Meet our team

Simone Alicea

Producer
Chicago
@svalicea

The tourist trap that’s actually great:
The architecture boat tour is so much more interesting than it sounds.

Best book or movie about my city:
“Will Grayson, Will Grayson” by John Green and David Levithan. Yes, it’s a YA book. But as a 15-year-old girl on the West Coast, reading about the misadventures these two titular suburban boys were having in Chicago made me want to have my own.

Jacoby Cochran

Host
Chicago
@cobycochran

Let’s eat here:
5 Loaves Eatery for salmon and grits with lemon zest pancakes.

We do this better than any other city:
Roller skate.

Best book or movie about my city: 
“Southside” by Natalie Moore. 

Carrie Shepherd

Lead Producer
Chicago
@cshepherd

We do this better than any other city:
Pride. In Chicago, unlike maybe New York or D.C., no one is trying to be somebody else. Also, we’re better at waiting for the bus in the cold.

Best book or movie about my city:
“The Fugitive”…and shout-out to “Adventures in Babysitting” because there are some awesome scenes of Lower Wacker.

Bree Davies

Host
Denver
@cocodavies

Let’s eat here:
Poppies, for prime rib french dip. 

Someone from my city you should know: Phillip “Phil The Fan” Hamon III, who was the greatest fan of the Denver music scene till he passed in 2011.

Paul Karolyi

Lead Producer
Denver
@paulkarolyi

Let’s eat here: 
Benny Blanco’s in Cap Hill for pizza, and not just because they always indulge my outside-the-box topping requests.

Best book or movie about my city:
Manuel Ramos’ “Desperado: A Mile High Noir.” You won’t walk down 32nd Avenue the same way ever again.

Andi McDaniel

Chief Creative Officer
Chicago
@andimcdaniel

A place in my city that not enough people know about:
The Field Notes headquarters in West Loop, and Foster Beach, where dogs go to sunbathe.

We do this better than any other city:
It doesn’t matter who your neighbors voted for– in a blizzard, you’ll shovel their cars out.

Sarah Menendez

Project Manager
Los Angeles
@sarahmenendez

Let’s eat here:
The piñata district. It’s the best block of true LA street food. We’ll start with the pupusa lady at the corner of Olympic & Central.

Someone from my city you should know:
Walter Thompson-Hernandez. South East LA, represent!

David Plotz

CEO
Washington D.C.
@davidplotz

A place in my city that not enough people know about:
Ft. DeRussy, a Civil War fort in Rock Creek Park that’s been swallowed by the forest. 

Let’s eat here:
Teaism in Dupont Circle, where we’d get a very sweet bubble tea and a salty oat cookie.


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