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My self-summary
I graduated from college in New York and decided to go somewhere new. Seattle was new! Didn't have a job lined up, barely knew anyone, and only had a bit of savings and the (standard) mountain of student loans.

Three years later... I'm loving Seattle. I'm running my own startup company, I'm a regular at a couple restaurants (with some secret off-the-menu specials), and in my spare time I run four or five different events all over the city.

A few months ago, the local parkour (PARKOUR!) gym was hosting a huge international competition. A bunch of my old parkour friends from the east coast were coming into town. One of them called me up and asked if he could stay in my apartment. "Of course you can!" I said.

Then he asked if our other friend could stay too. Definitely. Then on the way to the airport, the gym's head coach called and asked if I could pick up this kid from Mexico City. "Sure. Why not."

By the end of the day, I had 11 people sleeping in my apartment (and crammed into my 6-seater person hot tub). Which was almost as impressive as when we fit 5 people into "The Party Bus" (aka, a Car2Go).

(Pro tip: A Car2Go can't make it up Denny Hill with 5 people in it. Definitely found that out the hard way.)
What I’m doing with my life
I don't think I've ever had two days that felt the same.

In February I laid myself off, went to Palestine to mentor startups, traveled through Israel and China (managed to lose my passport in Israel. Ask me about that story!)

Came back to Seattle, did a stint as a consultant for the State of Washington. Just wrapped up that project and now finishing up writing a book about the experience.

Priceline.com had a... glitch... a few months back, and long story short, I have a big trip coming up in November. NYC, Milan, Prague, Paris, Bangkok. Then maybe Burma, India, Turkey, Egypt, and Morocco. All for $177. Glitches are the best.

If you catch me in Seattle, I prefer speakeasies and pubs over bars, eating tasty food over shitty food, and being outside over being inside.

Maybe we can go slacklining? Or juggling? Or to that awesome trampoline gym on the east side?
I’m really good at
backflips and cooking meat loaf.
The first things people usually notice about me
My shoes. And not because I always wear two different colored socks (Why do I wear mismatched socks? Well, why do you always wear matching socks?), but because they're over my head. Because I'm doing a backflip.

Sometimes I backflip because I'm happy. Sometimes because I'm sad. Sometimes I backflip on the Great Wall of China.

But more often, it's because backflips are actually legal tender in some places. On the way back from a surprise road trip to Portland, I was pretty hungry so we stopped at a Sonic. I wanted a banana split, but only had enough cash for my burger.

After a bit of arguing, an appeal to the manager, and maybe a little bit of flirting (okay, a lot of flirting), they agreed. If I could do a backflip out next to the road and get two cars to turn into the rest stop, they'd give me a free banana split.

Victory has never tasted SO good.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Some of the best movies in the world include: Six String Samurai, Lucky Number Slevin, Harold and Maude (which my dad made me watch when I was 6. If you've seen it, you'll know how traumatizing this was), Run Lola Run.

Food: Anything spicy. Last time I was at Thai Tom, the waitress asked how many stars I wanted, "1 through 5." I said 8 stars. She gasped and took a step back.

I'm pretty sure it was worth it, but the jury is still out on that one.

Ethiopian is also great. If you're weirded out by eating large piles of food with your hands whose ingredients you can't discern and names you can't pronounce, then move along. I'm not for you.

Mexican (#burritos4lyfe).

Midnight happy hour sushi isn't too shabby either. I know a place.
The six things I could never do without
I think a much more interesting question is "What could you live with?"

For example, I could live with having a pet monkey. I could also live with only having mexican food every day. I probably could not through a sharknado though.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What those "BLINK" stickers all over Seattle mean. Have you noticed them? They're white stickers with BLINK in black bold lettering. I see them everywhere, I have absolutely no idea what they are or what they mean, and the weirdest thing is I've never met anyone else who's noticed them before.

But once I point them out, you'll start to see them everywhere. Promise.
On a typical Friday night I am
dancing, shooting a viral video with my friends, writing a proposal for a new client at work, speaking at an event in Madison or Atlanta or Louisville or Beijing, or hanging out at a coffee shop.

Or sometimes I'm sitting on someone else's rooftop watching the city. Not unlike Batman.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Between kindergarden and twelfth grade I probably had, on average, two peanut butter and jelly sandwiches a day.
You should message me if
You're spontaneous, but not flakey.
You're athletic and can keep up - or force me to keep up.
You're planning on doing something awesome with your life and there's a long line of kicked asses of those who've stood in your way.