Uptown Mug # 85 . Chas Goguen

 

You may have noticed an interesting looking dude wearing a bright orange Chaizard hat, seemingly on a mission, all over uptown.  He actually IS on a mission and it is pretty neat.  Chas is a Pokemon GO master and you won’t believe the cool things he sees and now, due to a recent update to the game – he shares.  Pokemon GO has a new feature known as GO Snapshot, which allows you to take AR (augmented reality) photos of the Pokemon in your collection in a real-world location of your choice. Chas is always looking for just the right location to set up a Pokemon for a photo session to highlight not only them, but also the sights of the city, including some pretty impressive uptown photos which he posts to his galleries on Instagram and Twitter.

Have a look at what is actually lurking and enjoying our uptown in places you walk by every day, or what Chas is cleverly creating – by checking out the photos Chas shares here.  Trust us, it is super cool.

Instagram: @professorchas
Twitter: @professorchas
Youtube:  www.youtube.com/c/chas_goguen

 

Let’s get to know Chas..

 

Where were you born/Where are you from? 

I was born here in Saint John, and have lived primarily on the west side of town for most of my life.  An artist from a very young age, Chas had a strong interest in drawing, and over the course of his school years developed his own comic book superhero named Dotman.  He has self-published 20 full-color issues of the Dotman comic book series, and is hoping to someday further the budding franchise into the field of animation and other media. Dotman can be found online at dotman.ca (currently being revamped).

How long have you been a part of the uptown scene?

I have frequented the Uptown area for a combined span of probably a couple of decades. I attended Saint John High School on Prince William Street until graduating in 1998, and have worked a couple of jobs in the Uptown area since then. Currently, I’m enrolled in 3D Modeling and Animation at Atlantica College in Market Square, which sees me spending a lot of my time Uptown nowadays. Aside from that, on my days off, I often like to spend a few hours per day roaming around the Uptown area, as it’s a very developed location in Pokemon GO, and provides many scenic backdrops for GO Snapshot sessions. 


I also volunteer as one of the organizers (or “Pokemon Professors”) of the Pokemon League at Heroes’ Beacon at 25 Charlotte Street, where we host Pokemon TCG events every second weekend, viewable on the online calendar at www.heroesbeacon.com. We welcome players of all ages to attend and meet other local players, trade cards with one another, and participate in tournaments for prizes. We also host “Learn To Play” days for newcomers who collect Pokemon cards, but are unfamiliar with how to play and are interested to learn, with exclusive foil promotional cards available for attending. I often record footage of the bigger events held at Heroes’ Beacon to be featured on my YouTube channel, as well.

What is your favourite season, and why?

Summer is my favorite season. For one reason, there’s significantly less snow to shovel, and for another reason, the city feels so much more alive. Nearly every day has a special event going on, the parks are thriving with lush trees and colorful flowers, and there are so many more people out and about to interact with.

Where have you found inspiration?

I am also an aspiring YouTuber, having been inspired by one of my sources of inspiration in the field, Markiplier, to try my hand at performing as an online entertainer. When I initially sat down to decide what kind of video content to focus my channel on, I decided to make use of my many years spent playing games in the Pokemon franchise. Starting off focusing on content from the original Pokemon video games on the Nintendo Game Boy as well as the Pokemon Trading Card Game, I expanded my content in 2016 with the release of Pokemon GO, the mobile app game designed to get people out and about to explore their real world surroundings on their quest to catch ’em all. I often record my Pokemon GO adventures throughout the Uptown area (and other various locations in Saint John) whenever special in-game events are occurring, which allows me to showcase some of the highlights and landmarks of the city in my YouTube videos.

Who is your favorite musician?   

My favorite musician ever since way back in the day has got to be “Weird Al” Yankovic. He’s a tremendously funny guy, and not only does he produce some very entertaining original musical content, the parodies he creates of other popular songs feels like the best of both worlds – a faithful recreation of the original tune and melody, paired with hilarious new lyrics that always provide good laughs. I actually got to talk with him backstage when he toured here at the Imperial Theater in 1997, which was a pretty nice time.

 

What is your Uptown Insider Tip? 

