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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 our HQ employees below. Or read up on our retail staff!

Sales & Customer Support

Edgar Salazar-Sanchez 

Superpowers: Buying advice, tips & tricks, customer service

Digs: Playing sports, hanging out with friends, going out

Drinks: Mojito

Michele Beran

Superpowers: Buying advice, tips & tricks, customer service

Digs: Gym Rat!, Crafting Queen, Dancing Fool

Drinks: Water with a hint of lemon juice

Jim Wescott

Superpowers: Customer service, management

Digs: Hockey, running, time with family

Drinks: Iced chai or Monster Zero

Michael Little

Superpowers: Buying advice, tips & tricks, customer service

Digs: Hiking, classical music, literature and writing

Drinks: Organic English Breakfast Tea

Bobbe Perry

Superpowers: Buying advice, tips & tricks, customer service

Digs: Gaming, Videogame Programming, Magic: The Gathering

Drinks: Pumpkin Spice Latte




Our Repair, Warranty Support and Technical Services Team

Dani Fulgham

Superpowers: Machine refurbishment

Digs: Drawing, Video games, and Reading

Drinks: Tea, apple cider

Andrew Heike

Superpowers: Machine repair

Digs: Music, motor sports, and paintball

Drinks: Coca-Cola

Amanda Howard

Superpowers: Machine refurbishment

Digs: Outdoor adventures, shows, mini road trips

Drinks: Smoothies!

Matthew Sparre

Superpowers: Machine refurbishment

Digs: Floating rivers, Motorcycles, and Boating

Drinks: Coffee

Lena Jernigan

Superpowers: Machine refurbishment

Digs: Reading, boardgames, movies with friends

Drinks: Dirty Hippie

Jeremiah Godfrey

Superpowers: Machine repair and wearer of funny t-shirts

Digs: Hunting, hiking, camping

Drinks: White chocolate + peanut butter latte

Jessie Lind

Superpowers: Machine refurbishment

Digs: Guitar, painting, reading

Drinks: Dirty Chai

William Jansen

Superpowers: Machine repair & refurbishment, QA

Digs: Paintball, playing & watching football, cars

Drinks: Straight up, black drip coffee

Brendan Swenson

Superpowers: Machine refurbishment, recycling & driving

Digs: Running, playing drums, playing ladder golf in the sun

Drinks: Two shots in the dark

Peter Stackhouse

Superpowers: Machine refurbishment

Digs: Watching football, camping, hiking

Drinks: Drip coffee or Coke

Trey Clugston

Superpowers: Machine refurbishment

Digs: Kendama, Producing, Group Mario Party

Drinks: Red Bull

Nathan Ellis

Superpowers: Machine refurbishment

Digs: Camping, river floating, and fishing

Drinks: Rockstar / white mocha

Frederick Frost

Superpowers: Machine refurbishment

Digs: Gaming, Hiking, and Rafting

Drinks: Coffee

Jade La Croix

Superpowers: Machine refurbishment

Digs: Video games, anime, cosplay and anime/video game conventions

Drinks: Tea or Italian soda



Marketing & Communications

Kaylie Kipe

Superpowers: Web marketing, Magento-Ninja, SEO Superstar

Digs: Travel, video games, reading

Drinks: White chocolate latte in a Bodum Bistro mug

Victor Gehlen

Superpowers: Marketing, product management, operations

Digs: Cooking, biking, guitar

Drinks: Dry Cappuccino

Brendan Field

Superpowers: Video & communications guru

Digs: Making bread, eating bread, running in the rain

Drinks: Raw milk cappuccino

Michelle Stoffel

Superpowers: Buying advice, customer service

Digs: Traveling, gardening, sewing

Drinks: Berry Smoothies

Felicia Kloewer

Superpowers: Creating engaging content

Digs: Outdoor adventures, sight seeing, and DIY projects

Drinks: Chai Tea Latte

Joshua Stollenmaier

Superpowers: Product marketing, writing

Digs: Cooking, bouldering, movies

Drinks: Root beer

Commercial Sales

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

Daniel Louthain

Superpowers: Buying advice, customer service

Digs: Guitar, writing, and brewing beer

Drinks: Espresso with a side of water

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: Parts & returns guru

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)

Leslie Woodworth

Superpowers: Accounting wonder woman

Digs: Playing bass, cuddling with her dog, everything outdoors

Drinks: Americano

Jared Kipe

Superpowers: Directs all technology

Digs: Programming, golf, sci-fi

Drinks: White chocolate toffee nut mocha

Dawn Grimshaw

Superpowers: Operational management, workflow, internal processes

Digs: Travel, yoga, hiking

Drinks: Double Americano + Cream

Gail Williams 

Superpowers: Equipment education & troubleshooting, buying advice

Digs: Power boatin'!

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

Ryan Davis

Superpowers: Shipping & receiving

Digs: Soccer, reading, cooking up a storm

Drinks: Coffee, straight up

Riley Shaw

Superpowers: Shipping & receiving

Digs: Surfing, outdoors and hiking, video games

Drinks: Banana milkshake

Miranda Godfrey

Superpowers: Order management, training, special projects

Digs: Butterfly anything, being a queen of sweets, laughing

Drinks: Peppermint soy cold brew!


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