Toledo According To… Payton DeMoe

. August 28, 2018.
Photo Credit: Courtney Probert
Photo Credit: Courtney Probert

Years lived in Toledo: 6 Years but have always lived
in the surrounding areas

Occupation: Manager of the Toledo Hemp Center

My story, in one sentence: I came from a separated family and had to learn that you grow through what you go through.

One song lyric to describe my ideal self: “So what, I’m still a Rock Star”

Most people know me for helping in the community and trying to make a difference.

The best thing I’ve ever eaten in Toledo was the X-Large pretzel from Mutz Sports Bar in Downtown Toledo.


The street I drive on/walk on most often is Phillips Ave.

The best time I ever had in Toledo was attending the 2018 Best of Toledo Party for winning Best Holistic Health Center!

If I could change one thing about Toledo it would be the heroin and opiate epidemic.

If I knew I could get away with it, I would grow hemp along Lake Erie to help suck the toxins out of the soil to better our water.

The best view in Toledo is downtown at The Docks at night.

When I’m craving chicken chunks, I go to Sidelines.

The musician I love is Crystal Bowersox, will always be my go-to artist from Toledo.


The Toledoan I most admire is my Mom, Tiffany DeMoe. She had a tough life and made plenty mistakes, overcoming addiction but in the end she came out and is doing so many big things.

If I could apologize to anyone it would be my Grandmother for not coming around as much as I should.

The thing I truly need to let go of: I can’t change the world by myself.

The reason I am most proud of myself right now is for getting on a nutrition plan to better myself and for always pushing myself to workout when I don’t want to.

Three adjectives to describe Toledo: passionate, motivated, and adventurous, and the one that best describes me is passionate.

The Toledoan I’ve met in passing that I’d love to get coffee with is Dick Berry from WTOL-TV, Channel 11.

The hardest decision I have made in the past year is taking some time off from college to run the Toledo Hemp Center.

My first kiss in Toledo was at Planet Fitness on Laskey Road before it was Planet Fitness.