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Hello San Francisco!

I have enjoyed being in Seattle but have decided to take a job with @ and move to San Francisco. Answerly is a @ startup building some awesome stuff and I am very excited to be joining the team. While I can't go into details yet, be sure to follow me (@) on @ to see my latest startup experience unfold. I love working with lots of social data so I'm sure there will be some of that mixed in. :-P

Seattle - Kerry Park Skyline View

When am I moving? Well pretty much immediately. I will be in Portland for Thanksgiving before driving down I-5 early December. If you happen to be long the route drop me a note and maybe I will drop in for a bit.


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I am looking for an apartment in downtown SF so if you know of something or are looking for a roommate let me (and doxy) know.

Fog at the Golden Gate #1 - San Francisco

And with that be sure to look for me at SF tech events and have a wonderful Thanks Giving.

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