Hey there! I’m Elizabeth Thiel, but you can call me Liz. I’m proud to be a Bay Area native, having spent my early years in El Sobrante and later moving to Lafayette when I was 8 years old. I’m an alumna of Acalanes, hold a BA in Communication Design and Media Arts from Chico State, and have experience in the advertising, marketing and project management industry. Today, I’m happily raising my family in the beautiful city of Martinez, alongside my husband Jeff and our two boys, Charlie and Henry. Our household is completed by our two rescue pups, Riley and Cooper.
Would someone describe you as an early bird or a night owl?
Kids have made me a night owl. You can find me bingeing a show or escaping in a good read.
Favorite restaurant or hang out?
BBQ-ing at our home with friends, beers on tap and kids running in the yard is my favorite. We also enjoy a walk to the downtown Martinez farmer’s market, grab an empanada at Cocina Milonga and then stopping at Five Suns or Del Cielo for a beer or a delicious coffee at Barrelista or States.
Famous person (living or dead) you’d most like to meet?
Taylor Swift. What can I say – I’m a swiftie.
What’s your mantra?
Manifest what you want to do and do it!
What’s your most treasured possession (besides your phone!)?
My late father’s jazz music, particularly his CDs, published books and sheet music. He was a professional musician, recording engineer, and educator. He lives on through his music and I hope everyone gets the chance to listen one day. www.brucemishkit.com
What would you tell your 16-year old self?
My dad would always tell me “today is the first day of the rest of your life so make it great”. I interpret that as we always have the chance to improve our past and that chance is today. So I would tell my 16-year old self to stop worrying about the future and you will have many opportunities to accomplish what you want to do in life.