About Java Momma

The idea for Java Momma came about in September 2017. Melissa and Brian Shoop came up with the basic concept for Java Momma at their kitchen table one Friday night. The focus would be on relationships from the very start. A company built from the ground up to serve the needs of fellow direct sellers, with the focus on customer relationships. Java Momma cares about the community, providing leadership to our baristas, maintaining your trust, and product integrity.

Meet the Java Momma team

Melissa Shoop

Melissa Shoop

CEO & PRESIDENT

I am the Founder and President of Java Momma.  Before all this awesomeness, I was a major “kitnapper” in many direct sales companies, a consultant in a few that I ran as a business, and still a loyal shopper of many.  I am married to Brian and between us, we have eight kids, four grandkids and three dogs and two cats. We live in Danville PA with three of our kids and three of our grandkids! Life is such an adventure – so live every moment to it’s fullest. I am a firm believer in being positive every chance you get. 

 

Brian Shoop

Brian Shoop

ROASTER

I’m Brian! Husband to Melissa theJava Momma Roaster. I also work full time for Geisinger Health System as a Computer Analyst. I’ve been there for 30 years. The thing I love most is all the adventures Melissa and I have with her brainstorms.

 

Brie Carriveau

Brie Carriveau

CBDO - Chief Business Development Officer/Creative Director

Hi! I am Brie and I am the CBDO of Java Momma as well as Creative Director and Brand Developer.  I am also the companion to the Doctor (aka Melissa) I am lucky enough that I get to work remotely from home here in Wisconsin. Graphics are my baby and I love how much fun and sass we get to pour into them. The thing I love the most about Java Momma is not just the product, but the community and heart. We are a tribe and we have a good vibe. When Melissa says we are a relationship built company, she was not kidding. I have met some amazing people that I now get to call friends. I have an amazing Husband, a teenager, a tweenager and a toddler! My boys’ middle names are David and Tennant respectively. I bet you know my other obsession. Allons-y!

Sherry Peck

Sherry Peck

Director of Operations

Sherry has been a Barista with us since January 2018.  Recently, she relocated to Danville to work as our Director of Operations and brings with her 33 years of management experience.  (She’s really old)
A mother of 3 grown children and one very awesome dog,  she’s passionate about Coffee, Kansas City BBQ, and the Chiefs.  
Sally Valenti

Sally Valenti

Field Development Officer

Hi!  I’m Sally, the Field Development Officer for Java Momma & a Barista.  I joined Java Momma pre-launch knowing that this was a door opening to an opportunity I didn’t want to pass up!  Having been in the Direct Sales industry for about 14 years, I know I have grown along the way and am very excited to be able to share knowledge about the industry and how to build a successful business with all of you! Learning is constant and I am here to help you succeed on purpose! “In my experience, there is no such thing as luck.” ~ Obi-Wan Kenobi
 
A little bit of fun background on me.  I have lived in and have been a die-hard Cleveland, Ohio fan my entire life!  I have been married for over 20 years to my HS sweetheart and am a mom of 3 teenage boys! As a family we have traveled all over the USA and have visited quite a few tropical locations as well.  Baseball and wrestling are the sports of choice at my house, with the theater being close on it’s heels!  I personally love to cook and bake and always try to find fun and innovative ways to use Java Momma in each recipe!  I look forward to celebrating the creativity and success stories that each barista brings to the table.  I raise my mug to all of you! 

 

Tammy Rose-Townsend

Tammy Rose-Townsend

Content Creator and Digital Strategist

Hi I’m Tammy I live waaaaay Down Under in Tasmania, Australia where I single handedly keep the coffee industry alive while trying to keep up with my 5 kids, husband and cat. I’m a long time blogger and when Melissa asked me to come and blog about coffee I was thrilled! I’m also a huge data nerd so spend my time going through the numbers and seeing where we can improve our online presence. I’ve been involved in the direct sales industry for well over 10 years in the roles of consultant, leader and trainer.

I love Java Momma and the culture that has been developed over the years as well as the flexibility of how you can grow the business in so many ways (oh and did I mention the amazing coffee?).

Tami Brannan

Tami Brannan

Senior Instructional Designer

Tami is our Senior Instructional Designer and builds training for in-house staff, baristas, and customers. She also works a bit on our ticketing system and with customer support! Her favorite Java Momma coffee is the Unicorn Blend, with the Guatemalan being a close second. She currently lives in Idaho with her two adult kiddos and a lovely, spoiled pup. She loves to read, knit, drink coffee, and do mosaic crafts.

