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Identity with Greer Gilchrist: 3.6.20

Chef Greer Gilchrist is co-owner of The Harbinger Cafe & Bakery, in the North Central area of the city, and the newly-opened Harken Cafe, in the French Quarter. A pastry chef, Greer will also be sharing her talents at the 2020 Charleston Wine + Food Festival - which we’re kicking off at our Creative Mornings event!

We can’t wait for you to hear Greer’s story, and learn more about her below:

1. What do you love most about what you do? 

I love interacting with our community and our team every day.

2. What inspired you and how did you become involved in your current career(s)?

I love caring for people and cooking/baking for people is the best way I show it. I spent my whole life expressing my affections through sugar so it was less of an inspiration and more of a natural path

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Greer (left) and her business partner Cameron Neal (right). Photo cred: Ruta Smith


3. How do you start your day?

With the promise of coffee after a bike ride up to work.

4. Tell us about your proudest moment or accomplishment.

When we opened The Harbinger. For so long, even all through the build out, it felt like a dream still. No matter how much we worked on it I could never fully visualize what it would become, it never felt real because it was something I had dreamed of my whole life. So that moment when Cam and I flipped the “Open” sign was incredibly special to me and a very proud moment. And it never gets old. I never forget that feeling. These days I’m not often the one to flip the “Open” sign but when I walk in and the cafe is open, bustling, the team is happy and greeting me - it all goes back to that moment when Cam and I did it and accomplished our first dream.

5. Do you have a hidden talent?

No. I am void of talent. I’m willing to do anything but I’m not good at anything. I’m a great participant. But a poor performer.

6. Who or what gives you creative inspiration?

Everything can be an inspiration. My life, my family, books, movies, traveling, the familiar, the unfamiliar…it’s all around. More important I think is giving your mind the access to inspiration - allowing yourself to see it everywhere and dreaming big enough that you think of something creative, exciting and different.

7. Coffee fuels our morning events. If you’re a coffee drinker, what’s your go-to order?

Black coffee at The Harb or Harken -Methodical has my heart. Through the rest of the day, it’s espresso - the team knows the way to my heart is a shot of espresso and they show up sporadically (or by request) on my prep stations throughout the day.

8. What is your favorite place in Charleston?

My bed. The Harb kitchen. The Terrace Theater.

9. How do you unwind or de-stress?

I try to breathe deeply. When I was younger I let stress and other people’s stress get the best of me, I would work myself up, which is so self-destructive. My Mom worked with me a lot on breath and how to use it to calm down, get perspective and to be pro-active. I use my stress or anxiety now to help fuel me and solve problems, rather than get me down.

Rapid Fire:

Morning person or night owl?
Both - I hate waking up early but I’m productive in the morning, I like to stay up late and get a second wind in the pm.

Summer or winter?
WinterWinterWinter.

Mountains or beach?
Mountains

Pancakes or waffles?
My Dad’s Pancakes from The Joy Of Cooking.

Fiction or non-fiction?
Both - I love ALL literature.

Invest with Gillian Zettler

We’re so excited to welcome Gillian Zettler, Executive Director of Charleston Wine + Food, as our February speaker on the topic of Invest. CHSW+F has been praised as one of the top five wine + food festivals in the country by Forbes Traveler and melds Charleston’s culinary excellence with the world’s most celebrated chefs, winemakers, authors, storytellers, artisans and food enthusiasts. 

Gillian has been at the helm since 2013, and has helped make it into one of the most anticipated events of the year!

We had a chance to chat with Gillian about her job and what powers her.

1. What do you love most about what you do?

My team. While I love the process of planning events, my real passion comes from building and working with my amazing team. Nothing is more inspiring to me than watching people who love what they do, collaborate together. They are an insatiable group of problem solvers and I learn from them each and every day. No two days we spend together are alike and that is because they are always driving towards new goals and lifting each other up. They fill my cup to the brim.

2. What inspired you and how did you become involved in your current career(s)?

My career path has certainly been more of a zig zag - not a straight line. I think I’ve always been inspired by the idea of motivating people to think big. I love dreaming up things that have never been done before and making it my mission to bring my ideas to fruition.

I landed in radio mostly through happenstance after college. My degree was in education and a new Program Director (who quickly became my mentor) gave me a chance to get my feet wet in events. It was all learning by doing and he gave me plenty of space to try things without fear of what would happen if I failed. I try to carry that same philosophy into my leadership style today.

