Meet the Staff / Jobs

WORK IN GRAND PARK

Grand Park is an L.A. County park powered by The Music Center. There are no open positions at this time.

MEET TEAM GRAND PARK:
Azul Amaral AKA Azul 213
Program and Production Manager, Grand Park
Hometown:
 Los Angeles, California

Likes: DTLA Night rides with the 213 Bike Crew, long walks in the park, dance music, green juice, vegan treats, tropical island getaways.

30 seconds on the Mic: By day – Grand Park Program and Production Manager… by night – DJ, photojournalist, visual artist and creative producer. Whether I’m DJing, curating music events, organizing local art shows or producing cultural activations, Los Angeles has allowed me to express myself freely. The opportunity to utilize my experiences over the last 15 years and add to the park programming is an honor and privilege. It’s a good feeling doing what you love for the place you love. Who’s ready to DANCE?!

 

Julia Diamond Julia Diamond AKA Jules
Director of Programming, Grand Park
Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Likes: SL Reservoir, hot sauce, pocket dogs, cold brew, succulents, anywhere I can get a view of the city, lending libraries.

30 seconds on the Mic: 1) This is the most exciting time ever to be in LA. Everything is pulsing. No one is ever allowed to say that they are bored. 2) Read the newspaper; preferably lounging around in Grand Park. It is good for your brain.  3) LA needs an approval matrix a la NYM. 4) I miss Caffe Angeli.

 

Roberto Gonzalez AKA Rob AKA Robgonz AKA Robzilla
Senior Coordinator, Grand Park
Hometown:
 Los Angeles, California

Likes: Dodgers, Go Blue!, Lakers, 90’s hip hop, neorealism films, mom’s home cooking, The Simpsons, comic books, South L.A., documenting Los Angeles life through photo & film.

30 seconds on the Mic: 1) Growing up in Los Angeles I have seen its transformation like a living breathing organism, filled with all walks of life.  Different is the norm here and what makes L.A. great.  From the mountains to the beaches, from a red carpet to a taco truck, we have the cure for what ails you. This is the place for everyone, all are welcomed.

 

Javier Guillen_250Javier Guillen AKA GoEastLos
Social Media Ninja, Grand Park
Owner, Eastside Social Media Consulting
Hometown: Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles

Likes: Anything LA

30 seconds on the Mic: RIP MCA – Beastie Boys Forever!

 

Simone!Simone Oliva AKA Kittens
Program and Production Manager, Grand Park
Hometown: Hartford, Connecticut

Likes: Conquering fears, cheez-its, watching people be inspired, instrumental music, fruits of all kinds, dissecting stage layouts at concerts… nerd stuff.

30 seconds on the Mic: I love the heartbeat of this city and love being a part of the madness. Do what makes you smile and do it well. Rock-N-Roll <3

 

Lucas Rivera_250Lucas Rivera AKA Mix Master L AKA la situación
Vice President, Grand Park
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Likes: Community, sunshine, summer nights, world music, traveling, creating art, dominos, fishing, dancing, sugar, BBQ, pollo, steak tacos and rice & beans

30 seconds on the Mic: My sound is defined by syncopated percussive beats that enter your soul through colorful waves at a raising decibel and through this pressure of sound you begin to move. As you move, you enter a space that cannot be inhibited by negativity, you are in a zone. Your dance begins to speak for you and through this universal language of dance you are no longer a color, gender, size, or stereo type- you are free. Grand Park, my new home, your new green space, our soundtrack.

 

Tati Simonian_250Tati Simonian AKA The Armo Futurist
Marketing Manager, Grand Park
Hometown: Hollywood, California

Likes: Matchy-matchy outfits, the Eastside, coconut anything.

30 seconds on the Mic: We’re in it. LA’s in its renaissance. Between the park and a million fresh things to do, see, and experience. The energy pulsating through this city is palpable and mixed with many flavors from under the sun. Go, play, do you, be you. Trust me, you look great.

 

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Angela Tsai AKA @angelasigh AKA @djsigh
Business Manager, Grand Park
Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

Likes: Stumptown, Blue Bottle, Sushi Gen, Sunny Blue, Milky, Kazu Nori, AllSaints, rainbows, Sperries, Minions, Wheel of Fortune, Scrabble, Kobe, Eskuche, lavender, and rose.

30 seconds on the Mic: I am Angela. The new Business Manager. Welcome to our park. #haiku #grandpark #dtla