I'm a third-generation native Californian born in Oakland and raised all over the Bay Area. My home turf stretches from Napa Valley to the Silicon Valley and from the Monterey Bay to the Sierra Nevada. And while I've lived in San Francisco since 2002, travel and relocation have been prominent features of my life from an early age. Whether for family, school, or career - I've found myself living in the Midwest and East Coast in the US as well as in Latin America, Western and Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. Even as university student in Spain, a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay, or a humanitarian aid worker in Bosnia, Serbia, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan, when it was time to return to the States, I would always long for my favorite place of all, my home... my San Francisco. There is nowhere else in the world I'd rather hang my hat.
I also have a small business dealing in vintage, salvage, and upcycled furniture, decor, and jewelry. My home features many objects & artifacts I've created & collected, restored & repurposed over the years. I love poking around sidewalk sales and thrift stores... but some of my favorite pieces were found 'free online' or right down on the street corner. Come check out my place! Thanks for reading this far and I look forward to meeting you soon.