Robyn Jones, MU Associate Director

(541) 737-0492  |  robyn.jones@oregonstate.edu

I love food, traveling, skiing, and spending time with family and friends. My boys are at the University of Oregon and the University of Utah, so I'm an empty nester now. I hate pickles and yellow mustard. I've run lots of half marathons, but I'm still not convinced I love running that far - yet I keep signing up for more races.

Fast Facts
  • Decaf or regular? Regular
  • Morning or evening? Morning
  • Breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Yes!
  • Cook at home or take out? Cook at home
  • Favorite celebrity chefs? Rick Bayless and Mai Pham
  • Biggest weakness? Chocolate
  • Sweet, salty, savory, or bitter? Sweet and salty

 

Alicia Graff, e.cafe

(541) 737-3223  |  alicia.graff@oregonstate.edu

I'm married and have two beautiful girls, Abby and Anna. I love hiking and would love to try zip-lining one day. I have traveled to Thailand, Venezuela, Israel, Canada, and several US states. I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life.

Fast Facts
  • Morning or evening? Morning
  • Cook at home or take out? Cook at home
  • Favorite celebrity chefs? Pioneer Woman Rhee Drummond
  • Which celebrity chef would like to be for a day? Curtis Stone
  • Last meal? Spaghetti with meat sauce
  • Favorite fruit? Fuji apples
  • Favorite vegetable? Brussels sprouts - I love them!

 

Ben Bammes, Ava's Cafe + Trader Bing's

(541)-737-6222  |  ben.bammes@oregonstate.edu
Fast Facts
  • Decaf or regular? I like a light roast regular coffee
  • Morning or evening? The morning is great when I get to sleep in and have a cup of coffee in bed
  • Breakfast, lunch, or dinner? I love breakfast! No really, I do!
  • Cook at home or take out? Sitting in a restaurant sipping on a drink is what I like to do if I am going to go out to eat
  • Favorite celebrity chefs? Gordon Ramsey
  • Sweet, salty, savory, or bitter? All of them!
  • If you were food, what would you be? Wheat
  • What food have you always wanted to try? Beluga caviar
  • If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Pizza

 

Erin Carter, Java Stop + Dixon Cafe

(541) 737-3746  |  erin.carter@oregonstate.edu

I really enjoy my job. I love working and building relationships with students. That said, it's also the most challenging aspect of my job!

Fast Facts
  • Decaf or regular? Tea
  • Morning or evening? Morning
  • If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Mexican food
  • What was your last meal? Oatmeal with banana and peanut butter... every day :)
  • Biggest weakness? Tortilla chips and salsa
  • Sweet, salty, savory, or bitter? Salty, but sometimes sweet

 

Jill Petreny, Bites + The Dam

(541) 737-2484  |  jill.petreny@oregonstate.edu

I love to go horse camping, waking up to the smell of horses and the mist of the morning. I also love to go hunting with my dogs.

Fast Facts
  • Decaf or regular? Regular
  • Morning or evening? Morning
  • Breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Dinner
  • Cook at home or take out? Both
  • Biggest weakness? Lays Potato Chips
  • Sweet, salty, savory, or bitter? Sweet and salty
  • Favorite fruit? Raspberries
  • If you were a food, what would you be? Cabbage roll

 

Lee Anne Spivey, Java II

(541) 737-0528  |  leanne.spivey@oregonstate.edu

What can I say? I really like being around college-aged people! I've worked around campus and on campus for the past 17 years, and have loved every minute of it. I enjoy the energy and ideas, the mentoring and enthusiasm. I hope along the way I've impacted some lives as much as I have been impacted. 

Fast Facts
  • Decaf or regular? Regular
  • Morning or evening? I've turned into a morning person after years of (retired Pangea supervisor) Judy Hickam encouraging me to do so.
  • Breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Dinner
  • Favorite celebrity chefs? Nigella Lawson - she makes food sexy
  • What do you always do? Salt my food
  • What's the worst meal you ever made? One that comes to mind was a dinner party for another couple years ago. The scalloped potatoes refused to cook all the way. By the time they finally got done, the meat was dry as dirt! I don't think they ever came back.

 

Shakoda Hill, Pangea + North Porch Cafe

(541) 737-1601  |  shakoda.hill@oregonstate.edu

I'm a husband to my wife of 10 years, and a dad to two sons: Colby, who is 11, and Keenan, who is 9. I worked for the MURFs team as a student worker in 2011. I fell in love with cooking while working for MU catering, and decided I had found what I wanted to do with my life. I quit school and enrolled in culinary school, and after 4 years I found myself working back at OSU. The one thing that you must know about me is I am truly a fanatic when it comes to beaver sports. I love all things Beaver!!

Fast Facts
  • Decaf or regular? Regular
  • Morning or evening? Evening
  • What's something you always do? Wear something that says I'm a Beaver
  • What was your last meal? An all-you-can-eat Asian, Italian, BBQ buffet
  • Favorite fruit? Bananas
  • Favorite vegetable? Broccoli

 

Tina Handy, North Porch Cafe

(541) 737-3030  |  tina.handy@oregonstate.edu

More about Tina coming soon!