I was born in Missoula, Montana, and grew up outside of town in Turah next door to my best friend, Cassi, who also worked at the Caboose until 2015. I lost my mother at a young age, but her lasting legacy has been the great love and kindness she gave to me. Because of this, I have a lot of mothers in the form of aunts and friends’ moms, and am very close to my Dad.
When my father graduated in 2003 with a bachelor’s in Recreation Management, we moved from Missoula to Glasgow, Montana, where I went to high school and made lasting friendships with truly wonderful people. Though I gained an appreciation for small-town life, I was eager to return to Missoula when I graduated to attend college. After a couple years off, I am back in school part-time, working to finish up my degree in English Film Studies so my loving partner, Brandon, and I can move to Oregon to start our life together.
I started working at the Loose Caboose in 2011, where my family has grown to include all of my brilliant co-workers and my dear customers. Though I love the art and rhythm of making coffee, I have to say that the reason this job means so much to me is the people. I think that’s why becoming the supervisor of our Farmer’s Market stand has been such an exciting opportunity for me. I get to work with a team of talented, hardworking baristas and be a part of the community of the Clark Fork Market by helping the other vendors start their day off right, and keeping the customers fueled for their Saturday morning shopping. I love all of the colors, smells, and sounds of Market, and I am so proud to represent the Loose Caboose in the community of vendors.