Meet the Volunteers

Meet the Volunteers


  • GIGI TUNG

    Green Barista

    “I love coffee and people. I am excited to meet and interact with people from around the world who have the same caffeine addiction.”

    Favorite Class Instructing at Camp: Espresso and Milk Steaming Fundamentals

  • CHARLES GONZALES

    Owner, Rosella Coffee

    “I own a cafe and small roasting operation in San Antonio and we have plans to open a second location. I attended my first Expo in Houston in 2011 and was hooked. I was fortunate enough to attend my first SCAA camps in 2015 and immediately knew I wanted to learn as much as I could so I could eventually give back to other people in the industry. I’m looking forward to volunteering for the first time and excited to do anything I can to promote specialty coffee.”

    Favorite Class Instructing at Camp: Orientation to SCAA Cupping

    @Rosella_TX
    @rosellatx


  • TRACY GILL

    Travel and Teacher Guru

    “I provide Customer Support and Education for Joe Van Gogh Coffee Roasters. We’re based out of Hillsborough, NC. I love Barista Camp! I love meeting and growing with other coffee professionals! It’s such a great place to make new coffee friends/coffee crushes. :)”

    Favorite Class Instructing at Camp: Espresso and Milk Steaming Fundamentals 1&2

    @hahatray

  • ELIZABETH DEAN

    Boss Lady, Queen, La Gran Jefa (or: Director of Retail)

    “I love having the opportunity to share and connect with people who love coffee – it’s fun to get a chance to hear about how other people run their cafes, how they manage their workflow, etc”

    Favorite Class Instructing at Camp: Orientation to SCAA Cupping

     @lizsdean
     @rightsandwrongs

  • BRITTA WOLFRUM

    Director of Education, Irving Farm Coffee Roasters

    “I’m excited to be a part of camp because I believe that to be a great teacher, you can never stop learning.As the director of education for Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, my role is to foster an environment of excitement about learning about every aspect of coffee. After 10 years in the specialty coffee world, I’m still learning new things on a regular basis and I don’t expect to stop anytime soon!”

    Favorite Class Instructing at Camp: Orientation to SCAA Cupping

     @brittawolfrum
     @brittawolfrum

  • LISSY MATTHEWS

    Sales & Training Representative, Kickapoo Coffee

    “As an educator for a quality focused coffee company in rural Wisconsin, it can be challenging to stay connected with a larger national coffee network. Barista Camp offers an opportunity to learn and incorporate different teaching styles and skills into my professional work, connect with BGA members and baristas from all over the US, and feel a part of a larger community.”

    Favorite Class Instructing at Camp: Espresso and Milk Steaming Fundamentals

     @elisabeth.matthews


  • MATTHEW SCOTT

    I help people make coffee better.

    “I own a coffee shop. I train baristas there, at SCAA events, at SCAA campuses, and individual companies. I get excited about helping baristas make coffee their profession. That takes education, personal development, and building relationships with peers and like-minded folks. At Barista Camp, I get to watch that process get accelerated. And, better yet, I get to participate!”

    Favorite Class Instructing at Camp: Espresso Bar Efficiency & Workflow

     @sirlemonjello
     @sirlemonjello

  • SARAH LESLIE

    Barista & Specialized Instructor

    “I have been working in coffee as a barista and trainer for 10 years. I’m always excited for a chance to be a part of Barista Camp where we come together as a community to further our careers, build our professional network, and have fun!”

    Favorite Class Instructing at Camp: Espresso and Milk Steaming Fundamentals, Part 2

     @sarahrleslie
     @sarahrleslie

  • WOLF BARN MARNELL

    Beverage Director and Retail manager at Broadsheet Coffee Roasters, #cakepop enthusiast

    “After almost a decade in coffee, I’m switching gears and starting a new project. Time to reset, reconnect, give back and LEARN.”

    Favorite Class Instructing at Camp: Espresso and Milk Steaming Fundamentals

     @misterbarn
     @barnwolf


  • GAROLD LaRUE

    Owner with the strongest Kung-fu

    “Making coffee is not magic, it takes practice and patience.”

    Favorite Class Instructing at Camp: Espresso and Milk Steaming Fundamentals Part 1

     @garganica


  • EMERAN LANGMAID

    Owner A&E Coffee & Tea, Queen Bean & Boss

    “I am the owner of a small roaster-retailer, so I do EVERYTHING (except roast…short attention span). I am thrilled to be the IMM at camp. Expect quality instruction, approachable instructors, and a huge dose of fun.”

    Favorite Class Instructing at Camp: I am on the hook for all of them so they are ALL my favorite 😉

     @edaqueenbean
     @aecoffeeroasters


  • JONATHAN PAUL DOERR

    After-Sales Support: Call Center Technician, JPD

    “I currently work at La Marzocco helping technicians and end users with their machines. I’m stoked to be able to share my experience as a barista and a technician with others and learn from others’ experiences”

    Favorite Class Instructing at Camp: Espresso Machine Preventative Maintenance

     @jonpauldoerr
     @jonpauldoerr

  • WON JUNG

    WON00PERCENT

    “I’m going to be legendary someday in future for sure.”

    Favorite Class Instructing at Camp: Introduction to Espresso, Parts 1&2

     @won00percent

  • DYLAN SIEMENS

    Head Trainer at Onyx Coffee Lab :’)

    “I’m the trainer for Onyx Coffee Lab in Arkansas! Camp is always exciting because I get to go teach and especially learn from so many other professionals throughout the US. Camp is where you meet great people, and go home feeling more capable to serve coffee well.”

    Favorite Class Instructing at Camp: Introduction to Espresso

     @pouraxial