Three Minutes with Gavin Drotzmann

Gavin Drotzmann works at Obie's and is studying biology.

Gavin Drotzmann

Barista at Obie’s/Student — Biology

When and why did you move to Hermiston?

My family moved to Hermiston when I was one and a half, so I didn’t really get a choice.

What is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?

Kobe Hibachi Sushi.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Play basketball at Eastside and hang out with my friends.

What surprises you about Hermiston?

How rapidly we’re growing. There’s so much more traffic every day.

What was the last book you read, and would you recommend it?

The Bedford Reader for school, and I probably wouldn’t recommend it. It teaches you how to write better.

What website or app do you use most, other than Facebook?

Twitter, YouTube or Amazon.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

Probably Switzerland — I’m a big snowboarder.

What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?

When I was in high school, I had to dance with the dance team as a football player, for a sports assembly — in front of the whole high school crowd.

What is one of your goals for the next 12 months?

Continue with school, and move on to start working on my bachelor’s degree. I want to be an optometrist like my dad.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Probably being able to be coached by my dad when I was younger. He taught me there’s more to athletics than being in shape or strong — there’s a mental aspect to it, too.

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