Hailing from the woods of Roscoe, Illinois, I came to Minnesota seeking out new wildlife, good music, intriguing art, and delicious coffee.  Despite working as a barista for several years, I encountered a whole new dimension of coffee creation and palate precision at the Angry Catfish.

When I’m not balancing espresso or building my biceps (right arm only) preparing pour overs, I can be found reading, writing, baking, watching birds, hiking in one of Minneapolis’ beautiful parks, devouring Thai food, or riding one of my beloved bikes around town.  Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you can catch me doing more than one of these at once. This usually results in some sort of disaster, but, hey, that just means one more story to share when you come in for your coffee.  See you soon!