Our People

Noelle – Co-Manager. Noelle

Well hi! I’m Noelle. I really like coffee, especially African ones made in a chemex. I also love espresso straight up, man. So good. Besides all that, I love everything outdoors; the mountains are my favorite place on earth. I love to camp, rock climb, hike, trail run…all of it. I absolutely love to cook and especially cooking for others. I am a thankful and happy wife to my husband Cam–he is my favorite person. We are urban-city-dwellers and love to garden and bike to-and-fro and visit all the amazing coffee shops this city has to offer! Someday I hope to live in the mountains with a big garden surrounded by people I love, in a house my husband and I built with our hands.

Tweet me on twitter, username: @BaristaNoelle

 

 

 

Shana – Co-Manager. shana banana

    Hello! My name is Shana (sounds like banana, in case you are trying to  pronounce it in your head). I would describe myself as a passionate person. When I love things, I get very passionate about them. One thing that I love is coffee, especially dark roast. I love having conversations over a good cup of coffee. I love traveling and learning about different cultures. I love my family and friends with all that I have. And above all I love God and all that He has done for me. I dream of someday opening a coffee shop in another country, with my husband, and combining a lot of my passions into one! So come and share a cup sometime.

 

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Karstin.

Hello. My name is Karstin. I enjoy writing poetry by candlelight in the dark hours of the night, avoiding human interaction at all costs, and analyzing the life processes of dolphins. I think there’s nothing better than consuming more coffee than water in a day but my internal organs are starting to shrivel so I’m a little nervous. I love going to church, listening to The Holy Spirit, and reading John 14 (over, and over, and over again). My life wasn’t complete until I encountered Jesus….and tried Dogwood Costa Rica made with a Chemex.

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Hello, my name James Alexander George III, and I may be of royalty, so addressing me by “sir” would be appropriate. I’ve been called the Michael Jordan (minor league baseball version) of coffee, and love the taste of nicely pulled shot of espresso or a large Americano (no room, two extra shots, two caffeine pills). My hobbies include eating cheese, watching Formula 1 racing from my flat in Monaco, wearing flannel, playing guitar, drawing comics, Lucha Libre, and eating cheese.  One day I hope to rule the known universe with an iron fist. Alternatively, I would like to draw a daily comic and do what I love for a living.

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Rebecca.

Rebecca graduated from Northwestern college in St. Paul with a degree in General Music. She sometimes plays violin and enjoys singing randomly. She dreams of going to Ireland and hopes to one day encounter the Eleventh Doctor, play soccer with him, and travel through all of time and space.

Tweet me on twitter, username: @BaristaRebecca

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Morgyn.

Hey! I’m Morgyn! After being a full time student and full time worker, I’ve decided to slow the pace a bit and just work full time. The plan is to someday return and finish my degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. For now though, I am loving working here at J. Arthurs. My favorite drink is our Marble Marvel, though in the winter months the Chaider is a close competitor.  I enjoy reading and writing and hanging out with friends. I especially love sitting down and getting to know people over a cup of coffee or tea.

Tweet me on twitter, username: @BaristaMorgyn

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rachel.

Hi I’m Rachel! I love the outdoors, running, playing sports, and watching the sunset! Being in the kitchen is one of my favorites things, especially when my mom is teaching me how to make something! I love, love, love spending time with family! (my nieces and nephews are the cutest!) And one day I am going to run a marathon. I have a degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy and teach private piano in the Minneapolis area.

 

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Amy.

Hello World! My name is Amy and I enjoy moonlight strolls on the beach, dandelions by the armful, and participation dances. Just kidding! I’m not a fan of any of those things (except the participation dances…I do a mean Macarena.) Some things I actually enjoy include running, camping ministry, traveling to new and adventurous places, and goofing around with my friends. I started working at J Arthurs in January of 2013 while I was a student at Bethel University, left for almost a year to pursue an internship at Camp Shamineau, and have now returned to the barista life and am lov-ing-it. My favorite drink is our Little Canadian (with half the amount of syrup— I’m sweet enough without it.)

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Shasta.Shasta

Hey, Shasta here! I’m a tea loving world traveling sort of gal. I live an hour away in good ‘ole Wisconsin, (I know what a commute!) and love working at J. Arthur’s where my co-workers are my best buds. I’m a not-so-recent college grad and spent the last year (2013) living and working in West Africa. Ask me if I speak French! I also operate a small Etsy shop full of illustrations, handmade clutches and calligraphy designs. I have a heart for Jesus and all the proceeds from the shop go towards missions and ministry. I also admit that I am a fan girl and think Matt Smith is the best Doctor…ever.

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Alex

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Hey, I’m Alex! I live in the c
ity and retreat to the wilderness, or a local coffee shop if I can’t make it to the North Shore. I’m most content while sipping light roast, paddling a canoe or watching birds fly by. But seriously, birding is cool and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Moving on, the key to my
heart is ice cream. That’s probably all you need to know.

Check out my twitter or Instagram @alextishy16

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Joni Van Bockel

Hello! I’m Joni! I’m a California Girl in love with the Midwest. I am finishing my last year at Northwestern with an Art major and Graphic Design Minor. I love all things art related but specifically fiber arts. I hope to someday be an art professor at a University and to own my own sheep! I love dark roast, miels, and dark rose tea. I’m slightly obsessed with Joni Mitchell and hairless cats.

Nate

First things first, I am a closet soprano, that is to say that when I am in my closet at home I attempt to sing soprano. In all seriousness, one of my favorite things to do is make people laugh. I live in Minneapolis with the most beautiful girl in the world, my wife, Leah. If you don’t know her, you should! I am passionate about showing people they have tons of value, and coffee, so being a barista is the perfect environment for me. I dream of traveling the world, writing books, and starting coffee shops with my fellow J.Arthurs’ barista, Shana. That’s a little bit about me. Stop in, get some coffee, feel valued, and let me make you laugh. I would love to meet you.

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Hey guys I’m Caroline.

I recently graduated from the school of hard knocks–AKA the University of Northwestern–formerly Northwestern College. My degree is in Intercultural Studies and my passion lies in teaching English to speakers of other languages and someday I will climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

I love Jesus more than anything (yes, even coffee), but on a dreary Monday its a giant Americano or a fresh pourover that is my salvation.I’m a woman who enjoys making even the most dedicated grump laugh, so I’m here at J.Arthur’s committed to producing great coffee and beautiful smiles! I really enjoy riding my bike-the MN winter is the only thing stopping me from year-round commuting–and I love reading books that challenge. I’m also into yoga and green vegetables.

charles

Well Hello! I’m Charles and I am a fun loving guy just trying to make my way through this crazy world. I am currently studying Instrumental Music Education at Bethel University. I enjoy many things but I am probably the most passionate about playing music, singing, doing some kind of exercise, or backpacking out in the wilderness until I have no bars left on my cell phone. I have no idea what the future holds for me but I’d love to try to mix together all of my passions and teach kids! I hope to see you around and don’t be afraid to say hello!