Our Team

We have a great group of people making Kangaroo Coffee hop. Our Baristas pour not only a great drink, but also their hearts into their work. It’s reflected in the relationships they foster and community they create. Our Operations and Community Engagement team know the business, literally, inside and out, paying attention to all the details while leading the company forward. Together, we bring out the best in each other and those that count on us for a bit of sunshine (or caffeine) every day.







Lead Barista: Erin Curtis

8th Street


Lead Barista: Olivia Snijder

New Center Point


Lead Barista: Katie Jahnigen

Chief Executive Officer


Doug brings nearly forty years of business leadership experience to Kangaroo Coffee in his role as Chief Executive Officer. A serial entrepreneur, he has launched and led an array of businesses, social enterprises, and not-for-profit organizations all committed to the common good. As a sustainable business consultant, he has designed strategic roadmaps, organizational models and operational platforms for a diverse array of local, regional, national and global entities.

He has also been integral to the founding, development and leadership of prominent national and international sustainable business associations including Business for Social Responsibility, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies and the American Sustainable Business Council. In addition he has served in leadership board positions for numerous education, environmental and social justice community organizations.

Initially, Doug began his work with Kangaroo Coffee in 2015 as a consultant and then fell in love with the company and the Springs. He assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer and General Instigator in 2016. In his “free time” you’ll find him on the basketball court, golf course or best of all, goofing around with his two remarkable grandchildren while enjoying a fine cup of Kangaroo Coffee.

Vice President of Business Operations


Hannah first started at Kangaroo Coffee as a barista in 2013. Due to a love of the company, the staff, and the customers, she advanced through roles as an Assistant Manager, Store Manager, General Manager, Operations Manager to finally where she now serves as Vice President of Business Operations. This path has fostered her understanding of Kangaroo Coffee as a whole and continuously proves to be of great benefit to her current position.

When she is not handling the daily on-goings of Kangaroo Coffee, Hannah is exploring the world of wine, environmental science, photography, local eateries, and boxing; all the while making time for her cat, Stella.

Director of Store Operations


Cheyenne joined Kangaroo Coffee in 2016 as the Manager for New Center Point, launching her into the world of coffee and store management. Always ready for the challenge at hand and the opportunity to be creative, she leads her crew with a sensible style and entertains them with diverse musical taste, keeping Kangaroo Coffee hopping all day.

Now as Director of Store Operations, she not only strives to teach the young ones to be wonderful baristas, she strives to guide them to be the best possible humans they can be. Ultimately, Cheyenne lives by the motto, “Be the reason someone smiles today.”

Administrative Assistant


Katherine joined the Kangaroo Coffee Crew the spring of 2020. As an avid coffee lover, it is a perfect fit and has only contributed to her caffeine dependency. Katherine is from Georgia, but moved to Colorado Springs in 2018. When Katherine is not at Kangaroo Coffee, she is exploring the state of Colorado, painting and playing with her little Chihuahua mix, Piper.

New Center Point Lead Barista


Katie started at Kangaroo Coffee in the spring of 2019, where she quickly became the Lead Barista of our New Center Point location. She continuously strives to bring her team together as a family and make sure her coworkers know they are more than just employees. She loves creating relationships with all her customers and getting to know them as if they were family.

Outside of work Katie spends her free time exploring with her husband and daughter.

8th Street Lead Barista


Olivia started at Kangaroo at the end of summer 2019 and fell in love with it. She has wanted to be a barista for a while and believes she chose the best place possible. Becoming a Lead has been really exciting for her because she loves her job and is happy to move up in the company. Outside of work she likes hanging out with friends, watching The Office, and going for hikes!

Fillmore Lead Barista


Erin started working at Kangaroo coffee in July 2018. She originally worked at the 8th St location, but became the Lead Barista at the Fillmore location in February 2019. Erin is from Wyoming but moved to Colorado Springs in June 2018 to be closer to her Fiance who is an Air Force Academy Cadet. He will be graduating next year and shortly after that they will be getting married. She just can’t wait!

When Erin is not at Kangaroo Coffee, she is studying to become a Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and completed her schooling in October 2019. Erin finds everyone that works at Kangaroo to be so supportive and encouraging. She is so happy to be a part of the Kangaroo Crew!


Administrative Office:
720 South 8th Street
Colorado Springs, CO
(719) 388-0150