Meet the Farmers

Brian Axelrod
Birthplace: Rochester, Michigan
(grew up in Delaware, Ohio - Go Bucks!)
Title: Head Bean Wrangler
What I do on the farm: Everything from field to cup.
Away from the farm I like to: golf, scuba dive, hike, and wrestle with my dogs; Sylvie (miniature poodle) and Petey (shih tzu).

Amy Axelrod
Birthplace: Marion, Ohio
Title: Sr. Taster
What I do on the farm: Mostly coffee sales
administration, but I also enjoy the outdoor stuff. It's common to spot turkeys, Jackson chameleons, and the farm cats- Sally, Pua, Nani, and Alii, while working in the field.
Away from the farm I like to: outrigger paddle and golf. I also like to carve ipus with my friends.

Bob Nelson
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia
(grew up in southern Wisconsin)
Title: Coffee Sensai
What I do on the farm: Consult, break, fix, roast, pulp, drink (coffee!)
Away from the farm I like to: Socialize with friends and fellow-farmers, deep sea fish. You may recognize me from my appearance on "Wild Kingdom" in the 1970's during my career as a wildlife biologist with the Alaska Dept of Fish and game. No autographs, please!

Mae Nelson
Birthplace: The Alaskan village of Shishmaref which is located north of Nome on the Seward Peninsula (grew up in Nome, Alaska)
Title: Coffee Talker
What I do on the farm: Take telephone inquiries and orders. If you call to order coffee, chances are, we'll chat!
Away from the farm I like to: make my annual summer journey back to my Eskimo roots in Nome, Alaska. While there I like to visit family and friends, salmon fish, and berry pick.

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