We are a bunch of bums.
Our Head Bum
is a lovely young lady with a dream – to no longer need to live the RFB lifestyle. A graduate of UC Berkeley, she is currently a non-profit consultant. No, that doesn't mean she is a non-profit, but sometimes it's a little close for comfort. This girl makes things happen with a smile on her face and an artistic flair. She came up with this brilliant idea. We're just along for the ride.
Our Design Bum
is a young lad currently freelancing after making the mistake of quitting his decently paying job to travel the world for a few months. Shame he did it right before the economy tanked. He went to Penn. He loves free concerts. He loves LA, almost a little too much. See more of his work here
Our Word Bum
is the only person currently employed with a full-time job. Also the only one of us with a Masters. But what does that get her? Struggling from paycheck to paycheck, just like everyone else. And oh yeah, rent keeps going up and up. Guess that's what she gets for studying film. She went to Emerson and AFI. And yeah, she misses the east coast.
Every Bum needs somebody to lean on and these Support Bums pretty much rock. Allow us to present:
The Associate Bums:
Our Web Bum
, one Eric Horne, is a Joomla whiz from the distant lands of valleys north. And we mean far north. While sometimes he puts RFB second to his kids' baseball games (seriously, the gall of him putting family first!) we remain huge fans.
is Mike DeHart, borderline obsessed with new media and harnessing emerging technologies to make people's lives easier and more cost effective. With an urge to one day retire and open up a half-baked dessert shoppe, old Italian-style pizza place (the rectangular kind with the thick crust), or maybe both under the same roof; he's learning all he can about personal finance and savings all while keeping up with the Jones' in the online world. Spelling and sometimes homonyms tend to become afterthoughts for Mike and if caught should be swept under the virtual rug. Mike is also passionate about socially responsible businesses and you can read more about that at FromDeHart.com
The Intern Bum:
Our Fro Bum
frequently ditches classes at GWU to hang around government buildings. Weird, right? She's back in LA for the summer, and the job market being what it is, found it tough to find paying work. That's when she decided to intern for us. She likes NPH, hates 21+ shows, and has ridiculous hair.
If you want to be an Intern Bum or a Campus Bum email headbum (at) rentfoodbroke (dot) com and tell her why.
We'd also like to pay tribute to our former Support Bums:
The Intern Bum:
Our Play Bum
is a recent UCSD grad and native of Los Angeles looking for full or part- time employment that includes helping others, being outdoors and eating lots of free food. Asking for too much? A girl can dream. In the meanwhile, she helps start-ups, well...start up and frequents pet adoption centers because she can't afford a dog of her own.
The Campus Bums:
Our Banana Bum
is a graceful Claremont College powerhouse. You might find her putting out a fire (with free tap water of course, those fire extinguighers are way too expensive) or picking perfect fruit from a farmer's market. She's hoping the avoid the capital Broke after graduation, but knows RFB will ensure she has fun either way. You hiring?
Our Deal Bum
is a mover and shaker at USC. Five months abroad? He can get a grant for that. Summer internship in NYC? He's found a company to cover that expense. This bum knows ramen is a food group. There is much to learn at the feet of this RFB lifestyle master. Just ask.
Our Chill Bum
is hanging out at USC. Always up for a quick camping adventure and deep conversations under the stars, this bum knows how to enjoy the little things (an essential bum skill). To find him, look for the guy cheering up friends and avoiding homework. Spot him yet?