What do you do for J. Selby’s? Front of House! I run food, cashier, buss tables, as well as the preparation and running of desserts!
What’s your favorite J. Selby’s menu item? Definitely the beet wrap for the dinner menu, and the Biscuit Sandwich with Bacun for brunch (ordered with a side of gravy for optimal dipping!)
What’s your favorite thing to do in the cities? In the summer my favorite place is either Lake Nokomis or Gold Medal Park/Stone Arch Bridge to read or walk or just sit and listen to a good podcast! I also enjoy the vibrant music scene year round and going out for yummy vegan food!
What’s your favorite animal? The Orca “whale”! (It’s a dolphin but 🤷♀️)
What’s your favorite binge-worthy TV show? Scandal, Fixer Upper, Bob’s Burgers, and Seinfeld.
What is something you’re really passionate about? Artistic expression! I’m a long time artist and love to paint or draw or even write. It’s the one thing I know will always help me express feelings and emotions even if I’m unable to logically verbalize them!
If you’re vegan/veg/plant-based: What made you decide to follow the diet/lifestyle? At first it was for health reasons as my body had begun to not want many animal-based foods (dairy, eggs, and many meats). I had grown up dabbling in pescatarianism and vegetarianism but as I started cutting out animal product after animal product I realized how much better I felt not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually! From health it partnered with ethical reasons which then partnered with environmental reasons! Vegan for the animals, the planet, and my health 🌱
What is one piece of advice you’d offer to someone hoping to become vegan or eat plant-based? Don’t be overly self critical! There are no vegan police, no one can tell you the right way to go vegan or start eating more plant-based. Every little bit counts whether it’s one meal a week or one day a week or what have you. Plus there are TONS of animal product alternatives, restaurant options, blogs, and a plethora of other resources so the process doesn’t seem so daunting. Just remember to treat yourself with compassion and the rest will follow in suit.