Meet cookie lover, dad, and entrepreneur. With a less than one year old daughter and both parents working, find out how he gets it all done and has time with his child at Cubes&Crayons.
What brought you to Cubes&Crayons?
We were disheartened by the options we had for infant care in the Mountain View and Palo Alto area, and then a friend suggested trying Cubes and Crayons. This is such a perfect solution (we can't believe how lucky we are)! Cubes and Crayons is a great work environment, and we felt really comfortable and happy with the care givers and play space.
What do you do for a living?
I founded Active Spectrum, an early-stage technology company. We make an instrument used for the chemical analysis of free radicals. Free radicals are reactive chemicals found in the blood, food, and the environment. Antioxidants like Vitamin E have health benefits because they go around and "scavenge" free radicals, eliminating the harmful effects of these compounds. The company recently received a grant from the EPA to look at free radicals in diesel engine exhaust.
What is your favorite part of the Cubes&Crayons Community?
The kids & free cookies.
Favorite part of going to C+C:
The social part of starting a business can be very challenging, and that much more so when you have kids. Cubes is a very creative way of addressing this reality!
"Nothing happens unless we first dream it" is a quote at Cubes&Crayons. What do you dream of?
Creating communities in a place like Silicon Valley really matters. If you are part of a large company or a traditional organization (like a university) the issue may seem invisible. That's because you spend most of your time talking to people at the company. For everybody outside of a traditional organization, finding places to connect is a big deal.
Something fun or unusual you would like to share?
The second best place to hang out with your kids is Peet's coffee at 6am.