My name is Jenna Barnhart and I am a 21 year old junior in college. I love the outdoors and diving deep into a good novel (any recommendations welcome!)
I have lived in Delafield Wisconsin practically my entire life. I have one older sister, Britta, that is 6 years older than me and is a teacher in Milwaukee. My mom is recently retired and worked as an engineer at GE for a good portion of her career. I am very close to my family, as they are my rock. For the past 2 years I have been dating one of the most amazing people I've ever met- Vince. He is a personal trainer and general manager of a Snap Fitness in Winona, MN. We have the most adorable 2 year old Australian Shepard mix puppy that we got from a shelter.
When I moved home from Minnesota, I went back to my previous job at Qdoba Mexican Grill. When I decided that I wasn't working towards any specific goal, I went on a limb and looked for jobs in the community. When I came across B&B, I knew it was my calling. I have always been a huge coffee 'junkie', so what better than working at a coffee shop? Jessie and the entire staff was very welcoming when I came in as a customer and a new employee!
I enjoy just about everything here, but I think what sets B&B apart is the people. The employees have become close friends of mine. This isn't just a workplace, it's my second home. I also enjoy the customers. Knowing most of our customers’ names and orders, it makes for a little community within the shop. We all keep up on each other’s lives and our customers keep the shifts lively and fun! And of course, I can't forget to mention the coffee. Coming in bright and early calls for a cup..or two of freshly brewed coffee. I have learned more than I ever thought I could know about coffee- beans, brewing processes and types, regions, ect.
Living here my whole life, there is plenty to love in the Lake Country area. I live near Lapham Peak, which is one of my favorite places to hike and enjoy the outdoors. I also love all of the little family owned shops and restaurants that make everyplace feel like home.
I attended Winona State University my freshman year of college and decided to finish off my education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. I am an English Education major and plan to graduate in December of 2021. I absolutely love teaching and reading, so throw some kids in the mix and I am a happy camper. I also mentioned that I worked at Qdoba. I worked there for just over 5 years, but I was happy to make the change to B&B.
Fun Fact! I am a HUGE nerd when it comes to reading... especially reading the Harry Potter series. Like my boss, Jessie, I share the same love for J.K Rowling's amazing novels and ever-smart mind. I read those books and they will never leave my bookshelf.