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.
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.
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.