Kate VanSickle

Kate VanSickle

Social Media Brand Invigorator

Kate has been surrounded by the world of business and direct sales her whole life but has been on her own journey within them for nine years now. Having hit many ranked titles within different direct sales alongside working with individual companies on their social media, Kate is able to look at all sides of marketing business and bring it together to create relationship focused marketing- which is what Java Momma is about! Her goal has always been to work at the corporate level of direct sales, so being here at Java Momma is a dream come true for her!
 
When Kate isn’t in marketing-land, she is focused on raising her two children/gremlins in the beautiful Emerald City, finishing up her degree, and empowering individuals to love and be their true authentic selves.
Bonnie Barista

Bonnie Barista

Community Manager

Hi! I’m Bonnie, Java Momma Community Manager! I’m here for support, encouragement, and to remind you to be your best self, while building your empire! My favorite thing about being a community manager is being able to spend my time with and watch the personal and business growth that happens daily! My colleagues at the home office are incredibly inspiring, supportive and they own their awesome. This company is full of incredible Baristas who are building their empires and lifting each other and making a change. It’s incredible, and I couldn’t be more proud to be apart of something so amazing. Plus, I get to drink coffee all day, everyday who would hate that? I couldn’t imagine a better way to spend my days! 

Josh Lindenfeld

Josh Lindenfeld

General Manager

Josh is the General Manager of this eclectic crew. Josh has 25 years in the food service industry, is Serv-Safe Certified and 20 years experience managing kitchen crews. Josh came to Java Momma upon an invitation from Melissa in January of 2019. FUN FACT: Melissa and Josh were married in 1998.

Mitch Holdren

Mitch Holdren

Shipping Specialist

Mitch is the in house Java Momma DJ (specializing in 90’s grunge), Post Master (not to be confused with Post Malone), and grinds a mean bean when he’s in the kitchen cranking out your orders. He is Melissa’s favorite person to pick on. Josh invited Mitch to the Team in October 2019. Mitch lives in Northumberland with his cat, Sasha.

Matt

Matt

Shipping Specialist

Matt came on board in November 2019. He’s working on moving to Colorado, and we are so excited for him. He will be missed at Java Momma. He packs all of your boxes with care and love. Until USPS get them…………….. He also works with Grace on all of customer and barista service issues.

Sara

Sara

Sara has been with Java Momma for over a year and keeps the kitchen moving and all the boys in line. She flavors and fills each coffee order!

Drew

Drew

Drew cranks out the cocoas and mochas and fills nearly 2000 single-serve cups every day

Jake

Jake

Jake from Java Momma comes to us from many years of retail management and will rival anyone in music trivia.

Cy

Cy

Cy is our newest packing expert. He comes to us via Kansas City and is a freelance musician and artist.

Jeff

Jeff

Jeff, the tea guy.

Sam

Sam

Sam is an original Java Momma employee that couldn’t stay away. She’s done it all, roast, pack, deliver, fill tea, single-serve cups (thousands by hand), and sticker bags. She’s the mother to a perfect little boy, Isaac, and the daughter of Not the Momma (Brian).

Reilly

Reilly

Reilly is a jack of all trades and can do almost anything at Java Momma. She spends most of her time boxing up your packages but also works in the kitchen making cocoa and sample packets. Smiley faces on your boxes usually come from Reilly.
Shawn

Shawn

Shawn is a father of 5! He’s been with his gal for more than 25 years and smiles when he talks about it. He’s now called the kitchen guy and cranks out batches of 1/2 lb bags like a machine!
Kira

Kira

Kira is a trained auto-mechanic! She’s hanging out at Java Momma for now and we are glad she’s here. She’s taken on single-serve cups, tea, packing, and the kitchen. Fun fact: she was born in San Diego.
Dan

Dan

Dan is a father of two, grandfather of two, and spends his days roasting your coffee. Steelers for life!
Caleb

Caleb

Hi, I’m Caleb and work in the packing and shipping departments. I love to play Magic the Gathering, D&D, and sell collectibles in my spare time. I’m married and have one daughter.
Candice

Candice

Candice works in our packing room and loves spending time with her two children and two grandchildren! She comes from years of managerial experience in retail and direct care. She and Alexa control the packing room with the best 80’s music.
Krissy

Krissy

Hello, I’m Krissy and currently live in Danville. My cats, Tinkerbell and Donut are my babies. I currently work in the kitchen filling your orders and love to go thrift shopping and frequent flea markets. I’m a crafter, baker, and Pinterest project maker.

Mission Statement

Armed with an arsenal of responsibly grown options of coffee, tea and, cocoa, we are fueling the opportunity to percolate your own dreams. Java Momma is brewing a strong community one sip at a time.

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