Meet Your Barista
Favorite drink at HBC: Most mornings it’s something similar to an Americano with honey and soy
Favorite food at HBC: The Chocolate zucchini cake is pretty rockin.
Favorite 80’s movie: It’s a tie between Willow and The Goonies. I’ve probably watched both 20 times
Favorite video game system & game: N64 Wave Racer. I’m pro
Favorite color: There are only a few colors that exist that I dislike, but picking one I would say blue..like teal….or yellow.
Favorite movie genre: Good
Favorite Louisville landmark: Cherokee park is pretty darn awesome
Favorite author/book: Franny and Zooey
When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? I had great ambitions to be a Vet. These aspirations were born from operating on beanie babies… It didn’t last.
Where is the farthest you have been from Louisville? I went to Spain once. It seemed like it only lasted a quick minute though.
What is your main rule to live by? Stay cool.
Do you like roller coasters? They always seem like the best things ever after they’re over.
If you found $20 in your coat pocket, what would you buy with it? FRUIT.
When is the last time you used a telephone book? I’m not up to date at all with anything fancy so recently I have been needing one, a lot.
What was your first car? My first car is my current car. It’s the best. Lil’ Blue is approaching the ripe age of 16 but I’m happy to say that his little Honda self is still well and kickin.
If you could visit any location in the world, where would you go? Dreaming big, I would love to go to Italy or Greece. But I have yet to make my way out West so Redwood and the Black Hills are first on that list.
What is your biggest fear? Being tangled in seaweed
If you were a professional wrestler, what would your gimmick be? The Romper.
If someone was making a movie of your life, who would play you? Baby. Don’t put me in a corner.
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.