Who are you? Tell us a little about yourselves.
David: I am an architect, educator and inventor interested in buildings that give back more than they take. I also serve on the board of Heal the Bay and am a lifelong surfer.
Laura: I am a lifestyle photographer and environmentalist and also serve on the boards of The Bay Foundation and the Board of Community Healing Gardens in Venice and Watts Garden in Watts. I am an avid surfer, sailor, philanthropist and co-founder of Skysource.org with David.
Where are you from?
David: I was born in Daly City, California and my family moved to Los Angeles when I was six months old. My great grandmother lived in Venice and my grandparents lived in Malibu.
Laura: I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, but my family (on both of my parents’ sides), have lived in Southern California for over 100 years. I moved to LA in 1993 and plan on never leaving.
How did you two meet?
Laura: We like to say that David’s parents introduced us, although they had both passed away the year before we met. We first met on what would have been their 50th wedding anniversary, at sailing school in an anchoring class in Marina Del Rey. It was divine intervention!
How long have you had this place in Paradise Cove and what drew you to the area in the first place?
Laura: Although I had been dreaming of owning a trailer in Paradise Cove since the 90’s after surfing here for many years, we finally got our little slice of heaven in 2015. I was drawn to Paradise Cove because of its intense beauty, the amazing surf, the close and tight knit community that is sometimes hard to find in LA, and a more simple and laid back approach to life.
David: My grandfather came to Malibu in the late 1940’s and built what is now the historic Western Town known as Paramount Ranch. (Tragically, Paramount Ranch and the Hertz family archives were lost in the Woolsey Fire, however David and his brother are already working with the National Park Service to rebuild the historic western town.) In the 60’s we lived on Malibu Road and in the 70’s moved to Carbon Beach, both close enough to drag my father’s 1965 Dewy Weber Performer to First Point. Laura and I got married at the Adamson house and I have a lot of fond memories of growing up in Malibu. We love the community, beach, surfing and living here.