Meet the Brew Crew

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Our Staff

These fabulous humans … whippin’ up a mean latte, spreadin’ love, and making a difference in your day. Here’s a little bit about our fun-loving baristas at Kave Coffee Bar.

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Kayla Sharar

Favorite Quote

“Just Keep Swimming”

Interests

I love reading, painting and playing board games, and hanging out with my two puppies!

Favorite Drink

Iced Vanilla Latte or a Frozen Green Tea Matcha

What I'm Doing Outside of Kave

Hanging out with friends or most likely sleeping.

Fun Fact

I have 6 siblings, with three older brothers and three younger sisters.

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Mary June Moore

Nickname: Mare, Mare Bear, Murray, MJ; But most people end up calling me Mary Jane.

Favorite Quote

“Sometimes you lose.” – Candy Jar

Interests

My free time consists of making up stories in my head I’ll never write down and watching cooking tutorials.

Favorite Drink

Peppermint Mocha YEAR ROUND BABEY!

What I'm Doing Outside of Kave

Absolutely shredding it to my favorite bands and planning my next concert.

Fun Fact

I have a massive cup collection of the wackiest, most unique cups you can find.

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Kirsten Hoover

Nickname: Captain Kirk

Favorite Quote

“Sometimes she goes, sometimes she doesn’t. That’s the way she goes” – Ray from Trailer Park Boys

Interests

HI! I’m Kirsten. I’m just your typical hard-working gal. I enjoy working in the service industry and getting to know the community! My favorite things to do are to spend time with my family and friends, play guitar, draw cartoons, play video games, and explore outdoors.

Favorite Drink

Dirty Pumpkin Hot Chocolate or Peppermint White Mocha

What I'm Doing Outside of Kave

I’m a homebody at heart!! But when I’m not being a potato, I like to go to arcades, museums, live music, hiking, and exploring outside with my pup LuLu!

Fun Fact

I can recite all 50 states in alphabetical order. Are you not impressed?

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Jenna Cramer

Favorite Quote

“Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive” – Unknown

Interests

I enjoy drawing and making art as well as playing video games while hanging out with my dog Niko.

Favorite Drink

Iced Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Latte

What I'm Doing Outside of Kave

Hanging out with friends or out and about shopping.

Fun Fact

I will have conversations with my pets like they’re people.

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Willow Powell

Nickname: Willy, Willybear

Favorite Quote

“Anything by Rhett and Link or probably vine. Or Disney. For sure Disney actually ”

Interests

My life revolves around animals, Rhett and Link, Avenged Sevenfold, Ariana Grande, Disney, and other youtubers.

Favorite Drink

Frozen caffe mocha

What I'm Doing Outside of Kave

Taking care of my animals, watching youtube, singing, drawing, doing make up or hanging out with friends/family.

Fun Fact

I plan on going into Zoology after high school. Animals own my heart + Soul ( as well as Disney). My highest  note is 4-half steps lower than Maria Carey’s. I also have somewhere around 12 pets.

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Abigail

Nickname: Abi, Abs, Sissy

Favorite Quote

“Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night”

Interests

I’m a social work major at the University of Akron, passionate about child welfare and protection!

Favorite Drink

Iced almond milk latte, with a different flavor depending on my mood!

What I'm Doing Outside of Kave

Hanging out in front of the bar… Or being security at the Akron Art Museum!

Fun Fact

I absolutely love true crime and will spend days studying one case!! I also want to be a dog breeder when I retire!

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Ashton

Nickname: Ash

Favorite Quote

“Art was, seriously, the only thing I’d ever wanted to own. It has always been for me a stable nourishment. I use it. It can change the way that I feel in the mornings.”
-David Bowie

Interests

Some of my favorite things to do include creating art, playing video games, discovering new music and creating music, writing, having in-depth conversations with other artists and creative people, and taking walks through nature.

Favorite Drink

I love our frozen Tranquillity Latte with oat milk, a London Fog with almond milk, or anything matcha.

What I'm Doing Outside of Kave

Working on art commissions, playing video games, taking photos of nature, making playlists, drinking hot tea, daydreaming about traveling the world, or changing my hair color.

Fun Fact

I have one wall in my bedroom that is dedicated to things I love. It is completely covered in stickers, art, photos of people, pets, and bands/artists that have had an impact on my life, hanging jewelry, and more. If I wanted to show someone who I am, I’d show them my wall. A lot of my story is on that wall.

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Jane

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Favorite Quote

“Bow down and be grateful.”

Interests

I have a degree in art history and am also a professional art handler.

Favorite Drink

Iced Crimsonberry

What I'm Doing Outside of Kave

Painting or Gardening.

Fun Fact

I’ve traveled across the U.S. and several other countries to study art.

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Josh

Nickname: Just “J”

Interests

I majored in Music Performance and “not taking any guff from customers” at Cleveland State. I love video games and watching bad horror movies with friends.

Favorite Drink

Mayan Mocha

What I'm Doing Outside of Kave

Making even more coffee at home.

Fun Fact

I have a fear of butterflies.

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Kalea

Nickname: Kale; Homie; Dude

Favorite Quote

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” -Rumi

Interests

I would consider myself a jack of some trades (definitely not all). I enjoy reading, writing, and staying busy. I like to try new things – whether it be a co-workers favorite beverage, or a new fun hobby such as digital art. I like to plan out my time, but I also enjoy something fun and spontaneous. Sometimes I prefer a night in with my cat over a social event.

Favorite Drink

London Fog with almond milk

What I'm Doing Outside of Kave

Spending quality time with my fiancé and my cats, and my roommates.

Fun Fact

I used to tell people that I was allergic to cats because I was scared of them. I now realize that I adore their feminine and comforting nature.

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Taylor

Nickname: Tay

Favorite Quote

Proverbs 16:24 “Kind words are like honey; sweet to the soul, healing to the heart”

Interests

Singing, Acting, Playing Piano, Videography, Reading, and Drawing

Favorite Drink

Iced Chai Latte with Maple Syrup

What I'm Doing Outside of Kave

When I’m not behind the bar at Kave, I am typically at home doing homework, singing, or drawing.

Fun Fact

I know Sign Language because both of my grandparents are deaf.

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