It's Time you Met Sydney

I really debated writing this as a ghost writer, but then I realized that was stupid, so here goes! 


Hey Bandits, I’m Sydney, but my friends call me Syd! I’m coming to you LIVE as the first in-house employee of Bandit Coffee Co! The story of the creation of this position deserves to be shared, so here goes - 


Let me take you back to July 2020 when I was FIRST introduced to the one and only, Adrianne Meyer. She spoke on a zoom call I was on and within minutes I slid into her DM’s on Instagram. Before I knew it we were internet besties. 


In January 2020 I announced a post-college road trip I was embarking on with the goal to have 20 coffees in 20 states. There was some talk after I made that initial post and that’s when the texts + messages + reach outs started to go into full force. It should be no shock that when I asked to meet up her response was, “hell yes! Oh and do you need a place to stay?!” 


SO after 6 months of ONLY knowing this woman through a screen, I showed up at her front door and you would have NEVER known we had just met. I swear the conversations we had were those of old friends. 


We talked about everything (except business) for days. Our goals. Our biggest and wildest dreams. Funny stories and embarrassing moments. It wasn’t until MONTHS later that I saw Adrianne post something about Bandit that I reached out and inquired about a position. 


From one simple message to laying out my skills and what I could offer to a phone call about the goals of Bandit - I’m coming to you now as the first official employee of Bandit Coffee Co. 


**Reference the blog : “Knowing when to Lean into Growing Pains” for more insight** 


I’m going to be honest, my job title is a little bit of everything. When you work with a small business, wearing all the hats is a must. But, I freaking LOVE it. I’ve been able to learn so much and also pitch crazy / huge / moderately random ideas and have the opportunity to run with them. 


Everyday I become more and more thankful that I sent that DM to Adrianne. I can only imagine what my life would be like if I hadn’t… 


Okay, that’s the story. 


In an effort to continue breaking the ice let me tell you a little more about me, so it’ll be less of a shock when I show my face on social media and appear in photos. Let’s get some fun facts rolling - 


  1. I graduated in 3.5 years from college with my Marketing degree 
  2. I went skydiving when I was 18 with 24 hours notice 
  3. I’ve climbed the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Sydney, Australia 
  4. I’m the least competitive person you will ever see play a sport 
  5. I had business cards for when I babysat that said “let Syd watch your kid” 

So there you have it - an introduction into who the heck I am and a few fun facts. What else do you really need? 


Until next time, 

Syd