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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Danny Bui

March 16, 2016

Danny Bui | UncommonGoodsDanny Bui – UncommonGoods Software Developer, Technology

My hometown…
Brooklyn NY.

I’m inspired by…
Creativity and how people express themselves through various works of art.

Something that always makes me laugh…
My friends. We have our own little circle and each person brings their own type of humor to the table.

My favorite place to eat in New York City is…
Ramen Thukpa. They have some really tasty ramen. It’s a small little place but I’m always happy when I go there.

In other galaxies, I believe there is/are…
Hyper intelligent beings capable of visiting us. It’s just that we aren’t ready for them. Like Star Trek. 🙂

If I could become an expert on one thing that I’m not already, it would be…
Breakdancing. I like all the flares and tricks they can do.

The cheesiest thing I’ve ever loved is/was…
My middle school crush… who is now my girlfriend. 🙂

An uncommon fact about me…
I used to be an MC at a festival panel. I had to perform on stage and also rile up the crowd to motivate the participants.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Sharon Santana

March 2, 2016

Sharon Santana | UncommonGoodsSharon Santana – UncommonGoods Operations Team Lead

My hometown is…
Brooklyn, New York.

I’m inspired by…
My own children, how full they make my heart. And they make me want to be a better woman.

An uncommon fact about me…
I love to participate in obstacle races but I am a terrible runner.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Zack Notes

February 4, 2016

Zack Notes | UncommonGoodsZack Notes, Senior Marketing and Product Manager

My hometown…
I’m originally from Boulder Creek, a little mountain town in the northern California. We lived on Chipmunk Hollow Road, where there were indeed a ton of chipmunks. There were also slightly less cute animals – like scorpions, tarantulas, and mountain lions. We had a vegetable garden and a chicken coop. One time I was collecting eggs and the rooster decided that he wanted the eggs back. A brutal showdown ensued and I lost. Luckily, I was rescued by our dog, Sasquatch. I still have a scar on my cheek.

In our backyard, I had a laboratory under a redwood tree where I worked on my “inventions.” Starting when I was three, I would take stuff out of the trash, bring it into the backyard, and try to build things with it – time machines, etc. I wish I had some kind of baby genius invention to tout, but I don’t think I ever actually made anything other than a mess.

Every now and then someone’s house would go into the creek when we had mudslides. My parents tell me that one of the guys that lived on our street was a Hells Angels gang leader who would frequently throw raging biker parties. One time, the Hells Angels let me shoot a shotgun at a washed up house in the river. That was probably around the time my parents decided we should move.

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