Bay Area Native. Music is everything. Songs pop up in my head when people speak, I can find a lyric to match. Forever Prince fan (may he RIP). Slow Jam Queen. Hard working Mom to the best kid ever! Committed to Social Equity. Coffee is life and my Grandma's Mac and Cheese has no equal. Redwood trees hold magic, the ocean heals, and Inspiration is everywhere. Fav Quote: "Let the Beauty we love be what we do, there are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground" ~ Rumi

20 Questions
(Well, not quite 20, but here are a few I was asked to answer for my DJ page...)
Growing up I always wanted to be: An actress/singer/dancer, or marriage counselor
Nicknames I’ve had: Lala (from the family) and Chaka in high school when I had some BIG hair
I have always wanted to try: sleeping for 8 hours in a row, I hear it's heaven. :)
I would love to have lunch with: The Dalai Lama, Simon Cowell, Barack Obama, and Prince
My favorite TV shows are: The Sopranos (I can't stand violence and I still LOVE this show!) and American Idol..can't help it!!!
3 things I can't live without: My son, music, a way to learn something new
When I am not at work I can be found: running around doing Mommy stuff
The best thing about my job is: talking with people about things that really matter in their life, who they love, who they can't live without, how they see the world and why. And of course,,,playing music. :)
Favorite artists or group: Prince, Chaka, Patti LaBelle. This is always the hardest question for me, because my list of what I love could go on for days!!!!! 
Favorite quote: "Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground" Jalauddin Rumi 
What's in your CD player: Either "The Time" Megamix from Michael Erickson or A "Music Together" CD from my sons music class. I cant remember which one.
Favorite vacation spot: At the edge of the ocean anywhere or in a grove of redwood trees. 
Things that annoy me: People who are oblivious to how their actions affect others