How do you view your role with portfolio companies?
My primary role is to facilitate meaningful relationships and partnerships between Founders and industry experts.
How did your family shape your views on work?
I got my first job on my sixteenth birthday. I had just gotten my learner's permit and wanted a car. My dad said “you want a car? Go buy one.” Heeding his advice, I walked right to my neighborhood grocery store and asked for a job. Just two months later, I bought a 1999 Monte Carlo Chevrolet in rav green on Craigslist for $1,000 in cash. Ever since then I realized the importance of a strong work ethic and the beauty of financial independence.
Favorite quote or saying?
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it” - Maya Angelou
What is the first concert you ever saw live?
I saw Carole King back in 2005 during her Living Room Tour in New York City and to this day “You’ve Got a Friend” remains one of my favorite songs of all time.
What is your favorite hobby/outside of venture, how do you spend your time?
I am a self-described outdoor enthusiast. My ideal Sunday is a hike in Marin with my golden retriever, Doug, followed by lunch at Sol Food or Hookfish.
I joined Redpoint because I wanted to…
Support founders in their pursuit to change the world. Each Founder is working to innovate their prospective industries and seeing that process firsthand is both humbling and fascinating.
What industry are you most excited to see evolve and why?
I’m fascinated by healthtech and how new companies are changing the ways in which people prioritize their emotional and physical wellbeing.
What is your favorite book / who is your favorite author?
Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner. It’s a wonderful story about a father-son relationship navigating traditionalism, masculinity, and war.
If you could play a sport/ take a road trip with anyone, who would it be?
Nothing sounds better than driving down the California coast singing with Adele and Lizzo.