As a big ol’ nerd myself, I would definitely recommend checking out Heroes’ Beacon for anyone who’s a fan of comics, collectibles, and gaming of various sorts (card games, RPGs, board games, etc.).  And for a great place to grab something to eat, right next door is Freddie’s Pizza and Donair, where they serve not only great pizza at an amazing price, but other delicious items including fish and chips, shawarma, and poutine.

So, the next time you see Chas out and about looking sleuth-like, know his is seeing and capturing something only those who wish can see.  Thank you Chas, for sharing with us.

Below are some of the photos Chas has shared. Follow him to see more!

Weekend Events . March 1-3

Friday, March 1

Chop Chop Winter Restaurant Week

Various Times @ Various Restaurants

Saint John Riptide vs Moncton Magic – Battle of the 506

7:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Live Music at Grannan’s with The Kindred Brothers

7:00 pm @ Grannan’s Seafood & Grill (Bar)

Thank You For Being A Friend: The Ultimate Golden Girls Experience

7:30 pm @ The Imperial Theatre

Taste of Egypt Presents: Chop Chop Weekend Entertainment

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Taste of Egypt

Stay and Grow Lunch & Learn

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm @ The Imperial Theatre

Scrabble Fridays

1:30 pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Joyful Noise a // Les MoonTunes

10:30 pm – 2:00 am @ Pepper’s Pub

Uptown Comedy Deluxe (featuring Brian Giles)

9:30 pm – 11:30 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Pop Up Show & Alum Drop Day with Tomato Tomato

12:00 pm @ Heartbreak Boutique

Satori, on the Main Stage

10:30 pm  @ O’Leary’s Pub

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:30 am – 2:00 pm @ Saint John City Market

Uncorked Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ King’s Square

Beer Tasting Tour

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

TGIF Party with Del

10:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub

Friday Night Live DJ Travdad

11:00 pm @ McGill’s

Mr. Morris – Friday Nights

9:30 pm @ Five and Dime

Mike Trask _ David R. Elliott

7:30 pm – 10:30 pm @ BunkHaus Hostel with Cafe + Taproom

Friday Night Dance Party at Callie’s Pub

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callie’s Pub

 

Saturday, March 2

Chop Chop Winter Restaurant Week

Various Times @ Various Restaurants

Saturday Morning Cartoons

11:00 am @ The BunkHaus Hostel, Cafe & Tap Room

Saint John Riptide vs Kitchener Waterloo Titans

7:00 pm @ Harbour Station

This March Break, PLAY at the NBM

10:00 am – 5:00 pm @ The New Brunswick Museum

High Valley with Hunter Brothers

8:00 pm @ The Imperial Theatre

March Break Neon Glow Party

11:00 pm – 2:00 am @ McGill’s

PORK SODA : Primus Tribute + RAGE FIST

11:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Pepper’s Pub

Satori, on the Main Stage

10:30 pm  @ O’Leary’s Pub

Newcomers’ Saturday Social

2:00 pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Fundy Fringe Lottery Party 2019

7:30 pm @ BMO Studio Theatre

Saturday Lunch Concerts at the City Market, Featuring Dave Hansen

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm @ The City Market

Live at the Matinee, Hosted by Aaron Gunn

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:30 am – 2:00 pm @ Saint John City Market

Uncorked Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ King’s Square

Beer Tasting Tour

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Rock it with Del – Live on Stage Dance Party Saturday Night

10:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub

Kebab House Grand Re-Opening

11:00 am – 11:00 pm @ Kebab House

 

Sunday, March 3

Chop Chop Winter Restaurant Week

Various Times @ Various Restaurants

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Victoriaville

3:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Sunday Movie Matinee

2:00 pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

150 Years of Beers Tour

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Various Locations Uptown

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroon’s General Store

Sunday Funday – BOGO and Board Games

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Saint John Ale House

This March Break, PLAY at the NBM

10:00 am – 5:00 pm @ The New Brunswick Museum

Weekend Events . February 22 – 24

Friday, February 22

Manwatching

7:30 pm @ Saint John Theatre Company

NBIAA Final 12 2019

6:30 pm @ Harbour Station

Yip Takeover in The Barrel Room

5:00 pm – 11:00 pm @ Gahan House Port City

Live Music at Grannan’s with The Spinnaker Brothers

7:00 pm @ Grannan’s Seafood & Grill (Bar)

