03. 07. 2022
5 min read

gitamini IRLL: Ella McRae

In–Real–Local–Life

A Q&A with gitamini owner Ella McRae, Community Builder and Mindfulness Facilitator, living the local life in Seattle, WA.

Neighborhood: Yesler/First Hill, Washington

Robot: gitamini in spark citron

Longest gitamini trip: 2 hours

Hours logged with gitamini: 24 hours

Favorite place to bring gitamini: local COVID-19 pop-up vaccination clinics

Times per week using gitamini: 1-2 times a week, depending on the Seattle weather

Nickname for gitamini: Buttercup, Triple G

What do you love most about your neighborhood?

The rich history of the area and walkability to so many cool neighborhoods—Downtown, Broadway, Cap Hill, International District, sports stadiums, and the light rail are all a short distance away.

What are your top 3 favorite local shops/small businesses in your neighborhood?

…yes, like a true Seattle native, I love coffee :) 

What’s your favorite gitamini feature?

The lights over the wheels.

What do you like most about gitamini’s design?  

I like the sound gitamini makes when I turn it on.

How has gitamini made your daily living easier? Has it changed the way you move about your neighborhood? 

It has helped at the vaccination clinics by distracting the youth receiving their vaccines, and it brings smiles to community members’ faces when I bring it to events.

What’s the largest item you’ve ever had gitamini carry?

A bag of groceries.

What do your friends and family think about gitamini

They think gitamini is hilarious!

If more people lived the gitamini lifestyle (i.e. walking rather than driving), how do you see that benefiting communities?

People would shop more locally, get to know their neighbors, and be more invested in the neighborhood they live in. Not to mention decreasing our carbon footprint.

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