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Our Peeps/Deal

ZAC

Tall, curly, and always ready for a good time, he was born in Oshawa, but arrived in Guelph while he was still in diapers. The son of a volleyball hall-of-famer, he went that route for awhile, but before long stumbled upon the world of music, and was smitten. Learning several different instruments at a young age, he went on to play in different bands, and landed in the popular Guelph-based band, Lifestory Monologue. Entering the culinary world as a dishwasher, he sort of tripped and fell into the role of a cook, and in that fall has since found his calling. He can now be found in the kitchen, singing and drumming on various kitchen utensils. Oh, and cooking. He is our newest adoption to the family, but already feels like the older brother. His musical prowess may only be outdone by his skill in the kitchen, which bodes well for the fact that he is now fully responsible for your food. If you ask, he will gladly teach you how to properly hold a knife. Ladies and Gentlemen: Zac ten West

SHAWN

He’s a huge fan of David Suzuki, and turning off the lights when you leave a room. If there were awards for raising Guinea Hens and Pheasants, he would be the winner... Except those awards actually DO exist, and he actually IS a winner. He hails from Mount Forest - where there are literally zero mountains - but is now a Guelphite through and through. He studied ‘Eco Tourism’, but we have no idea what that really is, or where it is you can study it. His hobbies include fishing, fishing, annoying Bobbi, fishing, and giving us all his step by step process for whichever project he has gotten himself invested in. Although he owns a dog with some serious attitude, we have never seen this guy without a smile on his face and a spring in his step. Husband to Bobbi and owner to The Joint, we all find him incredibly endearing, even though he is most like the pesky little brother in this little Joint family: Shawn Neal

BOBBI

Her name may have you thinking that she is a middle aged man who is desperately trying to hold onto his youth, but you’d be wrong. B, Bob, Bobs, or simply Bobbi, whatever you want to call her, she is the woman behind the Joint - the cafe, that is. Honestly, we can’t keep track of all the things she’s accomplished in her young life, and when she talks about it, it makes us all feel lazy. Her past is riddled with tap dancing, traveling, restauranteuring, and at one point probably dangling from a helicopter, skydiving, or bungee jumping. You can find her at any given moment in some flowey pants and a black shirt - but if you can’t see her, just follow her voice. If you get to talking with her, she can entertain you for days. But be warned, there’s no way you’ll get out of a conversation with Bobbi without a great meal and a tasty drink with a huge garnish. We think this may be why she’s so good at what she does. Momma Joint - Bobbi Miner-Neal

TALIA

Talia is so sweet, she’s a natural at filling the sugar bowls and keeping things organized at the cafe. When not working at the Joint, Talia loves to dine here. Her fav dishes include Greek Salad, Mac &Cheese & Banana Cream Pie. A student at Centennial CVI, Tal never lets school interfere with her love of travel, fitness and cooking. Talia has dog-sledded in Inuvik,, hiked in Algonquin Park and skiied in Colorado. Back in Guelph, Tal loves to stay fit at YMCA aquafit or Zumba classes. At home, you’ll find Tal Facebook chatting with friends or whipping up salads with tons of tomatoes. Amazingly, Talia usually chooses fresh, ripe tomatoes over dessert. Go figure. Ladies & Gents Ms Talia K!

EVAN

His Bio is still under review - coming soon….

JEREMY

You best be careful folks and avoid giving this man a glimpse of your palm - he dabbles in palmistry at times and likes to anticipate the future of his guests. A guelph native and a lover of everything Puddle and Pearl (his cats), this red haired super hero is one of the newest members of our team. He moves like the wind and charms us all with his wit and extreme changes in demeanour - he is an actor you see and loves to practice his craft on those around him. Ladies & gentleman please put your hands together for Jeremy!

MEGIN

Her name is spelled so ambiguously that even she pronounces it differently from time to time. She was born in Oakville but we think that ‘Oakville’ may actually just be the name of a delicious bakery, and she has in fact been rolling bagel dough since birth. This we do know for a fact: she graduated the George Brown baking and pastry program with honours (our taste buds believe that). She travelled to Alberta for her cousins wedding and came back to Ontario 5 years later with a baby boy named Lincoln - although that sounds like she abducted him, she actually did give birth to him. She can be most easily found with her head down, focused on her pastries at 6am. The rest of us can be found fast asleep. She’s the one you can thank for your delicious breakfast pastry, or delectable dessert. Potentially as sweet as her own goodies, Ladies and Gentlemen, she is Megin Weeks.

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