• 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! 
As I started cutting out animal product after animal product I realized how much better I felt not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually!
  • 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.