Young James (who is not so young anymore) started with Upward Projects 4 years ago and has become a staple behind the bar.
James started at Windsor, helped open Federal Pizza and Joyride Eastside, and is now full-time behind the bar at Joyride Central. Amongst his success with our company, most recently, he not only received MVP of the Quarter, but was also awarded “Best Beverage Knowledge for 2014” at Joyride Central. Try saying all of that in one breath…
Here are a few interesting facts about him that you may not know!
1. What song always makes you happy when you hear it?
Tame Impaula – Mind Mischief, hands down. Every time.
2. What do you love most about being a bartender?
Aside from talking to all of the interesting people that sit at the bar at our concepts, I am truly passionate about making drinks that people thoroughly enjoy. The expression on a person’s face when they love something they have never tried before, makes me feel so great!!
3. What do you currently have as the wallpaper of your cell phone?
Third Eye Chakra
4. Would you rather have legs as long as your fingers, or fingers as long as your legs?
Ew. If I absolutely had to choose, I’d have to go with fingers as long as my legs. It kind of reminds me of that guy who was in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest fingernails… that’s what I would envision for myself.
5. Who is your all-time idol?
Rick Rubin. He’s an American record producer, co-founder for Def Jam Records and involved with so many other things – just an incredible dude. He discovered the Beastie Boys & Red Hot Chili Peppers… how could he not be my idol? He also does a lot for the community and is passionate about everything he does.