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Meet The Staff: Nakeya Barreto

Financial guru Nakeya Barreto came onboard the CMBC ship in August. Her name is mispronounced by 88% of people she meets. Other fun facts are below. (And it’s Na-key-ah Buh-ret-toe, by the way…)

I AM FROM… Here. Born and raised.

MY FAVORITE CMBC BEER IS… Honey Porter.

MY FAVORITE NON-CMBC BEER IS… Rubaeus Rasberry Ale from Founders.

MY FAVORITE HOBBY IS… trying new recipes. I’m especially intrigued by the ones that have the least amount of ingredients. I actually make a five-ingredient vegan and yeast-free bread that’s way too easy to eat.

THE LAST TIME I LAUGHED UNTIL I CRIED WAS… when someone bought me a fart book. It had 10 different fart noises and a story to go with each one…

THE SUPERPOWER I’D LIKE TO HAVE IS…  flying.

SOMETHING PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT CMBC IS… that everyone gets  along so well.

MY FAVORITE CARTOON IS… Does Mary Poppins count?  It has cartoon parts…

MY BIGGEST FEAR IS… You’re not supposed to tell people your biggest fear!

THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON I’VE EVER MET WAS… A few, but they’re just people right? However, I once introduced a date to a friend who is a close friend of Denzel Washington, and he got so wide-eyed that I blurted out “Are you star struck or something?” That didn’t go well.

MY BIGGEST PET PEEVE IS… heavy nose breathers.

THE SPORTS TEAMS I FOLLOW ARE… I don’t follow sports.

IF I COULD, I’D SPLURGE ON… a stay at an off-the-grid cabin in the woods for two weeks!

SOMETHING NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT ME IS… that I’m in ministry training school.

THE BEST ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS… to consider how difficult it is to change yourself before you try to change someone else.

IF I WERE AN ANIMAL, I WOULD BE… a bird.

MY HIDDEN TALENT IS… I’m capable of performing minor car maintenance like changing my oil, changing my brakes, and doing a tune-up. I also have a current cosmetology license and cut and highlight my own hair!

I WAS DRAWN TO CMBC BECAUSE… There’s a big difference between working for a company that is chasing money opposed to working for a company that is following a passion. The people here put in lot of hard work following a passion and everything else just sort of falls into place after that. And working with [marketing guru] Alicia Grasso again is like delicious multifaceted aromatic beer head atop an ice cold fresh-poured beer.

IF I HAD TO NAME A CMBC BEER TOMORROW, I WOULD CALL IT… Eve’s Rebellion, and it would be an Extra Pale Ale. In it, I’d like to package some coconut and citrus flavors to mimic a sunset’s brilliant colors, beautiful clouds and the ability to change the entire mood of a day.

MY FAVORITE BAND IS… NeedToBreathe.

MY KARAOKE SONG IS… “Love” by Keshia Cole but ONLY with my daughter.

Nakeya!
Nakeya!