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Shad a.k.a. Head Honcho
About: He moved to San Diego in 1998 to pursue career in Oceanography. Fate had love in the cards for him, and a sea going job at Scripps Institute of Oceanography did not a happy marriage make. Lucky enough for Shad he is a second generation espresso machine technician. He founded Solutions Espresso Services 2001.
How do you like your coffee? He takes his coffee as a drip or pour over black in the morning, and an espresso macchiato in the afternoon.
Random fact: He's a big fan of air cooled naturally aspirated motorcycles
Tammy a.k.a. Boss Lady
About: A Kentucky born Marine Biologist. Worked for Scripps as a seagoing technician. After meeting and marrying Shad, the time away from her new husband was rough. So together they started Solutions Espresso Services. Now she is working full time at Solutions and is managing operations.
How do you like your coffee? A Double Short Caffe Vienese (a latte with honey and cinnamon).
Random fact: She has crossed the Antarctic Circle on a ship.
Peggy a.k.a. Peg Leg
About: She has been in the coffee business for 13 years. Peggy got her start at a North Park Coffee Roaster and has been with Solutions Espresso Services the last 6 - 1/2 years. Over the years she has developed a palate for great tasting coffee and loves trying coffee from different roasters.
How do you like your coffee? Fresh brewed with vanilla creamer. When the weather is hot she likes it iced with creamer.
Random Fact: She loves old muscle cars, the Ford Mustang is her favorite.
Jonatan a.k.a. Tech Yoda
About: He's a rare local, born and raised in San Diego, and has been in the coffee Industry for 10 years. He enjoys craft beers, specifically stouts. He's also a fan of the great outdoors.
How do you like your coffee? He likes a short macchiato and caramel lattes, but if he's behind your bar fixing your machine offer him something and he'll probably like it.
Random fact: Technology makes him happy. He's always got the newest iPhone and has an app for everything in his life.
Melissa a.k.a. Mrs. Tech Yoda
About: She is new to the coffee business, but loving every minute of it! She has always loved coffee and trying new cafes. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, cooking large meals, and hosting events for her friends and family.
How do you like your coffee? She is all about macadamia milk lattes, iced coffee, and cold brew.
Random Fact: She's a huge Stephen King fan, and loves watching scary movies.
Yan a.k.a. Yanito
About: Born in Mexico City, lived in Madrid, Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Guatemala, TJ and San Diego. He has worked in every aspect of the coffee business, from the development with the growers, to the service of equipment and consulting.
How do you like your coffee? Depends on the weather and his mood (which is never the same) That's the magic of coffee.
Random fact: He claims to have never vomited until he was 41 years old.
Adam a.k.a. Stringbean
About: Born and raised in North Carolina, and moved to Encinitas in 2009 to continue his study in classical samurai martial arts. Coffee has been a steadfast passion and addiction. He has long been interested in the technical side of the industry and is excited to join the Solutions Team
How do you like your coffee? He's not picky and will drink it all, but a good black Americano is his favorite.
Random Fact: While working in Hawaii, he found an old grove of coffee, where he picked, processed, and roasted his own beans.