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Neal Drake Launches Big Bear Local

by bigbearlakelocal.com on 03/28/2012 - 09:42 pm

Category: Big Bear Lake News


By ARRISSIA OWEN Reporter


While working on his master’s degree at DeVry University in information systems management, Neal put his skills to use on the app. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems with specializations in web development and administration.

The new smart phone app, Big Bear Local, was created by just that—a local. Neal Drake’s family tree boasts well-known figures. The 37-year-old former professional snowboarder has lived nearly his entire life in Big Bear Valley.

The Drake branches boast his father, retired Big Bear judge Bob Drake, his sister Leigh Anne who worked as a ski patroller for many years, and his nephew, world record holding mountain climber extraordinaire Jordan Romero.

Neal now uses the knowledge that comes with native status to help locals and visitors become more familiar with the mountain town he calls home. Big Bear Local launched in January and already boasts nearly 2,000 downloads by iPhone and Android users.

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