Owner, Comida Cantina and Food Truck
Women's Studies, 1994
Nothing came easy that first year. I thought we would be able to park downtown in Boulder when we started, but the laws prohibited it. It made us stronger. I am pretty sure I cried at least once a week to my staff of two. But we never gave up. And here we are.
Today, I manage my managers. They are amazing. Many of them have worked with me more than 10 years. I believe in building these relationships and giving them the tools to do their jobs. I do not micro manage. They have a lot of responsibilities, and I believe I support their efforts with a good salary and other benefits like health insurance and paid vacations. Plus, Comida is a fun culture to be a part of. This is critical to our success. Plenty of boundaries and rules, but also fun.