In pursuit of a new adventure, I found myself on the complete opposite coast and beach for that matter.
Yes, I am a Florida girl (Go Gators). I grew up in sunny and very humid Neptune beach, Florida. Of course, growing up on the beach means one thing—lots of swimming. I started swimming competitively at the age of 8 and continued through 2 years of college. Although I love the water, I took a break from swimming when I realized I would rather play with my food. By the time I was 20,my mother eventually gave up and stopped telling me not to play with my food—especially at the dinner table.
I joined the University of Florida’s food product development team (Again, Go Gators) and that brings me to Clif Bar & Co. Here, I’m able to create healthy nutritious food and work out all in the same office space! I’m a very lucky individual!
This new coast is treating me just as good as the last coast. I love the fresh locally grown organic veggies and the variety of restaurants—Indian and Mediterranean being my favorites! Hey, maybe one day I’ll operate my own fleet of biodiesel-Volkswagon buses which open up and sell fresh, organic, vegetarian, California cuisine to local office buildings during the lunch hour. I’ll call it The Morganic Revolution! Back to reality for a moment.
When I’m not at Clif Bar, you can find me having a glass of wine with my wonderful Gramps while admiring the city from his balcony, cooking with my boyfriend Jesse (who’s always excited to try my new “creations”), swimming in the bay (which I thought I would never say), reading about holistic nutrition and food, attempting to ride my bike (I’m still adjusting to the hills and railroad tracks), discovering new restaurants, running near Mount Diablo with Jesse, visiting friends in Napa and enjoying the Golden State of California—my new-found home!