Meet Your Baristas

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WCE would like to thank all the hard-working baristas who have dedicated their time and talents to making coffee through TED2014/TEDActive2014! 

Vancouver:

Aleida Stone |Vancouver, BC | Matchstick Coffee Roasters

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Alex Littlejohn | Los Angeles, CA | Verve Coffee Roasters

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  • BGA Level 2 certified
  • IDP Examiner
  • Specialized Instructor for the SCAA
  • BGA Executive Council Member
  • 2nd year TED barista

Alexandra Glass | Vancouver, BC | Matchstick Coffee Roasters

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Alistair Durie | Vancouver, BC | Elysian Coffee

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  • Competition Sensory Judge

Amanda Whitt | New York, NY | Everyman Espresso

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Amy Ball | Los Angeles, CA | World Coffee Events

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Angel Orozco| Los Angeles, CA | TOM’S

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Brandon Paul Weaver | Seattle, WA | Slate Coffee Roasters

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  • BGA Level 1 Certified
  • SCAA Certified Lead Instructor
  • Northwest Brewers Cup 2014
  • Northwest Barista Competition 2014
  • Northwest Brewers Cup Champion 2013
  • Northwest Regional Barista Competition 2013

Christine MacKay | Vancouver, BC | Elysian Coffee Roasters

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  • Vancouver International Latte Art Competition 2013

Christopher Rodgers | Vancouver, BC | Elysian Coffee Roasters

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  • Vancouver International Latte Art Competition 2011-2012

Cole McBride | Seattle, WA | Visions Espresso

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  • Level 2 BGA certified

Courtney Ewan | Vancouver, BC | Matchstick Coffee Roasters

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Dustin Bromley| Vancouver, BC | Matchstick Coffee Roasters

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Elan Lieber | Los Angeles, CA | TOM’S

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  • SCAA Instructor Certified
  • BGA Level 1 Certified

Evan Cooper | Plymouth, MI | Espresso Elevado

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  • BGA Level 1 Certified
  • IDP

Hilary Staff | Los Angeles, CA | World Coffee Events

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  • Southeast Regional Barista Competition 2010
  • Counter Culture Coffee Origin Field Lab 2013
  • Counter Culture Coffee Cup Tasters Challenge
  • Counter Culture Coffee Pro Series Lab

James Saint-Clark | Vancouver, BC | Kafka’s Coffee & Tea

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  • BGA Level 1 Certificate
  • Western Canadian Regional Barista Competition 2012
  • Canadian National Barista Championship 2012

Jason Presto | Boston, MA | Cafe Fixe/7 Pond

Jason Presto

  • BGA Level 1 Certified
  • SCAA Lead Instructor
  • Northeast Regional Barista Competition 2010
  • Technical Judge, Northeast Regional Barista Competition 2012-2013

Jeremy Ho | Calgary, AB | Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters

Jeremy Ho

  • Canadian Barista Champion 2012
  • World Barista Championship Semi-Finalist 2013
  • Coffee Common at TED2012 Long Beach
  • Canadian National Barista Competition 2010-2011

Jonathan Paul Doerr | Costa Mesa, CA | Portola Coffee Lab

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  • BGA Level 1 Certified
  • SCAA Lead Instructor

Kathie Hilberg | Minneapolis, MN | Spyhouse Coffee Roasting Company

Kathie Hilberg

  • BGA Level 1 Certified
  • Northwest Regional Barista Competition 2013

Kathryn Dandyk | Vancouver, BC | Matchstick Coffee Roasters

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Laila Ghambari | Cherry Street Coffee House | Seattle, WA

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  • Northwest Regional Barista Champion 2014
  • BGA Level 1 Certified
  • BGA Executive Council
  • 3rd year of TED coffee service
  • 3 years of Symposium coffee service

Matthew Barahura | San Diego, CA | San Diego Coffee Network

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  • BGA Level 1 Certified
  • SCAA Certified Lead Instructor
  • Western Regional Barista Competition 2010
  • United States Barista Competition 2010

