Staff Picks

Danielle Hulton


Danielle is passionate about bringing the tech community together around amazing books and exciting authors. She is powered by a great vegetarian meal and coffee (or Mate Soda).

Danielle's Favorite Books


David Hulton


The behind the scenes support at Ada's. His specialties include cryptography and FPGA design.

David's Favorite Books


Mars Maynard

General Manager

Mars has worked in the food industry since he was 13 and, like most restaurant folks, he has a college degree in something else, in this case Photography. A music nerd, avid reader and life-long gamer, He fits perfectly at Ada's. Also, Hip-Hop. And food. And cocktails. Oh, and Coffee. Final Fantasy VII. Motorcycles. Long walks on the beach at sunset. He will see himself out...

Mars' Favorite Books



Bookstore Manager

John has been in the book industry since 2006 and hopes to continue as a book merchant for years to come. As a proud Capitol Hill native, he loves the opportunity to contribute toward the neighborhood's unique atmosphere.

John's Favorite Books



Kitchen Manager

Kristina is a Los Angeles native by way of Brooklyn. She spends her free time wandering around thrift stores, curled up with a book, or living up to her nickname, Crazy Aunt Kiki. Kristina found it very hard to narrow down her list of favorite books.

Kristina's Favorite Books


Events Coordinator 

Hailing from the southwest of "the mitten", Lorrie is passionate about the pursuit of nerd-dom. When she isn't at Ada's lining up awesome talks or chasing after the mathematically perfect espresso, she can be found co-GM'ing one of the largest and most active trading guilds on the NA server of Elder Scrolls Online. Her loves include a well-formatted and complex spreadsheet, Game of Thrones, Wheel of Time, planning for survival in the zombie-pocolypse, and encouraging her son in his pursuit to "break Skyrim mods and hack Geometry Dash".

Lorrie's Favorite Books 



Cafe Manager

Jeff is an audio engineer, sound designer, and music producer. He's also a competitive gamer, a science literacy advocate, and is perhaps the greatest Dance Dance Revolution player the world has ever known!

Jeff's Favorite Books



Social Media Coordinator and Office Assistant

A native of the Midwest, Sarah is continually impressed by the amount of greenery and the size of trees in Washington. She loves to relax with a good work of fiction or the occasional journalistic podcast. Her other hobbies include thrifting, embroidery, and petting other people’s dogs. If you’ve got a skill you think you could teach her, she’s always ready to learn. 

Sarah's Favorite Books


Kitchen Scientist

The easiest way to stop Cader from whistling is to start a conversation about a free and independent Kurdistan. His passion for vegan cooking is a facade that he perpetuates to play with knives and fire at work. In his private life, he enjoys getting uncomfortably honest during tarot readings, singing Bass in barbershop quartets, obeying the traffic code on fast motorcycles, setting his alarm clock for big fleet operations in EvE:Online, and ruining the seasoning on his cast iron. 

Cader's Favorite Books


Retail Scientist

Caylean is a Seattle native with a background in theater and costuming. They enjoy embroidery, writing poetry & short stories, board games, and blues dancing. 

Caylean's Favorite Books


Kitchen Scientist

A recent transplant to Seattle, I moved from Atlanta, but was born and raised in Austin. I have a background in Neurobiology and Public Health, and a passion for baking. You can often find me working on a new project related to sewing, crafting, calligraphy, or just learning a new skill. I enjoy being outdoors and look forward to exploring the PNW!

Helen's Favorite Books


Retail Scientist

Garrett has always loved building, making and hacking (or whatever you want to call it)- everything from soldering to sewing up a pillow with his grandma.

Garrett's Favorite Books



Retail Scientist

Kate graduated from Cornish for theatre and playwrighting in 2013, with heavy interests in the music and visual art worlds. She is also known as Dogwood, punk rock ukuleleist extraordinaire and member of The Nathaniel Johnstone Band, she tours nerdy conventions all across the country throughout the year.

Kate's Favorite Books


Retail Scientist

A wily desert transplant with a fondness for physiology, Matt gets his kicks crafting beautiful things for beautiful people. He is a local actor with a BFA in Directing, and enjoys horror films, hip-hop, and putting on his red shoes to dance the blues.

Matt's Favorite Books


Retail Scientist

Sammy is a Musical Theater major at Cornish College of the Arts, and she'll talk to you about video games, anime, and comics for hours if you let her. She spends her free time and her homework hours watching Game Grumps, and creating and listening to 8track playlists to her varying fandoms, of which there are a lot.

Sammy's Favorite Books


Retail Scientist

Stacy grew up in Seoul and has traveled through many countries, but she is happy to be finally living in her favorite city here in Seattle. Stacy has an obsession with specialty coffee and a background in marketing/promotion. When Stacy's not lost deep in her existential thoughts and coming up with bad dad jokes, she likes to listen to music, read and write, cook, and practice French. Voilà!

Stacy's Favorite Books


Kitchen Scientist

Taylor hails from south central Alaska. She's an artist, a licensed master esthetician, and a baker extraordinaire! Some of her favorite goodies include kimchi, kombucha, and sweet potato fries. She lives in Seattle with her wife and a four legged critter.

Taylor's Favorite Books


Retail Scientist

Hi there, my name is Terri. I am an artist. I'm a director and writer. I write screenplays, short stories, poems, and song lyrics. I enjoy singing, trying to dance, watching cartoons and reading comics.

Terri's Favorite Books 


Support Scientist

Ada's Employee Number 1.

Vel's Favorite Books