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Archives: Team Members

October 11, 2021

Paige Gesualdo

Paige had a lifelong goal to work in corporate sales, but after she got her dream job she found that she was most happy nerding out about coffee, roasting beans on her popcorn roaster, and trying different coffees from around […]

October 11, 2021

Todd D’Alessio

All coffee produced by FRINJ passes through Todd’s hands. Todd is a true craftsman who deeply understands the FRINJ process for our coffee. He knows how to consistently execute FRINJ’s post-harvest procedure and is skilled at creating the best result […]

October 11, 2021

Marta Matvienko, Ph.D

Marta brings her golden touch to all plants, and has a wide range of knowledge about the world of fruits and deep scientific knowledge specific to those fruits.

October 11, 2021

Ben Myers

Ben brings 16 years of experience in coffee to FRINJ. His duties include establishing new FRINJ coffee growers and selecting and designing new sites. With a deep understanding of the complex and interdependent coffee systems, Ben mobilizes resources to support […]

October 11, 2021

Jeff Stoike

Jeff Stoike is a native of southern California and grew up in San Diego. He has worked in sustainable agriculture for 20 years from various vantages, including small-business start-ups, academic research, and federal policymaking. Jeff co-founded a ‘farm-and-table’ restaurant and […]

October 11, 2021

Griffin Hall

Griffin’s mission is to steward FRINJ’s land, trees, and ranch team. He is enthusiastic about all aspects of coffee, from its aromas and flavors to its deep connections to human history and culture. Griffin is proud to be a part […]

October 11, 2021

Alex Wood

Alex joined FRINJ in 2021 with a passion for specialty coffee and local food systems. As the Post-Harvest Manager, he cares for FRINJ coffee at each step in processing, from wet milling the cherries to drying the parchment. Alex is […]

October 11, 2021

Remi Ho

Remi Ho was born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA. After learning about FRINJ Coffee through her studies at UC Davis, Remi knew she had to become a part of it. Her hope is that California-grown coffee will continue to […]

October 11, 2021

Kari Shafer

As the controller of FRINJ Coffee, Kari is dedicated to ensuring everyone stays within budget and “under control”. Working with Jay as a CPA for over 20 years, Kari is thrilled to see FRINJ come to fruition. An avid coffee […]