Question: What is your title here at the Scorcher?

Dave: I call myself “The Tillerman,” You know “bring tea for the tillerman, steak for the son?” No, actually you can just call me “administrative” or “bookkeeper in training.” I share the duties of closing the till with Karmen.

Q: How did you start working at the Scorcher?

Dave: My daughter, Rachel works here, too and she needed a backup in the evenings so she could take care of her daughter (my granddaughter), Zoe. And, so I volunteered to help her out, and here I am!

Q: What do you like about the Scorcher?

Dave: Oh, it’s nice. You know, nice people, good food. It’s a Co-op, which is nice. Joe is a good guy to work around.

Q: What’s the best thing to eat there?

Dave: I’m going to get a shirt that says “I’ll work for oatcakes.” I like the breakfast burritos, but I’m trying to cut back. However, the oatcakes have always been a favorite.

Dave Douglas is a retired fisheries biologist from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. He is a regular programmer at KMUN, Friday late nights at 10p.m. He wonders if he is the oldest employee, but he hasn’t gotten around to asking.