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FEB-MAR 2019

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C O N T R I B U T O R S 1 Valorie Clark has been an on-again, off-again barista and coffee trainer for over six years. When she's not behind bar, she's probably traveling or cuddling the nearest dog. She writes about coffee, pop culture, and history. Follow her on Twitter @theval- orieclark. (Adam JacksonBey: Community Driven, p. 54) 2 Ashley Elander Strandquist loves drawing and teaching people about coffee. Luckily, she works at Tradecraft Outfitters in Chicago, which allows her to do both! Check out more of Ashley's work at www.drawash- (Illustrations for Health in the Café series, p. 70) 3 Jason "Double J" Johnson and Alex Lambert are the cofounders of Black Rabbit Service Co., an independent specialty-coffee equipment sales and service company based in Portland, Ore., with operations in Seattle and Los Angeles, as well. When not wrench- ing and benching machines, they both spend time with their families, hang out at the occasional metal show or comic-book store, or head out into nature for some camping and relaxation. (High Maintenance, p. 66) 4 RJ Joseph roasts coffee and runs a cof- fee satire website called The Knockbox in addition to her other adventures in coffee journalism. Her writing focuses primarily on equity, workers' rights, and alternatives to the status quo. In her free time she loves cooking, reading, and just being in Oakland, Calif. You can follow her on Instagram (@ rj_sproseph) and Twitter (@RJ_Sproseph). (Foam, p. 26; Paid Sick Leave, p. 70) 5 Phil Markel has been drawing pictures since he can remember. His illustrations and designs can be seen on Rogue Ales bottles, including the Rogue Farms series. Along with beer, coffee is Phil's main beverage of choice, and he's excited about contributing to Barista. He resides with his wife, son, and dog in the Portland, Ore., area, where he also works as a designer for a local church. Phil's portfolio can be seen at www. (Illustrations for High Maintenance, p. 66) 6 Ever Meister (fka Erin Meister or, simply, "Meister") has worked simultaneously in specialty coffee and journalism for nearly two decades in three cities: Boston, New York, and Minneapolis. She currently has the dream job of managing editor and content specialist for Cafe Imports, and is the author of New York City Coffee: A Caffeinated History (2017). In addition to coffee, Ever loves road trips, long-distance running, writing letters, tasting different craft beers, and spending time with other people's senior dogs. Follow her on Instagram @justmeister. (Foam, p. 28; Etiquette at Origin, p. 60) 7 Ashley Rodriguez thought that she'd take a break from teaching middle school science and putz around in a coffee shop for a few months. She ended up digging it way more than teaching (and was vaguely better at it). After spending five years making coffee in New York, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she worked for Sightglass Coffee for three years. She now lives in Chicago where she is a full-time writer for a variety of publications, as well as Barista Magazine Online's editor. Follow her on Twitter at @ashisacommonname. (Field Report: Wisconsin, p. 36; Allergies in the Café, p. 76) 8 Chris Ryan is Barista Magazine Online's copy editor and a freelance writer and editor with a background in the specialty-coffee industry. He has worked as content director at Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers and editor-in-chief of Fresh Cup Magazine. Outside of coffee, he enjoys baseball, run- ning, and crossword puzzles. (Foam, p. 30 + 32; Master Q+A, p. 88) 9 Kyna Uwaeme is a photographer and film- maker based in Washington, D.C. She received her bachelor's degree in journalism from Norfolk State University. She specializes in edi- torial photographs specifically within photojour- nalism and portraiture. She shoots in digital, film, and Polaroid. You can follow her work on Instagram @kynakool. Check out Kyna's web- site at (Cover photo + photography for Adam JacksonBey: Community Driven, p. 54) 10 Mark Van Streefkerk is a freelance writ- er and barista in Seattle. He is the author of Spookytooth, a queer and trans teen witch novel. Find out more about him at (Carpal Tunnel Prevention, p. 82) 2 6 8 10 7 9 5 4 3 1 12 barista magazine

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