Where do you bartend?
Holy Taco & Cantina – Johnson City
How long have you been a bartender?
What makes you a great bartender?
I feel I posses great people skills. I try to relate to the patrons that come in and do my best to make their experience memorable. I find common ground, either with sprots, what they are wearing, drinking, etc. I try my best to make them feel comfortable and welcome. It makes a difference in everyones attitude.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Getting to talk with all different kinds of people. I love meeting new people and learning what makes them happy. I am lucky enough to work in an establishment that is a family restaurant during the day and a bar scene at night. I absolutely love kids, being a mother of two. I always want to wait on the tables with children. I really bond with the kids. And the later in the night, I get to help people unwind and have fun.
What is the most annoying thing a customer has done?
When a customer is rude and demands attention but then has no idea what they want. Even after knowing all the specials and seeing what we have. Especially when we are so buys, and they have no understanding. Other than that, we are really lucky at Holy Taco with amazing customers.
What are your hobbies?
My husband and I love to workout. I love playing basketball and absolutely love being a mom.
What is something about you most people don’t know about you?
I have always wanted to travel but have never been on an airplane. I even had a job as a flight attendant right out of high school but decided to go to college instead.
What is your passion?
To help people and make them happy. Being a bartender is much more than serving drinks. It’s about listening and responding. We are also friends to these people, learn about their lives and sometimes step in as an uncertified therapist. I have formed many friendships through my work.
What is your superpower?
My “mom” voice. I do it and don’t even realize. When I need someone to calm down or leave the establishment, my “mom voice” comes out and they quickly understand “playtime is over” for now. Ha ha ha ha.
What drink do you make that you consider your specialty?
The Little Mermaid. It is Vodka based and really refreshing and sweet. It can be a shot or drink. And on Saturdays after 7pm they are only $3. I always say “we’re cheap in the good way.”
What is your favorite drink?
Crown Vanilla and Sprite. Crown and Diet Coke.