An Ongoing Study of Saint John: Sarah Sackville

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Buckland Merrifield Gallery

Cathy Jones & Special Guest Travis Lindsay

7:30 pm @ The Imperial Theatre

Scrabble Fridays

1:30 pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Excuses Excuses / Sound Drown / The Follow Ups

10:00 pm – 1:00 am @ Pepper’s Pub

The Regulars, on the Main Stage

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:30 am – 2:00 pm @ Saint John City Market

Uncorked Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ King’s Square

Beer Tasting Tour

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

TGIF Party with Del

10:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub

Friday Night Live with Bailebail

11:00 pm @ McGill’s

 

 

Saturday, February 23

Coldest Night of the Year 2019

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Market Square

Manwatching

7:30 pm @ Saint John Theatre Company

Saint John Wine Fair 2019

6:00 pm – 9:30 pm @ Marco Polo Cruise Terminal

NBIAA Final 12  2019

12:00 pm @ Harbour Station

‘Wife Goes On’ Dinner Theatre

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Water Street Dinner Theatre

The Regulars, on the Main Stage

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Newcomers’ Saturday Social

2:00 pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

DJ Randinger

9:00 pm – 1:00 am @ Five and Dime

Saturday Lunch Concerts at the City Market, Featuring Rock ‘N Roll Cowgirl

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm @ The City Market

Pump Up The Jam – A Totally 80’s Night

11:00 pm – 2:00 am @ McGill’s

Weak Size Fish w/Math Class

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Pepper’s Pub

Live at the Matinee, Hosted by Aaron Gunn

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:30 am – 2:00 pm @ Saint John City Market

Uncorked Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ King’s Square

Beer Tasting Tour

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Rock it with Del – Live on Stage Dance Party Saturday Night

10:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub

 

 

Sunday, February 24

Cape Breton vs Saint John Rip Tide

2:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Positive Mind Meditation Workshop

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Soul Centre – Saint John

East Indian Film Festival

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Cosplay Meetup

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm @ Heroes’ Beacon

Saint John Yoga Co-Op Group Reading

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ The Yoga Co-Op

150 Years of Beers Tour

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Various Locations Uptown

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroon’s General Store

Weekend Events . February 14-17 – Special Valentine’s Weekend Edition

Thursday, February 14

FREE parking uptown for 1 hour when using your HotSpot Parking App.  Happy Valentine’s Day from your BIA

All Day @  HotSpot Parking Meters

Give Love, Feel Good 3.0

All Day @ The Feel Good Store and Duke Creative Collective

Hockey Exhibit Opening

5:00 pm @ The New Brunswick Museum

Be Our Valentine Event

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Tuck Interiors and In Pursuit Truck – A Mobile Boutique

Bad Art Night Valentine’s Spectacular

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Habibi – A Sankara Valentine Pop-Up Restaurant

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm @ Five and Dime

Retro Film:  The Way We Were

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Imperial Theatre

Preeper, Rhaye, Mackay

8:30 pm – 11:00 pm @ Five and Dime

Winter Kundalini Yoga Class

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ The Yoga Studio Saint John

Circle Mirror Transformation

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm @ BMO Studio Theatre

Saint John Rip Tide vs Island Storm

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Nick Gay Live

10:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

 

 

Friday, February 15

Tom and Mary Noel – Dinner and Music

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Taco Pica

Circle Mirror Transformation

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm @ BMO Studio Theatre

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Moncton

7:00 – 9:00 @ Harbour Station

Live Music at Grannan’s

7:30 pm @ Grannan’s Seafood & Grill (Bar)

‘Wife Goes On’ Dinner Theatre

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Water Street Dinner Theatre

The Craftsmen, on the Main Stage

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:30 am – 2:00 pm @ Saint John City Market

Uncorked Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ King’s Square

Beer Tasting Tour

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

TGIF Party with Del

10:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub

Friday Night Live with Bailebail

11:00 pm @ McGill’s

 

Saturday, February 16

DJ Harry Hood

9:00 pm – 1:00 am @ Five and Dime

Katherine Moller Live

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Taco Pica

Saturday Lunch Concerts at the City Market, Featuring Stephen Lewis

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm @ The City Market

Faces of Fusion Awards

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Saint John Trade & Convention Centre

