He has over 10,000 posts on Instagram. It's kind of a big deal. We here at Waterbar haven't introduced our newest team members properly. Carlo started first so we'll start with him. The questions have changed a little too, and we're excited to get to know these characters a little better too. Here it goes!
Q: Where are you from?
A: Born in San Francisco, raised in the Peninsula. I went to Serra HS and graduated from San Jose State.
Q: What did you want to be when you grew up when you were 12?
A: The dream was to be a baseball player for the San Francisco Giants. I played baseball all throughout my childhood, until I was injured at 17. I was really competitive: made every all-star team, MVP, all that stuff. I was good, if I do say so myself. But, when I was 17 I tore my rotator cuff and I had to stop playing for 6 months. As a pitcher, it was the end. I never got my velocity/speed back, even when I throw now it feels so unnatural. Makes me sad still but c'est la vie and look where I am now! In San Francisco at Waterbar. At least I'm close to AT&T Park!
Q: What's your favorite animal- or spirit animal?
A:Otters are my favorite animal. So much so that I have a keychain with otters on it. I went to the Wild About Otters exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium last year. I love otters so much my cousins and I call ourselves the otters. It's weird. I know. We even have a competition with each other called the Otterthon. It's a all around competition ranging from pool, basketball, bowling, ping pong, monopoly, skeeball, whatever we can compete with. I want to win. Badly.
Q: What's a destination on your bucket list?
A: Some people travel for old buildings or food. I don't, I travel for sports. My bucket list is to go to Tokyo, Japan and watch the Tokyo Giants play baseball in the Tokyo Dome. I've heard the fans there put us to shame. The cheers and chants are crazy and the vibe is like nothing else. I would love to be a part of that.
Q: What's your greatest/biggest fear?
A: Dying alone.
Q: What's a goal you have or lesson you've learned at Waterbar?
A: Communication. Where I came from was very different than Waterbar. It was kind of a one-man show. I ran all the nights by myself, every night- no other managers there with me. It was overwhelming at times but I learned a lot about myself and how I could handle anything. The lessons were non stop but so was the fun. Here, working with such a diverse team, communication is key and I'm learning that everyday.
Thanks for playing Carlo! You're the best!