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My self-summary
I'm fulfilled, but always curious about what lies ahead.

I move through this world with genuine curiosity for new experiences and knowledge, there's always something to discover and I can't imagine living this life without maintaining a sense of awe. I always am in search of understanding the why's and how's of everything around me, I want to peel back the layers and see the heart of things.

This is all usually translated through an unabashed lust for travel, music of all kinds, taking care of my body, reading, beautiful food, wine, and art...
What I’m doing with my life
I'm the VP for an organic distillery, I love innovation, making connections, problem solving, and doing the beautiful dance of making the pieces of business come together. Being responsible for the growth of a company that was built on and holds so much integrity is truly fulfilling. I'm competitive as all hell, but only with myself when it comes right down to it. I lead just as well as I follow.

I also do advocacy work with young adult cancer patients. My best organizational skills and passion are put to use in supporting this part of our society who oftentimes fall through the proverbial cracks.

While I'm often found sprinting while spinning a hundred plates, I also am dedicated to balancing all of that out with some truly indulgent down time. I'm raising a sweet pup that makes me laugh every day. I like disappearing into actual mountains as much as I do mountains of high thread count sheets. I've travelled halfway around the world just to see a sculpture or building in person, coffee is best in a warm bed with white sheets and a dog curled up at the edge. I'll throw a dinner party at every chance I get, with the idea that everyone will delve in deeply to explore philosophy, politics, social justice, and make genuine connections through stories, filthy jokes, and irreverence. Ideally, my parties end up with everyone singing and dancing to Otis Redding after too much champagne.
I’m really good at
Reading a room and immediately knowing how to respond accordingly.

Staying present.

Killing people with kindness and wit.

Yelling at cars in traffic.

Walking for miles in shoes made by sadists.

Fighting for what I believe in and following what is right as opposed to what is easy.

I'm resourceful on my worst days and filled with ingenuity on my best ones.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
TV is for suckers, but damn do I love Rachel Maddow and BBC. Give me books, film, and music above all the others.

Lately I've been especially into Hanya Yanagihara, Zadie Smith, Mary Oliver, Henry Miller, The Paris Review, Peter Heller, Italo Calvino, and James Salter

Most of the music I love was made by people who have already died. I always have music playing, and my tastes are expansive and all over the place. I mainly play textural/ambient/experimental sort of music through the day-to-day. But I really love Satie, Sidney Bechet, Sybille Baier, Neutral Milk Hotel, Led Zeppelin, Sam Cooke, Hank Williams, Sleep, Andrew Bird, Petit Noir, Max Richter, Princess Nokia...and Yé-Yé.

I just watched The Fall recently, and it blew my mind open. I love films where you forget that the world around you exists. Films with tough broads and vulnerability. I was brought up on old and foreign films and tend to go toward those or documentaries once I actually sit still for long enough to really watch something.

Food is a holy art— think of all of the hands touching every part of what you consume. Each set belonging to someone who has passionately dedicated their lives to the final dish in front of you...farmers, fishermen, the winemaker, the distiller, the chef, the bartender, the sommelier, the waitstaff. You end up literally consuming love and commitment to only offering the best— that's pretty astounding to participate in.
Six things I could never do without
Community
Wonder
Grower's champagne
A comfortable bed
Integrity
Independence
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How did I come to be who I am? How did you come to be who you are? How much soap could be made from Mitch McConnell's chins? Is it weird and/or problematic that an entire shelf in my fridge is dedicated to champagne, vermouth, and sherry? Why is our wider culture simultaneously so wealthy and yet bereft of empathy and compassion for the most vulnerable members within it? How can I help create a likeminded community that will help shift that vapid tide?
On a typical Friday night I am
Either in bed with some single malt and a movie, because my life is definitely fast-paced and full and by the week's end I've well earned a rest...or out with my best pals finding trouble of some kind or another.
You should message me if
I'm an unapologetic feminist with a tender heart and quick wit. If we're going to hang out, you should probably have those qualities too. You should message me if you believe that black lives matter, 'why' and 'how' are your driving forces, if you're living life in pursuit of following your passions while also holding ambition and a dedication to perpetually grow and learn. If you can slow down enough from the chaos and noise to be truly present. You should message me if you can navigate your way through a 20 course menu just as easily as a street cart where none of the dishes are recognizable in any shape or form. I didn't come into this world to change anyone, but I never settle...
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