Team Mam

The hands of many come together to bring you Café Mam coffee. It begins with the farmers but couldn't find its way to your cup without the dedicated team of people here at our roastery, filling each and every order, and making the company run smoothly: from packaging and shipping, delivery and maintaining our small fleet of biodiesel vehicles, to the friendly folks in the office processing orders, questions, and comments, and the rest of the team behind the scenes helping the magic happen. Of course, we're all about coffee but without these people to keep our operation running smoothly, there could be no Café Mam. These are our people.

Brad

Brad


Partner

John

John


Partner

Dazzia

Dazzia


Director of Operations

Cheryl

Cheryl


Farmer Liaison & Customer Service

Chris

Chris


Sales & Green Bean Manager

Nick

Nick


Event Management

Emily

Emily


Customer Service

Ben

Ben


Delivery

Megan

Megan


Wholesale Accounts Manager

Leanna

Leanna


Delivery & a Little Bit of Everything

Josh

Josh


Delivery & Fleet Manager

Ale

Ale


Packing Department

Riley

Riley


Swiss Army Knife

James

James


Delivery

Penny

Penny


Office Support Pup

In Memoriam: dahinda meda

Dahinda

Partner

Founding partner, dahinda meda, was a steward of organic farmland in Eugene, Baja and northern California, and was an inspired visionary who played an important role in bringing organic agriculture to the forefront that it is now. Café Mam is a product of one of these visions, for which we all owe a debt of gratitude. dahinda passed on in 2016, and is deeply missed.

Cheryl

Farmer Liaison & Customer Service

Cheryl joined Cafe Mam in the fall of 2005 after living in Mexico for 17 years. She brings her strong work ethic to keep the office running smoothly. Cheryl is an invaluable asset, passionate about social justice and farmer representation. She is our Co-Op Liaison, utilizing her knowledge of the Spanish language and her dedication to the coffee farmers, additionally participating in the Surveillance Committee of SPP Global (Small Producer Fair Trade Certification). Cheryl is the proud mother to two beautiful sons, Alux & Eric, and two lovely grandchildren.

Chris

Sales & Green Bean Manager

Chris came to us as an event barista and has worked his way into be an indispensable part of Café Mam. Chris's ever-evolving role at Mam includes managing our green bean inventory, coffee quality control, and occasional delivery and event work. Chris is also our Sales Manager and handles all incoming wholesale inquiries. On top of all of that, Chris is part of the Management Team that does the important work of keeping the company on track.

Nick

Event Management

Nick was poached from his barista gig and added to the Café Mam team in 2010, as a delivery driver. In addition to still filling in as delivery driver when needed, he also helps coordinate the various coffee events (trade shows, conferences, music festivals, demos, etc.) that we do throughout the year. He enjoys the opportunity to travel for many of these events; sharing the organic coffee love wherever he goes. By night, he is a musician and songwriter.

Emily

Customer Service

Emily relocated to Eugene from Los Angeles in 2006. She earned degrees in Sociology, Cultural Anthropology, and Women's & Gender Studies from the University of Oregon. Emily began her Mam Experience in 2014, working in many departments including the office/customer service, deliveries, and events. She has found a happy place for herself in this amazing Mam family. Beyond the grind, Emily is a former board member on the Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance, where she learned valuable skills to connect and support local sustainable foods businesses. She finds joy with friends and family, in our local music and arts scene, gardening, cooking, and crafting.

Brad

Partner

Partner, Brad, is the mastermind and heart of Café Mam, making sure that each step the business takes will fall on solid ground. He’s careful not to let his boss-ship overshadow his friendship to everyone, cultivating a warm, open work environment for which we all thank our lucky stars. Brad facilitates many projects in the Eugene community and is always in great demand. His first loyalty, however, is always to his three beautiful kids - McKenzie, Logan, and Terran.

