Meet the Chief Vibe Officer at Kilo Health — the Legend of San Diego

My name is Artūras, but here at Kilo Health you won’t hear people calling that name. They call me San Diego — and there’s a good story behind that.

I was finishing up yet another long shift at the bar and my head was buzzing with thoughts. I was angry, but this time I knew it wouldn’t go away after a good night’s sleep. It was clear that I was done with being a bartender and I needed something new ­– a bigger, better, and more fulfilling challenge. As I served my last customers, I was looking forward to going home, but my heart sank when three guys suddenly appeared. I explained that I was done for the day and instead of just asking them to leave, I gave them the names of other pubs that were still open in the area and explained how to get there.

One of these guys, Tadas, said that I was an awesome and honest bartender, and he sincerely appreciated the fact that I didn’t leave them hanging. I wasn’t convinced — customers usually say these things to get a drink, despite the fact that we were closed. Then he added one more sentence, which was kind of like a punchline that people use to win an argument: “I think I have the perfect job for you!” Yeah right, I thought — every bartender on earth has heard that sentence hundreds of times.

However, Tadas went on to say, “I’m giving you my number. Call me on Monday and you’ll meet the other team members next week, as they’re just going to San Diego.”

Little did he know, but I was wearing a t-shirt with the words “San Diego” written on it in bold lettering.

I flashed open my bomber jacket and exposed my t-shirt to the group. The expressions on their faces were priceless.

In any case, that is the story of how I got my job at Kilo Health. My name is Arturas, but everyone calls me San Diego. I’m the Experience Manager or “Chief Vibe Officer” at Kilo Health. My job is to make sure that everyone is happy and feels welcome at our office.