BARTENDER | C.J. Dornberger, 29
WHERE | Tongy’s Schmackhouse
QUESTION | How do you feel about turning 29?
ANSWER | One more year of the 20s. It’s kind of crazy though.
What three things do you hope to do in your last year of the 20s? Retire, help grow this bar business and grow closer with God.
Does being a bartender put you on the road to retirement before 30? No, I sell Vemma.
So that will help you retire by next year? Yes.
What do you do when you’re not bartending or selling Vemma? Play soccer, surf and travel.
Where’s the best place you’ve traveled so far? Probably Costa Rica. I’ve been overseas for mission trips and those were great spiritually, but just fun-wise I’d have to say the Costa Rica surf trip.
Who do you think will win the Super Bowl? I want Ray Lewis to win because it’s his last year and he’s retiring, but I think the 49ers will win.
Where are you watching the big game? Probably at my house...I’m off on the weekends.
Who do you wish was going to the Super Bowl? Steelers!
How did you become a Clemson Tigers fan? I grew up a Syracuse fan and when I moved down here, the Orange got me. I went to Clemson for a party and fell in love with the atmosphere.
Tell me about one of the highlights of your life so far? I had a small part in “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” which was amazing because I always wanted to be in a Will Farrell movie.
What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you? I flipped a rental car into a house. My friend wanted to see how fast we could go and we quickly came to a dead end.
Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge