Meet the current HQ team!
SARAH GALLOWAY (Chef du Cuisine Manager Boss) — Migrated from out West to experience changing seasons. She loves exploring the city and finding the best produce and food it has to offer.
Reading currently: The Last House on Needless Street, by Catriona Ward
Book Recommendation: Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
Fave song to mop to: "Leavin' on Your Mind" by Patsy Cline
ELENA KAY HERREN (Management) — Returned to Columbus, they spend their free time day dreaming about fat little goldfish and looking at Craigslist posts for chickens.
Reading currently: Finally going to try and finish Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace so it doesn't follow them to their next apartment.
Book Recommendation: The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak
Fave song to mop to: "Love Cats" by The Cure
CATHARINA LE — CAUTION: the person above is banned from ALL bookstores for spending hours in them and not buying anything because as she stated, "I have a lot of books I need to read."
Reading currently: A Darker Shade of Magic, by V.E. Schwab
Book Recommendation: Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern & Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Fave song to mop to: "Off Bat" by MICO & Atwood & "Daphne Blue" by The Band CAMINO
TYIJION "T" DAVIS — Student athlete at Columbus South HS from Canton, Ohio, who wrestles and plays soccer and volleyball.
RIO OBENAUF (Chef) — Aries, raccoon lover, vegan wrestler, student at South HS, studying ASL at Columbus State CC.
Reading currently: Mira Corpora by Jeff Jackson
Book Recommendation: As She Climbed Across The Table by Jonathan Lethem, Juliet the Maniac by Juliet Escoria
RYAUN BATTLE-STEELE (Chef) — Aspiring chef from Michigan currently attending South High with the dream of pursuing Culinary Arts.
ELIZA WOOD-OBENAUF (she/they) hails from the New York City metro area and central Virginia, but currently calls the South Side of Columbus, Ohio, home. After stints as a New York City public school teacher, a literacy tutor in a San Diego shelter, and a media coordinator for a large publisher, Eliza currently stays busy operating Two Dollar Radio, gardening with My Plant Is Your Plant, woodworking, and having fun with family.
ERIC OBENAUF (he/they) founded Two Dollar Radio (the press) with Eliza, and works as the Editorial Director. He was included in Publishers Weekly‘s "50 Under 40" list, spotlighting 50 individuals working in publishing under age 40 worth watching, and was one of five finalists in the magazine’s 2016 “Star Watch” program. At HQ, Eric stocks the books and chefs it up in the kitchen. He enjoys camping, hiking, reading outside with a beer or two like a gentleman, soaking in a hot tub, and dad jokes.
Reading currently: When Women Kill: Four Crimes Retold by Alia Trabucco Zeran, translated by Sophie Hughes
Book Recommendation: Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor; Lakota America by Pekka Hämäläinen; Co-Machines: Mobile Disruptive Architecture by Dan Dorocic
Fave song to mop to: "Radical Businessman," by Japanther
BRETT GREGORY: HQ Co-Founder / Co-Owner
TOM KONITZER is gone but not forgotten.
FRANCES ORE-KELLY (Boss Chef - RETIRED) is a Columbus local with a passion for feeding the hungry vegan masses and looking good while doing so. With a knack for gardening and a constant need to learn, you can catch them in their home garden listening to podcasts or reading up on their next home project.
DREY STONE (Kitchen Manager - RETIRED) — crystal wizard with a strong love for cats, capybaras, art & all things outside, show me your rocks!
NATHAN MCDOWELL (Operations Manager - RETIRED) is a writer from the Quad Cities and is grateful for how he was able to weasel his way into the Two Dollar Radio family and the mecca of Columbus, OH.
KATIE EVERETT (Chef - RETIRED) — Katie has a passion for learning and sharing knowledge, especially when it relates to her favorite vegetable (carrots!) or the night sky. When she's not in the kitchen, you can find her snuggled up with her pup or in the garden.
LUCY CABORN (Coffee & Cocktail Chef - RETIRED) — Local goblin who loves movies, bonfires, and their cat Napkin. Lol, I think that’s about it? Come say to hi to me and talk about books!