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Seattle Coffee Gear's Crew

True to our customer-centric mission, our entire crew is focused on helping you navigate the seemingly complex world of home espresso machines. With our knowledgeable, frank advice and excellent service, we are all available to assist you in selecting your machine, learning how to pull a perfect shot of espresso or adding accessories to your existing setup. In addition to serving you, each of us contributes to Seattle Coffee Gear in different ways -- learn more about us below.

Customer Service & Sales - Lynnwood

Kristopher Ballard

Superpowers: Buying advice, customer service

Digs: Music production, DJ, street art

Drinks: Cappuccino

Haley Brown

Superpowers: Buying advice, retail customer service

Digs: Yoga, cooking, playing with Henry the dog (arf!)

Drinks: Americano

Jason Malcom

Superpowers: Commercial sales

Digs: Going out to movies, finding the next great third wave cafe, hiking in the mountains

Drinks: A tie between a double shot in the dark coffee or an americano

Miranda Godfrey

Superpowers: Buying advice, tips & tricks, customer service

Digs: Baking, photography, travel

Drinks: Peppermint latte

Brandon King

Superpowers: Commercial sales & wholesale distribution management

Digs: Flying trapeze, skydiving, FSU sports

Drinks: Drip coffee, although sometimes a nice pour over is tasty

Teri Kopas

Superpowers: Buying advice, tips & tricks, customer service

Digs: Painting, baking bread, crafts

Drinks: Cold club soda ... or an Americano

Gail Williams 

Superpowers: Equipment education & troubleshooting, buying advice, machine repair assessment & service

Digs: Power boatin'!

Drinks: Dry cappuccino... or anything with half and half

Kabrina Clark 

Superpowers: Buying advice, retail customer service

Digs: Hanging with her boy & puppy, shooting, going to shows

Drinks: Dirty Chai

Customer Service & Sales - Bellevue

Kevin Mangan

Superpowers: Buying advice, customer service

Digs: Time at Port Ludlow home, food (A famous chef named Tom is his uncle), traveling

Drinks: Cafe con Leche

Chris Galbreath

Superpowers: Wizard of retail stores

Digs: Running, reading, low-key sci-fi enthusiast

Drinks: Americano with heavy whipping cream

Dori Lowman

Superpowers: Buying advice, tips & tricks, retail customer service

Digs: Snowboarding, paintball, knitting

Drinks: Caramel latte

Michael Mussman

Superpowers: Buying advice, customer service

Digs: Drawing, comics and movies

Drinks: Mocha Latte

Andrea Cooley

Superpowers: Buying advice, customer service

Digs: Reading, babysitting her nephew, cooking

Drinks: Straight shot of espresso, please!

Rachel Woodland

Superpowers: Retail customer service maven

Digs: Baking, camping, dancing

Drinks: Americano


Marketing & Communications

Brenna Ciummo

Superpowers: Web marketing, SEO, Public Relations

Digs: Running, travel, playing with her cat

Drinks: Blueberry Rooibos Rishi Tea

Victor Gehlen

Superpowers: Marketing, product management, operations

Digs: Cooking, biking, guitar

Drinks: Dry Cappuccino

Kaylie Kipe

Superpowers: Web marketing, Magento-Ninja, SEO Superstar

Digs: Travel, video games, reading

Drinks: White chocolate latte in a Bodum Bistro mug

Sarah Thompson

Superpowers: Product marketing, product testing

Digs: Walking Maddie the dog, hanging out with friends, aerial trapeze

Drinks: White chocolate mocha .... Iced!

Steven Byeon

Superpowers: All things video, product photography, social media

Digs: Sports, photography, chillin'

Drinks: Root beer

Chris Couweleers

Superpowers: Email marketing, product awesomeness, SEO

Digs: Playing soccer, movies, forex trading

Drinks: Mocha with a lot of whipped cream!



Operations Management

Carolyn Bartlett

Superpowers: Office management, A/R, A/P, HR, herds cats

Digs: Motorcycle travel, gardening

Drinks: Huckleberry Slump latte

Spencer Booth

Superpowers: Warehouse Ninja

Digs: Collecting vinyl, playing drums & percussion, hanging with the kids

Drinks: Espresso

Joe Brink

Superpowers: Jack of all trades!

