ELISE P. - BARISTA & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER  This is Elise. She’s the social media manager for Hotwire and a handful of other local businesses, and she absolutely loves her Hotwire fam. She’s been a barista on and off for the last 7+ years, and Hotwire is by-far her favorite coffee shop. (And she’s only partly obligated to say that.) She made coffee all throughout high school and college, and in 2016 she graduated from Western Washington University. After graduating, she spent a year in Aspen, Colorado working at a local yoga studio and exploring the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her Fiancé, Joe. When she’s not at Hotwire making coffee or updating various social medias, you can find her leading classes at Hot Feet Fitness or hiking with her puppy, Maverick. 

ELISE P. - BARISTA & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

This is Elise. She’s the social media manager for Hotwire and a handful of other local businesses, and she absolutely loves her Hotwire fam. She’s been a barista on and off for the last 7+ years, and Hotwire is by-far her favorite coffee shop. (And she’s only partly obligated to say that.) She made coffee all throughout high school and college, and in 2016 she graduated from Western Washington University. After graduating, she spent a year in Aspen, Colorado working at a local yoga studio and exploring the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her Fiancé, Joe. When she’s not at Hotwire making coffee or updating various social medias, you can find her leading classes at Hot Feet Fitness or hiking with her puppy, Maverick. 

 MIA B. - BARISTA   This is Mia. Hotwire has been her home for 10+ years, and she doesn’t see herself ACTUALLY leaving anytime soon. In her own words, she values the unbelievable impact the relationships she’s built here have had on her life, both personally and professionally. She says that her Hotwire customers and coworkers are like family. At Hotwire she’s seen babies grow up and "babies" graduate high school and head off to college. She’s bawled her eyes out at the news of customers passing away; people she misses dearly and still thinks about daily. She loves coming into work and taking care in preparing a customer’s drink in order to make their day a little brighter.

MIA B. - BARISTA 

This is Mia. Hotwire has been her home for 10+ years, and she doesn’t see herself ACTUALLY leaving anytime soon. In her own words, she values the unbelievable impact the relationships she’s built here have had on her life, both personally and professionally. She says that her Hotwire customers and coworkers are like family. At Hotwire she’s seen babies grow up and "babies" graduate high school and head off to college. She’s bawled her eyes out at the news of customers passing away; people she misses dearly and still thinks about daily. She loves coming into work and taking care in preparing a customer’s drink in order to make their day a little brighter.

 NICOLE C. - BARISTA & OPERATIONS MANAGER  This is Nicole. She has been at Hotwire for 5 years and is a beloved part of the West Seattle community. She loves being barista and has been making coffee on and off for over 10 years. Although she loves to travel, Nicole realizes that PNW is her home. It's where she was born and raised! She is a University of Washington graduate with hopes of continuing on to grad school, possibly law school. On her days off, she loves walking her dog Blitz, watching football, backpacking, and her new found love: CrossFit. CrossFit plays a huge role in her path back to fitness, and has given her a new love for picking up heavy weights. She is leaving her usual weekday morning role to recover from shoulder surgery, but don’t worry: you will still see her at Hotwire working on her laptop and catching up with customers.

NICOLE C. - BARISTA & OPERATIONS MANAGER

This is Nicole. She has been at Hotwire for 5 years and is a beloved part of the West Seattle community. She loves being barista and has been making coffee on and off for over 10 years. Although she loves to travel, Nicole realizes that PNW is her home. It's where she was born and raised! She is a University of Washington graduate with hopes of continuing on to grad school, possibly law school. On her days off, she loves walking her dog Blitz, watching football, backpacking, and her new found love: CrossFit. CrossFit plays a huge role in her path back to fitness, and has given her a new love for picking up heavy weights. She is leaving her usual weekday morning role to recover from shoulder surgery, but don’t worry: you will still see her at Hotwire working on her laptop and catching up with customers.

 JADE E. - BARISTA   This is Jade. She has been making coffee for about eight years now, and she hopes to one day own her own drive-thru espresso stand somewhere warm and sunny! Though she’s a Seattle native, she wishes that it was always clear skies and 85 degrees. Her favorite espresso drink to make is a cappuccino, and her drink of choice is cold brew with macadamia syrup and half&half.

JADE E. - BARISTA 

This is Jade. She has been making coffee for about eight years now, and she hopes to one day own her own drive-thru espresso stand somewhere warm and sunny! Though she’s a Seattle native, she wishes that it was always clear skies and 85 degrees. Her favorite espresso drink to make is a cappuccino, and her drink of choice is cold brew with macadamia syrup and half&half.

 GABBY R. - BARISTA   This is Gabby. In her own words, she’s the “resident couch potato” at Hotwire. She loves working in West Seattle because it has that small neighborhood feeling, but it's far enough away from her actual hometown that she’s not running into people she went to high school with. Coffee is her third favorite *legal* substance to consume. Its complexity means it can be prepared in a wide variety of ways, which is exactly what Hotwire does with all of its unique flavor combinations. In her free time, she works at her dissertation of contemporary feline artistic expression (via new medias and technologies). 

GABBY R. - BARISTA 

This is Gabby. In her own words, she’s the “resident couch potato” at Hotwire. She loves working in West Seattle because it has that small neighborhood feeling, but it's far enough away from her actual hometown that she’s not running into people she went to high school with. Coffee is her third favorite *legal* substance to consume. Its complexity means it can be prepared in a wide variety of ways, which is exactly what Hotwire does with all of its unique flavor combinations. In her free time, she works at her dissertation of contemporary feline artistic expression (via new medias and technologies). 

 PATIENCE K. - BARISTA  Patience has been a barista for about 3 years, and she’s lived in West Seattle her entire life. You can often catch her knocking things over behind the bar because she is the (self-proclaimed) clumsiest barista ever. She loves being a barista because she gets to interact with so many amazing people,  and she loves to see all the awesome drink creations they come up with.   

PATIENCE K. - BARISTA

Patience has been a barista for about 3 years, and she’s lived in West Seattle her entire life. You can often catch her knocking things over behind the bar because she is the (self-proclaimed) clumsiest barista ever. She loves being a barista because she gets to interact with so many amazing people,  and she loves to see all the awesome drink creations they come up with.