Meet the Happy Lucky Leafsters
What are Leafsters? We are an eclectic team of tea lovers coming together to serve some of the most wonderful teas in the world. We are foodies who enjoy the minutia of flavor. We are simple folk breaking down the snootiness of tea. We are lovers of the leaf.
George Grossman: Chief Leafster
George likes creating connections, taking photographs and drinking tea. He recently won the Business Innovator of the Year Award from Visit Fort Collins for creating the Fort Collins Foodie Walk. Beside Happy Lucky's he is the co-founder of Sustainable Schools International, a non-profit supporting education in Cambodia.
Andy Boone: Manager And Master Blender
Andy’s background is as colorful as his blending, having backpacked Hawaii, explored Cambodia, served as roadie/spiritual advisor for a touring rock band, as well as being a wedding officiant. Andy began his tea career in 2001 in a little tea shop in rural Missouri, where he realized his talent and passion for “tasty beverage”. He has also studied Yoga, Tai Chi, Kuk Sool Won (traditional Korean martial system), and flatpicking guitar. When he isn't crafting beverages he is likely camping, backpacking, or chasing after his two beautiful children.
Olivia Marks: Leafster
Despite being raised in a small town in Idaho, Olivia developed an interest for travel and multiculturalism at a young age. Since moving to Fort Collins in 2009, she's earned a BA in Spanish and International Studies, and also studied abroad in Costa Rica. Olivia feels both "happy" and "lucky" to be a part of the Teahouse because she's surrounded with high quality tea and tea lovers. When not slingin' tasty beverages she enjoys the outdoors, cycling, cooking, traveling, and spending time with loved ones.
Dylan Smith: Product & Inventory Manager / Leafster
Not many things are known about Dylan, but this is a fact…he loves drinking plant matter. Elusive and mysterious, Dylan sightings are rare and any photographs taken of him are usually blurry or partially obscured by mist. Dylan is fine with this. He is most likely to be found in his natural environment (tea shops) or around his favorite energy source (caffeine). What we do know is he graduated from the Equinox School of Herbal Studies in 2015 and is now attending the World Tea Academy. He has a passion for making delicious teas, tasty tisanes, and bitter brews. The rest is only speculation.
Kari Grady Grossman: Pineapple Princess
Kari is the Author of Bones That Float, A Story of Adopting Cambodia, winner of the 2008 “Peacemaker of the Year” Award from the Independent Publisher’s Association and a Gold Nautilus Book Award for World Changing Books. She is the co-owner of Happy Lucky's, and Co-Founder of http://www.sustainableschoolsinternational.org/" style="" target="_blank">Sustainable Schools International.
Sam Dawson: Assistant Manager & Leafster
Sean Grady: Wholesale Accounts Manager & Leafster
Ashley Vandyke: Leafster
Faith Hall: Leafster
Jack Hunter: Leafster - Loves World Music
Janelle Irby: Leafster
Lauren Hall: Leafster
Maddie Pesso: Leafster
McCartney Johnson: Leafster
Michelle Schrader: Leafster
Ryan Miller: Leafster