Abby Smith: So, what brought you to Pie Bar?
Kayla Elder: I used to be a reporter for the Cherokee Tribune and I met Lauren for an interview four years ago when she was opening the store. Since then, we’ve stayed in touch. I had moved to Oklahoma for a while and when I moved back to Georgia, Pie Bar had a position open, so here I am!
AS: Ooh, how was Oklahoma?
KE: The people were nice, the weather was bad.
AS: What do you do when you’re not working?
KE: I own a magazine called She Leads Daily, and I just started a position as a substitute teacher. So I’m basically always working.
AS: Tell us more about your magazine!
KE: It’s a Christian magazine for women of all ages that empowers, encourages and challenges them.
AS: That is so rad.
AS: What is your dream job?
KE: I’ve accomplished that by owning a magazine, so...
AS: What is your favorite pie here at Pie Bar?
KE: Peanut butter cream. Hands down. Every day.
AS: What is a random fact about you that only few know?
KE: I’ve traveled abroad nine times and I travel internationally every other year.
AS: What’s a place you haven’t been to but really want to travel to?
AS: Me too! And your favorite trip?
KE: I went to Paris for my honeymoon and stayed at an AirBnB overlooking the Moulin Rouge.
(Following this statement we went on a major tangent about the 2001 movie musical also called Moulin Rouge, starring Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman).
AS: So what’s your favorite food?
KE: Hawaiian chicken, which is chicken with pineapple and queso. You can get it at most Mexican restaurants, if you’re ever wondering.
AS: Do you have a favorite animal?
KE: I’m between three: otter, meerkat or red panda.
AS: All very cute indeed.
AS: What’s been your favorite part about working at Pie Bar, so far?
KE: Interacting with our customers, our community and travelers who come from all over just for our pie!
Next time you swing by the shop, come say hey to Kayla!!