Michael Peterson | Kapolei, HI | Tealet

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Morgan Allen | Vancouver, BC | Revolver Coffee

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  • Western Canadian Barista Champion 2011 & 2013
  • 4th place Canadian National Barista Championship 2011
  • Judge, Western Canadian Barista Championship 2012
  • 5th place Canadian National Barista Championship 2013

Peter Fung | Vancouver, BC | Elysian Coffee

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Porsha Zanjani | Burnaby, BC | Stealth Coffee Systems

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  • Judge, Regional Barista Competition (Vancouver) 2013
  • Judge, National Barista Competition (Vancouver) 2013

Riley Paterson | Seattle, WA | Visions Espresso

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  • Northwestern Barista Competition 2014

Rusty Angell | Cramerton, NC | Bunn-O-Matic

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  • BGA Level 1 Certified
  • BGA Level 2 Certified

Ryan Willbur | Seattle, WA | La Marzocco USA

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  • BGA Level 1 Certified
  • USBC Competitor 2006-2011
  • USBC Head Judge

Sammy Piccolo | Vancouver, BC | Prado Cafe

Sammy Piccolo

  • BGA Level 1 &2 Certified
  • 4-time Canadian Barista Champion
  • 2nd Place World Barista Championships 2004, 2006, & 2009
  • 3rd Place World Barista Championships 2005

Tovara Salley | Pasadena, CA | TOM’S

Tovara Salley

  • BGA Level 1 Certified
  • IDP Certified

Trevor Corlett | Washington, DC | Madcap Coffee Company

Trevor Corlett

  • SCAA Specialized Instructor
  • BGA Level 1 & 2 Certified/BGA Certified Examiner
  • Great Lakes Regional Barista Competition 2008-2010
  • North Central Regional Barista Competition 2011
  • South East Regional Barista Competition 2012-2014
  • United States Barista Championships 2009 – 2013

Tristan Mapstone | Victoria, BC | Fernwood Coffee

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Whistler:

Alex Negranza | Seattle, WA

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  • Judge, USBC 2009-2012
  • Judge, NWRBC 2010-2011

Cody Kinart | Milwaukee, WI | Colectivo Coffee Roasters

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  • BGA Level 2 Certified
  • SCAA Lead Instructor & Certified Examiner
  • SCAA Professional Development Subcommittee Member
  • North Central Barista Competition 2011
  • US Barista Competition 2011

Greg Loring-Albright | Chicago, IL | Bow Truss Coffee Roasters

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  • North Central Brewers Cup 2013

Matthew Williams | Portland, OR | World Coffee Events

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Maxwell Mooney | Mill Creek, WA | Spotted Cow Coffee Roasters

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  • Northwest Regional Barista Competition 2013 & 2014
  • Northwest Regional Brewers Cup 2014
  • Coffee Fest Chicago 2013
  • Seattle World Latte Art Competition 2013

Neil Oney | Seattle, WA | Tougo Coffee

Neil Oney

  • BGA Level 1 & 2 Certified
  • Lead Instructor
  • USBC Judge 2010-2012
  • US Brewers Cup  2011-2013

Nik Virrey | Seattle, WA | Slate Coffee Roasters

Nik Virrey

  • SCAA Lead Instructor
  • BGA Level 1 Certified
  • United States Bartenders Guild

Sanford Bledsoe | Ann Arbor, MI | The Espresso Bar

Sanford Bledsoe

  • BGA Level 1 Certified
  • BGA Level 1 Credentialed Examiner
  • Counter Culture Coffee 2-day Tasting and Technique course
  • Counter Culture Coffee Barista Competitor Lab

Sarah Posma | Fairbanks, AK | Alaska Coffee Roasting Company

Sara Posma

  • BGA Level 2 Certified
  • SCAA Lead Instructor
  • Credentialed Level 1&2 Examiner

Talya Strader | Chicago, IL | Bow Truss Coffee Roasters

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Taylor Sullivan | Petaluma, CA | Element Coffee Bar

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  • BGA Level 1 Certified

Terry Ziniewicz | Caffe Werks

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