By Thump + August 2nd, 2011
Alex is our August featured thumpista. Proud to be a native of Saginaw, MI (also the hometown of Stevie Wonder), Alex found his way to Bend recently after his parents moved here. Before coming to Bend, Alex lived in Seattle where he studied Sports Administration at Seattle University, where he was a graduate assistant, helping [...]
By Thump + June 30th, 2011
A newer member of our thump crew, but not a new face to the thump community, is Andrew. For years, Andrew and his brother Ben have been die hard coffee drinkers, enjoying a cup, in all kinds of weather, at thump’s outdoor seating. His strong interest in learning about coffee and prior work experience with coffee, starting [...]
By Thump + February 7th, 2011
A recent addition to the thump crew is Mackenzie. Born in Newport Beach, CA, Mackenzie lived from ages 9-16 in China, Hong Kong and Macau where her father started multiple business ventures, ranging from the production of specialty oil for machinery to environmentally friendly cleaner. A major portion of her life, starting at age 5, [...]
By Thump + December 2nd, 2010
Meet Carly, one of our more recent thumpistas to join us! A native of Cave Junction, OR, Carly has lived in Bend for 5 years.
By Thump + November 4th, 2010
A newer addition to our thump crew is Fayetteville, NC native, Kristin. Like many who move to Bend, Kristin was drawn here by outdoor sport opportunities, specifically the love of climbing! A climber since age 12, Kristin competed in regional, divisional and national climbing competitions in North Carolina and West Virginia. Since Fayetteville’s hot, flat [...]
By Thump + August 3rd, 2010
A recent transplant from Bozeman, MT, Kristina moved to Bend at the beginning of the summer for what she calls a “solitary adventure.” She made the decision to retire from a career as a professional Nordic ski racer and was drawn to Bend from previous visits for ski camps and climbing. She expected Bend to [...]
By Thump + June 30th, 2010
From the first conversation I had with Leah (a phone call for an available position at thump) during which she mused out loud that the actual interview might involve some sort of Survivor-like reality TV barista challenge, I knew that thump was the right fit for her! The wit that came through in our first [...]
By Thump + June 3rd, 2010
If you lived in Bend between 1980 and 1999, you surely remember Bend’s first introduction to espresso at Coffee & Co. on Wall St., next to the Tower Theater. At the tender age of 8, our featured thumpista Mark, started serving coffee at there.
An avid world traveler, Brian is most likely a familiar face to those of you who frequented Royal Blend Cafes between 2000-2005 and Great Harvest Bakery in more recent years.
By Thump + March 31st, 2010
Come meet Janet Miick and sample her work at the Spring Art Hop, Friday 4/2!
By Thump + February 3rd, 2010
Last time I interviewed Steven for our “thumpista” article, he interjected into the conversation that he was giving us six months notice to take two months off from thump to tour Eastern Europe on his bike. “Just a heads up!” I filed that information away and pondered this ambitious goal. Lo and behold, he and his friend Brett traveled for nine weeks and almost 2,000 miles, while we held a job for his return.
By Thump + December 8th, 2009
Kent and I love welcoming back staff after they have taken time away to explore the world. So many of us dream of doing something like taking several months to travel throughout South America during their winter to snowboard and study Spanish, but we don’t manage to make it happen.
By Thump + November 2nd, 2009
We have received numerous comments from you all on how welcome Kerani makes you feel at thump!
By Thump + October 1st, 2009
In less than three months since joining us at thump, Stephanie has competed in seven running races, ranging from 5K to half marathon (placing 1st in two half marathons!), a 13-hour adventure race and her first-ever cycling race (placing 3rd). She said, “I would have done more, but I had a broken foot.”
By Thump + August 31st, 2009
A Bend native is sometimes hard to come by, but after graduating from Bend High and Lewis & Clark College, Alex has returned home. If graduating from college in three years with Magna Cum Laude honors is any indication of Alex’s drive, we’re guessing
By Thump + August 11th, 2009
meet our thumpistas: Anna & Steven
By Thump + July 1st, 2009
“I play guitar like Eddie Van Halen, I climb like Ed Viesturs, I look like Matthew McConaughey, I make coffee like world barista champ Gwilym Davies, and I run like Dean Karnazes.”
By Thump + June 3rd, 2009
We thumped it up at Pole Pedal Paddle this year, shaving off 5 minutes from last year’s time and taking 8th place in the Open Division! Meredith, Kent, Steven, Sheena, Amy, Hazel and Natalie definitely had there Thump on, felt good about how many competitors they passed and how much fun they had! Go Team [...]
Meredith is one of our original staff. She recently celebrated her birthday in Vegas with thumpistas Sheena and Elspeth. Sure, there was the climbing outing to Red Rocks and Cirque du Soliel, but the other details aren’t as clear – something about dancing until they had blisters and . . . ? You know the [...]
By Thump + March 31st, 2009
This month we decided to give you a quick rundown on some thumpista happenings instead of featuring just one person.
By Thump + December 31st, 2008
A poem about our thumpistas who work so hard, are dedicated to the bean, and bring thump to life! T – talented at work and in life H – humorous and witty U – unwavering devotion to quality M – managing endless mountains of dishes with a smile P – people who are the heart [...]
By Thump + December 31st, 2008
Check out photos from the thump holiday party!
By Thump + December 2nd, 2008
Wonder Twins activate! (A flashback phrase for those of you who watched cartoons in the ’70s.) Thump is most fortunate to have Elspeth, Sheena’s twin sister, join our crew. After returning to the States from 6+ months of traveling and visiting family with Sheena in Peru and South America, Elspeth decided to make Bend her [...]