Steve has been working in restaurants off and on since he was 15 (a wicked long time ago!). He holds an MBA from Northeastern University and a BA from Harvard University’s Extension School. His Czech is awful.
Marie, a native of Prague, Czech Republic, holds a BSN from the University of Massachusetts. She is currently working as a Clinical research nurse at MGH. She has a background in the arts and art history, and has many many many years experience in the food service industry. In her abundant spare time she enjoys reading, the Red Sox, traveling and Rambunctious Rumbles with Jack.
Laura began at the Gulu as a waitress in graduate school recovering from her 10 years working in publishing. She immediately became at home and then the Gulu took over. Her daughter is very forgiving — you can spot her around the cafe from time to time. Make sure to say hi when you see her! She’d love to hear what you think.
LJ is a lover of all things food, beverage, and music. His background is as diverse as his palate. Lucky to come of age immersed in underground music and punk subculture, he later worked in nightlife hotspots such as Fenway and Faneuil Hall while studying audio and media technology at the New England Institute of Art.
Massachusetts born and raised. Alex loves to cook and sing!
Amanda is a spirited, sarcastic, tattooed, self proclaimed nerd who also causally contributes to curing diseases in her spare time. If you don’t like Harry Potter, she probably doesn’t like you. She likes ice cream and nutella and adult beverages. Also elephants and cats. She is pretty rad.
Andrew attended the Culinary Arts program at Blackstone Valley Tech, and now studies music at SSU. When he’s not busy in a practice room or biking around, Andrew is in the deep caverns under gulu, putting hilarious labels on all the awesome food he preps for you!
Netflix describes her favorite move genres and “Imaginative Time-Travel Adventures from the 1980′s” and “Canadian Made-for-TV” movies. She has two pet turtles (Disco and Phineas) and two of her three cats are named after characters from the Avengers. Her first celebrity crush was Oz from “Buffy.” She recommends against drinking from Senegal.
Arthur is a hardworking guy who works hard to play hard. He goes to school at Salem State finishing up his education and training in Theatre while also acting and directing plays and musicals. He does all of his work in the dungeon below but if you listen real closely you’ll hear him belting out some crazy tunes from under your feet.
Mercury Gale passing through
Glass forest, seeking wisdom and
Insight along Way.
Caitlyn is cooler than the other side of a pillow and at times is referred to as “the drunk Sheryl Crow.” She is working at the Gulu to save money towards her dream in life: to own a puppy petting zoo, where she will own every type of dog and let them run free on her multi-acred farm.
Carebears are rare, but may be spotted at the roller rink, the comic book shop, or in the background of tourist photographs.
They cannot cook, but eat a tremendous amount and will occasionally make you a pot of tea.
They bite, but not hard.
Charlie is a pure blooded pug and proud of it! Currently Charlie is the full-time Space Pug mascot at our sister shop Flying Saucer Pizza Company. His interests include chewing on grass, furniture, Jack’s toys, and Steve’s fingers. He also enjoys chasing Jack around the house and waking Steve & Marie up in the middle of the night. He snores. A lot.
Danny grew up in Lynn, MA to great acclaim. He defeated the giants there and took a really long shower. Legend has it, after shedding his skin in Amherst, he endorsed bad art and squishy tofu to fund a secret plan to conquer the espresso machine.
He plots somewhere in Salem.
As a small child Emily would dress up as Sarah Conner and do push ups to get ripped for Judgement Day. That time is NOW!
Beep boop beep beep boop bop beep
Artist and world traveler!
George is 28 years old and from Houston TX. He’s lived in the Northeast for the past 8 years and recently moved to Salem. His favorite hobbies are playing video games (He LOVES video games!!!) and playing the guitar.
After many years living out of a suitcase Haley came back to the Northshore for good beer & cider donuts.
I like privacy
Mascot and all-around cute puppy
Jack is a Boston terrier. He is a HUGE Red Sox fan and was born during the pivotal ALDS Series against the Yankees. He enjoys his ball, other dogs, licking, and cuddling. Occasionally he barks like a duck. It’s very strange.
Once while sailing around the world she found a short cut.
The police questioned her, only because they found her interesting.
In museums she is allowed to touch the art.
If she was to punch you in the face you would have to fight off the urge to thank her.
She’s definitely the most interesting girl on earth.
And she LOVES Gulu!
I have a thing for wolves.
