Hopscotch was my first job after having our daughter. I had closed up my little coffee shop the previous year (when I was 8 months pregnant) and stayed home with her until she was 6 months old. It was the first time in my adult life I wasn’t employed. I had been going non-stop throughout my twenties, working in the service industry and running my own businesses. It was absolutely terrifying to pause for a bit but it turned out to be the best thing for me. It was a chance to reflect and figure out who I was as a new mom, what was important and what my next steps would be. I was pretty choosy about new job prospects. A break from being the boss would be nice but perhaps I could continue to do my favorite part of my previous ventures; hiding in the kitchen and make yummy things!
When I asked a friend if she knew any possible job openings in town she referred me to her Farmer’s Market neighbor (Kaya!) who was expanding her business and was in need of kitchen help. Soon after, I met with Kaya and asked her what she needed help with. She desperately replied “pies! I need help making pies for Watson’s.” Which happened to be my specialty...and the rest was history.
Over the past 3.5 years I’ve learned a lot about baking. I’ve made things I never thought I would ever make and learned amazing cakes decorating techniques. Working side by side with Kaya is always fun (we know WAY too much about each other) but I also enjoy the daily grind with the unique and talented staff we’ve had at the hop.
When I’m not in the Hopscotch kitchen I manage several Airbnb’s (including two above the bakery!) and enjoy being at home, doing renovations, cooking, more baking and being outside with my husband Greg and our 4-year old-Lucy. Life is good.