I was born on May 12th, 1980 at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. My parents are named Michael and Linda. My sister Sara was born on October 6th, 1984.
I (and incidentally Sara, too) went to West Valley Elementary in Sunnyvale followed by Kennedy Junior High School and Monta Vista High School in Cupertino. I graduated in June of 1998 and am now a Sophomore at Cal Poly, while Sara is a Sophomore at Monta Vista.
I have always lived in the South "Bay Area" aka "Silicon Valley" but but officially known as Santa Clara County. I first lived in an apartment in Sunnyvale until Sara was born. Then my family moved to a duplex in Los Altos for 5 years until our landlords retired and kicked us out. We lived at my grandparents' house in Cupertino for that summer and then moved into another duplex in Cupertino down the road from my grandparents' house. We moved in to this place just before the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989. We lived there for 4 years when we moved to a house in Sunnyvale for a year. Following that, we moved to a townhouse in the "De Anza Oaks" gated community in Cupertino where my family lives still today. As you can tell, my family has moved around a fair amount over the years (not including the moves my parents made before I was born).
Throughout my life, I have been involved in many things related to the arts. I took piano lessons from age 6 until about 14. (Sadly, I never learned to sight read very well, so I can't play a whole lot.) My family performed in The Bracebridge Pageant in Yosemite National Park every Christmas of my life until I was about 16. My parents even participated in it many years before I was born. They were always in the choir while my sister and I started out as "Villagers" and were later promoted to "Lackeys" when were older. I starred as a young kid in a Los Altos Conservatory Theater (LACT) production of South Pacific when I was 7. I started singing in my church choir when I started high school and I still sing with them when I a home, too.
More to come...
Last Modified: 16 January 2000