Nathan

Nathan shares the same alma mater as Sara. Trained to create stories through imagery, he is a true documentarian. He's lived in Mexico City and Costa Rica and speaks Spanish! Not to mention, he loves to cook - he grinds meat for home-made sausages and cure his own bacon.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?

Over the years I've acquired a small pantheon of objects that are important to me. Painted tapestries from India, hats from a golf tournament in Vegas that my Dad and I got autographed by some pros, and a Hank Aaron commemorative coin that my grandfather gave me when I was very young. These and other similar items have a lot of personal value.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BAY AREA HANGOUTS?

I love to see live music and try new beer, and fortunately for me I live in Oakland. I frequent brewpubs like Lost & Found, Woods Bar, and The Trappist. I love to see music at The Fox in Oakland, the Independent in San Francisco and the Greek theater in Berkeley.

WITH WHAT FICTIONAL CHARACTER DO YOU MOST IDENTIFY?

FBI special agent Dale Cooper, from the TV series Twin Peaks (maybe the best network television ever). He is friendly, loves pie and coffee for breakfast, and has a quick wit.

WHERE DO YOU FEEL MOST INSPIRED?

Wild places mean the most to me. Alone in nature is when I feel challenged and inspired by life. I love back-packing and hiking around Northern California and Oregon.

WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE RIGHT NOW?

I would probably be on a plane to Cuba. I speak Spanish and have lived in Mexico and Costa Rico, and now that Cuba is opening up it is probably the number one place I want to go. Backpacking or traveling with my wife, with time to spare. Whether it is around the world or just up the coast to Point Reyes, getting outdoors and seeing the world is my favorite thing.

Go-tos

new yorker magazine

I always have an issue or two with me wherever I go. There is no better way to stay informed on current events and entertained by the latest arts and culture.

spotify

I love music, and Spotify's deep catalogue means I can access a good portion of the worlds music at any given time. I can even save music and listen to it offline.

whustof

I love to cook and a good knife is the most important tool in the kitchen. My whustof makes prepping for a meal a true pleasure.

miyata road bike

Driving around the Bay Area is not exactly a relaxing experience, so whenever I can I get around on my 1980's era Miyata road bike.

blue bottle coffee

Good coffee is not a luxury, it's a necessity. I've been buying locally roasted blue bottle beans for years now. They make the first part of the day actually enjoyable. 

Northern California