Featured Employee - Tia Peck

Friday June 9, 2017 // By Dana Schlingman

Tia PeckMeet:

Tia Peck

Cafe Consultant

Contact Tia to set up a consultation.

Do You Have a Background in Specialty Coffee?
I started in the coffee industry when I was 18 as an aspiring barista just trying to make it through school. After 8 years of managing a coffee shop in Fort Collins, CO, my love for the coffee industry grew tremendously. At 26 I was sad to see our cafe doors close and the thought of doing something else was rather depressing. As luck would have it only a month later, a position opened up at BPS and my coffee career was able to continue and develop. I enjoy everyday I get be part of this crazy coffee family!

How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity?
My first day at BPS was on 6/15/2011 and I liked it so much I stuck around. I started out as a part time Customer Service Representative and part time Marketing Assistant. After almost a year, I then became a full time Customer Service Assistant. Soon after that I became the Customer Service Supervisor. In July of 2016 I became the Hospitality and Brand Specialist and then in the winter of 2017 I transitioned again to my new Cafe Consultant role.

Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school?
I was born and raised in Newhall, CA. I went to Highschool in Crosbyton, TX, and I finished school with a Massage Therapy certification from IBMC in Fort Collins, CO.

Tia's Rabbit WinchesterWhat do you like most about your job or about BPS?
I love having the opportunity to experiment with new products and to create recipes. Whenever possible, I love sharing what I’ve learned to help increase and encourage coffee business. I’d love to chat with you, if you need help troubleshooting a recipe, setting up a menu, training staff or opening a cafe.

What’s your favorite type of music? Do you have a favorite band or artist?
I am not very opinionated when it comes to music but I have always been a fan of Natalie imbruglia and Jack Johnson. I have been known to rock out to Disney classics at my desk from time to time...

Do you have any unique hobbies, talents or experiences?
I love to create and make things from furniture to candles to homemade makeup and shampoo. I also love to change my hair color and style for every season and/or occasion.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
In the summer I am usually swimming, walking around town, or working on a new project. In the winter I like to hibernate like a bear. Give me some hot tea and an electric blanket and I am good all season long.

Family? Kids? Pets?
I am one of 12 siblings and rank number 5 from oldest to youngest . I do not have any kids of my own but do have a little rabbit named Winchester.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you be and why?
I am a coastal girl at heart so anywhere near the ocean would be fine with me.

What products would you recommend from the BPS catalog and why?
Although it has become quite the joke here at BPS, I have a very strong love for Ghirardelli Sweet Ground White Chocolate. It’s in almost every drink I make and I even add it to my cheerios in the morning.

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