What You Will Find on This Blog
Thanks for checking out my page! On this blog, you will mostly find write-ups of my outdoor adventures, which I put together as a way to 1) reflect on ways to improve my next trip, 2) pull together photos from beautiful moments in nature and 3) to connect with other adventurers. Maybe I'll write about other stuff too! But for now I am mostly posting about the wonderful things that can be seen and experienced in wild places. You can also find me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/daveyocom415) where I like to tweet dumb thoughts I have.
Work & Education
After three-years post-college years living and working in St. Louis, MO (2017-2020), I returned to my hometown of San Francisco where I now work remotely with the iSelect Fund investment team as a Principal. We are a venture capital firm that invests in early stage technology startups that improve the way we produce food, deliver nutrition and provide healthcare. I have enthusiastically worked with and led investments in companies like Kula Bio, Arable, AgriWebb, EarthOptics, Vence, Sentera, Brightseed, BCD Bioscience, Nix Biosensors and GeneMatters amongst many others. I am personally most interested in working with companies finding ways to make the food system both climate neutral (reducing emissions and / or sequestering carbon) and climate resilient. I graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Environmental Management where I worked on life cycle analysis (LCA) research, mostly in agricultural systems, with Dr. Yiwen Chiu. After graduation, I participated in and completed Venture for America's (VFA) 2-Year Fellowship Program, which is how I originally connected with the iSelect Fund team in St. Louis back in 2017.
Page Street Fit
In San Francisco, I co-run a Page Street Fit with my friend Aaron Wong, a fitness community hosted at my apartment on Page Street. Our current offerings include 1) an outdoor fitness class, hosted MWF at 5pm, that mimics CrossFit & HIIT style workouts and 2) a weekly yoga class. If you are interested in joining or learning more, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music & Guitar
I love seeing live music & playing guitar (electric & acoustic). My favorite guitarists include Mark Knopfler, Derek Trucks, SRV, James Taylor, Cory Wong, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy & Rick Mitarotonda amongst many others. In the past year I have studied / performed with band workshops out of Blue Bear Music School, but would love to play in a band with other Bay Area musicians.
Since 2018, I have been a Big Brother through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri. My relationship with my "Little" is now long-distance, but joining the program remains one of the best decisions I have ever made. I am very interested in getting involved with youth mentorship, like that which I provide through BBBS, locally in the Bay Area.