Who | Skipper Bonano
Where | Big Sky, Montana, USA
Current Bar | Montana Jack, Blue Buddha Sushi
Past Bar(s) | Kohana Rum (Honolulu, Hawaii) WorkPlay, Yautacha Waikiki, Harrah’s Reno, 1864 Tavern, The Z Bar, Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
Favourite Spirit | Anything agave or sugarcane!
Favourite Juice | Fresh squeezed OJ
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Marg, Daiq, Caipi
Favourite Part of the Job | Constant change that keeps us on our toes!
Favourite After Work Drink | A cold beer
Favourite at Home Drink | A glass of wine
Favourite bar in the world | Pint + Jigger (R.I.P.~ awaiting the second coming!)
Best known for | Charismatic & positive attitude
Favourite “at work” memory | My memory used to be my last shift at 1864 Tavern in Reno. But that keeps getting blown away. My Yauatcha crew and my KoHana crew became some of the best ohana to date! They all made me cry on my last days! KoHana crew told me we had work meeting and I showed up to the sweetest going away party. It was filled with handmade food, drinks, & leis. And many, many hugs and songs. It’s really all about making family and memories.
What do you collect? Pins & Coins (Basic, I know.)
Favourite thing about your city? Beautiful views and majestic mountains. Discovering new things every day!
What was the last photo that you took? A photo of our stunning moon over Lone Peak at dusk!
Where was last place you traveled? Louisville, followed by a 5 day train ride through 6 states and then a road trip through a few more, bringing me to Montana!
Any claims to fame? I’m just a human, like you. Used to be an avid clothing maker and hula hooper in a past-life though…
Lager or IPA? IPA more often- But depends on the occasion.
Sparkling or Flat? Sparkling
Miami or Mexico City? Miami was awesome..but I haven’t been to Mexico City yet!
Olive or Twist? Olive
Are you available for freelance gigs? Always available, but especially available throughout the summer as I make my way on a pretty epic road trip from the end of April though June. Stay tuned, as I plan on documenting the trip!
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