We are thrilled to welcome Andrea Hamm as Old Town Cape’s Content Coordinator and Cape Riverfront Market Co-Manager! Get to know her below.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I have recently graduated from SEMO with a major in Historic Preservation and a minor in German. In the past year, my boyfriend and I bought a house in Jackson, where we have been working on renovations for the past couple of months. We also have recently gotten a puppy named Mack. He is an 8-month-old German Shepherd Lab mix and is always the center of our attention. We are both from this area and are so glad to be able to settle here and be close to our families.
What are you most excited about in regards to your new role as Content Coordinator and Co-Manager of the Cape Riverfront Market for Old Town Cape?
I actually started working for Old Town Cape about two and a half years ago as the work-study while going to SEMO. I had to leave the position when I graduated and left for a summer internship. Now, it has worked out for me to come back in a full-time position. I’m excited to continue to be a part of downtown revitalization and expand my responsibilities with this organization.
What is your favorite thing to do in downtown Cape?
I love to try new foods with paired drinks at all the great restaurants. There is such variety and quality in our downtown restaurant scene, so it never gets boring.
What do you love most about downtown Cape?
I love the sense of community that can be found in downtown Cape. It’s so nice to be able to go into businesses and build connections with the owners and employees or reach out to local organizations and create both professional and personal relationships.
What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work?
I love gardening and then cooking with the home-grown vegetables and herbs. I also really like to read, my favorite genres being both fiction and nonfiction about history. Spending time with my puppy is something else I always enjoy doing.
What’s your favorite quote?
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” -Mark Twain