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Meet the Happy Lucky's 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.

  • Favorite Tea(s): Taiwan Wenshan Baozhong
  • Interesting Fact: Hiked the Appalachian Trail
  • Time at Happy Lucky's: Since conception
  • Other Useful Item: Totally convinced that REM is the greatest rock-n-roll band ever—please humor him.

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.

  • Favorite Tea(s): When asked what his favorite tea was, he responds “Why would I just pick one?” Scottish B-fast/American Roots/Dongfang Meiren, strangely, not mixed though.
  • Interesting Fact: Once wore an Elmo costume and did strange things with a Teletubby on stage in front of thousands of people as an opening act for The Chemical Brothers.
  • Time at Happy Lucky's: Since September 2009
  • Other Useful Item: Also blends cereals, soups and salsas—not necessarily all together.

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 Sustainable Schools International.

  • Favorite Tea(s): Korean Sejak
  • Interesting Fact: Even with so many teas to choose from still drinks coffee in the morning
  • Time at Happy Lucky's: Since conception
  • Other Useful Item: Believes all roads lead to OOLONG.

Erin Wade: Teahouse Manager - Leafster
Kai Hampton: Product & Inventory Manager - Leafster
Sean Grady: Wholesale Accounts Manager & Leafster
Ben Olsen: Leafster
Fiona Sulentic: Leafster
Grady Grossman: Leafster
KC Trujillo: Leafster
Samantha Tovey: Leafster 
Scarlet Lodwig: Leafster
Will Risenhoover: Leafster
Tyler Borkowski: Social Media Coordinator