I was head-hunted from my radio gig and did a short stint as a record rep/AR for Universal Music Group. I ultimately decided to be more present for my son, taking the helm as the Event Director for the soon-to-open Children’s Museum in Greenville, SC. I was given a blank slate to design new events for the museum, overhaul fundraising events and write the playbook for event revenue opportunities - eventually selling venue space to euphoria Greenville (a smaller food, wine and music festival).  That sale prompted applying and landing the job as euphoria’s Executive Director for 3 years, which in turn opened the door for my current role in Charleston.

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3. How do you start your day?

With a workout. I teach part time at Charleston Revolution and I’m a card-carrying member of The Works tribe. I’ll begin my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Sarah Frick at the end of the month! I feel like a good sweat gets my mind and body ready to take on whatever comes my way and I try not to start a day without dropping into my body, doing some breath work and a solid dose of good music.

4. Tell us about your proudest moment or accomplishment.

Becoming a mom for the very first time. I was a young mother, having my first child during my sophomore year at Clemson University. Ethan was born over Christmas break on December 23rd, in my home state of Vermont, and came back with me to South Carolina where I was back in school by January 8th. He’s a magical kid - incredibly smart, compassionate, and wise beyond his years. I am almost certain I learn more from him than he learns from me.

5. Do you have a hidden talent?

I sang quite a bit in college and still believe that music is what fills my cup the most. While I don’t make the time to draw as much as I’d like, I love when I do! I Had a portfolio pulled together, was recruited by SCAD, and ultimately decided on a liberal arts path and became a Clemson Tiger.

6. Who or what gives you creative inspiration?

Traveling and actively listening and learning from the stories of others. I try hard to connect with individuals outside of the industry I’m in and firmly believe that we are more alike than we are different. I love to strike up conversations with people I don’t know and love to travel without an itinerary. Getting lost in a different city always leads to a great story, a new connection or something I’ve never experienced before. I’ve never gone on a trip and come home without a fresh idea or inspiration to share with my team.

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7. Coffee fuels our morning events. If you’re a coffee drinker, what’s your go-to order?

At the moment it’s oat milk or coconut milk lattes - cinnamon on top.

8. What is your favorite place in Charleston?

My house. My husband and I take a lot of pride in making our home somewhere that is comfy and cozy. We love spending time together as a family and nothing is better than pulling into my driveway at the end of a long day and being greeted by my daughter. My husband is also an amazing cook and being home usually means he’s made something delicious to share.

9. How do you unwind or de-stress?

A trip to Sullivans Island with my family. We pack lots of great snacks, books, and a bluetooth speaker, and head out to the far end of the island. The only thing that can make an SI beach day better is ending it with a meal at The OD or Home Team. Off season it’s still the best - early morning dog walk (we have two Rhodesian Ridgebacks) and a hot cup of coffee. Nothing says unwind more than the sound of the ocean on Sullivans.


Rapid Fire:

Morning person or night owl?

Morning


Summer or winter?

Neither. Fall! It’s the best.


Mountains or beach?

Mountains (I’m a Vermont girl at heart)


Pancakes or waffles?

Pancakes, specifically, my mother’s :)


Fiction or non-fiction?

Fiction, but I love a good inspirational read or memoir

Corey Alston knows all about our January theme, Roots. He is a fifth-generation sweetgrass basket weaver from Mt. Pleasant and started weaving when he was a teenager. His baskets display a variety of patterns and designs, and he’s even taken the time-honored tradition into the modern world with online design creation and beautiful photography. 

We are proud to feature Corey at this month’s event on January 24th!

1. What do you love most about what you do?

Creating one-of-a-kind pieces.

2. What inspired you and how did you become involved with your current career(s)?

Learning the art from family, it inspired me to do more and get more involved/inventive.

3. How do you start your day?

My mornings start with me waking my daughter up for school, and my first cup of coffee. I drop off my 7th grader to school and then head into work. 

4. Tell us about your proudest moment or accomplishment.

One of my proudest moments was becoming 2018 Artist of the Year.

5. Do you have a hidden talent?

I’m a great father, awesome husband, man of God, and a business man.

6. Who or what gives you creative inspiration?

Realizing my art is rare and the state handcraft of SC.

7. Coffee fuels our morning events. If you’re a coffee drinker, what’s your go-to order?

A double shot of espresso, topped off with coffee, room for sugar and cream.

