WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
Part-time between Boulder, Colorado & Eugene, Oregon.
WHAT'S YOUR POSITION AT THE BIG ANDREW AND HOW DOES THE FOUNDATION INSPIRE YOU?
My position is described as “marketing guru” of the Pacific Chapter. I find ways to organize and spread the word of the Big A through various outlets. The foundation inspires me in two ways— First, cancer is a close to home cause that I’m excited to raise money and awareness for. Second, the Big A has found a way to combine my main loves in life: people, outdoor recreation, beer, and doing something that inspires you.
WHAT'S YOUR BIGGEST ASPIRATION IN LIFE?
My biggest aspiration is to travel and share my life with people. I can’t really think of anything else that drives me more than unexplored territory or being with the people I love. I love to create things such as: adventure, relationships, music, arts & crafts, and more. I aspire to always be happy.
HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR EGGS?
I like my eggs scrambled, for sure. But, I like a lil’ twist on them… so usually I’ll throw in some sautéed or caramelized veggies & bacon if I’m feeling feisty. And for the love of all things delicious, always go in for the avocado, life’s too short.
(If you read Will Grubb’s bio and he didn’t admit to microwaving his eggs, then now you know)
MOST NOTABLE PERSONAL OR PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT?
I was pretty proud and excited to have lived in a town called Oviedo where almost no one spoke English, including my wonderful host parents. Three months of speaking primarily Spanish taught me more about myself, culture, and my comfort zone than any other experience.
FAVORITE ACTIVITY WHEN NOT WORKING?
Go outside, get outside, be outside.
HAVE ANY PETS?
A devastatingly handsome 13-year-old black Labrador named Sullivan (Sully). And also I’ve commandeered a few of my friends’ dogs as my own.
BIGGEST PET PEEVE?
Wasting time complaining or being upset about something that can be changed.
Okay, so blue is technically my favorite, but various shades of red have stepped into my life recently because they seem powerful and comforting all at the same time.
This is hard, but probably Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Yes, it’s kind of a love story, but every time I watch it I walk away with a new perspective.
ANY CLOSING REMARKS?
Live. Your. Life. You only get one and I promise it’s really fun if you make it so! Also, love and appreciate every single person in your life, they are there for a good reason.