Allison joined SPMB in January of 2016 as an Analyst on Lee Schweichler and Mike Doonan’s team. She earned her BS in International Business from San Francisco State University and spent a semester at the American Business School of Paris studying Management and traveling around Europe. Allison was born and raised in San Diego, and in her free time she enjoys running, hiking, reading, trying new vegetarian recipes, and being by the ocean.
What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about the little things in life, and the characteristics of people that make them unique. Sometimes it is hard to find a balance when we get so caught up in the hustle-bustle of everyday life, so I find solace in simple things like music, food, wine and good company. I am also passionate about taking risks – I think it is important to do at least one thing a day that scares you.
Where have you traveled and where would you still like to go?
I have traveled extensively in Europe, but still have so much to see all around the world. I want to spend time in South America and Southeast Asia. My ideal travel destination is anywhere tropical, and very first on my list is Sicily, where my ancestors are from.
What three words would you use to describe yourself?
Genuine. Intuitive. Optimistic.
Which band would you love to tour with?
Red Hot Chili Peppers. I have listened to their music before I could speak, and I’m perplexed by the creative journey of lead singer Anthony Kiedis. I would rather just be a fly on the wall of their tour bus during their heyday, but now that they are a little older and not quite as drug-crazed and reckless, I would love to be in the thick of it. I’m thinking backstage for every leg of their international tour…
What 3 movies could you watch again and again?
Almost Famous. Elf. Lords of Dogtown.