HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING AT RMC?
“2 1/5 years”
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?
"Ooo tough question, but maybe purple?"
IF YOU COULD CREATE A BRAND NEW DRINK RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD YOU NAME IT?
"I have always wanted a ridiculously long name for a drink so the customers would laugh when saying it."
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RMC DRINK?
"Matcha Libre or just a flat white."
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE?
"'I like getting older. I feel like I’m finally aging into my personality.’ -Nick Miller"
ONE THING YOU’VE LEARNED ABOUT YOURSELF SINCE WORKING AT RMC?
"I’m very particular about things and I’m not sure why. Mainly with cleanliness. For making the place look presentable behind the bar as well as in the lobby."
DO YOU HAVE ANY NICKNAMES WORKING AT RMC?
"Not that I know of…"
WHAT COMPELLED YOU TO APPLY TO WORK AT RMC?
"I always wanted to work at a coffee shop and RMC seemed like it had a friendly community and the workers seemed cool!"
DESCRIBE ROUND MOUNTAIN IN 3 WORDS.
"Welcoming, Driven, Fun"
NOT ONLY HAVE YOU BEEN A BARISTA, BUT YOU ‘VE ALSO BEEN AN ARTIST FEATURED ON OUR ART WALL AND AN ARTISAN AT ONE OF OUR POP UP SHOPS… TELL US ABOUT THOSE EXPERIENCES AND WHAT THEY MEANT TO YOU.
"I was able to have a few prints of my 35mm film on the wall and it was just a special time. Every time customers would comment on or buy a piece, it would make me feel so loved. My pottery was also for sale at a popup shop and that was the first time we got to show our new pottery business and it was just a humbling experience. We felt so loved by our community."
IF YOU COULD BE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW, WHERE WOULD THAT BE?
"Sydney, Australia… I dont think I need to explain this one. My name is Sydney that’s it.
WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE MEMORIES BEHIND THE BAR?
"Anything with Holly Davis. She is my hero. She can pour into anything. You name it. A 35mm canister, a party hat, a puddle outside, or even ramen noodles."
WHAT IS ONE CHARACTERISTIC OR HOBBY OF YOURS THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT?
"I’ve pretty analytical as well as creative. I love science and how it relates to Christianity. If we get in a conversation on apologetics I can go for hours. My dad also taught me to use common sense, so I am always thinking logically before creatively. How can I complete the tasks I want in a realistic way. I still dream, but I try to use practical steps."
WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU’VE ENJOYED SEEING RMC GROW IN IN YOUR TWO YEARS?
"I’m amazed at not only RMC, but our community. They support us so well even when Covid first hit. We were really scared and thought we would go out of business, but my bosses and coworkers came together to make it easier to work through and the community supported us. We feel so loved on by everyone who came in or ordered online, and it helped our creativity and flexibility as a team."
HOW DO YOU THINK YOUR TIME ABROAD AND BREAK FROM WORKING AT RMC HELPED YOU BECOME A BETTER BARISTA?
"I feel like it made me realize how much about coffee I actually had come to know. Learning about other cultures and how they prepare coffee versus our version in America was a game changer."
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE RMC IN 5 YEARS?
"Several locations. For. Sure."
ANY LAST MESSAGE TO RMC?
"There is always room to grow. Always."