Michael Rivera is one of our core Los Angeles Laners. He’s been on the Lane for over 4 glorious years! Michael and his wife, Isabel first started working for ML when they lived in NYC. When they moved out to LA they continued to be part of the ML family. Michael is a leader through and through and has managed serval teams for Mustard Lane. The LA Laners have begun to look at Michael and Isabel as the parents of the LA crew.
Micahel’s favorite event was working at the San Diego Comic Con 2016 where they worked with Fear the Walking Dead on an awesome activation. The guests entered a docked ship, the Abigail (named after the ship from Season 2) to experience a taste of life during the outbreak. They went through a series of games where our brand ambassadors were stationed. The BAs helped run the games and at the end, each person was told if they were zombie bait or alpha survivors.
Outside the Lane Michael auditions for films and commercials. He’s a Nuyorican living in LA who thoroughly enjoys classical music and good movies. Michael loves sports, poker, going to the zoo and meditation. He and his wife are set to have our first child in September and we couldn’t be more excited for them!
Blue vs Yellow?
What famous person would you want to meet?
Rita Moreno or Bill Maher
What is your spirit animal and why?
Pitbull. I’m stocky and tough, also fast. I can be trained to fight or to love.
Best pick up line you’ve heard?
Do you know how much a polar bear weighs? Enough to break the ice. Hello, I’m Michael.
If a movie was made about your life, what actor would play you?
Favorite restaurant/ best item on the menu?
LA Maria in Burbank. Breaded chicken. Mmm!
Favorite movie/ why?
Fight Club… The movie is organized madness. Like me 🙂
What character have you always wanted to play?
Bad city… Good cop.
Favorite 90s jam
Anything by The Notorious B.I.G.
Something that made you smile today
Your best Halloween costume?
Walter White from Breaking Bad
Morning or night person?
Night. Not even close
What’s your hidden talent?
What would you do with 15 minutes of fame?
I would embark on a philanthropic endeavor. Use my fame for a positive change.
What is the most bizarre job you’ve done?
Runner for the New York commodity exchange at the original World Trade Center.
Most embarrassing moment
While performing on stage in front of my entire high school I slipped and fell hard on my butt! Soft landing 🙂
What flavor ice cream would you be and why?
Cookies and Cream. It’s my favorite.
Best thing that happened to you this week
I got paid!
What time period would you visit in history?
Ancient Greece. I love philosophy.
What’s the longest word you know? (NO GOOGLING)
Who do you look up to the most and why?
All the dreamers of the world. Against all odds, they still believe in something great. Bigger than themselves. I strive to believe and dream every day.