33 years old // Chief operating officer of Rockit Ranch Productions // Raised in Lansing, Michigan; lives in Ukrainian Village
My dad always said you can never say you're the best at anything because there's always somebody bigger and better. // After college* I wanted to go to dental school. But at the last minute, I decided to defer; I didn't know if I could do another eight years of school. I was living in Lincoln Park near this place Billy Dec owned called Equinox, and I used to go there to drown my sorrows. So I met Billy. He gave me a job** as head bar back. Two months after that, they fired the general manager and made me the GM. // I'm a cheap date. I get excited about just sitting on a patio, sipping a beer in Ukrainian Village. If I have my choice, I like to be low-key. // The most unlikely place I've met a date is on the Amtrak from Ann Arbor, a five-hour ride. Amtrak will tell you it takes four hours, but they're lying. // I would love to be able to sing. As in, be an R & B star. John Legend kicks ass.
* At the University of Michigan. ** In 1998, at the then just-opened Dragon Room; now, as a partner in Rockit Ranch, Arturo co-owns nightspots The Underground and Rockit Bar & Grill.