When I set off for college in 2006, I had no idea that I would return to my hometown five years later.
The story is simple - I went to college in Boston, landed a "dream job" at a winery in Sonoma County, and suddenly realized that despite the appeal of the always-on-the-move urban lifestyle, there is something special happening in Redding, California.
With Shasta County's boundless natural beauty and its close-knit community, I very quickly understood that Redding is on the verge of some major changes.
So I rolled up my sleeves, got my hands dirty, and got involved.
I like taking risks and creating things. From lemonade stands to 50 cent postcard businesses, I've been a serial entrepreneur my whole life.
In 2011, I moved back to Redding, California and co-founded my current business, Sugar Pine Media. When I'm not working, I love exploring Northern California, playing music, taking pictures, cookin' good eats, digesting inhumane amounts of news on a daily basis, and generally learning anything and everything I can until the sun goes down.
Here is a laundry list of other things that I have recently been involved in: