CHOCOLATE MAKER / PROBLEM SOLVER
I am a creative, visionary guy. I have had my hands in construction, cabinet making, farming and am always trying to figure out how things are made. I enjoyed doing all these different types of work, but because whatever I do, I do with a purpose, I prayed asking God to show what else I am suppose to do before I leave this earth.
I had started experimenting with making chocolate from the beans and was fascinated by the flavors and process. I began testing small batches on family and friends and found such pleasure in seeing people discover the beauty of real, craft chocolate. At that point, I knew I would like to work together with my family to craft chocolate, let people see it being made and to use this as a way to make a positive impact in peoples lives, helping those in need and living my life with purpose to the end. Let's do this!
- Nibs & Sea Salt
- beans and rice and whatever else I cook up in the kitchen
- living life with my sweet wife and hanging with my family
- I wake up smiling at 4:30am.
- Experience is the best way to learn and other’s experiences cost me less.
Hey, has anyone seen my list? Details and purpose are the top two items on it. When Tim and I married, we purposed to run hard together: loving God, committed to each other, teaching our kids and serving others. Sometimes I am a bit out of breath trying to keep up with my running buddy, but not always, now he makes me chocolate and the run just got sweeter! My family would tell you that my lists are decorated in doodles; creative ideas, colorful designs and somewhat profound thoughts. These are what keep the details and purpose in my life beautiful and enjoyable.
When we roasted our first handful of cacao beans, I fell in love with an intoxicating aroma that I never grow tired of. I enjoy the fascinating experience of seeing chocolate being made at every stage, tasting single-origin crafted chocolate and sharing this experience with others. Something else I enjoy is making friends. That’s on my list too! Come introduce yourself and let’s chat over some brewed chocolate.
- brewed drinking chocolate
- seafood, especially crab and shrimp
- visiting with family and friends over good food
- recipes, books and friends
- Everyday is a gift, find the joy.
CHOCOLATE MAKER / Maintenance geek
When I was just a kid, my favorite thing to do was take things apart and see what made them work. This wasn’t always greeted with cheers from my parents, but as I grew up I figured out how to put some of those things back together or make something new out of them! I still have a lot of fun being creative like that and so when our family started experimenting with making chocolate I was all there, especially because I could eat my project!
At Creo, we all wear multiple hats or aprons as the case may be. Most days you’ll find me roasting beans or helping them along their journey to becoming chocolate but I can also be found serving up chocolate drinks or maintaining our chocolate making equipment. Ask me a question, if I don’t know the answer, hey, maybe we can figure it out together while we eat some chocolate!
- Dark Coconut
- BBQ, Mexican and Chinese, actually I just enjoy making and eating food!
- travel and find new places to eat
- Apple products
- You could of had everything in life that you wanted if you had only given others what they wanted - chocolate