Downtown Team

  • Jamie

    Nickname:
    Jimmy, Scooter, Cat Mom
    Random fact:

    A group of cats is referred to as a "clowder" or a "glaring". Also, one of the major differences between and flugelhorn and a trumpet is that a flugelhorn has a conical bore, while a trumpet has a cylindrical bore - it's essentially a combination of a trumpet and french horn!

    When I’m not at COCO, you’ll find me:

    Hanging out with my cat, playing the trumpet and flugelhorn for local bands - Jaedyn James & the Hunger, Manic Planet - and helping out at my friend's and my recording studio, Irresponsible Records, located over in St. Paul.

    Three words to describe me:

    High-energy, quirky, and stubborn! :)

    My favorite word:

    Quirky

    My favorite quote:

    "When I'm on stage, I'm trying to do one thing: bring people joy. Just like church does. People don't go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it." - James Brown

    My favorite Minneapolis neighborhood:

    I'm absolutely in love with Northeast Minneapolis - I'm over in the Bottineau Park neighborhood, and I'm pretty determined to live there for a long time.

    My favorite local bar/restaurant:

    O-Bento Ya, over on Como in SE Minneapolis for sushi and bento boxes!

    The last song I played on my iPod/smartphone:

    Mr. Pitiful by Otis Redding

    How I describe my job at COCO:

    Helping people come together, support one another, and fuel one another's passions!

    If I could have one superpower:

    To be able communicate with animals, and have them be able to communicate with me. Just like in the show The Wild Thornberrys!

  • Sara

    Nickname:
    Random fact:

    My family raised Alpacas

    When I’m not at COCO, you’ll find me:

    Outside exploring, hiking, gardening, camping. I love all things nature

    Three words to describe me:

    Optimistic, outgoing, free spirited

    My favorite word:

    Optimistic

    My favorite quote:

    Our lives change when our habits change. - Matthew Kelly

    My favorite Minneapolis neighborhood:

    Warehouse district/North Loop

    My favorite local bar/restaurant:

    Revival

    The last song I played on my iPod/smartphone:

    Lindsey Stirling, "Take flight"

    How I describe my job at COCO:

    I view myself as a multitasking gatekeeper of COCO Downtown! I have an eye on the staples of COCO. My goal is to empower both members and employees to get down to the work of their dreams!

    If I could have one superpower:

    The power of healing