smc983
25 San Francisco, CA
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My self-summary
Hello, I'm Sean. I grew up in Atlanta, GA, listening to Outkast, playing soccer, and asking my parents lots of annoying questions. After nearly 2 decades of that, I retired from light-up sneakers and bagel bites and headed off to college at Georgia Tech, where I studied electrical engineering. At GT, I became well acquainted with the limits of caffeine intake, and explored every interpretation of the word "nerd".

Upon graduation, I bought a real suit (not one of those ridiculous baggy things kids interview in) and became a Bain management consultant, where I flew up and down the east coast as the purveyor of powerpoint slides and spreadsheets. Highlights include spending considerable time in Washington, DC and Miami. I didn't get to hang out with Pitbull as much as I would have liked, but I did get to basically live on the beach for awhile, so I guess that's cool.

I traded in my suit and luggage for a hoodie and a pair of converse all-stars back in February to chase my dreams of working at a tech start-up. I now run the growth and operations functions at my company. My favorite thing about the Bay Area is all the stuff nearby I think. Napa, Yosemite, and Tahoe are some of the coolest places in the world. I don't like to brag, but I also have a pretty legendary secret highway 1 road trip itinerary. I love it and my only request would be that it would stop raining every single day.
What I’m doing with my life
Drinking wine in Napa, eating tacos in the Mission, hiking in Marin, or hanging out near my apartment in Hayes Valley.
I’m really good at
Convincing people that I know what I'm talking about when I don't.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'd say that it has to be the dimples. People get a kick out of dimples for some reason.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music:
I really love music. I played saxophone growing up so all things music were a big part of my life for a long time. I listen to almost everything depending on the mood, but I'm fairly mainstream: Armin van Buuren, Avicii, Muse, Anberlin, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Charlie Parker

I'd also like to take you to the opera / symphony hall with me if you're into that sort of thing.

Tv:
GoT, House of Cards, Silicon Valley, True Detective, Star Trek (hey, I'm supposed to be honest here...I don't watch it much anymore but it inspired a younger, more nerdy version of me to pursue science and dream big)
I'm also a fan of Louis CK and Aziz Ansari.

Food:
Spicy food. Cocktails. I think Adhoc is a really cool concept if you've ever been there. I'm a sucker for good stories, so if a restaurant has one, chances are that I like it. I'm the guy who loves going on the brewery tour even though I've done it 5 times and know full-well how they make the beer.

Reading:
I don't read fiction much anymore. I read newspapers, business books, technology books, etc. One of my goals right now is getting back into reading just for pleasure. For what it's worth, my favorite novels are Speaker for the Dead & 100 Years of Solitude. I'm reading Difficult Conversations right now and it's the bomb - making me re-think a lot of things. That's the kind of book I like.

Movies:
I like movies but I honestly don't watch a ton of them. Scary movies are somewhat of a guilty pleasure of mine, but I recognize that a lot of people don't like them. It's something my sister and I enjoy doing together.
The six things I could never do without
-Coffee
-Spicy Food!
-Traveling - I've done a couple of 1-2 month trips where I went to a lot of different countries. I want to do a lot more. In the mean-time, weekend roadtrips are also super fun.
-Funny coworkers - I do have to spend most of my life with them, after-all - having a lot of fun at work is basically a necessity for me
-Things that help me unwind at the end of the day (the gym, Netflix, books, etc.)
-Great hiking spots all around the bay area (love Tenn Valley, Big Sur, Yosemite, Lands Ends, etc.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-What I'm going to be doing in a year or 5 years
-How to drive on market street
On a typical Friday night I am
Either out to dinner or at a friend's house. The occasional bonfire. Sometimes, if the week was busy, it's nice to stay in and just chill.
You should message me if
You think we'd hit it off.
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