gita® IRLL: Brooke Kamke

In–Real–Local–Life

A Q&A with gita® owner Brooke Kamke, Operations Manager at The Dyslexia Resource at The Schenck School in Decatur, Georgia.

Neighborhood: Oakhurst in Decatur, Georgia

Longest gita trip: ALL day at the Decatur BBQ Blue and Bluegrass Festival

Times per week using gita: Usually once a week

Favorite place to bring gita: Oakhurst Market and weekend Farmer’s Market

Biggest item carried: 6 bottles of wine! (from Wahoo wine club)

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Do you have a special nickname for your gita?

​​Roz, from the children’s book The Wild Robot.

What do you love most about your neighborhood?

What I love the most about my neighborhood are the neighbors! Oakhurst is a lively community where there’s always a festival or new business popping up, a book club, or friends inviting us over for dinner. And that’s just what happens within a mile of our front door—just a few more miles and we can enjoy all that Atlanta has to offer. 

Where are your favorite places to walk with gita?

Oakhurst Market and the weekend Farmer’s Market in my neighborhood  

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How many times a week do you use gita?

About once a week—I wish it were more!

What’s your favorite feature about gita?

It’s so amazing that gita follows by “seeing” you. Most people assume there is some sort of remote or fob that allows gita to follow us, and they are amazed to learn that the cameras actually follow by sight.

What do your friends and family think about gita?

Most of our friends and family are amazed by the technology, interested in the utility, perhaps amused at the luxury, but some are actually charmed. My dad got a kick out of dancing with her.

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How has gita made your daily living easier? 

It’s embarrassing to admit, but I would drive one block (barely a quarter mile) for a light grocery trip to our neighborhood market. With gita, a trip to the market is an opportunity to get some fresh air, exercise, and likely meet a few new neighbors.

What do you like most about gita’s design? 

The robot sounds are the perfect fit!

Brooke’s Favorite Local Oakhurst Finds –

Market: Oakhurst Market 

Wine Shop: Wahoo Wine & Provisions

Restaurant: Scout