Where are you from? Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
How did you end up working at Magnum? Jen and I met when we shared a bunk in spring 2014 as participants in Eat Retreat, a collaborative retreat for nationwide food leaders. We took over a camp in the Anderson Valley for a weekend of honey tasting, animal butchery, photography workshops and decadent eating. Since this experience, I have stayed in touch with Jen and been impressed as she has established Magnum PR as the premier agency serving restaurants in SF. With a background in marketing and brand strategy at California Olive Oil Council and a consistent involvement in editorial, the option to come on as Magnum provides an opportunity to hone in to what I enjoy most, create messaging and storytelling.
What is your role on the team? Social Media Strategist and Account Manager
When did you know you wanted to work in food and/or media marketing?
When I was living abroad, I had time to spare and wanted to take advantage of the new and interesting range of ingredients available to me in South Korea. I started a blog as a resource for shopping and cooking in the foreign country and with this endeavor I set my sights on a career path combining two of the things I love most: food and writing.
What is the most exciting part of being on the Magnum Team? I am most excited to be surrounded by such an innovative and creative group of individuals who can collaborate on telling the inspiring stories of our clients.
You’re ordering a pizza, only one topping allowed, what is it? Pepperoni
What is a publication you are currently obsessed with? Whetstone Magazine
What is the first city on your traveler’s bucket list? Barcelona. I’ve been fortunate to travel all over the world, but I have yet to visit mainland Europe. It’s time.
Where is your favorite place to eat right now? I’ve currently been in a dumpling rut and I’ve been enjoying crawling through the concentration in the Sunset and have recently expanded to Chinatown. I can’t wait to contrast new to old when I finally check out Mr. Jui’s (soon)!
What is an ingredient you cannot cook without? California Extra Virgin Olive Oil.