Name: Mats Nalsen
Where are you from originally?
What brought you to SF?
I was in SF to do my Master degree. SF is the place to be for tech, and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. So when I had the opportunity to do my master degree in SF, I could not say no!
Tell us an interesting fact about you.
I really like to do a lot of stuff to keep my day full, which brings my sleep time to a minimum. However, I love to sleep long, long hours (and I do once or twice a year….)
Do you have any hobbies, talents, or interests?
I love to play tennis and baseball. My main talents are to sing, but for some reason most people do not appreciate my singing voice, so I rarely do it outside of the shower. I’m interested in traveling and trying all possible food.
How are you involved at Urbanests?
I am part of the back office, supporting mainly accounting and operations
Do you know any secret spots in the city we should know about? What is your favorite spot in SF?
Well, the Roly-Roty truck for Pork sandwiches is a must if I’m in SF. The second one is the Gateway tennis club pool, where it is always warm and the sun is always shining.
What is your favorite thing to do in the city?
My ideal SF day starts by going to the Farmers market on Saturday, and then walking or biking from there to connect with friends or family for a nice brunch … ideally a brunch with a Bloody Mary or beer.
What’s your favorite SF cafe?
My all-time favorite coffee shop is the small Blue Bottle Coffee that is in the Ferry building. It is fun because they have some of the best coffee in SF, but then you can spend your time walking around the building and looking at the little shops. I would say my favorite restaurant is Nob Hill cafe – I recommend the penne bettola.