Meet your Barista-Ellexa

 What is your name?  Ellexa Anthony  Where are you from?  Atlanta, Georgia  What is your favorite Coffee Drink?  Americano 😛  What do you LOVE about Midland?  The people. Easiest question ever.  How do you hope to make Midland a better community?  I hope to that I can share kindness and teach people kindness even if it doesn’t always feel like it is deserved.  What is an embarrassing moment you can laugh at?  One time I was opening the blinds and the blinds fell on my head and knocked everything off of the shelf .... 🤦‍♀️  What is your favorite thing about Live Oak?  It’s a community. The people I get to work with are like family.  What do you do for fun?  I love being outside... except it’s really cold right now .. which is kinda unfortunate  What are you passionate about & what are some of your dreams?  I really love helping people and seeing them do what they love.  What is your favorite Charity and why?  The A21 Campaign is an organization fighting to end Human Trafficking. I love that they are not just taking girls out of slavery, but they are also informing my generation what we can do to prevent human trafficking and making sure each girl is well cared for after they are taken out of slavery.

What is your name?

Ellexa Anthony

Where are you from?

Atlanta, Georgia

What is your favorite Coffee Drink?

Americano 😛

What do you LOVE about Midland?

The people. Easiest question ever.

How do you hope to make Midland a better community?

I hope to that I can share kindness and teach people kindness even if it doesn’t always feel like it is deserved.

What is an embarrassing moment you can laugh at?

One time I was opening the blinds and the blinds fell on my head and knocked everything off of the shelf .... 🤦‍♀️

What is your favorite thing about Live Oak?

It’s a community. The people I get to work with are like family.

What do you do for fun?

I love being outside... except it’s really cold right now .. which is kinda unfortunate

What are you passionate about & what are some of your dreams?

I really love helping people and seeing them do what they love.

What is your favorite Charity and why?

The A21 Campaign is an organization fighting to end Human Trafficking. I love that they are not just taking girls out of slavery, but they are also informing my generation what we can do to prevent human trafficking and making sure each girl is well cared for after they are taken out of slavery.

Meet your Barista-Logan

Logan.... one of the most kind young guys you will meet.  A memorable thing I think of about Logan is the time last year that I came into Live Oak and didn't feel well.  I was trying to explain something to him and apologized that I wasn't feeling well.  I walked into the other room to sit down and work when in walks Logan with a cup of hot tea and the kind comment that he hoped the tea would help me to feel better.  It was so kind & thoughtful.  Logan is methodical & careful in all he does.  We look forward to seeing him chase his dreams of producing amazing stories for the big screen! 

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Where are you from Logan?

Midland, Michigan

What is your favorite Coffee Drink?

Pour Overs (light or medium roasts)

What do you LOVE about Midland?

LIVE OAK  (ahhh... we love you too Logan)

How do you hope to make Midland a better community?

I hope to spread the smile I serve with coffee to everyone who goes about their day in Midland!  (you most certainly are one of the most kind and thoughtful people I know)

What is an embarrassing moment you can laugh at?

Dropping a glass, and then having a customer telling me she will write about the barista dropping glass in her diary. (well, you gave her some good material!)

What is your favorite thing about Live Oak?

The live oak family i work with :)  (it is a great bunch of people isn't it?)

What do you do for fun?

Video games with friends, movies with friends, I like hanging out with friends  (friends are the best)

What are you passionate about & what are some of your dreams?

I really like a good story, and to bring my own story to life in a movie would be a dream come true.  (we cannot wait to see your films on the big screen someday Logan, keep doing the next right thing)

What is your favorite Charity and why?

Pregnancy Resource Center, my mom works at PRC and I have heard lots of stories of the people of PRC helping others in really tough situations.  (Midland's Pregnancy Resource Center is one of my personal favorites too, it has been an honor and a privilege to celebrate the brave women there)

 

Meet your Barista- Jazz

Jazzmyn wears many hats at Live Oak... she is not only our Hospitality Manager and the Queen of Clean... she is our Captured Community liason.  You can find her slinging espresso shots one minute and teaching an abstract art class the next.  We LOVE getting to know her and it is a joy to watch her art & graphic design business flourish.  Here are a few more notable things Jazz has to share:

What is your name?

Jazzmyn

Tell us where you are from,

Southern California (sounds heavenly doesn't it?)

What is your favorite Coffee Drink?

Oh man so many choices, Cinnamon Mocha, Cappuccino, vanilla Cold brew Red eye  (right?!)

What do you LOVE about Midland?

I love the opportunity to grow yourself without feeling intimidated by the immediate world around you. Like what you do is making a difference  (me too, one of my favorite things about Midland is that it feels like a small town with big city amenities & opportunity)

How do you hope to make Midland a better community?

I hope to simply bring the idea of how amazing each person is individually and how we each have a great part to play in the grand scheme of things. (amen)

What is an embarrassing moment you can laugh at?

Dang, um, most recently, I was carrying the electric kettle out to Ethan's car when I slipped on some ice and went down real quick, but managed to not spill the water or get to hurt. Then to hear my fall from Ethan's point of view and Logan's from inside the shop lol.  (hahahaha, oh man)

What is your favorite thing about Live Oak?

My favorite thing is the people. Everyone has made me feel empowered by my own destiny. Like I can do anything. It's a beautiful place.  (some people look for a beautiful place, others find a place and make it beautiful.... you my dear Jazzmyn are part of why it is such a beautiful place)

What do you do for fun?

I enjoy simply hanging out with my Babea And my 3 cats.  (i love that Jazz's cats have human names Dan, Josie & Wilbur)

What are you passionate about & what are some of your dreams?

Making people feel important, like their story matters and what they've been through makes them beautiful. (<-Passion) my dream would be, to simply make a difference in people's lives, through art, advice, anything. To simply touch their lives.  (I am with you sister, let's do it)

What is your favorite Charity and why?

4ocean at the moment. They clean up our oceans:)  (very cool, here is a link to check it out and see how you can help:  https://4ocean.com/)

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