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 CEO 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 (you’ll read his story in a minute) and between us, we have eight kids, three grandkids – one on the way, and three dogs and two cats.   

 

Brian Shoop

Brian Shoop

CFO

I’m Brian! Husband to Melissa, CFO of Java Momma. 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.

 

Tami Olsen

Tami Olsen

Director of Operations

Hi! I am Tami, the Director of Operations for Java Momma! This means I do a lot of behind the scene things like ordering, emails, training, organization and such. My favorite thing about Java Momma is the coffee of course, Unicorn Blend to be specific! I have always loved direct sales, starting way back when attending parties with my mom all the way up through various direct sales businesses! I live in Boise, ID and work for Java Momma remotely. I am married to Larry and we have two teenagers and a dog named Penny.  

Brie Porterfield

Brie Porterfield

Creative Director and Brand Developer

Hi! I am Brie and I am the Creative Director and Brand Developer for Java Momma. I am lucky enough that I get to work remotely from home here in Alabama. I get to do all of the pretty stuff. 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. 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 am also a Wife to Tom and we have 3 kiddos, a teenager, a tweenager and a toddler! He was our blessing and surprise. I also homeschool them and work on JM in between lessons.  

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! 

Lindsey Pierce

Lindsey Pierce

VP of Field Development

Lindsey Pierce has over 10 years in the direct sales industry and is our VP of Field Development- assisting to train new baristas and leaders. Part of what she loves about the industry is the flexibility and relationships it has brought to her.  Her husband and boys are her world so working from home has always been something important. 

She loves Java Momma’s model because of the open and non-restrictive way that the business is allowed for, haven’t seen another direct sales business like it.  Baristas can really bring their creativity and make it their own.  Not a coffee drinker, she loves the Peppermint cocoa and the calming teas. 

Kristy Empol

Kristy Empol

Social Media Team

Hi I’m Kristy! Creator of coffee puns, master of social media scheduling, and lover of all things Pinteresting. With the amazing Jenna Green, we run the social media side of Java Momma. My favorite part is working with Melissa & the others in our Java Momma powerhouse team! 

Jenna Green

Jenna Green

Social Media Team

Jenna Green has over 15 years in marketing and social media. Her love for coffee began far before her career even started, and you’ll never catch her without a cup of JM cold brew in her hand!

She loves working with everyone on the JM team, because their passion for their businesses fuel great creativity and an empowering environment.

Erin Parmiter Huffman

Erin Parmiter Huffman

Copy Editor

Hi, all! I’m Erin and I’m the copy editor for Java Momma, AKA the grammar police. Basically, I proofread our publications and graphics before they go out, making sure the spelling and grammar are correct and that everything makes sense in general. I live in a tiny town in Southeastern Ohio with my husband, Stacy and cat-child, Zoe. When I’m not silently correcting your grammar, I’m also a self-taught photographer and have been blessed to be able to live out my dreams of owning and operating my own photography business. 

Home Office Team

Home Office Team

Heart Team

Team: Dana, Grace, Sam, Alex, Jared, Dalton, Brian, Hayden – this is the heart of Java Momma  

Java Momma is Direct Sales done right – for the consumer and for the consultant. Java Momma cares about community, leadership, and trust. Java Momma fosters a community based on an abundance mindset that there is enough coffee and sales for everyone. We help baristas redefine what direct sales is known for through information, training opportunities and relationship building. Java Momma is proud to be an applicant to the Direct Selling Association.

We are also proud members of the National Coffee Association USA

Mission Statement

Armed with an arsenal of organic and fair trade options of coffee as well as 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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