barista, manager, barista trainer, coffee enthusiast, industry professional
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I started my life in coffee at a Barnes and Noble Cafe when I was a teenager, but I got into specialty coffee at Batdorf and Bronson Coffee Roasters in Olympia, Washington where I worked for three and half years. I started as a barista and worked my way up to manager of the flagship store. I worked in that position for a little over a year until I moved back to Portland in January 2009. Batdorf will always be in my heart, I am very proud having worked for them and I look forward to the day they make their presence in Portland known! I currently manage Pix Patisserie on North Williams, which I love!
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I love traveling! I want to visit every corner of the world. I've visited 12 states and I've also been to Canada, Mexico and Scotland. I'm saving for a trip to Europe with my husband. Any travel opportunities are welcome!
Besides coffee, I love wine, beer and good food. To balance that out, I also like getting my sweat on at the gym. I love spending time with the men in my life, my husband Will and my cat Eli. I sew and craft, selling my goods at craft fairs and local shops. I love music, reading, watching movies and spending time with friends and family. I have a Bachelors of Arts in Feminist Theory, Sociology and English from Evergreen State College and an Associates of Applied Science in Radio Broadcasting from Mt. Hood Community College.
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