When he’s not cooking up your favorite kitchen treats, Jon spends his free time working in the music industry and touring with his band. If you are lucky you may also catch him playing air drums in the kitchen!
I just finished reading a book about Stockholm Syndrome. It was pretty bad at first but by the end I kind of liked it.
I like kittens and art. I also like cooking and eating. Just not kittens.
“Millions of dishes, dishes for me.”
– Dishwashers Of The United States Of America
Lucas is from Texas.
He likes coffee and sitting in chairs.
He has two cats.
He is afraid of salesmen and Hulk Hogan.
Cats are my best friends. I love my son Guy, listening to music, gardening, and knitting. Im always saying positive because the universe is always watching!
Plastic surgeon. Really good at folding clothes. Pokémon expert. Dodgeball coach. 2014 college graduate. Clay expert. Jello hands. Brussel sprouts and knows how to cook them. Fast cars.
More to be revealed…
While making a very strenuous attempt at college Mandi intends to expand her gourmet sandwich making skill here at the Gulu! Being a forever Salemite she thrives in the chaos that the seasons bring into town.
“Boys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange. Come with us and you will see, this our town of Halloween!”
Max is from Salem.
Max sings songs.
Max does dishes.
She’s a midget.
Originally from Gloucester, Monica attended the University of Colorado (mainly for the snowboarding). After receiving her degree she found herself in South Carolina where she fell in love with kite boarding. Then she went to Thailand to teach English and to go diving. And here she is today… she loves being at/ in/ around the ocean, reading, traveling, sunshine, coffee, and PUNS! (Did you hear about the fire at the circus? It was in tents!)
Morgan is an illustrator/ artist who grew up in Massachusetts then fled the country life for art school in Brooklyn! 12 years later she’s back in her home state and super excited to embrace Salem!
Favorite authors: Shakespeare and Jane Austen;
Favorite Places: London, UK and Portland, OR;
Life Goal: Never stop doing theatre;
Miscellaneous Information: I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, AKA the land of coffee and beer, so I have no choice but to be obsessed with both! (Also…I’m secretly British but don’t tell anyone…)
If Niamh had a dollar for everytime someone mispronounced her name she would be in Paris right now, sipping coffee at a cafe. However for now she is happy being an internet dwelling teenager. She hopes to live her life with the energy of a Baz Luhrmann film, the charm of a Wes Anderson movie, and the wisdom of a Shakespeare play. She enjoys cats, ice cream, and vintage clothing.
Better known by his stage name CBERG, he is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and actor/ bartender. CBERG is one of the world’s best selling music artists of the 2000’s. He has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all-time by many magazines including Rolling Stone, which ranked him as 82 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The same magazine declared him the “King of Hip-Hop.” As a solo bartender he has served more than 100 million drinks worldwide. In the U.S. alone he has served 49.1 million drinks and 42 million shots. After serving his first independent drink in 1996, CBERG rose to mainstream popularity in 1999.
The fool traveling down the culinary road in search of a perfect dish. First stop: Gulu-Gulu Cafe.
In 1975, before graduation Steven Gonzalez left Harvard to form Microsoft with his childhood friend Paul Allen. They planned to develop software for the newly emerging personal computer market and the rest was history! But now he enjoys playing with his son, drawing, skateboarding, hanging with friends and family.
Also he doesn’t always drink adult beverages but when he does he enjoys a warm glass of milk! Stay thirsty my friends.
EARLY IN THE 21ST CENTURY, SKYNET, A MILITARY DEFENSE PROGRAM, BECAME SELF-AWARE. VIEWING HUMANITY AS A THREAT TO ITS EXISTENCE, SKYNET DECIDED TO STRIKE FIRST.
THE SURVIVORS OF THE NUCLEAR FIRE CALLED THE EVENT JUDGMENT DAY.
THEY LIVED ONLY TO FACE A NEW NIGHTMARE…
THE WAR AGAINST THE MACHINES. TO HUNT DOWN AND ERADICATE HUMANS, SKYNET BUILT TERMINATORS.
AS THE WAR RAGES ON, LEADERS OF THE HUMAN RESISTANCE GROW DESPERATE.
SOME BELIEVE ONE MAN HOLDS THE KEY TO SALVATION.
OTHERS BELIEVE HE IS A FALSE PROPHET.
HIS NAME IS TIM OLIVER.