8. What is your favorite place in Charleston?

Anywhere I can fish at.

9. How do you unwind or destress?

A couple of margaritas, nachos and salsa.


Rapid Fire:

Morning person or night owl?

Morning

Summer or winter?

Summer

Mountains or beach?

Beach

Pancakes or waffles?

Waffles

Fiction or non-fiction?

Non-fiction

Joe Cunningham represents South Carolina’s First Congressional District. The First District encompasses South Carolina’s Lowcountry, including Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Kiawah, and Hilton Head. Joe is a proud father and husband, and is serving his first term in the United States Congress. Prior to his election, Joe was an attorney and an ocean engineer, obtaining a B.S. in Ocean Engineering from Florida Atlantic University in 2005 and his J.D. from Northern Kentucky University in 2014.

We are excited to welcome Joe to speak on our November topic, LOST.

1. What do you love most about what you do? The chance to meet and work with all different types of people, businesses, and organizations from across the district and then figuring out ways to craft legislation that makes a real impact back at home. 2. What inspired you and how did you become involved in your current career(s)? I followed the 2016 election very closely and was disappointed with the rhetoric I heard and knew that our country deserved better. I did not want to look back decades down the road and tell my children I did not stand up and fight for common decency and the best of our American values. 3. How do you start your day? In D.C., I’m up at 5:30 am and sometimes do a bit of reading or writing before hitting the gym at 6:30 am where I work out with other members of Congress. I’ve learned it is one of the best ways to get to know folks on the other side of the aisle! At home, I get up at the same time and try to do some writing, but Boone has other plans for me most mornings. 4. Tell us about your proudest moment or accomplishment. Fulfilling the promises I’ve made to people back home. Two big moments come to mind so far – the first being passing our bill to ban offshore drilling. I’m really proud of the amount of Republican support we had for this, back home and in Congress. Arguing the bill on the House floor, in front of the entire House of Representatives was like nothing else I have ever felt. It was like I was taking the voice of folks in the Lowcountry and spilling it right onto the House floor. Also helping pass H.R. 1112, our bipartisan bill that would close the Charleston loophole. I don’t think I’ll ever forget the feeling of standing on the House floor while the votes clicked up to 218, the number you need for a piece of legislation to pass. I looked up and saw Jennifer Pinckney, widow of the late Clementa, who was murdered at Mother Emanuel by a racist who procured his gun through the Charleston loophole. That was a very proud day for me. Do you have a hidden talent? I can mow down half a pack of Double stuff oreos in one sitting. 5. Who or what gives you creative inspiration? I feel it comes in spurts, but I have to get it in the morning. So short answer, caffeine. 6. Coffee fuels our morning events. If you’re a coffee drinker, what’s your go-to order? Pike with splash of half and half. 7. What is your favorite place in Charleston? Kudu coffee. 9. How do you unwind or de-stress? Usually through reading. I do not have much time anymore for recreational reading so I’m always excited to dig into a new book but that is often limited to when I’m on a plane or when Boone is sleeping.
Rapid Fire: morning person or night owl? Morning.
Summer of winter? Summer
Mountains or beach? Beach but I do go back and forth.
Pancakes or waffles? Pancakes
Fiction or non-fiction? Non-fiction

Sarah Frick is founder of The Works, a sweat studio that’s a dynamic blend of powerful vinyasa yoga, meditation, breath work, plyometrics, core, and strength work. Their mission is to go beneath the asana and to help their clients push themselves out of their comfort zone and open up to their own humanness and connectivity by shedding layers of doubt, fear, and resistance.

Our October topic, FLOW, couldn’t be more perfectly suited to Sarah.

Photo by Taylor Jarvis.

1. What do you love most about what you do?  

The connection of the human experience.  Watching people come alive and come apart and come back together.  To not give up on themselves in the hard parts right before the shift. I also love to sweat, hard work, and good beats!

2. What inspired you and how did you become involved in your current career(s)?  

Honestly what inspired me was healing myself from past trauma and the power of personal responsibility is so damn liberating I had to share it.  

3. How do you start your day?  

With caffeine.. haha!  I have 3 kids 5 and under and run a damn empire!

4. Tell us about your proudest moment or accomplishment.  

When my son Waylon was born after the loss of our first daughter.  

5. Do you have a hidden talent?  

I know all the 50 states in alphabetical order and can do it in under 25 seconds.  It’s incredible.

