Theresa Kilmer

Theresa Kilmer, Supervisor of Jazzman's Cafes
Theresa Kilmer, Supervisor of Jazzman's Cafes

Annie Yu: How did you find yourself at SUNY New Paltz?

Theresa Kilmer: I was the retail supervisor for Sodexo at Marist College. I worked for SUNY New Paltz at Camp Rockill for the summer in 2009 and 2010.

AY: What is your favorite thing about your job?

TK: I like to oversee the different shops. I’ve been with Jazzman’s as supervisor for six years. I like to deal with customer service.

AY: What is your favorite thing to eat or drink at Jazzman’s?

TK: I like the caramel latte and the assorted baked goods that we have here that are baked on the premises.

AY: With the holidays coming up, is there anything you’re particularly excited about?

TK: I’m looking forward to the possibility of my daughter, Corporal Colleen Welsh [who is stationed] in Frankfurt, Germany, coming home Also, spending the holiday with friends and family.

AY: Any resolutions for the new year?

TK: (Whispers.) To quit smoking.

AY:If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be and why?

TK: I would love to be in Frankfurt, Germany with my daughter. We have a very close relationship and I love her very much.

AY: Anything else you want to say to the students at SUNY New Paltz?

TK: We enjoy having them and their business and we enjoy having them work with us. We know most of the students by name. We thank you for being a part of our team. Also, if everyone could say a prayer for our soldiers, please do, so that they come home safely.