I moved to California in 2005 to attend Musicians Institute in Hollywood. My buddy from high school was already living out here so that made the move easier. During my first year here I met Jimmy Kimmel. He recommended me for a job to help a very pregnant friend of his named Lynette Carolla. I spent the next year walking the dog, going on diaper runs, and breaking in her husband Adam’s new shoes.
Adam quickly saw that I was meant for so much more than all of that and put me to work on cleaning the pool house, getting rid of all the cobwebs, and catching rattlesnakes. For the next 6 years I went to the Adam Carolla School of Construction. We built a super garage on his house in the Hollywood hills. It was some of the hardest work I ever had to do, but looking back there’s not one second I would change. I parlayed all the back breaking labor into a General Contractor’s license (so the 3 or 4 of you folks out there reading this, if you are in the LA area and need a handyman, hit me up).
Being a glutton for punishment, I attended Pacific Coast University School of Law in Long Beach at night, because who likes having free time??
When I finished law school Adam asked if I wanted to help him build his newly budding alcohol business, Mangria, and the rest is history. I have been working to help build the brand since, and haven’t turned back.
Hobbies: surfing, playing sand volleyball (I’m 5’10” but I play like I am 6’6″), music (listening and playing), bar games (Pool, Darts, Corn hole, Golden Tee).
Favorite Band: Lord Huron
Favorite Song: Naive Melody (This must be the place), Talking Heads
Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Food: Shrimp Tacos (but this changes with the time of year)