Digs: Basketball, hangin' with the lady, video games

Drinks: Shot in the Dark

Nick Buxton

Superpowers: Purchasing Ninja

Digs: Hiking, writing, playing The Legend of Zelda

Drinks: Dark roasts prepped via French Press + milk

Brandon Dettmers

Superpowers: Rapid fire shipping, receiving, inventory management 

Digs: Guitar, skateboarding, riding his motorcycle

Drinks: Drip coffee + double or triple shot (depending on how wild he's feeling)

Dawn Grimshaw

Superpowers: Operational management, workflow, internal processes

Digs: Travel, yoga, hiking

Drinks: Double Americano + Cream

Brandi James

Superpowers: Order management queen

Digs: Working out, cocktails with friends, playing with her kids

Drinks: Double latte or mocha, depending on her mood

Jared Kipe

Superpowers: Directs all technology

Digs: Programming, golf, sci-fi

Drinks: White chocolate toffee nut mocha

Jim Smith

Superpowers: Overseer of accounting and Number Ninja

Digs: Running, golf and opera

Drinks: Black coffee from a French press.

Tristan Sandnes

Superpowers: Packing, shipping, being awesome

Digs: Scuba diving + taxidermy = underwater taxidermy, roller derby

Drinks: Kool-Aid!

Repair, Warranty Support & Technical Services

Bryan Arndt

Superpowers: Service writer extraordinaire, espresso machine repair

Digs: Billiards, playing with Henry the dog (arf!) and of course coffee

Drinks: Americano or espresso

Dylan Bieber

Superpowers: Machine refurbishment, no relation to Justin

Digs: Singing, Olympic weight lifting, guitar

Drinks: Salted carmel mocha

Jim Butler

Superpowers: Repair services manager

Digs: Watching action movies, tinkering on old cars, fishing

Drinks: Regular ol' drip coffee -- with two sugars, please

Amanda Howard

Superpowers: Machine refurbishment

Digs: Outdoor adventures, shows, mini road trips

Drinks: Smoothies!

Patrick Crogan

Superpowers: Grumpy Cat of espresso machine repair

Digs: Hockey, guitar, playing with his dog

Drinks: Mocha

Hattie Ellis

Superpowers: Machine refurbishment

Digs: Painting canvases, jogging, yoga, singing

Drinks: White chocolate caramel mocha

Jeremiah Godfrey

Superpowers: Machine repair and wearer of funny t-shirts

Digs: Hunting, hiking, camping

Drinks: White chocolate + peanut butter latte

Clint Hopke

Superpowers: Machine refurbishment

Digs: Ping pong, getting yolked, and playing with my beagle

Drinks: Vanilla Milkshake

William Jansen

Superpowers: Machine repair & refurbishment, QA

Digs: Paintball, playing & watching football, cars

Drinks: Straight up, black drip coffee

Dylan Kline

Superpowers: Machine refurbishment

Digs: Wakeboarding, snowboarding, surfing

Drinks: Smoothies

Michael Langley 

Superpowers: Machine troubleshooting & repair

Digs: Musician, digital artist, inventor

Drinks: Black coffee with light milk & coconut sugar

Reynaldo Pulido

Superpowers: Refurbishment line manager

Digs: Land Rover enthusiast, cats, family time

Drinks: Nespresso Volluto Espresso Shots

Kyle Rosenlieb

Superpowers: Machine refurbishment

Digs: Working on cars, listening to music, riding motorcycles

Drinks: Americano

Monica Seaford

Superpowers: Machine refurbishment

Digs: Horseback riding, camping, shopping

Drinks: White chocolate mocha

Brendan Swenson

Superpowers: Parts Department Guru

Digs: Playing the drums & the piano, running

Drinks: French press, Chemex

Harold Toberman

Superpowers: Machine troubleshooting & repair

Digs: Surfing, family time, building things

Drinks: Americano

Jessie Lind

Superpowers: Machine refurbishment

Digs: Guitar, painting, reading

Drinks: Dirty Chai