City: San Francisco, California
Passion: Engaging People
Before I even moved to the US to attend Stanford, I was receiving emails from a so-called JJ O'Brien who was planning a 100 people-he-did-not-know-yet trip to Colombia. Ask anyone who knows JJ through his different walks of life, and they will tell you a similar story. Bottom line is that he is the fire that engages and brings communities together. He does it with passion, and everything he creates is epic. Including his latest venture Hem / \ Haus, which he recently successfully crowd funded. We visited JJ's colorful home in Lower Pacific Heights, and dove into the piles of fabulous fabric swirling around. We watched him sew his latest collection and screen print the t-shirt collection already on sale while he narrated some of his unique life moments with utmost sincerity.