RANDY EVANS Roaster & Green Coffee Buyer. Caffeine has run in Randy’s blood since experiencing the Italian coffee culture while living in Naples, Italy in college. Since then he has worked and trained in all facets of the specialty coffee industry: From 2001 – 2004 as the manager for Honolulu Coffee on Maui; three more years as an apprentice roaster, and then Head Roaster for Storyville Coffee in Seattle; and also a Sales Representative for Diedrich Manufacturing coffee roasting equipment. Randy has been fortunate to train alongside several well respected industry leaders and roasters. Starting EBC with Rick was the culmination of all of this experience, allowing him to live his coffee passion to the fullest. When not involved in coffee, Randy loves ripping powder turns, mountain biking, and skiing with his girls (ages 8 and 11).
RICK EVANS Wholesale Relations, Business Development, Sales & Marketing. After a successful career in Sales & Marketing for Hyatt Hotels and Four Seasons Resorts, Rick brokered real estate for resort developments around the country. He and his young family moved to Sandpoint in 2008 for the small town community and outdoor lifestyle, where he soon recruited brother Randy and family to join them. Rick was the engine behind the start of Evans Brothers Coffee, and his passion continues to drive us forward. He has fallen in love with the coffee world, and loves the community aspects of our work. Rick is passionate about all his activities, most of all playing with his two young kids, and backcountry ski touring.
DANIEL GUNTER Bar Manager, Wholesale Trainer, Roaster. Daniel honed his craft as a Barista in two of Portland’s premier cafes, Coffee House Northwest and Barista, between 2005 and 2011. A true coffee nerd, Daniel has competed and won many Latte Art competitions and is well respected in the greater coffee community. He returned to his hometown of Sandpoint with his wife and toddler son in Spring 2011, when he joined EBC. Daniel loves otters, cooking, and heavy metal.
CARA JOHNSON Office and Production Manager – Cara is the glue that holds everything together and keeps us moving productively in the right direction. She is literally the cog in our wheel at Evans Brothers. Her positive and uplifting attitude is contagious and so welcome!
NICOLE BURRATO Barista and Wholesale Trainer. Nicole is an incredible barista, who works with everyone on our team and our wholesale partners to ensure a really high level of drink quality
MEGAN STAFFORD Food Director and Café Operations. Megan does a bit of everything, from delivering to our wholesale customers, managing grocery accounts, tastings, and barista shifts. She has two kids keeping her busy, but mostly she plays A LOT of beach volleyball.
DAVID HAWLEY Manager of Coeur D'Alene Cafe
One of the nicest guys you will ever meet, we were thrilled to add David to lead a very strong team of baristas at our Coeur D'Alene cafe. In addition to working at a local cafe, he spent some time at Barista Parlor in Nashville. David is a native of CDA, and we are lucky to have him leading our crew at our new shop.
ASHLEY CUGNO Apprentice Roaster / Lead Barista
Who doesn't love Ashley? She always has a smile and warm greeting for everyone. Ash is one of our more experienced baristas and has recently joined our roasting team. She continues to expand her knowledge and skill level; we were thrilled to send her to Costa Rica recently on a trip with Cafe Imports.
AMANDA OTT Lead Barista / Coffee Program Development and Training
Amanda worked a number of years for one of our wholesale partners before joining our team. She has a ton of barista experience and is a tremendous asset to our team. We recently sent her to Costa Rica with Ashley to further develop her skill set, and she is working closely with Daniel to develop our training program.