So how long have you been with the company?
About 8 months, a little before or at the beginning of June, I think.
Why did you apply?
I really just wanted to start making changes for the better and one of the goals I set was getting a job. I thought it would be really cool to be a part of making something so good.
Were you a fan of Snoqualmie Ice Cream before you saw the job posting?
Yeah it all kind of happened at the same time. I tried the lavender and fell in love with it [ice cream]. Then I saw the job on Indeed and I said 'No way, I just tried that ice cream.' Joely e-mails me after and I was like YESSSSS!!! It was really cool, it was probably one of the happiest moments I had.
What do you do here?
I am a production line operator. I could call myself The Cup Whisperer or The Lid Guru, you know, but I guess production line operator sums it up.
What do you love about working here?
It's like a new family. Everybody here cares about each other and cares about what we do to contribute to the main cause. I was just talking to my Uber driver about it. Man, I just love talking about my job. I love everything about it. There's nothing that I really dislike about this job. Except when the machines stop working - that's the only pet peeve of mine. Even then, we figure out how to fix it. But yeah - mainly just the family environment. You don't see that or get that a lot.
So what's your favorite ice cream then?
My favorite one to make is the coconut 'cause that was the first flavor that I made when I started working here. Every time we make it I always think 'Awesome! We're making coconut again.' Taste wise - they're all so good, but probably the Peppermint Stick Gelato would be my favorite because it's a really unique flavor.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I like to skateboard and I like to make a little bit of music. I want to be able to get into public speaking and help at-risk youth.
Tell me what your life motto is.
Progress before perfection. If I ever find myself getting really distracted by trying to do something so perfect, I just stop and I look at how much progress I made. It makes me aware of all the positive things.
Strangest talent that you have. Go.
Probably making people laugh. I can make somebody laugh or smile in any situation. No matter how stressful the situation i'll still be able to make you giggle and I think that's a pretty strange talent.
Commitment phobias and fear of authority. I'm really hard-headed, and it's probably because I've had to learn so much on my own at a young age, but I'm getting passed it! I'm definitely a lot better than when I started here. I've grown and made a lot of improvements on myself over the last year.
Give me 3 things on your bucket list.
1. I want to go on a hot air balloon
2. I want to play basketball with Obama
3. Travel to at least 30 different countries - even start my own company in a different country.
What's one fun fact about yourself?
I love Snoqualmie Ice Cream. We're all so awesome. I feel like I'm a part of something that's great and there's nothing like it. It's incredible.