39San Diego, United States
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My self-summary
I’m officially Texan by birth, but grew up in an LA beach suburb. After living in SF the last 6 years, I just moved back down south. You can insert just about any SoCal stereotype and you’ll probably have me pegged: I’m at home at the beach, can’t get enough sun, love surfing, have more flip-flops than shoes, and (over)use words like “awesome” and “dude.”

SoCal stereotypes aside, though, most other things about me are a walking contradiction:
- I played soccer in college, but am a closet nerd
- I spent most of my twenties collecting degrees at graduate schools (MD, MBA, MSc), but would opt for Family Guy over NPR most days
- I’m just as content reading and people-watching in a coffee shop as I am running stadiums or doing a bootcamp
- My Christian faith has been a driving force in my life. I credit that and my awesome family for cutting me down to size when my “healthy” level of self-confidence gets a little too healthy
- I love anything that involves being active (have done Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Whitney and the London Marathon) and can play just about any sport, but have zero musical talent. I guess that's not really a contradiction...my bad...I just wanted you to know that I'm worldly and athletic, and I figured you wouldn't care if I can't play the violin or sing
- I grew up a UCLA fan, but switched allegiances to USC after both my brother and I went there for college
- Although I don't have my teaching credentials, I can teach you how to dougie
What I’m doing with my life
- I decided not to practice medicine, and chose to work in private equity (investing) instead. It was a difficult decision to leave medicine, but I love my job and the people I work with
I’m really good at
- Making coke slushies at work
- "Solving" Rubic’s cube...by peeling off the stickers and pasting them back in correct position
- Saying "please" and "thank you" and holding doors open. I know that's corny, but it's how I was raised!
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile...and that I am always laughing. I use those to disarm people before the second thing they usually notice about me: biting sarcasm/wit
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
TV: Suits, The Office, The League, SportsCenter, Archer…and any show that reminds me of LA
Reading: Economist, WSJ, Biographies, The Namesake, Complications
Music: Hip-hop, Rock, Alternative...depends on the day
Food: Anything and everything. Bonus points if it's spicy.
Movies: Wedding Crashers, Old School, Shawshank Redemption, Top Gun, Slumdog Millionaire, Pixar movies (should have probably put this last one in the embarassing facts section below)
Six things I could never do without
1. 3 "F's": Family, Friends, Faith
2. Optimism
3. Sunny days
4. Running shoes
5. Making my own rules
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- what to eat next (my body still thinks I'm playing soccer 4 hours a day)
- where to travel
- how I can have impact on the world around me (cheesy, but true)
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out at happy hour or dinner with friends and hopefully meeting new people.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
- I'm a total ham at weddings. I LOVE giving wedding toasts; I'd give them for strangers if that wasn't weird. Handing me a mic is about the only thing you can do to pry me off the dance floor or out of the photobooth.
You should message me if
- you're funny, confident, and wicked smart
- you like to be active and don't take yourself too seriously
- you love meeting new people
The two of us