This week we welcome Kristina Weise to the SoundCloud team! She will be joining us at our San Francisco office! Please say “hi”, listen to her audio message and read more on the blog below!
Hey Kristina, thank you for taking the time to answer these questions and do this Fun Friday interview! How are you doing today?
I am doing awesome! After 7.5 years in New York City, I am currently packing up my life to head out to San Francisco for a new adventure thanks to SoundCloud. So things are a bit busy, but I wouldn’t want them any other way.
First, can you take a minute and let us know what you do at SoundCloud?
I am the US PR Manager at SoundCloud. I spend most of my days speaking with media (traditional, online, radio, broadcast, podcasts, etc.) to strengthen our relationships with them or introduce SoundCloud to a new set of creators. In essence, at the leading social sound sharing platform, I am responsible for US media relations, press releases, and awards.
You will be working from the San Francisco office and you are moving from NYC, right? What are you looking forward most to when you get to the west coast? I recommend trying It’s-It Ice Cream, biking across the Golden Gate bridge and visiting Santa Cruz whenever possible!
Thanks for the tips! Yes, I am moving to San Francisco this September. It’s the first time I am not living on the East Coast so it will be a brand new experience for me. I am most looking forward to having dinner at Zuni Café and brunch at Kate’s Kitchen. I can’t wait to capture the sounds from the famer’s market at The Ferry Building, toasts at Danny Coyle’s, and the feedback from when someone tries beer ice cream at Magnolia Pub & Brewery. I’ll probably walk over the Golden Gate Bridge a few times and try not to compare it to The Brooklyn…
This is a question I always love asking – How did you get introduced to the ‘Cloud?
A lot of my friends are on SoundCloud capturing social sounds in their cities, interviews with family members, or uploading music they created. SoundCloud’s record button makes it so easy for anyone to capture and upload the audio world around them — it made me want to sign up.
And this is an easy one – What are your favorite things about working at SoundCloud so far?
There are hundreds of things, but the overall passion among my colleagues is so inspiring. It is apparent that everyone is working very hard to continue to make SoundCloud a success.
At the moment, what are your favorite sounds on the ‘Cloud?
• I’m a huge fan of Frightened Rabbit
Latest tracks by Frightened Rabbit
and Fever Ray
Latest tracks by Fever Ray
• I love Kai Altair’s music
• I adore this NYC Nomad interview of a Stuytown resident (which is the apartment complex where I’ve lived for past 3 years)
An Interview with 94 Year Old Bernie in Stuy Town by thenycnomad
Lastly, do you have any fun facts you can tell us about? I have a feeling you might be a beard connoisseur? Is that right?
Correct! I am the co-founder of Build-a-Beard along with the amazing Alex Aizenberg. Build-a-Beard recognizes those who display a commitment to the excellence of facial hair growing whether fully maintained, trimmed daily, or free flowing. We embrace beards, ‘staches, goatee styles, flavor savors, soul patches, chin straps, muttonchops, and any form of facial fuzz creativity. It’s been a blast… from organizing a Brooklyn Beard Ball to help raise money for RightRides to being invited onto Frightened Rabbit’s tour bus for an interview – it’s incredible what a little facial hair can do. We’ve been featured in The New York Post, NBC New York, and Social Nerdia amongst other outlets.
So, where can we find you on the interwebz??