
  • Principal Charles Sterck is raising baby canaries in San Francisco.

These are just two of the ornithophiles (a person who loves birds) at RINA.

Which reminds me, what do you give a sick bird? Tweetment.

Minature Longhair Dachshund Auroara overlooks San Francisco
Auroara surveys the City
  • Partner Geoffrey Kulik has been taking his beloved miniature long hair dachshund show girl Auroara out for daily walks while Sheltering in Place. They have conquered Twin Peaks and other San Francisco landmarks. Their next stop? The kind of stores dogs love the most – re-tail stores!

    You can follow her around her walks, too. She posts most every day on Facebook.


Bicycles in a park
  • Staff Accountant Alana Smart has surely made the best of her quarantine. She decided to pick up her stuff and go stay with her long-time boyfriend at his parent’s guest home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Boy was she happy they did!  She’s really been enjoying hanging out by the pool, having food prepared for her and playing games. Plus, she was able to see her best friend growing up and have a memorable birthday celebration.

    Alana and her boyfriend Bennett have also invested in a keyboard piano, midi controller, and some music producing/editing software. Alana has been singing forever and even won a couple of competitions while growing up, but she wanted to expand her music expertise and try writing some songs. What an inspiration you are Alana – we hope you continue doing what you love and reach for the stars!

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