The team here at Column Five is made up of some very special people. They come from all walks of life. They’re creative, and they work very hard. They’re also very interesting. One staff member a week will be profiled on our blog, from our oldest producer to our newest designer, to introduce the people behind the work.
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Started February 2011
Director of Production
In 144 characters or less, tell us about yourself.
I’m a Southern California native who loves Mexico, traveling, camping, wiener dogs, and the seventh-inning stretch at Dodger games.
What subject could you give a lecture on?
“How to travel when everything that could go wrong does.”
I’ve been through my fair share of airline closures, mystery spider bites, food poisonings, sea urchin attacks, road disasters, freak weather events, and other mishaps abroad…and had a relatively great time through it all.
I took a six-week trip through Peru and Bolivia a few years ago, taking 13-hour bus rides in near-freezing temperatures. I got salmonella poisoning mid-trip, and we were trapped in Bolivia for a few days while our airline was going bankrupt and canceling flights left and right. But it was still an absolutely incredible trip, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
What’s your favorite thing about working at Column Five?
My favorite thing about working at Column Five is that I get to work with some of the most creative, intelligent, inspiring, and all-around awesome people on the planet. Everyone is so incredibly passionate about what they do—something not easily found in other offices. Oh, and we have a lot of fun, too.
What’s your secret talent?
Karaoke. I can’t sing a note, but I think I can lay down a pretty awesome rendition of “Shoop” by Salt-N-Pepa with C5 editor Katy French.
What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever seen, done, or experienced?
I’ve been lucky enough to see and experience some pretty amazing things in different corners of the planet. One stand-out moment has to be seeing the sunrise at Machu Picchu in Peru. Standing in a site like that surrounded by ruins, llamas, and morning mist as the sun came over the mountains was incredible.
She also sent some pictures:
The Sunrise at Machu Pichu
Taking Tea with a Turkey