Rise + Grind - Our Team | Chelsea

Meet Chelsea! She joined our team in February 2022.

Chels is a busy mama of 4 & and absolute wizard in the kitchen. You might already know her from her Cake Mama Biz! If you’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting one of her cupcakes you’ll agree with us that it’s practically a transcendental experience. She’s created a signature line up of cupcakes & other sweets that complement our baking case perfectly.

What would your superpower be?
> Invisible. To hide from my kids.

What was the worst style choice you ever made?
> Baggy jeans

If you could bring back any fashion trend what would it be?
> Evenings gowns

You’re going sail around the world, what’s the name of your boat:
> Gladys

Rise + Grind - Our Team | Erika

Meet Erika! She officially crossed over the counter July 2020, but she’s more or less been a permanent fixture at R+G since inception.

You probably recognize this bombshell from behind the bar, your wedding, or maybe even behind the bar AT your wedding??! Aayy kidding! Although she moonights as a barista she is Erika Riemer Photography aka ERP. Whether her subjects are of the human, furry or food/beverage kind, her ability to manipulate light + conjure the most breathtaking images out of the most unorthodox of settings is truly a gift.

She doesn’t take herself too seriously + probably should consider becoming a standup comedian. We are so fortunate that our mutual caffeine addiction + love of loaf brought our worlds together.

What is your superpower?
> Cheery AF

If you could remove one month from the year, which would it be?
> February. It’s short anyways, we don’t need it.

What would be the most surprising scientific discovery imaginable?
> Human Intelligence

What was the worst style choice you ever made?
> Sans brows, circa 2008.

If you were famous, what would you be famous for?
> Chaos

Rise + Grind Espresso Taylor

Meet Taylor! Co-owner & resident handyman.

Tay can usually be found helping to open up shop in the morning, fixing something that broke, or trying to bamboozle Kaitlyn out of the $1 baking which he is infrequently afforded. He’s a P.Ag, farms full time with his family & has a passion for making things grow. He’s an avid weightlifter and the only thing bigger than his biceps is his heart. His tolerance for caffeine (and his wife) is outstanding.

How do you take your coffee?
> Quickly

Favourite drink to make?
> Redeye

Fun fact about me?
> Equally as good at breaking things as fixing them

Rise + Grind Espresso Jess

Meet Jess! Also goes by Mader, Giggles or Smol’ fren.

Jess joined our team in March 2019 and hasn’t stopped giggling since! Don’t let her tiny stature fool you, she’s 5 foot, 100% drill sergeant. She is always looking for ways to make things more efficient & cleans the heck out of everything! She’s an incredible artist, crafter & photographer all of which she fits in before her 8pm bedtime!

How do you take your coffee?
> In the morning

Favourite drink to make?
> I don’t have a favourite, I love them all

Fun fact about me?
> I love winter

Rise + Grind Espresso Britt

Meet Britt! Our resident caffeine addict.

Britt joined our team in September 2019. When she’s not busy pulling shots, you can often find her perched at the bar enjoying a quadshot latte working on her laptop or instructing yoga & guided meditation classes at her infrared studio Yoga At The Shop.
In her free time she enjoys taking her rescue pup Miss Tucker for walks & helping out at her boyfriend’s fly-in fishing camp, Crystal Lodge, at Cree Lake.

How do you take your coffee?
> In a cup

Favourite drink to make?
> The dirty chai

Fun fact about me?
> I have wished on more than a dozen shooting stars and blown out many birthday candles with hopes of suddenly becoming left hand dominant in writing