Systems Operations Manager
Alma Mater: UCSB
At Local Market Launch Since June 2013
What are some fun facts about you?
* I was actually born in Chicago and didn’t move to Poway, California until I was 5 years old.
* I played the saxophone in Poway High School’s marching band for four years. Go Titans!
* I double majored in English and History at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
* My favorite movie is Equilibrium.
* My favorite literary character is Hamlet.
* My favorite song is Photograph by Santana (originally by Def Leppard).
What is your favorite activity in Santa Barbara?
I really enjoy all outdoor and beach activities. One of my favorite things to do is play ultimate frisbee on the beach. I also really like hiking. My favorite hike would have to be Inspiration Point, which is a moderate hike, about 7 miles round trip. It has great views of Santa Barbara and you can see all the way out to the Channel Islands on a clear day.
What is your favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara?
My favorite restaurant would have to be Red Pepper, a Chinese place in Goleta. Definitely some of the best Chinese food in town.
What do you like about working at Local Market Launch?
Local Market Launch is an exciting startup with a team of successful and motivational entrepreneurs. We work in an exciting niche market that is rapidly evolving and always changing. What we do is really relevant. How many people search for things on the internet every day? What I think is really exciting is the increase in mobile searches and how that is affecting the local search landscape. If someone is walking down the street and feels like pizza, chances are they are going to take out their phone and search for a pizza place.
Aside from what we do I really enjoy our work environment. There is a great balance between a laid back and relaxed atmosphere and one that is highly energetic and driven. I have a great group of coworkers who come to work every day with a positive attitude and an enthusiasm for what they do.
What is your favorite quote?
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” – Martin Luther King Jr.