Jon Hopkins & Erik Fortin


Jon & Erik lead from Lake Merritt in the heart of the best city in the Bay, Oakland. Jon is a business leader for a HVAC company by day. By night (and the wee hours of the morning) he is a creative powerhouse in the Hip Hop, Production and Acting spaces. He’s released a record that can be found on Spotify. He’s also invested his creative skills, interests and talent into VIVE where he is a Production Director and also a key actor in the VIVE 2016 and 2017 Christmas Creatives. His passion for creative pursuits and for investing in the lives of others is matched only by his love for donuts. Ask him about the world famous pop tart donut!

Erik is an operations program manager for a consumer tech startup by day. By night, he is an operations program manager for a consumer tech startup. He loves jazz, hip hop and experimental 1970’s-Japanese-avant-garde-lo-fi-vocal funk-jazz vinyl. In addition to co-leading the VIVE Oakland mens Midweek with Jon, he also serves as chief smiling/waving officer (CSWO) on the Welcome Team for VIVE Oakland. When he’s not discussing strategy, writing lists, or mentoring/being mentored, you can find him nomming on sushi and occasionally throwing a kettlebell or two around. Please don’t ask him about Bitcoin.

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