The time has come for our final installment of “Meet Our Team,” but this is certainly not the last you’ll be hearing from our Community Managers! Follow our team on Twitter at @taximagic_DC, @taximagic_NYC, @taximagic_DFW, @taximagic_SF, @taximagic_CHI, and @taximagic_LA.
And with that, meet our Community Managers in Chicago and LA!
@taximagic_CHI – Nicole
Nicole is Taxi Magic’s Chicago Community Manager.
Nicole’s background is in journalism and social media. She spent the last two years curating local deals for Travelzoo. Prior to that, she wrote and blogged for the Orlando Sentinel in her Florida hometown.
Nicole calls Logan Square home, with Wicker Park and Bucktown serving as her back yard. She loves strolling the Logan Square farmer’s market, biking along the boulevards, drinking cocktails at the Whistler, and doing yoga.
When she isn’t planning events and designing new swag for Taxi Magic, Nicole maintains her blog Next Date Chicago, and serves on her alma mater’s alumni board for the University of Central Florida. She considers herself a budding foodie, rushing to try each of Chicago’s new restaurants. Her favorites include Maude’s Liquor Bar, Au Cheval and Publican. And Lou Malnati’s deep dish, of course.
Nicole’s perfect Chicago staycation: Nicole’s Chicago staycation starts with brunch. Birchwood Kitchen is no longer Wicker Park’s best-kept secret, but their sunny back patio is worth the wait. Afterward, she would go for a shopping stroll along Milwaukee Avenue and Division, then she and her boyfriend might hit up a museum for the afternoon — the Art Institute is her favorite. That night, they would make their way back to Logan Square for tacos at L’Patron, followed by some craft beers at Revolution Brewing.
@taximagic_LA – Avery
Avery is the LA Community Manager at Taxi Magic.
Avery was born and raised in New York City, but has called Los Angeles home for the past 5 years—she is currently enjoying the sun and graffiti in glorious Venice Beach. She has a background in eCommerce and online marketing for fashion and beauty companies and is looking forward to riding around her new city in style!
When Avery isn’t touting the benefits of the # 1 taxi app, she can be found anywhere and everywhere, from catching a show in Echo Park to taking a stroll along the Venice canals, to eating Korean BBQ (with a side of karaoke) in Koreatown. With the City of Angels at her disposal, Avery refuses to be bound to one side of town.
Avery’s perfect LA staycation: Avery’s ultimate LA staycation would begin with huevos rancheros from 3 Square Café on Abbott Kinney, followed by shopping for knickknacks at Firefly just a few doors down. Then, she’s off for a hike in Runyon Canyon before gorging on some deep-dish pizza at Masa in Echo Park. She completes the night with a show at The Echo and cabs it home (with Taxi Magic, of course)!