Dan Q. Dao


Dan is an award-winning culture & travel writer whose work has appeared in Food & Wine, Forbes, Vice, Condé Nast Traveler, Paper, and many more. Prior to founding District One, Dan served as Digital Commercial Editor at Time Out New York and Deputy Digital Editor at Saveur. He has over ten years of direct hospitality experience as a barista, bartender, and media consultant.

Nicky Corpuz

Strategy Director

Nicky is a thought leader in digital marketing with broad experience spanning bioengineering, finance, business, and technical architecture. Prior to District One, he was an account manager and strategist Google. Nicky has founded several companies, apps, and products to help make the world a better place.

Carter Williams

Creative Director

Carter has managed the written and visual identities for a wide variety of CPG and hospitality brands from both agency and in-house perspectives. He is the former Art Director at Thursday Boot Co., and also boasts years of experience working for top creative agencies, including Chandelier Creative.

Tavo Dam

Public Relations Director

Tavo is a media strategist focused on food & beverage brands, having spent years at Baltz & Co working with clients such as Ample Hills Creamery, Pig Beach, Williams Sonoma and many more. He has vast experience with media relations, influencer management, and partnership facilitation and is a WSET Level 2 certified sommelier.