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“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
— Henry David Thoreau


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What is your name?

Destiny Lumsden, however I often go by Des- DL

We LOVE your name and feel it is “destiny” you are with us 😉 -LO

Where are you from?

Saginaw, MI, but I’ve lived all over the United States

What is your favorite Coffee Drink?

Right now it’s our Live Oak Ethiopian roast as a pour over

Good Stuff!-LO

What do you LOVE about Bay City?

I love the community! Everyone in Bay City always seems to be in such a positive mood, and that is so contagious. Every interaction I have–whether just a simple hello while walking along the riverfront or a full conversation from behind the coffee bar–I always walk away smiling.

Bay City is a great community and we are happy to be a part of all that is going on! -LO

How do you hope to make Bay CITY a better community?

I personally hope to continue to be a light in this community, one smile and cup of coffee at a time. I also volunteer with my church in community outreach events as often as I can. Serving my town is one of my favorite things to do!

You are a bright light! We are so lucky to have you! -LO

What is an embarrassing moment you can laugh at?

I used to be a carhop at Sonic Drive-In, and yes, I was a “skating carhop.” To be fair, I was pretty good on skates, especially during rushes when we had little time to jump between cars. This one time, though, I was carrying an order of five, 44oz drinks filled with soda and slushies. I pull up to this beautiful, brand new BMW convertible. They have the top down and everything. Right as I get up to their window, my skate got caught on the lip of the curb and I proceeded to spill all five of those drinks over the entire inside of this convertible! To say I was mortified is an understatement. Thank goodness the driver was incredibly chill, but I will never forget that as the most genuine embarrassment I’ve ever felt.

OH MY! That is crazy! So grateful for gracious people & the ability to laugh at ourselves! -LO

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I personally hope to continue to be a light in this community, one smile and cup of coffee at a time. I also volunteer with my church in community outreach events as often as I can. Serving my town is one of my favorite things to do!


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What is your favorite thing about Live Oak?

There’s so much to love, it’s hard to choose! I adore my team, it’s so easy to call my co-workers family. I love the atmosphere and work culture that the management team creates for the baristas. I’m so grateful for the growth and opportunities Live Oak provides. Overall, though, I think my favorite thing about Live Oak is our mission statement. With such a direct focus on loving our people first and foremost, Live Oak is a place I feel proud to work for, and that is the most important thing to me.

We love having you as part of the Live Oak Family, you make us better. -LO

What do you do for fun?

I love the outdoors; hiking, rock climbing, exploring, kayaking, you name it. If it’s outside, I love it. I also love all things artistic. Singing, making music, or writing are some of my all-time favorite pastimes. Nothing beats hanging out with my closest friends and enjoying life together, though!

You are so talented! -LO

What are you passionate about & what are some of your dreams?

Music, ministry, and coffee are my three biggest passions. I’m studying to become a worship pastor, and one of my biggest aspirations is to record an album someday. Nothing gets me more excited than making good music, good coffee, and talking theology.

Coffee & Conversations are some of our favorite ways to spend time! -LO

What is your favorite Charity and why?

My favorite charity is the Humane Society. I am a huge activist for the humane treatment of animals and education on the impact we all make on their lives.


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We love your heart Destiny! You embody our mission to Love people first. Thank you for being such an important part of our team and especially for your mark on our Bay City community. We appreciate you!-LO