Cai, Susan and Manny Barias, Bru Makers
Food and coffee lovers all, Team Barias was inspired to create a coffee shop in hometown Guymon after traveling to Spain in 2010. For months, they would gather around the dinner table, trying out coffee libations and sweet and savory treats. Favorites have been created into recipes served at The Bru.
Liz McCulloch, Chief Bru
Liz lives at the Bru (seriously). While her smile can make anybody’s day better, her lattes changes people’s lives. As our fearless leader, her attitude and style serves as everyone’s inspiration.
Taray “The King” Phillips, Chief Chef
“The King” woke up one day, went to Urban Bru, gazed at his reflection in the mirror and thought “Man, I look good. I better take a picture of myself”. Taray is the man behind Urban Bru’s wonderful food and desserts. He is proud Papa. He occasionally dances to Michael Jackson’s and Justin Bieber’s greatest hits.
Jen McCulloch, Barista and Chief Vegan Baker
Jen likes her coffee dark and strong, just like her men. She thinks Decaf coffee is the most pointless thing in the world. She travels around the world in search of THE point. She has an evil twin sister named Kathryn.
Samm Villasenor, Barista and Shift Chief
Sam sees life and the world through beautiful lenses. Look at her photography and you can catch a glimpse of her vision. Light as a feather, she has a smile on her face no matter what is going on. She recently got bitten by the travel bug.
Levy Hinojosa, Barista and Shift Chief Sometimes nicknamed Smiley, Levy almost never has a bad day (except that one time…). He is so laid back he is horizontal. He has a love affair with music and his guitars. He is a kind guy who just wants peace, hence his favorite quote: “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace” ~ Jimi Hendrix.
Irvin Hinojosa, Barista Serious and circumspect, Irvin always has interesting questions such as, “What is art?”. Well, spend time to discuss this with him because you can get engaged in some really deep discussion. He loved crushing Oreos before we found pre-crushed ones. At the moment, he loves detailing our dishwasher. Irvin is an exceptional musician.
Aubrey Bowers, Barista Sweet and quiet but, once you get to know her she can be crazy and cool. Aubrey loves heavy metal and rock music. Her two favorites sports to play are volleyball and soccer. She goes to OPSU and is studying to be a Child Psychiatrist.
Chenell Bowers, Barista
Chenell is our resident sweetheart. Chenell is sweet, smart and one of the nicest people you would meet. She absolutely loves sports and her dog named Charlie. She will be a doctor one day.
Stefanie Almeida, Barista Stefanie is always on the move. Literally, she is a multi-awarded and fast cross country runner. When not working, she creates magnificent fork sculptures, jewelry and oil paintings.
The Original Bru Crew
Standing, L-R: Susan, Tyler, Irvin, Brandon, Kimberly, Angie, Ruben, Levy
Seated, L-R: Austin, Cicely, Liz, Samantha, Cai, Victoria
And say hi to Bucky as well. He’s on the wall.
This photo was taken after our first ever team gathering. I am proud of the Bru Crew who were all sports about having their pictures taken without adequate warning (bad hair day notwithstanding). The energy, rapport and spirit among crew members was great to watch. I am excited to see these superstars in action.