What are some of your interests and hobbies?

Casual hiking and backpacking, writing (as well as reading), fountain pens, and good food are just a few of my favorites.

What is a fun fact about yourself?

Soggy cereal is the best cereal. I also think peanut butter and pickle sandwiches are the new peanut butter and jelly.

What is your favorite thing about your job?

Well, besides obviously loving the endless access to coffee, I also love seeing the regulars at Heartwood, as well as getting to help new customers have an awesome time.

What is your favorite quote?

“To be continued.”

What is your favorite drink and food?

Drink: My favorite drink usually stays at just a good black coffee, but I drink apple cider by the gallons in the Fall. I’ve also been known to throw some whiskey or bourbon in a hot cup of cider, which makes it even better.

Food: As for food, nothing beats a good French toast for breakfast and schnitzel for dinner.

What is your favorite season?

Either Fall or Winter. I can never decide.

What is something on your bucket list?

I’d like to do the Triple Crown, the name given to the long trail system in the U.S: the Pacific Crest Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, and the Appalachian Trail. I did just over half the AT in 2015, hiking from West Virginia to the northern terminus in Maine, but I plan on finishing it soon.