Hi, I'm Yuri!
Currently based in Oakland, CA, I am a California transplant who is passionate about all things Bay Area & California. I love and embrace the creative community, the beautiful nature, and the cultural diversity in my region, and was a San Franciscan and a vegetarian for many years prior to moving to my current home base 12 miles across the bridge. I work as a freelance violinist (mostly classical, sometimes a little rock n'roll!) and have a thriving private teaching studio business. I love to travel and prefer to experience new places in the most "local" way as possible. I like cooking, baking, reading, and learning (about anything). I spend large chunks of what little free time I get off the grid, where I enjoy walks, hikes, picnics, swims, photography. I am a big fan of live music (concerts, shows, street performers, cafes - really anything), amusement parks, and pizza!