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Meet The Faraday's Crew

Sharon O'Quinn, Store Manager - Here since the very beginning, Sharon has been selling housewares and kitchen products for nearly 30 years. She's been an enthusiastic baker for most of her life, ever since her grandmother taught her how to bake bread when she was 11. She collects vintage cookbooks, and thinks you should always eat dessert first. Sharon started with Faraday's a couple months before our opening in July of 2005 - she's Associate #1!

Laura Rosado, Assistant Store Manager, Lead Merchandiser and Ecommerce Manager - Laura brought her West-coast style to Austin from Seattle ten years ago. When she isn't watching Harry Potter or inventing new holidays, you'll find her enjoying life with her husband, who is- you guessed it- a chef.
Maxwell Maurer, Outdoor Kitchen Expert - Texas born and bred, Max grew up around a various assortment of smokers and grills, and has become our in-house Eggspert! His first job was as a fry cook, and he's always expanding his food knowledge. He builds computers (so he's very handy when things go wrong around here) to playing high-graphic video games- and he's also a musician.  Lately he's been enthralling us with the gorgeous breads he's been baking. Quite the renaissance man! If you have an Outdoor Kitchen need, please give Max a call on his cell phone at 956-215-9140.

 Sabina Doherty is our Sales Associate from Sweden!  She loves to cook and experiment in the kitchen.  In her free time she gardens and enjoys spending time with her 4 pets.  She's also Faraday's unofficial "Social Director", always planning fun things for us to do!

Kathy Jones, Sales Associate, worked as a waitress to put herself through college, but always had a passion for cooking and a curiosity about the chef's cuisine and techniques. She loves traveling to destinations with beautiful water, fresh seafood and incredible sunsets. 
Mary Lynne Kelcher, Sales Associate, has been an Austinite for 32 years.  She's worked in retail forever, the last 10 years in interior design.  Christmas is her favorite season, and she has clients who hire her to decorate their homes for the holidays!  She enjoys cooking simple, hearty dishes... and chocolate after every meal!
Beth Hathaway, Kitchen Assistant Extraoirdinaire, started baking at age 5 with a set of miniature pans, and soon graduated to cooking for the entire family. (She still has trouble cooking in small batches!) She taught her two sons to cook, and loves to make a good stir-fry. She was a devoted customer for several years before joining our team, so it was a very easy fit for all of us. In her "real life", Beth is an RN at a nursing facility.
Kyle Hathaway, Logistics Manager, is in charge of our Warehouse and Grill Deliveries.  He's a budding baker and avid board gamer.  And yes, he's Beth's son!
Tony and Melissa Curtis-Wellings- Store Owners, are the captains of the ship! They provide the direction that drives all of us to present the best products and service to you every day. You can catch them each week eating flavorful curries (love those spices!), hiking the trails with their Belgian Sheepdog, Dasher, and enjoying everything Texas has to offer.

The OGs: Tony, Melissa, Sharon and Blakely