Jennifer (Jenn or the Boss Lady) is the owner of The Meeting Place on Market! Her very favorite drink is a simple latte with whole milk and a generous sprinkling of cinnamon on top. Jenn's bakery indulgence is our Gluten Free brownies and you can find her squirrelling them away in her bag as she heads to UNOH to shape the minds of the future.
Ruth Ann Stover
Ruth Ann is another of the owners and is also lovingly referred to as "the best free labor" at the Meeting Place as she can essentially fill in for any position. The drink that makes her the happiest is an unflavored latte with lots of extra foam and her bakery must have is a blondie!
Owner/Mr. Fix It
Greg is a man of few words, but many jokes. His least favorite phrase in the world is "Hey Greg, can you fix..." but he always gets the job done with a minimal amount of grumbling and an incredible amount of love for The Meeting Place. His favorite bakery item is anything he can sneak past his lovely wife, Ruth Ann.
Amy (or Angel Hands) is our longest standing staff member and the Cafe Manager. Amy's love of coffee runs deep and no one makes a drink like her - this is why we call her Angel Hands. Every drink she touches tastes like a dream. Her current favorite bakery item is our double chocolate muffin and her must have drink is an Iced Peanut Butter Mocha!
We're big on nicknames at The Meeting Place so you may hear us call her any of the following: Frank, Home Depot, Bridgette or Vivienne. While she is our cafe supervisor, you're more likely to know her as the friendly face that greets you every morning! Emily's favorite drink is a Honey Pot - a recipe of her own making. Ask her for the Emily special! Her favorite bakery treat is the cinnamon rolls (which she guilt trips Amanda about no less than 3 times a week) and the Gluten Free Carrot Cake truffles.
To be the only male on a staff of all females makes Stephen (Stevo, Stevie Boii, or Homefries) a very brave soul! He is our part time barista, but we also refer to him as the Baby Boss of the upstairs. Stephen's favorite drink is an Iced French Vanilla Latte and his must have bakery item is an Apple Pie Square.
Our Bakery Manager, Amanda! She serves as the guardian of the basement and has named each of our freezers, the walk in and various other items after Star Wars Characters. If you're looking for our resident nerd, you found her. Amanda's favorite drink is "A brown sugar breve - especially when it's made by Amy's angel hands" and her favorite bakery item is the Back Alley Brownie.
Sandi is our Bakery Assistant and the one that keeps Amanda from locking herself in the walk-in. A retired teacher, she is also a source of endless knowledge when we are trying to problem solve. Although Sandi is not a coffee drinker, she is a big fan of our fresh brewed Peach Tea over ice. And her favorite bakery item, both to make and enjoy, is our Apple Pie Squares.
Britani is our E-Commerce Manager and the one you'll talk to when purchasing a gift box from our website or Etsy. Her favorite drink is a Peanut Butter Mocha made from Amy's angel hands and her favorite bakery snack is croutons and Crouton Day! Seriously, Amanda always tells her when it's crouton day - there's a crouton dance.
A retired nurse (who has returned to the field when the world needs her most,) Kat is our E-Commerce Assistant. Her favorite coffee drink is a Brown Sugar Breve and her bakery treat of choice is our Blueberry Scones! When asked for her favorite memory of 2021, it's less specific for Kat. There is no one moment that stands out, but rather a full year of making friends with an awesome bunch of coworkers.