Hi there. Thanks for dropping in.
I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and went to
college in Massachusetts (which allowed me to study abroad for a
semester in Madrid, Spain). After a brief stint in San Francisco, I
moved to Manhattan for my career and I've been here since. New York
is great, but California will always be the best in my eyes.
I'm passionate about sports, the pursuit of self-improvement, and
intellectual stimulation. I'm also starting to develop an interest
in travelling. I love to spend the free time I have with friends
and family. And it's pretty easy to convince me to go out for
What I’m doing with my life
I work in investment banking for a global firm headquartered in New
York. I swear, it's not as boring as it sounds! Anyways I'd like to
eventually use the skills I'm learning in a front office role for
an NBA or NFL team.
Outside of work, I do my best to stay fit working out and playing
in a basketball league in the city. I enjoy taking trips with
friends and I've found myself reading a lot lately.
I’m really good at
staying calm under pressure. I'm also good at setting my mind on
goals and following through. I'm good at long conversations too.
I've been known to do a little singing if the mood strikes me.
The first things people usually notice about me
People usually focus on my lips. Some people have pointed out that
I resemble Tiger Woods, which seems to me like an odd thing to say
when you first meet someone.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Master & Margarita (Bulgakov); Devil In A Blue Dress
(Mosley); The Harry Potter Series (I am not ashamed!)
Movies: No Country For Old Men; Training Day; Crash; V For
Vendetta; The Dark Knight (Rises); The Big Lebowski; Remember The
Titans; Good Will Hunting
Shows: The Wire; House of Cards; Breaking Bad; Mad Men;
Californication; Boardwalk Empire; Game of Thrones; Katt Williams,
Dave Chappelle, & Eddie Murphy Stand-up
Music: I like a really wide range of stuff, Luther Vandross;
Mozart; Stevie Wonder; Jay-Z; Biggie; James Taylor; John Coltrane;
Michael Jackson; Drake; Tupac
Food: I think "Meat & Potatoes" is fairly accurate, though I'll
give most things a shot
The six things I could never do without
1) My family
2) My best friends
3) Corner blitzes
4) Blue Moon
6) A career that interests me
I spend a lot of time thinking about
If I'm sacrificing too much time focusing on my career and missing
out on life opportunities you only get while you're young.
On a typical Friday night I am
Blowing off a little steam and getting in a little trouble with
some friends at a local watering hole.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
April 24, 2009 was the best day of my life, so far...
You should message me if
You've found any of this interesting; if you're smart and know how
to have a good laugh. Extra credit if you like sports.