“In 1986 my father passed away and left me his restaurant, the Rocky Mountain. I was still attending the U studying communication and art, so thankfully I had a great management staff to help me out. After I graduated in 1989, I started my own private security firm and still took care of the restaurant. As a favor, I opened a café in the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Building and ended up loving it. I thoroughly enjoy interacting with the students and providing them with a great meal at a cheap price. Four months ago, I sold the Rocky Mountain Grill, but decided to keep the café because I love it so much.”

— Bill Gomez, U staff

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