Hello again dear readers, it's Madison from Pie Bar Woodstock, here once again to introduce you to another of our fabulous Front of House team members! Today we shine the spotlight on our one and only, Claire Keenum!
MJ: So, Claire, what brought you to Pie Bar?
CK: Well, over the summer I was looking for a part-time job and had stumbled upon an ad for Pie Bar. I debated it for a while, but, in the end, all I could think was "Who doesn't want to work in a pie shop?"
MJ: Very true. And about how long have you been with us?
CK: Let's see, since August, so about six-ish months.
MJ: What can you often be found doing outside of work?
CK: Mostly school, but I also like reading, crocheting, cross-stitching, stuff like that.
MJ: That's amazing! I wish I could crochet, but it always makes me stir crazy.
CK: Really? I taught myself over the summer. I found this big bag of yarn for like $3 and just thought, "why not?" I'm usually pretty bad at sticking with hobbies for long, but it's now been 7 or 8 months so, I guess that's a good sign.
MJ: You said you were in school, what are you studying?
CK: I'm majoring in English.
MJ: Was that always a subject you enjoyed in school?
CK: I'd say I used to lean more towards the sciences. I liked my English classes, but I don't think I ever saw myself majoring in it.
MJ: Do you have any furry friends at home?
CK: I do. I have two cats named Alastor and Douglas.
MJ: Adorable! If you could only eat one Pie Bar pie for the rest of your life, what would it be?
CK: Probably the Cherry Crumble.
MJ: A very good choice. I know that one is going to be dearly missed.
MJ: What would you say your favorite thing about working at Pie Bar would be?
CK: I really love working in the downtown community and seeing all the familiar faces that come in. It's also really cool because my grandfather used to own the pharmacy, so it's kinda neat to be working so close to where he used to.
MJ: That's wonderful! Where do you see yourself, or hope to see yourself in five years?
CK: Hopefully graduated with a full-time job. Not sure what job exactly, so hopefully I'll figure out what I want to do with my life by then.
MJ: And, finally, what are you most looking forward to in the coming year?
CK: Probably just surviving this semester and maybe learning how to knit.
Make sure to say "hi" to Claire next time you visit us here in Woodstock!