Professional Development Committee

Led by Director Andrew Hetzel, Co-Chaired by Director Heather Perry, the Professional Development Committee works is made up of four subcommittees (Competitions, Global Education, Lectures, and Skill Building) to continuously create education and training content relevant to coffee professionals, ensure the integrity of our programs, and engage volunteers.



Competitions

Committee/Council Member
Mike Strumpf, Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Co., Inc.
Matthew Campisi
Marcus Young, Sustainable Harvest Coffee Co.
Nathanael May, Portland Roasting Coffee
Miguel Vicuna
Aaron Ultimo, Ultimo Coffee
Kari Guddeck, Bard Coffee
Heather Ringwood, Espresso Parts LLC
Ryan Willbur, La Marzocco USA
Scott Conary, Caffe Driade

Working Group: Brewers Cup
Neil Balkcom, M.E. Swing Coffee Co.
Kyonghee Shin, Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters
Andy Sprenger
Rob Tuttle

SCAA Senior Staff
Ellie Hudson, Specialty Coffee Association of America

SCAA Staff Lead
Renee Espinoza, Specialty Coffee Association of America
Jessica Brooks, Specialty Coffee Association of America




Global Education

Chair
Andrew Hetzel, Cafemakers, LLC

Committee/Council Member
Richard Sandlin, Fair Trade USA
Dorit Lessard, Specialty Coffee Association of America
Clint Hendry
Doris Quviux, Anacafe/Guatemalan Coffees
Ming Ji, Beijing Contessa Coffee Trading Co., Ltd
Dago Castro, Bunn-O-Matic Corporation
Emma Markland Webster, New Zealand School of Coffee
Kimberly Yer, Cafetto

SCAA Senior Staff
Ellie Hudson, Specialty Coffee Association of America

SCAA Staff Lead
Ildi Revi, Specialty Coffee Association of America




Lectures

Chair
Launtia Taylor, Probat Burns

Committee/Council Member
Julie Housh, Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters & Tea Blenders
Janice Nadworny, Food4Farmers
Brant Curtis, Curtis Co.
Emma Bladyka, Specialty Coffee Association of America
Anna Gutierrez, Gourmet Source
Matt Milletto, Bellissimo Coffee InfoGroup/ American Barista & Coffee School
Kerri Goodman, CoffeeTalk
Whitney Cornell, La Marzocco USA
Krista Reddington, Curtis Co.

Contributor
Marcus Young, Sustainable Harvest Coffee Co.

SCAA Senior Staff
Ellie Hudson, Specialty Coffee Association of America

SCAA Staff Lead
Dorit Lessard, Specialty Coffee Association of America




Skill Building

SCAA Senior Staff
Ellie Hudson, Specialty Coffee Association of America

SCAA Staff Lead
Ildi Revi, Specialty Coffee Association of America





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