THE SALUTE FAMILY

We have the best staff!

Tania | Owner
Loves coffee, good food, wellness, wine and travel.
SARAH | Manager
What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod? I don’t actually own an iPod, but if I did, it would have Hold you in my Arms by Ray Lamontagne playing all the time! What is your biggest pet peeve? Toast crumbs left in the butter! Drives. Me. Crazy. What sound do you love? Espresso grinding. Unless I’m taking a drive-thru order. What is one of your favorite quotes? “A party without cake is just a meeting.” – Julia Child What one song would you sing at karaoke? Eye of the Tiger – Survivor What would you name the autobiography of your life? ‘Thanks A Latte!: The Story of a Career Barista’ The best part of waking up is? Morning snuggles with my little kids. And coffee. If you had a super power what would it be? Mind Control like Matt Parkman in the TV series Heroes. What would you do for a Klondike bar? What wouldn’t I do for a Klondike Bar?! I love ice cream! What do you in your free-time? I love spending time with my family. I also love to bake and decorate cakes and cupcakes (but there’s never enough time for that!). What songs best describes your work ethic? Firework – Katy Perry Pick two celebrities to be your parents: I’m not sure who’d I want as my celebrity parents, but I know I’d want Betty White as my celebrity grandmother… and I’d always be at her house! What do you love about Salute Coffee Company? I love that I can feel good about what we give our customers. It might be a handcrafted latte, fresh baked cookie or a healthy smoothie; I know all the love and care that goes into each thing we give our customers and that makes me feel good.
JASON | KITCHEN MANAGER
What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod? Probably something from the soundtrack for Interstellar (movie) What is your biggest pet peeve? Shoes in the doorway, tangled extension cords, passwords and usernames What sound do you love? Waves crashing, bread ‘singing’. What is one of your favorite quotes? It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me. (Batman…yes, that’s right) What one song would you sing at karaoke? Ugh. I can’t even carry a tune in a suitcase. What would you name the autobiography of your life? I’m not done yet. The best part of waking up is? Breakfast with Kristin and Cujo If you had a super power what would it be? I’d pick 20/20 vision to be my super power… What would you do for a Klondike bar? Pay for it…then trade it for a croissant What do you in your free-time? I used to run ultra marathons in my free time…now I bake. What songs best describes your work ethic? Is this an interview? 🙂 Pick two celebrities to be your parents Come on… What do you love about Salute Coffee Company? The people make it fun to work here…the coffee is ok too (that’s sarcasm)
BRAEDEN | BARISTA
What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod? Slow Dancing in a Burning Room by John Mayer What is your biggest pet peeve? When people don’t say thank you when something nice is done for them. What sound do you love? The sound of a busy coffee shop as I drink a morning cup of coffee. What is one of your favorite quotes? “Success means doing the things you need to do even when you dont want to do them.” – I forget! What one song would you sing at karaoke? Bach Cello Suite No.1 – Prelude What would you name the autobiography of your life? The Benefits of Staying Caffeinated The best part of waking up is? Taking another “5 minutes” If you had a super power what would it be? I know it’s pretty cliché, but I’d love to be able to fly. What would you do for a Klondike bar? Not much. Ask me what I’d do for a fresh chocolate chip cookie and it’ll be a different story! What do you in your free-time? I like to explore what’s around me and take photographs so that I can appreciate the small things in life. What songs best describes your work ethic? I Like to Move it – Reel 2 Real Pick two celebrities to be your parents. Marcus Mumford and Carey Mulligan What do you love about Salute Coffee Company? The fact that we make the freshest and best coffee in town, and that we all have a passion for brewing great coffee. Oh and the food is pretty darn good too!
SEAN | BARISTA
We can’t tell you any more about him. It’s confidential.
JESSICA | BARISTA
What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod? Do I Wanna Know – The Arctic Monkeys What is your biggest pet peeve? Messes, Sudbury drivers, and people who are always late What sound do you love? The sweet sound of a tattoo gun. What is one of your favorite quotes? “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.” What one song would you sing at karaoke? Forgot About Dre – Dr. Dre feat. Eminem What would you name the autobiography of your life? Jessica, and The Series of Unfortunate Events The best part of waking up is? Drinking coffee! If you had a super power what would it be? Invisibility. What would you do for a Klondike bar? I prefer Drumsticks What do you in your free-time? I read, enjoy good food and company, and go on adventures. What songs best describes your work ethic? Always Move Fast – Lydia Pick two celebrities to be your parents. The Jimmys – Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel. What do you love about Salute Coffee Company? Everything – the atmosphere and ambiance of the café is my favourite.
ALEXIS | BARISTA
What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod? No scrubs – TLC What is your biggest pet peeve? Hmm, probably when someone “R-bomb’s” me (iphone user know what i’m talking about). What sound do you love? the sound of wind blowing through the trees. What is one of your favorite quotes? “Be the change you wish to see in the world”-Ghandi What one song would you sing at karaoke? A thousand miles – Vanessa Carlton. My karaoke version also includes Terry Crews gestures (White Chicks reference). What would you name the autobiography of your life? “Is everyone hanging out without me? (and other concerns)”. Yes, Mindy Kaling just gets me. The best part of waking up is? “The best part of waking up, is [Salute] in your cup!” (sang like in the Folgers commercial) . I know this is super corny but someone had to do it! If you had a super power what would it be? Definitely omnipotence. This means I could possess all powers simultaneously (time control, teleportation etc.) What would you do for a Klondike bar? I would probably tackle the very innocent looking polar bear in the Klondike logo. What do you in your free-time? Oh, where to get started? I’m a Laurentian Masters student in Microbiology (I have no life) who likes kickboxing (so don’t try anything funny!), is a cyclist and enjoys being a “foodie”. What songs best describes your work ethic? “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” – Kanye West Pick two celebrities to be your parents. Beyonce and Jay-Z. I would now like to be referred to as “Blue Alexis”. What do you love about Salute Coffee Company? I love that everyone gets along so well and there’s a true sense of family!
JAKE | BARISTA

