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Hear Here: Meet Thomas Reeve

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San Francisco is home to a long line of comedians. “The earliest job I ever wanted was a standup comedian,” remembers San Francisco resident Thomas Reeve. “I did standup in elementary school or junior high, but I was always building stuff in the background. Like, I'd build model rockets and RC cars.”

Reeve has long since abandoned his standup comedy dreams, but all that building he was doing in the background as a kid – well, it's paid off. Reeve is now a mechanical engineer, and he's also the subject of this Hear Here story.

KALW’s Hear Here community storytelling team met Reeve in the city's Potrero District, where he shared some of the life lessons he's learned through engineering. He started off by describing his job.

This story is a part of Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project. To find out how to share your story – in person or online – visit the project’s website. You can also find the project on Facebook or follow it on Twitter @hearhereradio.

Erica Mu is a reporter and producer for the "Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project" in conjunction with KALW and the Association of Independents in Radio. Mu has reported on the serious side of health and the quirky side of arts, and she's also helped KALW pioneer the digital frontier as the news team’s web strategist and editor. Mu has also organized and directed KALW’s live storytelling events.