Staff Picks: Tom Spears (no relation to Britney)
Position: Warehouse Manager and Master Engraver
Where did you grow up? Cincinnati
Favorite Candy? Reese’s (oh man, there’s no stopping with these things)
Band? Alice in Chains
Sports Team? Bengals
If your house was on fire, what would be the first item you would grab? My CD Collection (Does this make me old? Do I care what you think?)
If you were a superhero what powers would you have? Flight – riding a Harley is pretty close though.
If your life had a theme song, what would it be? Back in Black by AC/DC
If you had a warning label, what would yours say? WARNING: Do Not Shake, May Cause Explosion.
If you could travel anywhere right now, where would you go? Egypt! Mummies, bitch!
Hi there! You don’t know me, but I’m the guy who makes sure that all our stuff is locked, stocked, and ready to ship. If you’ve gotten a package from us, I was the guy who made sure it got to you in one piece.
When I’m not riding with a motorcycle gang, I like to kick back with a fine cigar. I’d do it on the bike, but they haven’t invented a cigar and lighter that can function well under those conditions. (C’mon scientists – the world needs you on this one!)
I also like to exercise by bench pressing people that are smaller than me (such as our interns). I also enjoy crushing people that are younger than me in racquetball. And outworking…well, pretty much everyone here. When you love your job, ain’t nothing wrong with that.
Cigar: Allure Habano
Ecuador and Nicaragua – they go so well together! At least, in a cigar they do. It smells good, smokes good, and has lots of delicious flavors. If you like a nice Colorado, draw on this spicy number. You won’t be disappointed.
Cutter: Bullet Punch
I’m a punch cutter guy. It gives you the perfect opening to do your thing. It’s easy to do, doesn’t make a mess, and doesn’t require any skill. My kind of cutter.
Lighter: Firebird Burner
Doesn’t this thing look badass? Well, with three jet flames, its bite is as big as its bark. If you can’t get it lit with this thing, you’re hopeless.
Humidor: The Black Milano Glass Top Cigar Humidor
Handsome and spacious – like me! It’s got everything you need – lock, hygrometer, glass top for viewing, and cedar lining. Hell, you can even get the nameplate engraved! (And if you do, I’m the one doing it for you because I’m the Engraving BOSS!) This humidor holds 75 cigars, and is not super flashy with lots of glossy lacquer, either. My most precious smokes are in one of these as we speak. Matter of fact, I’m off to have a smoke.