We welcomed two new talented team members to kick off the new year: Adie Bartron and Mitch Kuhn. Since we’re a tight-knit family here at Stoltz, we wanted to get to know them on a deeper level right away. Read on to learn more about our new creative minds.
What was your Instant Messenger name?
Adie: This is embarrassing but as a very emotional young tweenager, I wanted my AOL messenger name to be ‘Soulmate.’ But I forgot to add the ‘e’ and spent my formative years chatting with strangers under the handle ‘Soulmat189’.
Mitch: Strikeout54. I was really into baseball….in case that wasn’t obvious.
What was your childhood nickname?
Adie: I suppose it’s more of a lifelong nickname but I go by Adie which is short for Adrienne. In college, I introduced myself as “Adie, like the number.” (80, get it?) I also answer to Addie and Amy, which I regularly get.
Mitch: I didn’t really have a good nickname until college. But then I was unfortunately deemed “Pokey” as in Gumby and Pokey because apparently, I ran like a cartoon horse. I don’t disagree, but I really hope my running form has improved.
What is your go-to Karaoke song?
Adie: I like to submit karaoke songs on Mitch’s behalf. The last one was “Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker. He loved it. For me, easy. Either “Boot-Scootin’ Boogie” by Brooks and Dunn or “Callin’ Baton Rouge” by Garth Brooks. #countryoke
Mitch: Ask Adie.
At which store would you like to max out your credit cards?
Adie: Anywhere I can buy mid-century furniture!
Mitch: REI. But I end up doing it at Home Depot.
What is one blog you read every single day?
Adie: While I’m not huge into blogs, I am into podcasts. I regularly listen to “This American Life”, “Freakonomics”, and “You Know the Place” (disclaimer, that last one is co-hosted by my hubs and it’s totally worth checking out!).
Mitch: I get the New York Times Morning Briefing email that I like to scan through. That’s not a blog…but it is every single day, so close enough, right?
What’s one thing you can’t live without?
Adie: Lip balm. I don’t go ANYWHERE without it. There are tubes in my car, in the pockets of all my jackets, in my laundry room, in my desk, in my purse… you get the picture. I may or may not have re-applied twice while writing these answers.
Mitch: Coffee. I suppose I could live without it, but I don’t want to.