[feature photo by Good Bird Media]
At Batch, we believe that committing to small businesses means caring for your neighbors. In the latest installment of our Meet the Team series, you have the good fortune of meeting Operations Associate Zach Anderson—neighbor to you, me, and anyone he meets along the way. He's the kind of team player that shows up to any task with a smile, ready to hustle, and works hard until it's done. Zach believes friendliness, personal connection, and confounding trivia questions are the foundation of his mission and our community. Do you know what 8% of all burglars have in common? Cause he does, and he can't wait for you to find out.
Zach, tell us a little about your position at Batch.
In a bygone era, I was the Assistant to the Retail Store Manager. Yes, the Robin to Caroline's Batman. These days, I'm shifting my focus away from remarkable retail, and helping my favorite crew at the warehouse. Gifts are being wrapped. Packages are being shipped. Smiles are being delivered.
Where are you originally from, and how long have you lived in Nashville?
I'm originally from Denver, Colorado, but have been in Nashville since 2012.
How long have you been working with Batch?
Just over one year!
What's your favorite part about working for Batch?
Before the pandemic, I loved meeting customers and swapping stories. Batch has a culture that genuinely encourages these kinds of conversations, and I loved the opportunity to get to know both visitors and neighbors. I also love when Rob and Caroline let me play with social media.
[Read more about our team members and their favorite products in the Meet the Batch Team series.]
What are your favorite items that we have at Batch?
What Batch would you gift to a loved one?
If my loved ones are anything like me, they are always looking for an excuse to treat themselves! Nothing quite says "I love you when you love yourself," like a relaxing Thistle Farms Serenity Soak and a warm Nashville Blanket Project Blanket. Then, I reckon I would generate some sweetness. Trubee Whipped Cinnamon Honey and Soberdough Apple Fritter Bread? They make my mouth water just typing about them. Finally, I'd have to throw in a True South Puzzle - who can resist an opportunity to create order out of chaos?
[Read more about our makers in the Meet the Maker series.]
What things do you enjoy outside of work?
Rock 'n' Roll guitar playing, political documentaries, watching Pixar movies with Mark, Pokemon training, geography studying, and making obscure Harry Potter references. Also I watched the Last Dance on Netflix, so now I'm a basketball fan.
Favorite thing to do in Nashville and why?
I love getting Swagruha at the Farmers Market, and eating it picnic-style on Capitol Hill. Wonderful view of the city, and never too crowded.
[Zach in his former role of Retail Store Assistant Manager, showcasing a Blu Pearl "Farm Girl" hat.]
My favorite band is the Barenaked Ladies. Please keep the discussion civil.
Have you picked up any new hobbies, skills, or habits since Covid shut-downs began?
If anyone needs a drummer, talk to Laurence Lopez. If he can't do it, I'm your guy.
[Zach and Caroline, former Batch Retail Store Managers, on a visit to the studio of Nashville jeweler, Christina Kober.]
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
Make Rob and Sam proud of me.
Aside from necessities, what could you not go a day without?
Sugar. I'm not proud of it, but it's where I've landed. Excuse me sir, do you have a moment to talk about Jeni's?
What about Batch excites you the most?
I'm genuinely so excited to hang out with this team everyday. I truly think it's something I'm blessed to have found.
Any interesting facts or final thoughts?
Did you know Shrek was the first film to win Best Animated Feature at the Oscars?
[Zach working hard at Batch Nashville headquarters).]
What the team has to say about Zach:
[Read more about our makers in our Meet the Maker series.]