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Do more of what makes you happy.

April 22, 2015

It’s a choice. Think back on the last month. Identify the things that made you smile. Then, prioritize your day to include the little (and big) things that make you smile. For me, it’s going for a paddle on the lagoon at sunset. It’s having a cup of tea when my office is freezing. It’s putting on a solid playlist and headphones and jamming away when working on a big project. It’s catching up with a dear friend or family member on the phone or on Skype. It’s waking up an hour early to get a sunrise run in. It’s preparing a crockpot the night before so when we get home, the house smells amazing and there is no work to be done. It’s going taking Jasper for walk with Tyler before work in the morning. 

It’s finally starting a blog (!!) after years and years of wanting to. This is it! Tyler and I will be sharing our adventures here. Stay tuned… 



April 9, 2015

Feeling grateful today that I get to hang with rad athletes as a part of my job. I was always inspired by both Kerri Walsh & April Ross when I played high school, club and eventually D1 volleyball at Santa Clara University.

During the pre-season of my Sophomore year in college, I remember I telling my dad that I had grown about 1/2 inch since pre-season of my Freshman year. My Dad told me that Kerri Walsh grew an inch or so during her time at Stanford. I remember thinking that was the coolest thing that I had something in common with her! I hoped to grow more during my time in college that that half an inch was all I got. I never thought I’d be sitting under the net while Kerri trained for a run at her 4th Olympic Gold. It’s pretty cool that I can now call both Kerri and April friends of mine.

I spent the day yesterday with a talented team of videographers and photographers to collect footage of Kerri, a Designer Protein ambassador (our most well known product is Designer Whey). There are so many exciting things on the horizon for Designer Protein – stay tuned! Feeling honored to be a part of the creative, talented, and hard-working team at Designer.

On the road, Videos

Desert Time Lapse

April 2, 2015

My gorgeous friend Danielle Stern got married to her dream guy two weekends ago outside of Scottsdale, Az. Desert sunsets are pretty special and this one didn’t disappoint. Had to time-lapse it!

I like to use Camalapse for 360 degree panning time-lapses. 






Spotify’s Collaborative Playlists = Modern Mix Tapes

March 2, 2015


My youngest sister, Caitlyn, has amazing taste in music. It doesn’t hurt that one of her roommates works for iTunes and therefore knows about the latest and great music before anyone. Even though Caitlyn lives in San Francisco and I live in San Diego, we are still able to share and collaborate on playlists thanks to Spotify. Here’s the latest playlist that Caitlyn created and shared with me.  



 Meow Ya Later — Playlist 


Making a playlist collaborative is straightforward. Just follow these steps:

  1. After creating a playlist on Spotify, right-click its title in the main sidebar, and then select Collaborative Playlist from the pop-up menu that appears.

    You know when your playlist has become collaborative when a little dot appears next to the music note on the left of the playlist name.

  2. Share the playlist.

    Remember that anyone who has the web address can edit the tracks within the playlist.

  3. If you feel the need to turn collaboration off and make the playlist all yours once more, right-click the playlist in the sidebar again.

    If the playlist is collaborative, a check appears next to Collaborative Playlist.

  4. Click Collaborative Playlist to uncheck that option and turn off the collaborative feature.

    The music note turns back to its original white.