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.
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.
Becki Greene is a newcomer to the area, having spent her entire life thus far frolicking about the Berkshires in Western Mass. A Theatre Arts graduate from Westfield State University, her passions are performance and designing for the stage. In her spare time you’ll find her reading, gaming, or dabbling in the visual arts. Becki is stoked to be part of the Gulu team!
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.
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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.
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!
Name is Joe Penta
I come from the Golden Coast
Born from an Italian Stallion (Italian) and Red Dragon (Chinese)
I am a cartoon character come to life
A smile almost always on my face
Willing to start of conversation at a moment’s notice
I love to let my imagination run wild
I every morning wake only to want to go back to bed
I am not a morning person
Caffeine is bae
If only I could live in a coffee shop
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 have a thing for wolves.
Kate is modest about her superhero past. She worked with the French Resistance. Her weapons included a sharp mind, a short skirt, and a beret jauntily perched. Accessorizing is key. She was trained in normal life approximation by a Hong Kong shipping magnate whose penchant for white suits and eye patches lead him to coin the phrase, “Do as I say, darling.” Before coming to Gulu Gulu, Kate worked for the CIA in counterintelligence. “We counter intelligence whenever it breaks out.” Her hobbies include running along the beach and laughing at puppies.
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.
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!
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.
Welcome to the Gulu-Gulu Café! My name is Ronald. Working at this restaurant has been a great opportunity for me to learn how to conduct myself appropriately in the work environment. I really enjoy meeting and working with everybody. Everyone is really friendly and outgoing to one-another. Mainly as employees we want to make the customers feel at home and welcomed!
Livin’ life until it can’t be lived!
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.
Will is an actor, writer, and jazz instrumentalist with an unhealthy obsession with all things Herman Melville and general sci-fi nerdom.