6. Who or what gives you creative inspiration?  

Peoples’ stories of recovery - whether its from grief, addiction, love etc. I am a sucker for reciprocity and the redemptive power of grace.

7. Coffee fuels our morning events. If you’re a coffee drinker, what’s your go-to order?  

Almond milk au lait (which I thought was an ole’ up until a year ago when I went to France - embarrassing)

8. What is your favorite place in Charleston?  

The Works!  Duh.

9. How do you unwind or de-stress?  

Salt water - salty sweat - salty rimmed tequila -  salty tear stained friends faces - if I get all 4 in one sitting its like the perfect fucking storm.

Rapid Fire:

Morning person or night owl?

Morning!  I go to bed at 8pm

Summer or winter?  

Summer

Mountains or beach?

Beach

Fiction or non-fiction?  

I have 3 kids 5 and under… I don’t read anything but ‘where the wild thing are’ … but in my past life non fiction.  I love a good heros’ journey.  

Molly Fienning, co-founder of Babiators, found her first inspiration on a military base in Beaufort, watching kids squinting into the sun while their pilot moms and dads had protective and stylish aviator sunglasses. That company is now worldwide and she’s gone on to co-found Red Clay Hot Sauce, which also rapidly growing (and delicious), Lil’ Bit Lit and Notra Sunglasses.

We’re thrilled to welcome Molly to our September discussion on the topic Muse!

1. What do you love most about what you do?

Absolutely no two days are the same, and I love that. Every day is a crazy and fun entrepreneurial adventure with new challenges to tackle and skillsets to hone. I’d get bored with too much workday routine. 

2. What inspired you and how did you become involved in your current career(s)? 

My husband was a Marine Corps aviator, and we launched “Babiators” to make aviator shades for babies and kids when I was still an active duty military wife. Ten years in, we’ve sold 3+ million pairs and are retailing in 45 countries, including Nordstrom, Sakes, Dillards and Buy Buy Baby. Also, lots of cool press and celeb fans, including Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Garner, the Kardashians, Ellen DeGeneres, Jenna Bush Hager, Gabrielle Union, Sarah Jessica Parker and more.

In addition, I stepped in to play a more active role as CEO of Red Clay Hot Sauce last year, when I saw an opportunity to scale this well-loved Charleston brand (of which I was a silent equity Co-Founder from the beginning) into a national presence shaking up the current, growing hot sauce space. It’s been a cool (spicy!) ride so far. 

3. How do you start your day? 

One of my boys climbs into bed to wake us up. Then coffee, basically right away. Once I’ve gotten the boys ready and out the door to school, I sit down to a few quiet hours of work. I love those early moments when not too many people are trying to reach me yet so I can get any heads-down work finished.

4. Tell us about your proudest moment or accomplishment. 

Becoming a mother is the proudest and most transformative moment of my life. The gravitas of a new lifelong responsibility coupled with pure, unadulterated love you feel for this new Being is like nothing else I’ve known. An immense, intense gift.

5. Do you have a hidden talent? 

Yes, many.

6. Who or what gives you creative inspiration? 

My amazing girlfriends and all their awesome talents, minds and hearts. 

7. Coffee fuels our morning events. If you’re a coffee drinker, what’s your go-to order?

Coffee fuels my morning events as well. ;) I make coffee every day at home with my Bialetti, an Italian stovetop espresso kettle I’ve had for over 10 years. I’m not someone who’s into collecting things—but this is legit one of my favorite possessions. 

8. What is your favorite place in Charleston? 

I love our home and the water. I also love The Ordinary for nights out.

9. How do you unwind or de-stress? 

Ending my day with a walk alone along the Battery in Charleston is my favorite way to de-stress – in between my two boys’ bedtimes, so I can put them both to bed (which is important time with them for me). 

My husband and I leave weekends pretty free for family downtime at the beach or cooking at home, scheduling most social stuff for weeknights instead. I always fit in time with my girlfriends for a glass of wine or yummy meal on a weeknight, where I can leave work pressure behind for a few hours. 

Last but not least, Kundalini Yoga with Alex Seamen keeps me grounded week to week. 


Rapid Fire:

morning person or night owl?
Morning if I’m working, night owl if we’re having fun.

Summer or winter?

Fall

Mountains or beach?
Mountains

Pancakes or waffles?
Scrambled eggs, always.

Fiction or non-fiction?
I need both in my life. 

