Cooper Wise is our #Laner of the Week!

M / L

Originally from Morro Bay, California, Cooper Wise now resides in the windy city of Chicago. He has been on the Lane for 6 months and enjoys all the awesome places that it takes him as well as the people he gets to meet. Cooper was referred to the Lane but his good friend, Megan Caton and soon became one of our favorite Chicago Laners. He hit the ground running with several ML events. Cooper’s favorite was working with Think Motive for the Macallan’s Whiskey. Cooper enjoyed meeting the real live Coopers (barrel makers) and learning able barrel making.

Outside the lane, Cooper has several interests and talents! One skill is his custom woodworking. He’s uses reclaimed wood to create beautiful new custom pieces. He’s an actor, model and an artist. (trifecta!) Cooper also enjoys home brewed Kombucha and 6-8 hours of critically acclaimed tv on his nights off. Additionally, Cooper  has a great passion for the arts and enjoys photography, interesting architecture/ landscapes, painting abstract birds on canvases, poetry and playing the drums!

Fun facts about Cooper: He rides a unicycle and once made a mockumentary able clowns!

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Blue vs Yellow?


What famous person would you want to meet?

William Shakespeare

What is your spirit animal and why?

Cooper’s Hawk, (because hawks are badass and it’s got my name)

Best pick up line you’ve heard?

If you were a vegetable you’d be a cute-cumber.

If a movie was made about your life, what actor would play you?

Can we get Jake Gyllenhaal ?

Favorite restaurant/ best item on the menu?

Chicago Diner, Monte Cristo for brunch!

Favorite movie/ why?

Forest Gump because it covers it all

What character have you always wanted to play?

Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing

Favorite 90s jam

4 Non Blondes, What’s Up

Something that made you smile today

My sweet rescue Pit mix doggy

Celebrity crush

Alicia Vikander

Your best halloween costume?

Corky St. Clair from “Waiting for Guffman”

Morning or night person?


What’s your hidden talent?

cricket noise

What would you do with 15 minutes of fame?

speak up for those who don’t have a voice

What time period would you visit in history?

I think I truly belong in the turn of the century 1890s- 1920s