I'd say the details are that I'm pretty inquisitive, like seeing
the humor in most situations and the best in people, am positive
but with a dose of realism, love learning and collecting random
facts (like why wet hay can burn a barn to the ground), and enjoy
the creative work I do producing television shows - while I don't
actually watch much TV (though let's face it, 30 Rock is
I believe in having a big heart, talking to strangers, not taking
myself too seriously, and eating street food because it's worth the
The broad strokes are that I was born in California to New York
parents, lived in Barcelona as a student and in San Francisco
afterwards, and wound up in New York a few years ago because it
always felt a bit like home.
What I’m doing with my life
When I'm not filming or interviewing chefs /storm chasers / nutty
Roman reenactors for work, I'm rock climbing, taking photos,
researching recipes which I then totally wing (my last endeavor was
pulled pork, collard greens and mac and cheese - yum), planning my
next trip out of the country (or at least the city), doing the math
on zipcars vs. just getting my own one, drawing up plans to get a
dog and walking ones in shelters in the mean time.
I’m really good at
Making homemade birthday cards, driving a tractor, seeing the big
picture, supporting the folks I love, listening and asking
questions, cracking up my friends and family, improvising in the
kitchen, seeing two sides to a story, noticing what's funny and
intriguing in everyday life, remembering why certain people hate
The first things people usually notice about me
A mass of wavy brown hair? Never really thought about it!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I think most of David Sedaris' books are hilarious, the New Yorker
is a subway standby, thought 100 Years of Solitude, Anna Karenina,
and The Color of Water were eye opening, love reading plays
(Tennessee Williams, Eward Albee, Ibsen) always listen to NPR's
"This American Life", constantly get inspired by TED talks, and
think "The Moth" is the best way to get through a boring R train
My music is pretty across the board, ranging Billy Holiday, Fats
Waller, Art Tatum and Charlie Parker to Ok Go, Toots and the
Maytals, Johnny Cash, The Whitest Boy Alive, Vivaldi, Stevie
Wonder, Hall and Oats (yes I did just go there) AC-DC, Cut Copy,
Marvin Gaye, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Fields, and The Coup to
name a few.
Favorite food? Tough one, since I love it all. But I will make the
trek for great soup dumplings, pho, bbq, chicken tikka masala, and
an authentic burrito (because, yes, I'm a Californian and am always
on a quest for good Mexican food).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to spend a bit more time in nature (hiking, biking, kayaking,
you name it), my next creative project, the next recipe to tackle
and trip to take, where to do a some volunteer work, whether a car
is feasible in Brooklyn (because of answer #1 above), what random
event to check out next (ranging from lectures to beef jerky
festivals), how to continue building the two side businesses I have
On a typical Friday night I am
Grabbing dinner and drinks with friends, seeing a movie or a show,
cooking for a small dinner party, or packing up for an early
Saturday morning trip out of town.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I secretly love slow jams from the 90s. Yup. Probably due to the
fact that in school I could only use the photography lab from
midnight - 3am, when they played the "Between the Sheets" radio
show. Keeping it classy!
You should message me if
You like to ask questions, have a big heart, you get down with
dumplings, or it just strikes your fancy :).