I grew up in Bakersfield, California (whoooo, central valley!), a city not known for much other than two delicious food items (Dewar's Chews and Smith's Champagne Cake). The city's much more commercialized now, but I still remember the huge pandemonium that occurred when the first Jamba Juice opened. Ah, the memories.
Soon after, I "escaped" and made my way up north to the Bay area where I attended Stanford University. Having no clue what I wanted to do with my life, I got involved with a bunch of random activities. I helped run the campus tv station (basically I just put on a bunch of movies I wanted to watch), I was a team manager & announcer for the men's tennis team (I'm still perfecting how I scream "KAAAAAY-CEEEEEE COOOOOORKEEERRRYYY"), and I organized an all-day music and arts festival called An Art Affair (think Coachella but with local Stanford bands/artists and no holographic Tupac).
After graduating, I moved up to San Francisco and started working at a small music start-up. The company no longer exists, but I think Kevin Durant once named it one of his top 5 favorite sites in an ESPN interview, so that's gotta count for something.
Continuing my streak of staying in California, I now live in Los Angeles and work in the live entertainment industry. Besides the job, I like to stay active (mainly through tennis and exploring new areas to go hiking), I check out as many shows as I can (I live right by the El Rey so it's convenient to spontaneously pop in and see what's going on), and I like exploring new places to eat (I'm kind of a foodie but I also don't mind just lounging at home sometimes with a bowl of Frosted Flakes).