Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I moved to Sunnyvale in October of 2014 after living in Los Angeles
for three and a half years. I came up here to work for SoundHound,
a music-ID and search app. I conduct user experience research into
why people identify songs and what info they want in return. I also
co-host a music industry podcast where I interview tech
As you can probably tell, music has played a big role in my
personal life and career. I love Pandora and Spotify. I have seen
hundreds of bands perform live. But I'm not, by any means, a music
snob. Two of my favorite songs right now are "Blank Space" by
T-Swift and "Moth" by HELLYEAH. I'm just interested in how music
fits into people's lives.
I grew up on a farm next to a small town in North Dakota. My dad
and brother are welders, machinists, and farmers. I helped drive
grain truck this summer. I love hiking through countrysides and up
mountains. Half Dome in Yosemite is brutal and beautiful hike. One
of my favorite places to explore is Joshua Tree National Park.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a writer and journalist. My first book came out this summer.
It's called "Promised Land: Youth Culture, Disruptive Startups, and
the Social Music Revolution." It's a collection of twenty-five
essays that I wrote between 2008 to 2013 about how digital
technologies have changed the way everyday people listen to and
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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• "David and Goliath" by Malcolm Gladwell
• "Well-Designed" by Jon Kolko
• "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg
• "Hatching Twitter" by Nick Bilton
• "The Defining Decade" by Meg Jay
• The Lego Movie
• American Sniper
• Gone Girl
• Big Hero 6
• Orange Is the New Black
• Last Week Tonight
• South Park
• White Collar
• Dashboard Confessional
• Frightened Rabbit
• New Found Glory
• Matt Hires
• This American Life
• Planet Money
• The Moth
• Radio Lab
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
• Intelligentsia Coffee
• Jarlsberg Swiss Cheese
• Gourmet Hamburgers
• Summit Oatmeal Stout
• Amazon Kindle Voyage
• My Pandora Stations
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Sometimes, I go out. Sometimes, I stay in. It depends.
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