Our Founder & Chief Caffeinator
Seems like I've always loved coffee... from my first sips at 7 years old to my first Barista gig. After graduating Michigan State, I built my experience in the business and education fields while stoking my entrepreneurial spirit and envisioning the shop I would create one day.
While drafting plans for Espresso Elevado, I roasted coffee at home and volunteered for the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). Since opening the shop in 2011, I have taught roasting, brewing, and sensory classes at SCA, done private consulting, and also created the original Continuing Ed. coffee curriculum at Schoolcraft Community College.
I love the art and science involved with making great coffee!
If you want to hear more, read my Go Solo story!
Favorite coffee: Straight-up pour-over brew, especially an aromatic natural Ethiopian.
Best thing about small biz: Being able to serve and have a positive impact on our community.
Most influential business book: The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber