Mirage joined SPMB in 2016 as an associate on Nicole North’s consumer team, and has already had the opportunity to work on projects ranging from quick service restaurants to concierge VIP experiences to geospacial satellite imaging. Prior to SPMB, Mirage was the eighth employee and head recruiter for the connected cold press juicer start up, Juicero. Mirage graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Psychology. She was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and proud of it. Outside of SPMB, you’ll probably find Mirage watching TV. Her dad was a news anchor for almost 40 years, and TV was always a big part of her life (not to mention put her through college). Though some people like to sneer at TV viewing, it can be informative, uplifting, and bring people together!
What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about personal development. I think people have the power to be and achieve almost anything with the right tools, effort, and orientation. The world would certainly be a better place if everyone felt engaged and fulfilled on a day-to-day basis. Think of bringing that kind of high frequency energy and love to your work, your relationships, and yourself everyday!
What’s the most non-traditional job you’ve ever had?
Social ballroom dance teacher. I got to teach every single kind of ballroom dance there is, both here in the bay area and abroad, in places like Paris, Geneva, and Moscow. It was great to have a job that tapped into and improved such a variety of skills, including physicality, artistry, public speaking, and leadership.
Which band would you love to tour with?
I would play drums for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I played the drum set in school, and Red Hot Chili Pepper songs (rock, staccato, high energy) exemplify my favorite style. Plus, rocking out with incredible musicians like Anthony Kiedis and Flea would be the best experience ever.
Who would you trade places with for one month?
A coal miner, so I never forget to be grateful for what I have in my life.
What is the one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
My sport in high school was skeet shooting (shooting a shotgun at clay pigeons, for those of you who aren’t familiar). I actually medaled at the Junior World Skeet Shooting competition when I was a wee babe of 14.