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Employee of the Month: Charlie C.

Charlie “BOH” Carpenter is a gentleman and a scholar. His spirit animal is an owl, because they’re rad-tastic. He started with us at the Nova Café as a “hydra-ceramic technician” and was quickly promoted to prep cook. Over the span of his employment, Charlie has shown an outstanding work ethic and passion to learn. Charlie is a brilliant young man with a shining future in front of him.


Employee of the Month: Mike


Mike started in the kitchen at Nova and is now Executive Chef for all of our restaurants. His spirit animal is a snow goose because they are wise, patient, and sensitive leaders. His favorite Nova meal is the Korean BBQ Burger and he’s almost always #teamsavory.

Employee of the month: Jans

Jans is a new addition to the team at Nova but no stranger to us, having previously worked at our sister restaurant Feed Cafe. His spirit animal is a labrador retriever, because they are easily distracted, enthusiastic eaters and the epitomy of goofy. His fave dish is the Tom Avo on rye - he’s #teamsavory all the way.

Employee of the month: Lindsay

Lindsay is a firecracker. She’s got sugar AND swagger, and she can work a room like no one else. Her spirit animal has the head of a bird (head always in the clouds), the body of a cat (agile) and the heart of a sloth (goofy.) When she’s not working, she’s knitting, playing outside, writing short stories or hanging with her cat Edgar McWinklebean.

Employee of the Month: Allison

Allison’s spirit animal is a redwood tree because it’s tall and strong, just like her. Allison has an almost indescribable gift that we just call “it.” She is unflappable, patient, and cares endlessly for her Nova family. Allison minds the details for us, encourages her coworkers, and inspires us all to work a little harder, simply by example. She’s special to each of us, and always takes the time to let us know we’re special to her, too.

Employee of the month: Ashley

Ashley is a new addition to the Nova family, and we already know we can expect great things of her. Originally from California, she came to Bozeman for school and the great outdoors. Her spirit animal is a baby puma and her special skill is that she can roll her tongue into 3 loops! Her favorite Nova dish is the Turkey Hash with Cheesy Scrambled Eggs, and she’s a member of both #teamsavory and #teamsweet. When she’s not working at Nova, she’s running, hiking, or studying. 

Employee of the Month: Glover

Courtney, aka Glover, aka G. Love manages our front of house staff and hands out affection and guidance in equal measure. Her smile is the sweetest we’ve ever seen, and her lighthearted playfulness is infectious. She has a big, loving heart and acts as the mama bear to our entire crew. She works hard while making it look easy, and her absence is noticeable when she’s gone.

Employee of the month: Peter

Peter 3 Peter’s astrological sign is coniferous and his spirit animal is a sea turtle. His special skill is hammocking in high places. His greatest accomplishment is replicating his grandma’s pie, but he’s #teamsavory all the way and his favorite Nova dish is the Forbidden Hash.