Bio: Susan Richard



BUSINESS MONTHLY BIO: Coffee Cravings co-owner Susan Richard leans out one of the two drive-up windows at the company's newest coffee stand on West Poplar Street. Monday, May 24, 2010

Business/job title: Susan Richard and her husband, Brian Richard, own Coffee Cravings on Isaacs Ave. and the new location at Tenth Avenue and Poplar Street She manages the coffee drive-up locations.

Hometown: Born and raised in Walla Walla

Favorite memory: The memory of when her children were born. "It was an amazing time," she said. She also has wonderful memories of her childhood, brothers and sisters and family in general. "It was so much simpler back then. I grew up on Reservoir Road; there were five of us so we always had a play group. There are a lot more memories to go with my two boys."

Current favorite song/CD: "I listen to all sorts of stuff, all the latest and greatest -- Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum." She likes listening to the music her employees enjoy.

Favorite movie: "The Sandlot." "It reminds me of my boys. I think my boys could do that movie word for word."

Favorite food: "Probably Mexican. I love El Sombrero, and I don't always order the same thing -- I like to mix it up and try something new."

Favorite book: "I love to read, but I don't have a lot of time." Right now she's reading "Blindside."

Favorite pastime: "Anything with my boys. Right now it's baseball. I also like to garden; I like flowers. I used to sew, but right now I'd rather be out in the yard."

Favorite place in Walla Walla County: "My home. My second favorite -- my sister Michele's cabin off of Klicker Mountain."

Most recent local purchase: "Black Converse tennis shoes. I'm a tennis shoe gal -- you have to be when you work on concrete floors."

Dream vacation: Hawaii, and second choice, Australia.

Worst job: "To be honest, I can't say that I've had a 'worst' job." She says that everything she's done has been a learning experience. It's important to enjoy the work you do. "A real eye-opener was when I drove a wheat truck for my uncle. I drove down hills so steep I prayed the whole way."

Dream career: Either working closer to her educational background, food science and human nutrition, or working with plants, doing something outdoors, perhaps landscaping.

Person you'd most like to talk to: "Grandma Faye. She was just a little sprite of a thing, she died at 101 ... We always had a special bond. I don't just want to talk with her; I want her back."


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