Staff Spotlight: Tricia
Tricia is the Store Director at AllSpice Coralville in Iowa River Landing, and she was the first member of the eastern Iowa AllSpice team. She corrals everything related to store operations - no small task!
We asked her our usual questions to get to know her better. Read on to find out what we learned.
How did you learn about AllSpice?
"I ran across the job posting when I was job searching, and it sounded like an intriguing and creative role," Tricia said. She's no stranger to small business - she's owned and operated multiple small businesses, including a restaurant.
What do you like to cook?
Tricia shared with us that her favorite cuisines for home-cooked meals are Mexican and Italian (that's "and," not "or" because both are equally delicious!).
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
"I’ve been a licensed Cosmetologist for 34 years," Tricia said. "I was the ripe old age of 19 when I first became a small business owner when I opened my own salon."
What’s your favorite food?
She paused to ponder this question for a bit, but went with "Anything with cheese wins." We can't wait to swap casserole recipes! Her favorite guilty culinary pleasure is ice cream, though. "Ice cream should be a meal, not just a dessert," she says.
What do you like to do when you’re not at the shop?
"I love exploring the great outdoors with my family including the baby of the family - our dog who is aptly named Babe!" Tricia also loves to travel, decorate, and repaint furniture pieces.
What do you like most about working at AllSpice?
"It’s fun to learn from our customers all the different ways they plan to use their spices," Tricia shared. She went on to share that it's always a joy to connect visitors to the shop to the perfect spices, oils, and vinegars for their style of cooking.
Stop into the Iowa River Landing location to meet Tricia, or reach out to her via email with questions, comments, and ideas for the eastern Iowa AllSpice location.