Originally Posted by Shilo Rune 96
I have always wondered everyones backgrounds here on the board. So what's your job? What's your gig? Are you design friendly or practical friendly?
Currently I'm in sales/marketing, but I've also worked in IT and project management pretty extensively. I grew up in Buffalo, where urban planning doesn't exist, but moved to San Diego at 21 and a year or two later ended up through some strange luck on an advisory board related to their search for a new airport (they wanted a mix of people across the community, and I was the only person covering the under 40 demographic that volunteered) so between that and my brother being an architect I just kind of got interested in planning and design. (My dad and brother are both very into architecture, so I got dragged along to all kinds of cool places that they wanted to see up and down the east coast.)
I've never worked in urban planning, but I started reading this site in San Diego as I was watching the housing boom of the early 2000's in one of the hottest markets in the country, but never registered for an account until after I had moved to Portland in 2006. It was cool when I got to Portland because these forums had already kind of given me virtual tours of some parts of the area.