Floy Andrews, Tim Hansen and Sarah Richmond manage Bay Area CoRoasters with the help of an active Board of Directors. We are an enthusiastic team dedicated to fostering creativity and community in the vibrant coffee culture here in the Bay Area. We love coffee and all the people that make it happen along the way.
Floy, a CoFounder, heads up the organization relying on her extensive business management experience, dedicated focus, and knack for execution. She’s also an attorney. Before CoRo, she was VP, Associate General Counsel with Irvine Company in So.Cal. Through pure dedication, Floy managed to change directions mid-career and is now feeling very inspired by coffee and everyone making it so delicious and fun. She's a CQI-licensed Q Grader, has two kids and loves to get outdoors.
Tim, a CoFounder, is a long-time coffee enthusiast. He learned to roast in 2012 and along with Paul installed the company’s first roaster, a Loring Merlin, which was replaced by our first Loring Kestrel. Since then he’s had a strong hand in equipping the business and shaping its direction. Over the years he’s been the Executive Director of the Julia Morgan Theater, served on Berkeley’s Landmarks Commission and Energy Commission, and the board of Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association. He is also a past president of the Hillside Club.
Sarah, CoRo's Director of Operations, returned to the Bay Area from Louisville, KY to join CoRo in 2016. Her bi-coastal work experience as a roaster, retail trainer, production manager, wholesale director and writer spans over a decade in specialty coffee. She is passionate about community, sustainability, and cup quality. She is also a regular contributor to Barista Magazine and serves on their National Editorial Advisory Board. When she's not playing coffee, Sarah can be found hiking up the nearest trail, mountain or hillside.
Paul Goldstone is Chairman of the CoRo Board of Directors and its primary funder. He has been a coffee lover and roaster for years. In addition to CoRo, he owns and manages a number of interests in the Bay Area and is currently developing a new state-of-the-art Market Hall in downtown San Rafael.