Published on September 12th, 2012 | by TGHS Crew1
Fernando was born and raised in sunny southern California and now resides in Salt Lake City. He moved to Provo, UT in 2003 for what was supposed to be a college education, instead, he returned to a career in finance as a personal banker for Wells Fargo and then a branch manager for Zions Bank. Taking a break from the professional world, he traveled the country and Caribbean as a flight attendant for Jet Blue before settling down as the National Sales Director for CityDeals.com. He left CityDeals with the original founders, and his current business partner, Daniel Ogden, to pursue several other business opportunities including the founding of The Gay Hot Spot.
When not working hard on building the site by attending and throwing great parties, he likes to attend and throw great parties! However, lazy Saturdays at home, or quiet movie nights with friends are just as fun for him. He gets his thrills from driving fast cars and riding faster motorcycles, or terrorizing the Salt Lake Valley with the rest of his scooter gang! Politics are a guilty pleasure and advocacy for the GLBTQ, a passion. Luckily for him, Utah has multitude of fantastic organization that allowed him the opportunity to indulge both. Having first served a term on the Board of Directors of Equality Utah, he now leads the Junior Board of theUtah Pride Center as it’s Chair. He has a passion for unique and original things, even when it comes to the fun, crazy and interesting personalities he’s surrounded himself with along the way. Feel free to say hello to him on Facebook or at any of the TGHS events!
He sees being featured in the G-6 as an opportunity for TGHS readers to learn more about him and the site. Fernando’s definitely not shy and has no problem with talking about himself or The Gay Hot Spot so go ahead and ask. Ask away about those salacious rumors and reputations like his affinity for twinks or is he really that cold hearted, power hungry bitch some would say he is? Maybe, or just ask about how TGHS came to fruition and where does he see it going, JUST ASK!!! He dares ya! -Ask Fernando anything by leaving a comment below!