About the Girl

Hi, I’m Bree.

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I’ve always found “About” pages awesome to read (because everyone has a different story) and incredibly difficult to write (because how do I sum up my story?!). So, who am I?

  • I’m a 30-something San Diegan.
  • I’ve been “Bleach” since my first day of 6th grade (thanks PE class) and forever in my online life.
  • Except for that semester in Oxford (oh England, I miss you), I’ve lived in California my entire life.
  • Dolphins have been my favorite animal since I was seven.
  • I have fully embraced the hashtag even when it’s totally useless. 😉 Also, I like to verbalize punctuation.
  • I went to the University of San Diego and majored in getting minors.
    • I mean, I majored in History and minored in Media Studies, Religious Studies, and Philosophy.
    • I use my degrees more online than I do in my job.
  • I’ve worked at the same non-profit since I graduated from college.
    • Naturally, my job involves a lot of science and math. #thankscollege
      • I love pivot tables and data analysis. Yes, I’m a nerd.
  • I love to geek out on the things I love, which includes a lot of magical and mystical media. Including, but not limited to any of the following (which, I will talk to you about at length if you let me):
    • I’m an avid, unapologetic Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan. I watched BtVS during the original airing, own all the original DVD sets, and have actively participated in the fandom since the start (holla atchu message boards!). I can recite every episode title in under 10 minutes (it was a fun game my college roomie and I used to play in line at Disneyland), I’ve read (and written) academic papers on Buffy, and I’ve rewatched it more times than I can count. It is my comfort TV, my background noise TV, and the source of my absolute favorite podcast, and with it some of my favorite it songs, — the amazing Buffering the Vampire Slayer (and its sister podcast Angel On Top).
    • I rewatch the Harry Potter movies at least a couple times a year and try to re-read the books regularly too. And speaking of podcasts, I also recently discovered the Harry Potter and the Sacred Text podcast and am still thinking about a theory on the Sorting Hat while trying to hurry up and catch up to where they are currently (2ish books to go!). #hufflepuff
    • Wynonna Earp (SEASON 4!!!!). The Earp Sisters are very important to me and this was the first show that fully captivated me and pulled me into a new, happy fandom life for the first time in YEARS.
    • I’m a huge Disney fan: movies, music, and the parks.
      • I do most of my running BECAUSE OF and AT Disney. I live for the mini racecation.
      • But, I let my DL AP expire in favor of a hopeful trip to Disneyland Paris (obviously a race or three included) in the future. Also, because there’s no west coast runDisney right now. Also, because so much construction. Also, because MONEY. #thestruggleisreal
  • Remember when I said I’d talk your year off if you’d let me? A show NOT mentioned above and reserved for this bullet point is Alias… I will literally talk your year off about Alias. I started a podcast in August 2020 called “A Simple Alias” with my college roommate because we both love the show and podcasts… and since there wasn’t a podcast we loved about Alias yet, we decided to make our own. You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @SimpleAliasCast and you can subscribe wherever you get podcasts!
  • I love music and musicals.
    • I’ve seen Wicked, Rent, and Hamilton multiple times. Need another podcast rec? The Hamilcast does some deep dives into process through Hamilton with interviews and it’s awesome.
    • I’m currently learning how to play the guitar – if you have tips, send them my way.
  • I love ice cream WAY more than I should.
  • I danced growing up and cheered a bit in middle school and high school. I hated working out alone.
    • I fell in love with group fitness after college and became a Les Mills instructor.
      • I’m certified to teach BodyFlow (BodyBalance if you’re outside the US), Sh’Bam, and CXWorx.
    • I joined Team In Training and completed my first endurance event.
  • I don’t like running and I’m not fast. And see above: I don’t like working out alone.
    • Naturally, I’ve completed an Olympic distance triathlon (that has a 10K run at the end), one 5K, five 10Ks, one 8-Miler, and 10 half marathons, and one marathon. #lifeisfullofcontradictions
      • I ran my first marathon in June 2018 in 6:47:59 and I’m still overwhelmed thinking about it.
      • PRs: 5K in 37:54, 10K in 1:12:48 (twice; with identical 5K splits); Half in 2:31:50 (aiming SO hard for sub 2:30).
  • I live in mostly shades of blue, teal, and mint. Honorable mentions for black, grey, & purple.
  • I run a photography business.
    • You can find most of my client work on Facebook.
    • My personal photo projects can usually be found on Instagram (heavily featuring beaches and Disney). Select photos are available for sale on Etsy. I used to be really good at updating my Flickr and my blog. Key words: used to. Social media, am I right?
    • I have a habit of hiding behind the camera at most events and can spend full days walking around taking pictures.
  • Speaking of social media though, I’m on Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram separate from my photography. Let’s be friends!
    • I wrote my college honor’s thesis about social media. I like to think I was ahead of my time.
  • I love to read. I’m in a couple different book clubs and I use Libby by Overdrive and borrow books to my Kindle from my library from the comfort of my very own home. Support your local library!! #onceabookwormalwaysabookworm #introvertingsohard
  • I love to plan and use my Google calendar, Siri reminders, and paper planner on a daily basis. I started bullet journaling in 2017 and I love how I can make it work FOR me, but I am also a fan of the Commit30 planner.
  • I’m a proud Momentum Jewelry Brand Ambassador Alum and basically wear their jewelry daily!

It’s nice to meet you.

I can be reached by email here.