No Jokes Barred on the Boardwalk

8:30 pm – 11:00 pm @ McGill’s

House of David Gang’s Bob Marley Tribute

10:30 pm – 2:00 am @ Pepper’s Pub

Circle Mirror Transformation

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm @ BMO Studio Theatre

Retro Film:  Eddie Murphy ‘Raw’

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Imperial Theatre

In the Mix w/ DJ Travdad

11:00 pm – 2:00 am @ McGill’s

East Coast Cheerleading 2019

10:00 am – 6:30 pm @ Harbour Station

The Regulars, on the Main Stage

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Newcomers Saturday Social

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Live at the Matinee, Hosted by Aaron Gunn

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:30 am – 2:00 pm @ Saint John City Market

Uncorked Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ King’s Square

Beer Tasting Tour

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Rock it with Del – Live on Stage Dance Party Saturday Night

10:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub

 

 

Sunday, February 17

Modern Monday on Sunday

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Heroes’ Beacon

East Coast Cheerleading 2019

8:00 am – 6:30 pm @ Harbour Station

Author Visit with Ian Weir

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

150 Years of Beers Tour

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Various Locations Uptown

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroon’s General Store

Welcome to Uptown’s Shamrock Barbershop

We have a strong Irish heritage here in Saint John, and now we have a barbershop that fits that bill.  Uptown’s Shamrock Barbershop is located on Princess Street and you can feel the warm and friendly vibe as soon as you walk in the space.  The striking green barber chairs are impressive and as much lovely to look at as functional.  Owner, Harry, has opened his shop in hopes to give SJ a classy and upscale barbershop where all ages and demographics will feel comfortable.  The shop is intimate and inviting, with custom made cabinets, countertops, and furnishings by Harry, utilizing the tools and space from the Saint John Tool Library.

Grab a coffee from across the street, then stop by to see they boys and freshen up your look, and luck 🙂

Find Uptown’s Shamrock Barbershop:
105 Princess Street
Phone:  642.9172
Online:  uptownsshamrockbarbershop.ca
Facebook:  Uptown’s Shamrock Barbershop

Owner, Harry, invites everyone to stop by and see the new shop – maybe get a buzz while you’re there.  #LoveLifeUptown

 

Weekend Events, February 8-10

Friday, February 8

Saint John Riptide vs PEI Island Storm

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Saint John Gallery Hop

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Various Art Galleries Uptown

Theresa Melenfant in Concert with Scott Medford

7:30 pm @ Trinity Anglican Church

GALentine’s Day at Lordon

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Lordon

Visitor’s Shop + Gallery Grand Opening

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Visitor’s Shop + Gallery

Corey Jellison Live at Grannan’s

7:30 pm @ Grannan’s Seafood & Grill (Bar)

 

Shameless, Live at O’Leary’s Pub

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Quinn Bonnell & The Heavy Steppers live w/ Matt Comeau

11:00 pm @ Pepper’s Pub

Art Battle Saint John

7:30 pm – 11:30 pm @ Sanctuary Theatre

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:30 am – 2:00 pm @ Saint John City Market

Uncorked Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ King’s Square

Beer Tasting Tour

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

TGIF Party with Del

10:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub

Friday Night Live with Bailebail

11:00 pm @ McGill’s

 

Saturday, February 9

Saint John Sea Dogs vs. Charlottetown Islanders

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Wine, Women & Song

8:00 pm – 10:30 pm @ BMO Studio, Saint John Theatre Company

Soul Train IV

9:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Kent Theatre

Message of Kindness

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm @ The Yoga Co-Op

Culture Shop Live

10:00 pm @ Five & Dime

For The Love Of Art, Featuring L’Arche Saint John

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ The Saint John Arts Centre

Shameless, Live at O’Leary’s Pub

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Chickahominy Mountain Band/Jerry-Faye 

8:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Pepper’s Pub

Newcomers Saturday Social

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Live at the Matinee, Hosted by Aaron Gunn

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:30 am – 2:00 pm @ Saint John City Market

Uncorked Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ King’s Square

Beer Tasting Tour

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Live Music

10:00 pm @ McGill’s

Rock it with Del – Live on Stage Dance Party Saturday Night

10:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub

 

 

