Val Newhouse Marketing Communications Manager
My respect for coffee began as a youngster. My earliest coffee memory is of my Grandpa making his rounds to visit each of his children every Saturday morning, which was no easy task with eight kids. This visit would consist of a cup of coffee (instant coffee...gasp!), bringing each grandkid a piece of candy, and talking about what happened that week. Growing up, I looked at coffee as something that brought people together.
My true love for coffee started in college when I took a part-time job as a barista. After expressing my interest in learning more about coffee, I was offered the opportunity to become a coffee master, which really skyrocketed my passion. After graduating from UW-Milwaukee, I was out in the corporate world for several years, where I was constantly finding myself thinking about my time in coffee. I always knew that I would find myself back in the field that I loved. I am thrilled to be in the coffee world again as a part of the Stone Creek Coffee team.
In my free time, you can find me hanging with my crew - my husband, son, and two goofball dogs. My perfect day starts with my little guy in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. Sip Slowly!