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
CEO & PRESIDENT
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.
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!
Director of Operations
Field Development Officer
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?).
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.
Social Media Brand Invigorator
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 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 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 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 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 cranks out the cocoas and mochas and fills nearly 2000 single-serve cups every day
Jake from Java Momma comes to us from many years of retail management and will rival anyone in music trivia.
Cy is our newest packing expert. He comes to us via Kansas City and is a freelance musician and artist.
Jeff, the tea guy.
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).