What's your favorite fact about coffee?
Coffee is the world's second most valuable traded commodity, behind only petroleum
Tell us something no one knows about your job.
I'm still getting used to my new role as Account Manager, so I don't even know what no else else doesn't know about my job!
What's your favorite pairing with coffee?
My wife, our cats, our backyard, and a nice breeze. And...uh...this thermos.
If you could have coffee with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
I'll say my great-grandparents. I never met them and would love to have a connection to my Old World (Eastern European) heritage. I'd love to hear stories about them, their ancestors, and their coming to America.
Where are you to be found when not at Peace Coffee?
Reading or weeding in my yard, running in Powderhorn or by Minnehaha creek, biking around town, yoga at the Midtown Y, volunteering for the Mankind Project, or maybe enjoying a beer at the Lowbrow or Merlin's Rest.
How'd you find your way to Peace Coffee?
My dear friend Ryan was a member of the roasting team, and he suggested I apply for the events and outreach coordinator job. I didn't get that, but thankfully I was asked to join the customer service team (aka the Department of Awesomeness) where I have remained happily ever since.
What's your favorite fashion faux pas to commit?
Smelling like coffee chaff.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Patagonia looks absolutely other-wordly gorgeous; I'm scared that if I visited, I'd never want to come back home.
What music keeps you going while at work?
Thelonious Monk, John Fahey, Doc Watson, Elizabeth Cotton, Nina Simone, Perfume Genius, Real Estate, Beach House, Karen Dalton, Townes Van Zandt, Desmond Dekker.