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Q. If this were your last day on Earth, where in Oakland would you dine?
I would eat a “David Mack” pie from Bare Knuckle Pizza, and maybe a “TNT” pie. It’s my last day, why not?
Q. Where is the first place you take your friends and family from out of town in Oakland?
Jack London Square because it has a little bit of everything.
Q. What’s your favorite secret spot in Oakland?
Lake Merritt’s bonsai garden.
Q. Where would someone most likely find you on the weekend?
Definitely brunching, I can’t start my weekend without a good breakfast.
Q. Describe your Oakland in 3 words?
Cultured, cool and creative.
Q. Where is one of your favorite travel destinations in the world?
Portland Oregon, strictly for the food.
Q. What is your go-to happy hour drink?
Gin & tonic, or Ginny T as I like to call them.
Q. What do you love about your job?
I love that I get to help people see the way I see Oakland. It’s my favorite city and I can have a hand in making it other people’s favorite as well.
Q. Describe who you are in 140 characters or less.
Professional binge watcher, brunch eater, art appreciator and music lover.
Q. Best place to shop in Oakland?
I’m a huge thrift store shopper and I’ve yet to be disappointed in the various thrift stores we have in Oakland.