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.

 

Brie Porterfield

Brie Porterfield

COO

Hi! I am Brie and I am the COO of Java Momma as well as Creative Director and Brand Developer. Also, I am the companion to the Doctor (aka Melissa) I am lucky enough that I get to work remotely from home here in Sweet Home AlabamaGraphics 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 am also a Wife to Tom and we have 3 kiddos, 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!

Tami Olsen

Tami Olsen

Director of Operations - Vice President

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.  

Carol Sendelbach

Carol Sendelbach

Vice President of Finance and Accounting

Hi! I am Carol and I’m the Vice President of Finance and Accounting here at Java Momma. I live in Northern California and love being able to work remotely for Java Momma. For those that have been around since the beginning, I’m also known as ‘Caffeinated Auntie Carol’. My two favorite blends are the Peaberry and the Dragon’s Blend, yum! I have 2 amazing kids that are now in their early 20’s, my coffee drinking is now more about the experience and less about trying to keep up with young children. I admire everything that Java Momma represents and proves that – “Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee.”

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! 

Jenna Green

Jenna Green

Chief Marketing Officer

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.

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! 

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. 

Samantha Shoop

Samantha Shoop

Logistics Manager

I’m so very grateful for the amazing family I have and thankful to be a part of such an amazing company from the start. Java momma has given me so many amazing opportunities. We all really are one big family here! I couldn’t ask for a more amazing workplace and coworkers.

Dana Fidler

Dana Fidler

Production Manager

 I am a very family-oriented person, I love my family and I’d go to the ends of the Earth for them. I dabble in many things; crafting, candles, photography and making people smile are just a few things I love to do! In JM I have found another family who not only supports my business goals but also all of my personal goals. Everyone at JM has made me feel so at home that I look forward to coming to the office every day! AND I get to do ALL of the things I love!?! All I could ever ask for I can achieve with my home away from home.

Josh Lindenfeld

Josh Lindenfeld

Shipping Specialist

The opportunity to join the java momma “family” came kinda unexpectedly. People want a great product and have it delivered in a timely manner, Java Momma hit that nail right on the head and it’s Jamaican me crazy that I was given the opportunity to grow with an amazing company such as Java Momma.

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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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 Specialty Coffee Association and the Columbia Montour Chamber of  Commerce.