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Name: Jon Allen
Hometown: Rocky Mountain, North Carolina
Arrived in Park City: September 1985; started working on Main Street on November 15, 1985
Current gig: Bartender at Collie’s Sports Bar & Grill. “I started working here when it was Mulberry Street and stayed because I just enjoy the people and the owners.”
Keeping it safe: “I was having a drink at Pop Jenks [now Flanagan’s on Main] on a night soon after I moved here when the bartender asked me to cover for him while he stepped outside for a ‘safety meeting.’ While he was gone, this lady came in and ordered a lime daiquiri. I didn’t know how to make a daiquiri, so I poured a rum and coke. She said, ‘What’s that?’ And I said, ‘What did you order?’ And she said, ‘A lime daiquiri.’ I said, ‘That’s what that is.’ She said, ‘That doesn’t look like one.’ And I said, ‘That’s how we make them here. That’ll be $2.75.’ She stayed and ordered another. The next day, Jesse Shetler [the bar’s partner at the time] fired the bartender and gave me his shifts.”
Never left because: “I love the atmosphere here. And because of my son, Luke.”

Name: Charles OBrien
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Arrived in Park City: June 23, 1995
Current gig: Server at Butcher’s Chop House and Bar. “I worked at Lakota [the restaurant that previously occupied the space], and so I like to say I came with the
And the Oscar goes to: “My worst day was when a little girl called me a slave, and all the mother said was, ‘You were kind of rude, sweetheart.’ The best was when Tom Hanks started clapping when I walked up to his table and said, ‘Charles, ladies and gentlemen!’”
Never left because: “This town is my home. Everybody I love and who takes care of me is here.”

Name: Scott “Doc” Aste
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Arrived in Park City: 1988, after commuting up the canyon for two years and breaking a promise to himself that he would never move to Park City because “it was so much fun.”
Current gig: Bartender at No Name Saloon and Cisero’s Ristorante. “I love the people I work with, and I love Jesse [Shetler, No Name owner]. And at Cisero’s, they allowed me to create a swing shift that never existed before ... and I made it work.”
Jack Bauer needs to work on his 3-ball: “One night Kiefer Sutherland stayed late playing a game of 3-ball [pool] with us at The Cozy [now downstairs at Flanagan’s]. When Kiefer lost to Cameron [Boyd, another bartender at the time] there was no hesitation; he took the jacket right off his back, gave it to Cameron, and proceeded to party on.”
Never left because: “I worked at The Park Record for five years as a graphic designer, and I made more money working at the bar. And bartending was easier: it was nighttime hours, it was fun, and the social life was great.”

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Name: Sherri Sullins
Hometown: Leesburg, Virginia, and Bear Lake, Idaho
Arrived in Park City: November 2003
Current gig: Bartender at No Name Saloon. “I was working with my now-husband, Matt, at the Summit House at Park City Mountain Resort, and our manager said I should come waitress at the No Name for the summer. That was back when someone had to either die or move for a job to open up behind the bar, and that summer, someone moved to Hawaii.”
All in the family: “When I found out I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, I had no idea what I was going to do. I loved my job, but I also didn’t want to spend my pregnancy around cigarette smoke. So, one evening when I was working, Jesse [Shetler, No Name owner] was sitting at the end of the bar. He asked, ‘What if we made the bar no-smoking so that you could stay?’ I started to cry. The next day I arrived at work to signs hanging in the bar that read: ‘Effective Tuesday Nov. 20th 2007 The Great NO NAME SALOON is going SMOKE FREE in consideration of our bartender Sherri.’ It’s been smoke-free ever since.”
Never left because: “The winter may have brought me to Park City, but the summer is what keeps me here.”

Name: Max Bramson
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Arrived in Park City: November 1995
Current gig: Bartender at Cisero’s Ristorante. “I started at Cisero’s as a doorman during the 1997 Kimball Arts Festival. By the last day of the festival, I had broken up 40 fights and filled out eight police reports. Old Town was different back then.
The kids are all right: “One night right after Cisero’s switched to a dining-club license [by which kids accompanied by an adult can dine in a bar], I was waiting on a table of 10 adults and 10 kids in the downstairs bar. I ran upstairs to grab something, and when I came back down, the kids had started a game of duck, duck, goose on the dance floor. I tried to get in on it, but they told me I was too big.” (He’s 6'5".)
Never left because: “During my first visit home after living in Park City for a year, I was driving around in Chicago, and people kept honking at me to get out of the way because I was driving too slowly. Well, I used to be the one honking at slow drivers, and it was then I realized how much Park City’s slow pace had changed me.”

Name: Melissa Bott
Hometown: Marin County, California
Arrived in Park City: 1983.“I was 8 years old, my father was a contractor, and he was building in Silver Springs.”
Current gig: Server at Chimayo Restaurant. 
“I started working at Chimayo when I was a student at the University of Utah. Not only did it help pay for school, but it became this amazing social outlet and worked perfectly with my schedule.”
She’s got a ticket to ride: “Chimayo introduced me to my roommate and friend who said, ‘Let’s get our master’s together!’ It helped pay for my wedding. Now I’m a teacher at McPolin and she’s a teacher at Treasure Mountain.” 
Never left because: “It used to be about the money, but now it’s about the family aspect of things. It’s an easy job to do when you love it. It is a gift to work with Bill White [Chimayo owner] and Arturo Flores [executive chef] and my work family. As a teacher, I get rewarded on a daily basis, and at Chimayo, I get rewarded nightly because I love to make people happy.”

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