2018 Executive Council Election Results Announced!
We are excited to announce that the votes for the 2018 BGA Executive Council election have been tallied and certified, and our newly-elected Executive Council Members are Mark Hundley of Bolt Coffee Company (Incumbent), Adam Jacksonbey of The Potters House, Bailey Arnold of Gregorys Coffee, and Sam Schaefer of Stovetop Roasters! Each of these new directors will begin their term on the Executive Council at the Specialty Coffee Expo this month. Please be sure to say hello and congratulate them if you cross paths in Seattle – and also swing by the Guilds Lounge in the U.S. Coffee Championships area Thursday through Sunday, April 19-22!
Mark, Adam, Bailey, and Sam will serve with the rest of the Barista Guild of America Executive Council members, who are all here to represent you! Reach out and contact any of the EC Members any time, via their contact information on the Executive Council page.
Thank you to all Barista Guild members who voted in this election.
Elected Executive Council Member Profiles
Mark Hundley (Incumbent) | Bolt Coffee Company – Providence, RI
Mark Hundley is the General Manager for Bolt Coffee Company in Providence, Rhode Island. He is an active part of the BGA as an Executive Council member and chair of the Events Committee. He continues to share his enthusiasm for coffee with the local community as a member of The Providence Coffee Society. When it’s not coffee, he’s probably nerding out over video games, comic books, and obsessing over his Boston Terrier, Ulysses.
Adam Jacksonbey | The Potter's House – Washington, DC
Entering his seventh year as a coffee professional, Adam has worked in many aspects on the retail side, from Barista, to Coffee Manager to Store Manager. Adam has also been a member of DMV Coffee, a regional organization centered around barista development for the past 4 years. Adam likes sandwiches, puns, and penguins.
Bailey Arnold | Gregorys Coffee – New York, NY
Bailey Arnold began her specialty coffee journey 8 years ago, and is extremely passionate about creating and maintaining community in specialty coffee. You can find her at Gregorys Coffee in NYC, where she is the Director of Education.
Sam Schaefer | Stovetop Roasters – Ann Arbor, MI
Sam has been working in coffee since 2013. He loves being involved in the BGA, and has attended barista camps, earning barista certificates, and eventually became an SCA station instructor. He now works for Stovetop Roasters, focusing on making and improving systems for coffee production and quality control. He is also building out the retail and wholesale programs, making events and engaging with the community.