Friends and Entertainers!

We hope your week is going well! This week on Meet the Team we're featuring Dennis! 

Dennis & his life-size pumpkin

Dennis & his life-size pumpkin

NAME: Dennis
Position @ Swig + Swallow: Operations

1. What are you working on right now at Swig + Swallow?
I'm currently involved in a few projects, but mainly I'm working on setting up the inventory software and doing what ever I can to help prepare us for scaling the business.

2. Name something that recently inspired or excited you.
My two daughters, Gwen and Isolde. Every day they say or do something that leaves me inspired or in awe. They're fabulous little people, and watching them grow and change is the most amazing experience of my life.

3. How did you get started with Swig + Swallow?  
I applied just a few months ago and was interviewed and hired by April. Though, it seems like I've been here longer than that. I guess that's what happens when you're having fun!

4. What feels most interesting to you about this work?
I love being involved in many things at once and constantly striving to find new ways of doing things. Being on a small team affords me this opportunity. I also like working in operations as it's like a giant puzzle, finding all the ways to fit the different pieces together and make them efficient.

5. Recall a fond food/beverage memory.
I was working at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. My mentor and I were doing research on plants in Miami when the curator invited us out to dinner at a small Thai restaurant. It was my first time trying Thai food, and at this point of my naïve eating experience, I would try just about everything. We ordered our dishes without so much an inkling of an idea the amount of spiciness we were about to experience. I remember half way through the meal feeling this intense heat welling in my chest, beads of sweat pouring down my face, and feeling intense fire consuming my mouth and nose. Feeling a wee bit foolish, I look up only to find my mentor looking like a cherry tomato, sweating, and tearing up. We both laughed (maybe cried a bit) when we realized we were in the same boat. Good times.

6. What are you looking forward to this summer?
I'm going to Colorado next week to see my family and my mountains (okay, I guess they're not only mine). It's been three long years, and I can't wait.

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