He’s basically the under water Indiana Jones.As an archaeologist with the Warren Lasch Conservation Center, he specializes in artifact documentation, ship construction, and material culture analyses. His current focus is the Hunley, the world’s first successful combat submarine, used during the Civil War. The sub was unearthed from the bottom of Charleston Harbor in 2000.

Prior to his dive into the Hunley’s past, he’s worked with nineteenth century sailing vessels in North Carolina and Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge.

1. What do you love most about what you do?

I think the thing I love the most about what I do is that it provides me the opportunity to combine a lot of different skills I’ve had to learn over the years. Everything from historical research to diving to 3D documentation and model building. My initial love for what I do was simply that it allowed me to experience history in a more physical way, by actually allowing me to view and touch historical objects. I grew up in rural Iowa and spent a lot of time outdoors, so I loved the idea of being able to study history while still being able to get outside.

2. What inspired you and how did you become involved in your current career(s)? 

Like any archaeologist, I loved Indiana Jones. I always joke that there are two types of archaeologist in the world: those who became archaeologists because they watched too much Indiana Jones, and then there are liars. All jokes aside, I grew up with a deep love for history, which I got from my grandfather. I was one of those lucky people that when I first went to undergrad, I decided to study something I loved rather than something I thought would make a good career, so I went with a history major and was able to make it work. I never wanted to be a high school history teacher though (one of the noblest careers, I might add) and quickly learned I needed to figure something else out. I was fortunate enough to have started diving at a fairly young age and fell in love with it. I thought there had to be a way to combine my love of history and love of diving and then fell upon underwater archaeology.  

3. How do you start your day? 

Typically, I wake up early, go to the gym, come home and walk the dog, then kiss my wife before heading to work. 

4. Tell us about your proudest moment or accomplishment.   

Finishing my graduate thesis definitely has to be towards the top of the list because it felt like the hardest thing I had ever accomplished. Being able to present and defend all that hard work and graduate with my Master’s was a very proud moment because I had done something that only a few years prior seemed like a pipe dream.

5.  Do you have a hidden talent? 

Movie quotes and random movie trivia. 

6.  Who or what gives you creative inspiration? 

Definitely my wife Alison. She does historic preservation so we have a mutual passion for history, archaeology, and preserving cultural heritage. Plus, she keeps me honest. Other than that, just knowing that I get the opportunity to work on something so historically significant. 

7.  Coffee fuels our morning events. If you’re a coffee drinker, what’s your go-to order?

Tall and black.

8. What is your favorite place in Charleston? 

It’s a tie between the Battery and Moe’s. I love the Battery because it’s so historical and on the water, which reminds me why I love my job. And Moe’s because I love a good local bar.

9.  How do you unwind or de-stress? 

Either walking the dog with my wife or the pub with close friends. 


Rapid Fire:

Morning person or night owl?

Morning


Summer of winter?

Fall


Mountains or beach?

Mountains actually or out on a boat.


Pancakes or waffles?

Waffles


Fiction or non-fiction?

Fiction

They believe the children are our future…

Inspirational songs aside, Engaging Creative Minds knows that the health of a community is based on the opportunities that its children have. Their mission is to provide every student in South Carolina with equal access to quality learning, increase student engagement and increase the involvement of arts & STEM professionals in the education process.

Robin Berlinsky is the organization’s Executive Director and Andrew McGlaughon serves as its Director of Development, Strategy and Communications. 

All photos by Amaris Photography.

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1. What do you love most about what you do?  

Changing the culture of a school that has self identified as challenging.

2. What inspired you and how did you become involved in your current career(s)?  

When I was teaching 1st & 5th grades I saw how the arts impacted student performance and engagement in school.  I believe every child deserves arts experiences so that is why I have chosen this career path - I’m all about equal access. 

3. How do you start your day? 

For me the day starts the night before so it’s always looking at my calendar and planning my strategy for the next day so I work smarter not harder.  Then I jump out of bed like a fireman - (I’m a morning person).

4. Tell us about your proudest moment or accomplishment.  

Winning the 2016 NY Life Excellence in Summer Learning award from the National Summer Learning Association.  We were told no other organization had won the first time they applied - AND WE DID!

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5. Do you have a hidden talent?  

I can twirl a baton like a rock star

6. Who or what gives you creative inspiration?  

All the amazing teachers throughout South Carolina doing amazing things in their classrooms

7. Coffee fuels our morning events. If you’re a coffee drinker, what’s your go-to order? 

I’m boring - I drink it black.

