Meet the innovators behind Red Nova Labs

Rachel Parrish

Barista Admin

Rachel grew up in Kansas City, earned her B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management from MU, and spent four years in Fort Collins, CO. She ran a coffee bar and cafe in an independent bookstore before moving back to KC in 2013. She’s passionate about black coffee, good books, and beards. Rachel’s always up for trying a new restaurant or bar!

What Rachel does at RNL

Rachel is RNL’s rock star barista, providing the morning caffeine rush for the office and tackling the admin tasks throughout the rest of the day.

What's the best meal you've ever had?

Roasted pork with creamed spinach, field peas, and cornbread sauce at the Julep/Bluestem collaboration dinner.

Name three things you can't live without.

Coffee, pizza, and cardigans.

Tell us the nerdiest thing about you.

I have a button collection. Like sweater buttons, not elevator buttons.

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