Beau Hagberry

Director of Plant Operations

1. What’s your favorite way to experience Bhakti? (hot/cold, flavor, favorite cafe, etc)

I like Bhakti Chai best when it’s fresh from our kettle. With each new batch, we cup and taste samples before bottling — that’s when Bhakti tastes best to me.

2. What inspires you?

Life in general inspires me, but my Daughter, Sunny, is the absolute joy of my life.  Through her eyes and experience, I see a healthy, unified world that is undiscovered, innocent and kind.  After Sunny, Yoga is a mainstay for my inspiration.  Yoga helps me iron out the daily bumps and grind, or occurrences that over time can lead me off course.  I’m inspired by Yoga because it moves me to breathe, to stretch and to grow, and to… “try easy.”

3. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and what would you be doing? (city/country)

If I could be anywhere in the world right now, I would be on a sail boat navigating the Maldive Islands with my family and loved ones. The atolls of Maldives encompass a territory spread out over 35,000 sq miles, making it one of the worlds most geographically diverse countries. This island nation is comprised of nearly 1200 islands – wow!

4. If you could share a conversation or moment with any person, past or present, who would it be and why?

Rosa Parks is a historical figure whose actions have always inspired me.  Simply by sitting patiently and fearless on a divided bus, she illuminated a new path in the civil rights movement.  I would love to share a moment with her in silence, on a bus, bumping along a beautiful country road.

5. What’s your favorite nonprofit or social movement?

I really like the nonprofit organization called Grameen Bank.  Over the past 35 years, I feel they have stayed true to their commitment in helping poor people, especially poor rural women.