Class Scouts [klas skouts]
DEF: Our rockstar crew of on-the-ground people who help find awesome teachers to teach Dabble classes.
We’ll be featuring them over the next few weeks right here on our blog. We’re super excited to be working with them, and want to put a face behind those who are helping scout out fantabulous classes.
So, without further ado… we bring to you:
DAVID KELLER, CHICAGO CLASS SCOUT
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, but I have lived all over. I studied Marketing and Communications at California State University, Northridge in Los Angeles. The best part of Graduating from a California University in 2005 was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s autograph on my diploma (he was The Governator at the time). After college, I worked in film marketing at a couple of different studios. I moved to Chicago in 2008 and can’t get enough of it! I love all things film, food, beer and entertainment. I’m also a big horror movie buff. Some of my favorites include the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, Final Destination, Hostel and all Zombie Movies. Next on my list, Cabin In the Woods…
I wanted to get involved with Dabble because I think it is an awesome idea, and honestly I have been searching for ways to learn something new without huge costs and long commitments. Dabble is the answer to that. How can you beat learning something new, meeting new people and having fun at the same time for 20 bucks?
I currently Dabble in Beer Brewing, cooking exotic foods and blending things. Yeah, it’s true, I just got my first blender a few weeks ago and am blending anything I can get my hands on. I’ve made smoothies, margaritas, salsas, purees – you name it! It has 10 different speeds which is absolutely wild!
In the immediate future, I would like to Dabble in infusing spirits, tuning up my graphic design skills and dabble in some creative writing. Maybe then someday I can write a slasher film? If I could take a Dabble class a week for the rest of my life I think I would be a much more interesting conversationalist. In the future, I think it would be cool to take a road trip across America and attend different Dabble classes in different cities.
Oh whoa, tough question! I love everything about Chicago. If I had to pick one thing, I would have to say its the wide array of restaurants and the selection of great food. Last week I did an Italian Beef Crawl with a friend from out of town. The winner was Joe Boston’s in Humbolt Park. Where else in the world can you do that?
DAYNA SCHAEF, DENVER CLASS SCOUT
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am a native New Yorker, I am addicted to potato chips and I am truly, deeply terrible at every sport. Even though these things are true, ever since I relocated to Colorado in 2009, I have become an avid hiker, a health food nut and a huge Broncos fan. I am a writer and a musician and I married my high school sweetheart. I have a golden retriever named Stella, whom we named after the beer, and a baby named Jack, whom we did not name after the whisky, in case you were wondering.
Why did you want to get involved with Dabble?
I wanted to get involved with Dabble because after I graduated college, I was disappointed that I would no longer be part of a community of learners. I was petrified to enter into the rat race – afraid that I would get stuck behind a computer desk, doing the same thing all day, every day, and that’s just not how my mind works. I thrive on discovery and learning and exploration, as I think most of us do, and working with Dabble gives me the opportunity to foster my many interests and meet new and interesting people every day.
What do you currently Dabble in?
Currently, I Dabble in digital photography, knitting and vegetable gardening. I’ve also recently dabbled in Zumba, Celtic Flute and soap making.
What would you like to Dabble in?
In the near future, I would like to Dabble in kayaking, tap dance and horseback riding. I am also interested in dabbling in carpentry and self defense.
What’s your favorite thing about Denver?
My favorite thing about Denver is that it’s the perfect mix of big city and open wilderness. In one day, I can hike and mountain bike and then hit the town for happy hour and a Rockies Game.