Meet Your Barista
Location: HBC – Longest Avenue
How long have you been with HBC? 3.5 years
What is your favorite drink at HBC: Regular coffee with a little cream
What about food? Everything Bagels
What is your favorite Louisville landmark? I just love the neighborhoods – the Highlands, Germantown and Old Louisville, and all of the random hole-in-the-wall places you can find.
Who is your favorite author? This changes constantly. I just finished Betty Smith’s “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” and loved it. I also love short stories by Jhumpa Lahiri and Raymond Carver.
When you were 10 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up? Oh gosh. A veterinarian, a ballerina, an actor, and I knew I wanted to work in a coffee shop while I was in college because I thought baristas were SO cool.
What is your main rule to live by? Work hard, but don’t take myself too seriously. Laugh often.
If you found $20 in your coat pocket, what would you buy with it? Sushi and fancy beer.
When was the last time you used a telephone book? I don’t even remember! Do you need one? I have several.
What was your first car? ’92 Nissan Stanza, named Chad.
If you could visit any location in the world, where would you go? I feel like I’ve barely seen America, and I want to fix that. Spain and England sound great too, though.
If someone was making a movie of your life, who would play you? Emma Watson, even though I’m not British. She can adjust her accent. We have the same haircut now (I had it first).
If you were a professional wrestler, what would your gimmick be? The thought of me being a professional wrestler is just hilarious.