Sebastian co-founded P&S in 2007, fueled by a love of both coffee and entrepreneurship. Sebastian collaborates with Phil on most duties, but focuses on directing the cafes, traveling to buy green coffee in Central and South America, and managing company finances. Sebastian and his wife, Emily, have three energetic children: Annie, Leo, and Casper.
Phil co-founded P&S in 2007, and his obsession from the beginning has been improving coffee quality from seed to cup. Leveraging his engineering past, he’s written custom roasting control software and modified numerous pieces of coffee making equipment. Among his duties, he manages the roasting operation and travels to Africa to buy green coffee. His wife, Jenna, and three young children support him every step of the way.
Partner, Wholesale Leader
Rob joined P&S in 2009. He directs our wholesale business, leading an incredible and dynamic team to service our customers across Canada and the US. He’s known for his love of debate, economics, and the San Antonio Spurs. Also, he will never turn down a push-up challenge.
Director of Roasterie Operations
Jeff went from barista to Director of Roasterie Operations. He heads up our roasting team and all things pertaining to green coffee inventories and operations. He’s also good with numbers and is starting to call on his mathematics background for analyzing roast profiles. Jeff enjoys peachy Yirgs and balanced ales.
As the Office Manager, Shannon makes sure everything administrative runs smoothly. She is mostly responsible for managing the accounting and HR functions, but is always ready to help out with anything needed to keep the lights on. Away from the office, she enjoys relaxing with a good book or baking homemade vegan treats.
Director of Coffee Quality
Karine is one of our original P&S team members, working with us since 2008. From barista, to Head Trainer, to Barista Competition Coach, to Regional & National Barista Competition Judge, to taking 3rd at Nationals in 2018, Karine uses her mad skills as Quality Director to ensure quality and consistency across our cafes. Janet (Miss Jackson, if you’re nasty) and pork dumplings make her weak in the knees.
Paprik moved from the cafes to our head roasterie. He handles shipping, logistics, and some roasting duties with ease and grace.
Braden is our resident jack-of-all trades. On any given day, you will find him fixing equipment for our customers, filling in with a cafe shift, or offering support on our production line.