SameSide is an events platform for fun experiences that make grassroots political action accessible through music, arts, food and culture.
At SameSide, our mission is two-fold.
One, we want to inspire people to host experiences that make the world a better place, and help our hosts earn money in the process.
And two, we want to inspire people to attend those experiences – to turn off the TV for a night, get out of the house, and go be a part of something amazing.
Our goal is to reach the millions of people who want to “get involved” and “do good” but aren’t sure where to begin, or feel like they just don’t have time.
At SameSide, we believe that getting involved doesn’t necessarily mean “marching in a protest” or “attending a fundraiser.” There are lots of other ways to make a positive contribution. We want to show people hundreds of options they hadn’t considered before.
Our core mission is to inspire people to “get up and do something.” Big, small, close to home, or across the country…just find something that excites you and do it.
So what are you waiting for? Make plans. Make memories. Make a difference.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
“The best teacher is experience and not through someone’s distorted point of view”
-Jack Kerouac, On The Road
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
David knows what it’s like to embark on a new adventure and the importance of service. During a career in finance, David couldn’t stand to see his fellow countrymen fight for his country without him. At 30 years old, David left the finance world to enlist as a Navy SEAL where he spent 6 years. After leaving the military David went on to work in business operations at Twitter, Shuddle and Airbnb. Prior to his career in finance, David worked as a software engineer at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory as well as a subsidiary of JP Morgan.
David holds a bachelor’s degree from UCLA in Applied Mathematics and a Specialization in Computer Programming.
David’s ideal experience involves surfing his favorite local break with his wife outside of Los Angeles followed by the best darn tacos in the world at his favorite taco stand. He is waiting for his son to get a little older so he can share it with him.
Hi! I’m Nicole, a serial adventurist, chasing gut feelings that have taken me around the world and back again. I have lived and worked in Sydney, Australia, San Francisco and Shanghai, China. I eventually came back to my hometown LA (Go Dodgers!) and worked for LA Mayors Antonio Villaraigosa and Eric Garcetti satisfying my desire for greater civic engagement.
I stand for all things women especially raising our voices in politics so that laws and programs are created to ensure that all of us have access to economic opportunities whether they be through reproductive rights, equal pay for equal work, access to childcare or many of the other issues that level the playing field for women in the workplace. Vive la femme!