MEET TEAM GRAND PARK
Azul Amaral AKA Azul 213
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
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?!
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
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!
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
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.
Javier Guillen AKA GoEastLos
Social Media Ninja
Owner, Eastside Social Media Consulting
Hometown: Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles
Likes: Anything LA
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!
Programming + Production Coordinator
Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
Likes: Books, tea, good friends, adventures to new places, comfy sweaters, British television, mountains, abundant sunshine, cultural experiences that make me think
Favorite Food(s): New Mexican green chile, curries, homemade focaccia, coconut ice cream with fresh mangos, fresh tomatoes from the garden
Favorite Quote: “No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted”–Aesop
30 seconds on the mic: Coming to Los Angeles by way of Boston, I’m excited to help bring to life events full of dancing, music, food, fun and community! Let’s hang out, LA!
Likes: Football, Baseball, Country Music
Favorite Food(s): Mexican and Italian
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
WORK IN GRAND PARK!
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