Meet the Staff

Kat Carrido Bonds
Marketing Manager
Hometown: Alhambra, CA

Likes: Mom+pop shops, L.A. especially after a rain, live music, festivals, brunch with friends and family (or any meal, really!), cuddle time with my daughter, art for social change!

Favorite food(s): I love (almost) all foods! Hot pandesal, breakfast, KBBQ, dumplings, portobello burgers, mangoes, ice cream

Favorite quote(s): “
Work is love made visible.” -Gibran
“The only way to survive is by taking care of one another.” -Grace Lee Boggs

Julia Diamond AKA Jules
Interim Director
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Likes: mid 70s temps, hiking, history especially LA history, dogs dogs dogs, Sam Cooke, miniature objects, yoga, good people doing good work
Favorite food(s) currently: hummus at Mhzh (“WOW” as my little daughter says) in Silver Lake, mole negro, cheeseburgers, bananas
Favorite Quote(s): “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.”
30 seconds on the Mic: Grand Park is where all the good stuff happens. Come play!

Derek Glover
Production Manager
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Likes: Electronic Music, Music festivals, Creating Art
Favorite Food(s): 
Burgers
Favorite Quote: “We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams”
30 seconds on the Mic: I absolutely love my career path and feel very lucky to be able to do something I love every day. I am looking forward to the future and helping to create some fun and exciting experiences in the park.

Roberto Gonzalez AKA Rob AKA Robgonz AKA Robzilla
Operations Manager
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

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.

Nicole Mauricio
Rentals Coordinator
Hometown: ʻEwa Beach, Hawaiʻi

Likes: Dancing hula, Chasing sunrises and sunsets, the Ocean, Hiking, Grey’s Anatomy, Olive Garden, Totoro, Iced Matcha Lattes, Cooking, Universal Studios Hollywood.
Favorite Food(s):
Pasta, All dishes with potatoes as their main ingredient, Lau Lau, Squid Luau, Shave Ice, Carne asada fries, Korean BBQ, Pancit, Lumpia, Ice cream cake.
30 seconds on the mic: Hawaii born and raised, Filipino-American always looking for adventures whether it be traveling to places near and far, taking on new hobbies, or trying out different types of food. Grand Park can be your next adventure – a destination for your event, film shoot, or photo shoot!

Marty Preciado
Program Manager
Hometown: Los Angeles via Mexico City via Tijuana

Likes: Studying about youth cultural expressions via music, document intercultural exchange of gender and politics in arts & culture, watch horror movies and classic Hollywood movies starring Rita Hayworth, Joan Crawford or Elizabeth Taylor, red lipsticks, reading Gloria Fuertes, Doyers, and Selena.
Foods: Mariscos Jalisco, Villa Moreliana, Jitlada, Musso & Frank, Mozza, fresh mango and coconut from LA fruit carts, chicharrón burritos, classic burgers, hot dogs from dodger stadium, pupusas, tacos after a concert.
Quotes:  “Without community, there is no liberation.” ― Audre Lorde
30 seconds on the mic: Welcome to Grand Park, the park for everyone, YOUR park, where all are invited and welcomed!

John Rooney
Production Assistant
Hometown:
South Gate, CA

Likes: Football, Baseball, Country Music
Favorite Food(s): Mexican and Italian

Angela.v2Angela 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

WORK IN GRAND PARK!
Program and Production Coordinator