What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
Gecko – Oliver Heldens.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

When people don’t use there signal lights.

What sound do you love?
Rain at night.

What is one of your favourite quotes?
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid” (Albert Einstein)

 What one song would you sing at karaoke?
Riptide – Vance Joy

What would you name the autobiography of your life?
Jubilant Journeys.

The best part of waking up is?
Fresh coffee / espresso.

If you had a super power what would it be?
To be able to breathe under water.

What would you do for a Klondike bar?
What wouldn’t I do for a Klondike Bar?

What do you in your free-time?
Wash my car.

What songs best describes your work ethic?
Quintino – Go Hard 

Pick two celebrities to be your parents.
Mila Kunis and Jason Statham

What do you love about Salute Coffee Company?
That everyone works as a team, towards one goal of providing the highest quality of food/beverages to every customer.

EMMA| BARISTA
What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod? Honey, I’m good What is your biggest pet peeve? unnecessary sass What is one of your favorite quotes? Good friends are like stars, you don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there. What one song would you sing at karaoke? Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros The best part of waking up is? Knowing that you have a day full of new adventures ahead. If you had a super power what would it be? Invisibility What do you do in your free-time? Watch Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix What songs best describes your work ethic? We’re here for a good time by Trooper Pick two celebrities to be your parents. Ellen Degeneres & Zac Efron What do you love about Salute Coffee Company? Salute has a great overall environment, it’s calming and is a great place to relax. The staff is amazing and it sells great drinks and food. The playlist is always on point.
MADISON | BARISTA
What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod? Band On The Run – Paul McCartney What is your biggest pet peeve? The sound of people dragging their feet when they walk. What sound do you love? The crackling of a bon fire. What is one of your favorite quotes? “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” – Phyllis Diller What one song would you sing at karaoke? Classical Gas – Mason Williams (It’s a tough one…) The best part of waking up is? A hot coffee from Tim Hortons… Just kidding! Obviously a delicious coffee from Salute. If you had a super power what would it be? I can’t pick just one, it’s between intangibility or precognition. What would you do for a Klondike bar? Dance in slow motion. What song best describes your work ethic? Takin’ Care Of Business – Bachman-Turner Overdrive What do you love about Salute Coffee Company? I enjoy coming to work because I love working with amazing people. Everyone is so kind and open-minded; it’s such a happy environment.
MELISSA | BARISTA
What is the #1 most played song on your iPod? R U Mine? –By the Arctic Monkeys What is your biggest pet peeve? When other drivers don’t use turn signals! What sound do you love? Waves crashing on a beach. What is one of your favorite quotes? “You must always remember… you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” –A. A. Milne What one song would you sing at karaoke? Not going to lie, but I know every lyric to ‘Let it go’ from Frozen. The best part of waking up is? Drinking coffee of course! If you had a superpower what would it be? Teleportation What do you do in your free-time? Horseback riding, reading, traveling and spending as much time with my friends and family as possible! Pick two celebrities to be your parents. Will and Kate obviously 😉 What do you love about Salute Coffee Company? I love working at Salute Company because of all the wonderful members of staff. Even when I’m not working I’m here doing homework or hanging out with friends! Salute has a wonderfully cozy atmosphere and great coffee and food!
MACK | BARISTA
What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod? 505 by the Arctic Monkeys and Houdini by Foster the People. What is your biggest pet peeve? being woken up from a nap and feeling extremely warm. What sound do you love? Nature sounds at camp or when hiking. What is one of your favorite quotes? I don’t have a specific favorite but, I like anything that inspire me to achieve more in life. What one song would you sing at karaoke? Hopefully this never happens, but probably Riptide by Vance Joy because it’s the only song I know the lyrics to… What would you name the autobiography of your life? If all goes well “The medical doctor that went to space and cured cancer”. The best part of waking up is? Not having folgers in my cup. If you had a super power what would it be? FLYING What would you do for a Klondike bar? Honestly, not a whole lot. What do you in your free-time? Hike, spontaneous adventures, read about medical things. What songs best describes your work ethic? I have literally no idea. Pick two celebrities to be your parents. Steve Carrell and Tina Fey. What do you love about Salute Coffee Company? How we all treat each other as family. The fact that we all get together outside of work. Our shared passion for a good cup of coffee. Our “best latte” competitions between coworkers. And you can’t forget about the raspberry muffins.