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Kelli Anne Lynes
Name: Kelli Anne Lynes.
Family: Just little ol' me for now.
City of residence: Orland.
Occupation: Manager and barista at Dutch Bros. Coffee in Orland.
Hobbies and interests: Massage therapy, yoga and finding time outside of work for my loved ones.
Did you make a New Year's resolution? Yes.
What is your resolution and are you still following it? To take advantage of more opportunities: Say "yes" more. So far it's been easy to follow, and I am hoping as more opportunities arise at work that I can continue to say yes.
What are your goals for the upcoming year? I would like to find somewhere enjoyable to volunteer my time. I would also like to take a real vacation.
What was the best thing that happened to you in 2011? Being able to get a car loan all by myself. I didn't think I could do it alone and if feels good.
What was the worst thing that happened to you in 2011? Finding out my sister has cancer.
Do you have a valentine? Yes.
Who was your first kiss? The boy next door in elementary school.
What is your view on Valentine's Day; is it a day for sweethearts or a money-making ploy established by greeting card companies? Definitely a money making ploy, but what holiday isn't these days? I still enjoy the romance of it and you don't need to spend a ton of money to celebrate your love.
Do you send out Valentine's Day cards? I just make one for my love.
What is your most memorable Valentine's Day? Long story short, my sophomore year of high school the previously mentioned boy next door sneakily left a balloon bouquet, a sweet poem and chocolate on my desk.
What is your idea of a perfect Valentine's Day? Making dinner at home with my man, enjoying each other, free from the outside world.
What are you most thankful for? I am definitely thankful for my health and that I have a job, but more than anything, I am thankful to be surrounded by so many amazing people: Family, friends, employees, customers; every single one plays a huge role in who I am and keep me being true to myself.
What do you hope to see happen this upcoming year? I hope to see my team and I continue to reach our goals set for the year. I have a great crew and they all work so hard with their smiling faces and awesome service. It's such a reward to see their excitement when I can show them the numbers we're blowing out of the water. Dutch Luv, y'all.
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