8. What is your favorite place in Charleston?  

Waterfront Park (on a cool crisp day)

9. How do you unwind or de-stress?  

Reading 


Rapid Fire:

Morning person or night owl?  

Morning


Summer of winter?  

Winter


Mountains or beach?  

Mountains


Pancakes or waffles?  

Waffles


Fiction or non-fiction?  

Non-fiction

Dos Bandidos Art was born out of an epic trip across Mexico and they’ve been designing and screen printing their way across Charleston since 2010.

Everything they create is done with intention, both hand-drawn original designs and screen printing by hand. The duo behind it, Candace Patterson and Will Kiser were raised on and inspired by Rage against the machine, Obey Giant, and Grrrl Power.

Their designs grace everything from hand-sewn bandanas to small batch t-shirts + tank tops to signed and numbered prints.

Their home and studio is located downtown and they love to ride bikes, walk on the beach, travel the world, eat amazing food, drink the best coffee, play with their cats and make art.

All photos by Kate Thornton Photography.

1. What do you love most about what you do?

We love that we get to work together making affordable art.


2. What inspired you and how did you become involved in your current career(s)?

We have day jobs, but screen printing is our passion.  We are inspired by Charleston and life in general.  As far as screen printing goes for Will it was a college art class, and for me it was creating art and screen printing for my friend’s record label.


3. How do you start your day?

Will stumbles out of bed at 5am to shower, coffee and then go to his day job.  I throw back a single espresso and go work out with my friends to begin my day.


4. Tell us about your proudest moment or accomplishment.

Proudest moment: Building our own studio with a little help from our friends to continue to follow our dreams and screen print in our own space.


5. Do you have a hidden talent?

Candace: I can dance, I danced from 3-college and pull it out every now and then; especially at wedding:)   Will: I can drive a 3 on a tree.


6. Who or what gives you creative inspiration?

We both get creative inspiration from the streets of Charleston, surfing, traveling, riding bikes, road trips, music, the arts community and other local artists.


7. Coffee fuels our morning events. If you’re a coffee drinker, what’s your go-to order?

Candace: Cortado  (I work at City Lights Coffee a couple days a week and power up on Counter Culture)  Will: Doppio espresso


8. What is your favorite place in Charleston?

Will: Santis Candace: Santis


9. How do you unwind or de-stress?

Candace and Will: Santis Margaritas
RAPID FIRE:

Morning person or night owl?

Morning


Summer or winter?

Summer


Mountains or beach?

Beach


Pancakes or waffles?

Waffles (Candice, but prefers crêpes) Neither (Will)


Fiction or non-fiction?

Fiction

Preserve is a special topic for CreativeMornings Charleston for many reasons. We picked this month’s theme, as it is a true theme to describe necessary conversations in our city. 

Not only are we living in one of America’s most well known historical cities, but we battle with preserving not only the infrastructure in the Holy City but the Holy City itself.  

This month’s speaker is food writer and the Southern Forks’ Stephanie Burt. Per her usual style, she thinks about preservation beyond canning vegetables. Join us to discuss the importance of preserving this place that we call home and what’s she’s learned along her journey. 

All photos by Leslie McKellar

What do you love most about what you do?

Creates a sense of community. It’s always different.

What inspired you and how did you become involved in your current career(s)?
I have no idea how I became involved. Didn’t set out to be a food writer - it found me. I became inspired by other food writers.

How do you start your day?
Coffee & contemplation. Just like the show Stranger Things.

Tell us about your proudest moment or accomplishment.
I hope it hasn’t happened yet.
Do you have a hidden talent?
Making up songs for my dog.

Who or what gives you creative inspiration?
So much gives me inspiration. If I have a few days where I don’t feel inspired then I’m not paying attention to the world. Coffee fuels our morning events. If you’re a coffee drinker, what’s your go-to order?
The darkest roast, the tallest cup. Black. What is your favorite place in Charleston?
I love driving over the water every day. Being able to see water views.

How do you unwind or de-stress? My favorite thing in the world is a porch swing, so sitting on that with earbuds.


Rapid fire: 


morning person or night owl?
Morning
summer or winter?
Summer
mountains or beach?
Beach
pancakes or waffles?
Waffles
fiction or non-fiction?
Non-fiction

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