When the North American Bikeshare Association asked me to present on media relations at its 2017 conference in Montreal, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. When I got to Montreal, I couldn’t believe the bike-friendliness of the city. And when I got on a bikeshare bike, I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face.
What was your first internship like? Mine involved a lot of sitting in a cubicle and silently willing the clock hands to move faster.
The smiling face in these photos belongs to a high school senior named Venecia. Her first internship was at Mixte, and we had a lot of fun making sure she learned more than the art of counting the passing minutes. Read More
Jamie and I awoke in Santa Monica after spending the day before catching up with the LA Waterkeeper team — which was a blast. Today was a bit more of an exploratory mission to get to know the lay of the land… and water.
Surfing, in all its grace and simple glory, has gracefully and simply changed my life.
As a swimmer and a lifeguard, I’ve always harbored a deep appreciation for the ocean. I’ve helped people ages four through 70 learn to swim and overcome a fear of the water. I spend my days working with organizations that protect our precious coastline (San Diego Coastkeeper, Orange County Coastkeeper, Los Angeles Waterkeeper, Surfrider Foundation) and I think the world could learn a lot from them – but that’s another blog post.
Are you looking to get into riding a bike, but don’t know where to start? I recently transitioned from my trusty— and also rusty—beach cruiser, which could really only get me around my lovely town of Ocean Beach, to a road bike, which can take you much, much further. I work for a communications company built on bicycling, so I thought it may be a good thing to do.
We all have our things that keep us sane and make us happy. You know, the thing you do when nothing else makes sense. The thing that makes you forget about everything else. But do we all have jobs that encourage us to do this as often as possible and trust us to make the best decisions to integrate it into our day?
“To celebrate our three years and your contributions, I introduce you to the Mixte Adventure Challenge. By August 2015, I’d like for each of you to take one paid day of vacation to have your own Mixte Adventure. You can do anything you’d like. You can volunteer. You can travel. You can take a class. You simply have to choose your own adventure and write about it for our blog.
Thank you for everything you do for Mixte.”
The world was my oyster, and much like this blog, I didn’t know how to begin. So I’m going to do what my friend Lucas suggests, just as the way I began my adventure:
Begin at the beginning. Read More
This is what I challenged my staff to answer at our most recent staff meeting—one that coincided with Mixte’s three-year business anniversary.