He's originally from Minneapolis MN. But a wayfarer's spirit and his parents had him seeking solace in the sunnier climes of California. Hanabi currently resides in San Francisco and works in this little industry that some people have heard of called the "tech industry." He's eschewed the current economic trends in California of gold mining, panning for gold, and the shipping of goods and sundries for this upstart tech business. He also owns a screen printing business for good measure. He's a trained chef, a wizard in the kitchen, and an avid world traveler. Oh, and he likes to collect vintage synthesizers to round out his renaissance man persona.
Hanabi is also a man who hails from Sacramento, CA -- the state capital if you will. We had an actor from Austria as our governor. If you flew into the Sacramento airport a few years ago you would have seen shirts in various gift shops that said things like "The Gover-nator" because that same actor-turned-politician used to star is some robot shoot-em-ups. But not many people are familiar enough with his work, so I digress... Hanabi is an audio-engineer and live sound technician by trade. He can play the drums well -- like, really well. He currently resides in Seattle and is on a mission to seek out every single craft brew made in the Northwest and review them so you don't have to.
Some common threads among Hanabi's two personalities are: 1) a love of great food, whether it's from a $300 a person price-fixe menu or a meal using kitchen hacks that cost $10 to make; 2) a love of really odd Japanese music and; 3) finally, of course, they're both hella (Nor-Cal saying, kinda like "hyphy") West Coast for life.
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