This week, Gay Desert Guide’s Woman Crush is Kristine Wyman; some of us also know her as Tiny.
Kristine is the friendly face on Arenas serving up cocktails for almost as long as anyone can remember – which works for us because we cannot even imagine Arenas without the hardworking bartenders and staff who make us feel at home the way Tiny does. You can find her serving up cocktails at the Eagle…. yes, that Eagle. ?

Earlier this week, Gay Desert Guide’s Jeff Denean Jones asked Kristine a few questions for today’s spotlight:
GDG: Did you grow up in the Coachella Valley?
KRISTINE: I grew up in Massachusetts
GDG: What’s your favorite thing about living in the Palm Springs area?
KRISTINE: My favorite thing about Palm Spring-living would have to be meeting people from all over and those damn mountains are hard to leave for sure.

GDG: What were some of your favorite hobbies or activities as a kid? Have any of them carried over into adulthood?
KRISTINE: My hobbies as a kid were sports: track, basketball, soccer, fishing, hunting. Don’t really do any sports now other than hiking.
GDG: What is the perfect example of a movie? Do you prefer movies that are comedy, drama, horror, romance?
KRISTINE: The perfect movie would be Breakfast Club, that shows it’s ok to be different. I love all movies actually, definitely a movie buff!!
GDG: You recently joined the staff at Eagle 501 Bar. What’s it been like so far?
KRISTINE: Eagle 501 has been amazing so far! The staff is amazing, I can be myself there, the customers are more than welcoming!
GDG: Are you the first woman to work there?
KRISTINE: And yes I am proud to be the first woman to work here! Pretty happy about that too!!
GDG: Favorite time of year and why?
KRISTINE: My favorite time of year is fall. Unfortunately, we don’t get much of that here though!! Winters here are amazing though.
Thank you, Kristine!!!! Happy Woman Crush Wednesday!
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