Relationship to HFC: I went on my first tour at HFC several years ago at the request of a friend, and I was absolutely blown away! A few months later, I attended a cocktail event at Kitchen ZINC in New Haven that HFC was hosting, and that was it—I was totally sold. Within the next year, I was part of the team!

How I got into loving the art of the drink: In the spring of 2014, I had the opportunity to travel around Great Britain, particularly Scotland. While there, I explored local Scotch and gin distilleries, learned to appreciate the subtle differences in flavors, and completely fell in love from there.

Dream car: A Mini Cooper Countryman—blue with white racing stripes

5 Favorite Things: Dogs, Reading a great book with a cup of tea, Hiking in the mountains, Traveling, Cooking—and eating— delicious food 

Ultimate dream: To get a book published and move to Europe— I want to explore!

Favorite music genre, band, or performer: I listen primarily to instrumental music (classical, soundtrack/scores, etc.). My favorite artist outside that genre, though, is Gabrielle Aplin.

Next vacation destination if money were no object: New Zealand!

All-time favorite movie; I’m not sure I could choose a favorite recent movie, so I’ll go with one of my favorite classic films instead— Roman Holiday.

Best way to spend a free day: Taking a long walk, reading a book, and enjoying some homemade baked goods.

Favorite Wild Moon flavor: Such a tough choice! If I had to choose, I’d say lavender. Seven lemon and cranberry are staples in my house as well

What is the closest thing to real magic; Science, of course! It’s just magic we can (usually) explain.

Favorite charity: ACLU

Are aliens real: Who knows! I think there’s so much we don’t know, there’s bound to be some other life out there! 

Number one thing society needs to change: Worldwide, equitable, and affordable access to necessary resources for all: water, food, technology, education, and healthcare.

If you could have dinner with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be: Shakespeare

Favorite vegetable: Butternut squash—perfect in everything.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be; Being able to speak and understand any language.

 Favorite quote: “I am no bird, and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.” 

-Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

What book changed your life: Blow Out the Moon by Libby Koponen. I read it as a child, and it was one of the first books that made me interested in travel.

Ocean or lake: Ocean!