Staff Picks: Kayla Becker
Position: Director of Business Development
Where did you grow up? Brandon, FL; but home is where the heart is so home is Richmond, Minnesota.
Favorite Candy? Skittles and Twix
Animal? Salt Water Crocodiles; or any of the 23 species of the Crocodilian order really, but salties are the best, they piss awesomeness in the morning.
Movie? Jaws (the first one is my favorite but all of them are great), or any B movie featuring a giant predator taking over the world… Lake Placid, Piranha, Dark Water, Alligator, Dinocroc, Snakehead Terror, etc. Also, Pitch Perfect, Untamed Heart, all of the Star Wars, and Serenity.
Band? It depends on my mood; Rammstein, Neil Diamond, John Denver, AC/DC, Queen, Rush, MxPx, Reliant K, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Andrew W.K., Dropkick Murphies, Eisbrecher, Reel Big Fish.
Food? My grandmother’s creamed peas. I could eat them every day for a year and still not get enough.
Sports Team? I would say the Gators but my fiancé informs me that he can’t marry a Gators fan, so let’s go with none.
If your house was on fire, what would be the first item you would grab? Excluding all living beings (my dogs and Drew) I would grab my purse. Have you ever had to replace all your credit cards and IDs? I have. Sitting at the DMV for 3 hours, followed by the SS office? No thanks.
If you were a superhero what powers would you have? My huge extended family lives in Minnesota which is a 24 hour drive. It would be awesome if I could just pop in for dinner every now and then without having to take a vacation.
If your life had a theme song, what would it be? Bobby McFerrin’s Don’t Worry Be Happy.
If you had a warning label, what would yours say? Warning: Not suitable for children.
If you could travel anywhere right now, where would you go? Australia, hands down. Top 10 deadliest animals on the planet are there, including my beloved salt water crocs. I’ve always wanted to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef and see a blue ringed octopus.
So this is Kayla Becker. Director of Business Development. Manager of Customer Service. Future wife of Drew Brannen. And the Keeper of the Inventory. Having worked here for much longer than she cares to admit, Kayla knows just about everything when it comes to our product features. Without her, our walls would crumble. And because of her, we are able to bring you the most creative and valuable deals week after week.
5 years ago, if you had asked Kayla if she’d join you for a cigar, she’d scrunch up her face, judge the hell out of you, and laugh as she turned around and walked away. You see, before she joined the dark side (aka CheapHumidors.com), Kayla had no interest in cigars. Now she’s a daily smoker and one of our most prolific reviewers. You’ve probably ooh’d and ahh’d over her amazing cigar photo skills in her blog, “Kickin’ Ash with Kayla.” Or maybe you’ve left inappropriate comments on our YouTube videos that feature Kayla.
Oh and did we mention she LOVES to work out and whip the rest of us into shape? Here you can see her mid-chaturanga with a Cult cigar between her lips. That’s just how Kayla does. She’s living proof that Nordic men were not the only Vikings capable of sailing into the Meditarian. Nordic women were just as qualified!
Cigar: It is so hard to narrow it down; it depends on how I am feeling but here’s my top 5 (not in order)
• Gurkha Cellar Reserve, delicious Criollo wrapper with yummy salty flavors
• Gran Habano Cabinet Selection, super rich and complex with sweet cocoa flavors
• Cult Ometepe, rollercoaster ride of flavors from peanuts to honey to leather
• BMC El Threesome, c’mon, just look at it
• Booze Brothers Whiskey Stick, I love cigars and I love whiskey, enough said
Cutter: Havana Punch Cutter or any punch cutter really. The Havana Punch is great because it hooks on to my key chain so I can carry it everywhere and it has a rubberized grip so my hand doesn’t slip when I’m cutting a tough stick.Staff Picks and Pix: Kayla by Kayla Becker