Sunday, February 10

Saint John Sea Dogs vs. Moncton

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Marina Nemat & Motis O: Prisoner of Tehran

7:30 pm @ Imperial Theatre

Positive Mind Meditation Workshop

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Soul Centre – Saint John

Acting for Beginners

10:00 am – 5:00 pm @ NWH Modelling and Self Improvement Studio

Sunday Movie Matinee

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

150 Years of Beers Tour

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Various Locations Uptown

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroon’s General Store

 

Welcome Back to Uptown, Refresh Wellness Studio

We are extremely happy to be reunited with a good friend.  After undergoing some unanticipated changes and having to relocate to a temporary space for a few months, we now have Refresh Wellness Studio back with us at a new location, at 91 Princess Street.  The previous Elwoods Wood Lab, an Historica property, is the perfect set up and feel for Refresh.  Rustic, fresh and calming, you will love to settle in for a treatment here, conveniently located for a pop in at lunch time or after work.

Refresh Wellness Studio offers Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, and Esthetics.  Stop in, call, or book online.

Find Refresh Wellness Studio:
91 Princess Street
Online:  refreshwellnessstudio.com
Phone:  642.9001
Facebook:  @RefreshStudioSJ
Instagram:  @refreshstudiosj

Zach and Erin behind the new live-edge counter, custom built by Catapult Industry Inc.

Owner, Leah Ross, loves the new space and invites everyone to stop by to relax and enjoy the space as well.

 

Welcome to the Block, Quality Block Barbershop!

New to the uptown as of November 2018, Quality Block Barbershop adds even more quality to the block!  With a keen sense of style, nostalgia, and authenticity, the barbers here know their stuff.  It probably isn’t by chance that Quality Block Barbershop is located directly beside Backstreet Records because there is a distinct vibe in this space relating to all things artistic.  Classic, old school swing/jazz may be playing on the turntable, or you may be lucky enough to catch a live performance in their storefront window.  The boys are true artists and they have plans to use the venue in unique ways over and above their mainstay industry – haircuts, hot towel shaves and beard/stash trims.  They also offer special rates for military and emergency personnel.  Welcome uptown to Kirk, Mike, and Austin – Quality Block Barbershop!

Find Quality Block Barbershop:

On the Street:  122 Germain Street
Facebook:  Quality Block Barbershop.
Instagram:  @qualityblockbarbershop

Uptown Mug # 84 . Vanessa Duncan

“Who’s tripping down the streets of the city
Smilin’ at everybody she sees? “

We all know, it’s Vanessa!  There is a definite heightened energy in the Grannan Lane area whenever Vanessa is around.  Co-owner of Rogue Coffee, Vanessa is undeniably a huge part of the success of that business.  Whether it is her skills and knowledge of all things coffee, her ambition and vitality, her innate sense of style and cool – or maybe it is her ever present smile and spunky, positive vibe.  No doubt, all of this and more as anyone who knows her can attest.  Vanessa Duncan, we love you, your family, and your coffeeshop!

Rogue Coffee is located in the heart of uptown Saint John, tucked into a cozy corner off of Granan Lane.  Rogue Coffee Company is our regions only “third wave” coffee shop, committed to high quality delicious coffee, sustainable direct trade beans, and a coffee experience second to none in Atlantic Canada.

Find Rogue Coffee:
Facebook:  Rogue Coffee
Instagram:  @Roguecoffeesj
Twitter:  @Roguecoffeesj

 

Where were you born/Where are you from?

Born in the good ole John.

How long have you been a part of the uptown scene?

Always loved the uptown and got my first apartment at 17 Horsfield in 1999.  Shoutout to Debbie and the late Mayor of Horsfield Dominic Eden.

What is your favourite season, and why?

Summer, beach time with our daughter Penelope!

Coffee, tea, or other?

Well coffee of course! Single origin Ethiopian coffee as a long black makes me dance!

Any pets?

Yes, our 11 year old Airedale Terrier Griffin. Check him and other favs out on our Instagram highlight – Dogs of Rogue.

What is your Uptown Insider Tip? 

I love to inhale deeply my favorite blend of essential oil (peace & harmony) from Anne at The Feel Good Store before heading over to noon yoga at the Saint John Yoga Co-Op.  Brings me back to a peaceful place.