Each month, TAP will be profiling one of our amazing members! This month’s member of the month is Vicki Loo!
1. Tell us about yourself! It can be about anything – where you grew up, your professional background, your hobbies
I was born in San Francisco, but grew up in good ol’ New Jersey, with lots of trees, squirrels and grass. I spent my youth dancing, playing various sports and riding my bike around the neighborhood. After attending college in Boston, I moved back to NYC and have been working in public relations ever since, with a special focus on the food, wine & spirits industry. When I’m not preoccupied with visiting Eater’s latest recommended restaurant or checking out the newest bar, I like to spend my time running outside, perusing farmers markets, cooking or just lounging around at home catching up on my DVR.
2. Why did you join TAP? What are your favorite events?
I joined TAP in order to meet new people & expand my social network after I moved to Manhattan. I found out about the sports leagues when I competed on my friend’s TAP Olympics team a couple summers ago and found that to be a really easy avenue into making new friends almost immediately. I loved that all the events were well run, and everyone is open to meeting new people. My favorite events are the TAP Olympics and the Ski Trip.
3. Tell us something cool that happened to you this past year.
Well, aside from gaining a bunch of random knowledge playing weekly trivia with the TAP Trivia League (yeah Pen Island Dugongs!), one of the cooler things that happened to me over the past year was taking a spontaneous road trip out to Cleveland for the Fourth of July and hanging out with my friend’s family on Lake Erie. I learned how to drive a speedboat and tried a bunch of water sports. Who knew there was so much to do in Ohio?! I’ll definitely be going on more road trips this summer.
4. If we wanted to hang out, where would we find you?
I’m kind of all over the place! Sometimes I like hanging out in my apartment, but when I’m out, I am usually in Koreatown with friends at Ichi Umi or Third Floor Cafe. However, I have my favorite mixology bars in the East Village so there is a good chance you’ll find me sipping a whisky somewhere around that area.
5. What’s your advice for any newer members who want to get more involved?
My advice is to either join a sports league (there are so many to choose from!) or take advantage of the volunteering events such as NY Cares. I’ve always found it easier to meet and talk to people when we’re all pitching in together towards the same goal.