Dazzia

Director of Operations

Beginning in 1998 as a barista at Café Mam’s coffeeshop, Out of the Fog, Dazzia has expanded her involvement over the years to include Events Manager, Donation Coordinator and Director of Operations. She enjoys the ability to travel for the company, while spreading the word of Mam. With her bachelor's degree in Sustainability Education and Natural Resources, she brings a passion for keeping Café Mam on its toes when it comes to the most sustainable and ethical business practices.

John

Partner

Partner, John, contributes his technical knowledge to Café Mam as director of our equipment program. John has served as blueberry farm manager and did a stint on the board of Oregon Tilth Certified Organic. John also serves Café Mam as an event co-coordinator and is in charge of organic certification. John’s grown children, Corey and Aeron, are now amazing baristas in their own rights... no surprise, when John is their trainer!

Ben

Delivery

Our long distant runner, Ben, takes care of the Eugene - Portland delivery route, delivering beans to our wholesale accounts and bringing a personal touch to every one. He has over 15 years experience in the natural food industry; mostly buying organic produce directly from local farmers. The relationships cultivated and the knowledge from those farmer connections were among his favorite parts of the job. With an educational background in Latin American history and political science, Ben has a keen interest in Latin America. Outside of work, Ben is a father to two children and enjoys spending time with his family and being in the outdoors hiking, birding, botanizing, exploring, and climbing.

Megan

Wholesale Accounts Manager

Megan studied the history and politics of Latin America and Spanish Language at the University of Oregon during the advent of the cooperative movement and dreamed of one day working for a company doing good work like Café Mam. She spent time serving the community through Migrant Education and the public schools before having her own children and fundraising for Eugene Waldorf School. She passionately stands in solidarity with our coffee cooperative partners in Chiapas, and the SPP (Small Producers Symbol) movement. As our Wholesale Accounts manager, Megan loves to help our customers learn more about the coops and the significance of SPP, while supporting them to carry Café Mam coffees in their store, café, nonprofit or workplace.

Leanna

Delivery & a Little Bit of Everything

Leanna, a native Oregonian, comes to us from the Mt. Hood area where she acquired her love for all things coffee. She's been in the coffee industry for 10 years and her considerable skills range from barista to roaster, to delivery driver and barista trainer! When not wowing people with her coffee skills, she wows us with her amazing voice, banjo and photography skills. Leanna says, "My free time is spent with my dog, and every day I strive to be a better version of myself."

Josh

Delivery & Fleet Manager

Josh manages local deliveries in Eugene as well as our Southern Oregon route, which covers just about everything between Eugene and Ashland. He also makes sure our fleet of vehicles continues to run smoothly, safely, and efficiently. When he’s not at work you can find him making music, primarily with his band Sequel, based in Eugene.

Ale

Packing Department

Ale joined Café Mam in the spring of 2021. She is a proud Zapoteca, the indigenous people of Oaxaca, Mexico. She brings her culture and strong work ethic to Café Mam. Ale expertly manages our packing department and takes great care to ensure every package is safely and securely shipped worldwide. Outside of work, Ale enjoys spending time with her family and friends in her community, and makes the best tamales!

Riley

Swiss Army Knife

Riley is Cafe Mam’s very own “handy man”. You’ll find him floating between equipment servicing, delivering from Ashland to Portland, packing coffee to be shipped, and helping out in the incoming shipments of our green coffee beans. Internally, Riley is known as “the Swiss Army knife” for his flexibility in his many roles. The deep passion he has for coffee led him to Cafe Mam in 2022 and he is always ready to learn more.

James

Delivery

James comes to Café Mam with an educational background that includes degrees in conservation biology and culinary arts, and a work history that includes managing restaurant kitchens with an emphasis on organic, local, sustainably produced, and responsibly harvested and foraged foods. Leisure time is spent camping, gardening, and antagonizing Kanga the cat with stuffed mice on a string and a little red laser dot.

Penny

Office Support Pup

Penelope-Prudence joined our office in 2020. She is a 3 year old Boston Terrier who enjoys snuggles and butt scratches, showing off her many tricks, begging for treats, and snoring very loudly. She loves being our emotional support pup, bringing a smile to everyone who meets her.