Our First Intern!


Over the last few months Rustic Roots has been growing, and we're so excited to introduce our very first intern to you! Kendall Hayden is the newest member of our team, she's a cinema studies student at the University of Tennessee and is very excited to be working with Matthew, Khloe, and the nonprofits of Knoxville.

We asked Kendall some get-to-know you questions, so enjoy her little intro.....

1. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
I'm a dark green crayon - because I only go well with Earth tones.

2. What would you do if you won $10 million?
I would travel everywhere and make sure my family was set for life, then build nice, affordable housing for underprivileged peoples and fund missions and churches. I'd use it all lol

3. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a rock star!

4. Favorite pizza flavor?
I like Margarita pizza, with fresh everything!

5. What's a quote that inspires you?
A poem from Rumi :
"This being human is a guest house
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond."

6. Go-to comfort food/snack?
Kettle chips (I have a problem)

7. Favorite cereal?
Captain Crunch

8. If you could have a superpower, what would you choose?
I would want to be able to breathe underwater

9. If you could do anything, and make a living at it, what would it be?

10. What’s a binge-worthy Netflix show in your book?
Too many to choose from, but The Office is probably one of the best!