Chuck started roasting in 2001 with a DIY home coffee roaster, a fateful gift from his wife, Elke. Chuck is a former community college English teacher and loves acoustic blues from the 20’s and 30’s. He describes his relationship with coffee beans as equal parts passion and obsession. In his spare time he loves to body surf, drink great beer and perfect the art of pork-smoking.
Heather Brisson, Head Roaster.
Heather and coffee first really started to get to know each other 10 years ago in Columbus, OH. What began as a part time job in college took shape to a skilled craft. She has worked in cafes & roasters across the country absorbing any knowledge she could along the way. Heather’s love for surfing brought her to San Diego but her passion for coffee and it’s journey led her to Bird Rock. In the future Heather wants to focus her work on sustainability at origin…oh and surf of course!
Jocylynn Breeland, Manager & Quality Control Guru.
Jocylynn was born and raised in Petaluma, CA. She is an ex-gymnast gone ninja turned barista. She loves music so bring her your mixed CDs. She describes coffee as her conduit to every day love. She loves the sense of community that coffee helps her participate in.
Cassidy Trapp, Manager.
Cassidy hails from Carson City, Nevada. She graduated from USD in 2010 with a BA in Fine Arts, specializing in printmaking, drawing, and oil painting- she has lots of kind feelings toward coffee – but its mostly a dependent relationship. Cassidy was on the winning team of two for the Southern California Barista challenge in 2011.