Jim Rivera – Sales Agent
June 3rd, 2014
by Famous Smoke Shop

During my teen years I was a major beach bum and have always been fascinated with the sea, so I joined the U.S. Navy, where I served for 4 years as a hospital corpsman. It allowed me to meet people from all walks of life and was perhaps the greatest social education I’ve ever received. At the time I did not smoke cigars; that came later.

Bruce Martin – Web Developer
June 3rd, 2014
by Famous Smoke Shop

It was only after getting to Basic Training; I learned I had another name. Fred. Yes, as proof that all soldiers are the same no matter where we came from. We had to learn we were one unit, one force and no different from the soldier next to you, “Fred”, the soldier on the right is no different than “Fred” the soldier on the left of you.

Brian Dierks – Web Developer
May 14th, 2014
by Famous Smoke Shop

My first encounter with discounted tobacco products was when we got 12 miles off the coast and the ship’s smoke shop opened. While civilians on land were paying $2 for a pack of smokes, we were paying $.75… suckers!

Ryan Alin – Web Developer
May 14th, 2014
by Famous Smoke Shop

I’m a Front-End Web Developer here at Famous, which means I get to make the pretty interactive bits that let people like myself buy the cigars I love to smoke

Richard Pierson – Network and System Admin
May 14th, 2014
by Famous Smoke Shop

Great people to work with and for. Always something to get into and the opportunity to do and learn things that are out of your comfort zone. It’s a challenging and fun job. To work on computers and network stuff, smoke and evaluate cigars, while having a cigar bar and a good restaurant in the same building, what else is there?

Ed Bearby – Sales Team Supervisor
May 14th, 2014
by Famous Smoke Shop

As a young sailor I worked for a Chief Petty Officer who was always walking around with a stogie in his mouth. As time went on and I advanced in rank, he finally took me under his wing and introduced me to cigar smoking. We used to sit outside the club, drink a few beers and smoke whatever cigars we could get our hands on. I don’t believe I ever smoked a true premium cigar until later in life.

Christina Barbati – Bartender
May 14th, 2014
by Famous Smoke Shop

I have been in the military since high school so it’s a big part of my life. Over the years I have met tons of great people and learned a lot of new things. While in Kuwait I learned a lot about the culture and how different people interact. Although we didn’t have cigars in Kuwait we enjoyed smoking hookah as a pass time.