Please tell us a little about yourself:
I live in Kansas City, MO and work for Messenger Coffee. I have been competing for three years and just won our national championship. I’m super passionate about coffee, board games, health, and fitness!
What are you excited to do in Boston?:
I cannot wait to explore a new city and meet a bunch of new people from all over the world!
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
Denver preliminary in 2017, 1st place; New Orleans qualifier in 2018, 3rd place; National competition in April 2018, 3rd place; Los Angeles preliminary in October 2018, 2nd place; Denver qualifier in December 2018, 2nd place; national championship in Kansas City in March 2019, 1st place.
Also competed in Crush the Rush back in the summer in Kansas City, 1st place.
How do you see the coffee industry changing in the future?:
I think we will start innovating and creating as a way to adapt to an ever-changing industry, being more inclusive, being more humble, and setting examples for future competitors.
Where do you see yourself in five years?:
Working for a coffee company as a wholesale trainer, green buyer, or operations manager. Traveling a lot!!
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
Health, fitness, food, wine, gin, and personal training.
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WBC?:
Joel Bigelow, Kate Blackman, Messenger Coffee, Sam Stephan (my husband).