"For as long as I can remember, my mom has been my best friend. I admired her work ethic and vision, and I never questioned her guidance. One piece of advice she gave me is, “Let other people’s ceiling be your floor.” She taught me that it was important to learn from others' experience instead of the hard way or starting from scratch."
"We are a millennial business, and we think of ourselves as global citizens. Our consumers share that philosophy and want to have a cultural experience, and we hope to celebrate and educate others about the history, science, and the people behind the coffee... There is something beautiful and artful about the entire process, and we want to approach coffee like wine. No harvest is exactly the same. It’s living. It evolves just like everything else."
"I owe everything to those early experiences and have been extremely blessed. My spirituality is what continues to guide me. I constantly read, study, travel, and listen. I find inspiration in my own personal experiences and others’ stories too. I always say, 'If you live long enough, you’re bound to have something to write about.'"
"I want to use film as a medium to change the perspective of others. Cinema is a way for us to communicate about issues and begin to understand each other."
"CO.STARTERS provides the tools for creative problem solving and the network of other entrepreneurs who are on the same page."