Our Team

We have a great group of people making Kangaroo Coffee hop. We take pride in our KC Workplace Culture. Our Baristas pour not only a tasty 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.

Interested in joining the ROO CREW as a Barista? Apply online today!

    Locations

    Baristas

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    Awesome

    8th Street

    Store Supervisor:
    Olivia
    Baristas:
    Tatiana
    Cate
    Ruana
    Britiany
    Ami
    Kaulani
    Gabby
    Angie

    New Center Point

    Store Supervisor:
    Melissa
    Baristas:
    Alex
    Allan
    Sophia
    Tony
    Hailey
    Ami
    Malea
    Tristin
    Angie

    Hillside Coffee House

    Store Supervisor:
    Emily
    Baristas:
    Ren
    Kaulani
    Makenzie
    Britiany
    Malea
    Jam

    Phil Long Ford Cafe

    Store Supervisor:
    Emily
    Baristas:
    Ren
    Kaulani
    Makenzie
    Britiany
    Jam

    Trinidad Marketplace

    Coffee House Manager:
    Elisha
    Baristas:
    Taylor
    Lexi
    Leah

    Weidner Field

    Manager:
    Haley Peterson
    Baristas:
    Rotational

    Chief Executive Officer

    DOUG HAMMOND

    Doug brings 40+ 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.

    Contact Doug:
    (719) 388-0150 ext. 1001

    Administrative Coordinator

    ROBIN TIEMENS

    Robin brings extensive administrative experience with her to the Kangaroo family, and she is very excited about being part of this exceptional team! After hours you’ll find her gardening, spending time with family and pets, and enjoying beautiful Colorado. Robin truly believes a cup of coffee shared with friends is time well spent.

    Contact Robin:
    (719) 388-0150 ext. 1002

    Operations and Project Development

    TYSON PETERSON

    It only took one meeting with Doug for Tyson to know Kangaroo was a different business altogether.  Kangaroo’s mission of sustainability and social contribution motivated and inspired him. By day, rain or shine, he keeps the wheels greased at Kangaroo. By night he tries to find out which colors to paint his fantasy miniatures.

    Contact Tyson:
    (719) 388-0150 ext. 1005

    Operations Assistant

    ALLAN HEIMBEGNER

    Allan started at Kangaroo as a barista, and after a year looked to expand his knowledge and horizons on the business. You can now find him at the New Center Point location making drinks on the weekend, and delivering the necessary supplies to all the stands during the rest of the week. When not at Kangaroo, Allan loves to explore the worlds of Final Fantasy and improve his skill in fighting games.

    Drive-Thru Manager

    HALEY PETERSON

    Haley moved from a small town in Eastern Kansas to Colorado when she was 12 years old, and as soon as she saw the mountains and beautiful scenery she knew it was “home.” She’s been working in gaming retail for almost 8 years, since she’s an avid gamer it was a nice way to share her love of video games. Despite that she wanted to try something new that still involved something she loved, coffee, and making people’s day. In her free time you can catch her watching a variety of films (she’s a bit of a movie buff), gaming with her friends and family, or hanging out with her lovely, but loud beagle, Clementine.

    Contact Haley:
    (719) 388-0150 ext. 1004

    Cafe & Coffee House Manager

    LILY DIAZ

    Lily moved to Colorado Springs from Las Vegas, Nevada in May of 2020 with her partner, and is here to stay. In 2017, after working in retail for some time, she decided to dip her toe into the coffee realm and has been in the field ever since.

    To Lily, coffee is more than a yummy potion to get you going in the morning, it’s a vessel that helps her make connections with those that she meets. Nothing brings Lily more joy than to make someone’s day, not only with a warm latte, but with a warm smile as well.

    Contact Lily:
    (719) 388-0150 ext. 1003

    Marketplace Assistant Manager

    ELISHA KASTORFF

    Elisha was born in Denver and has lived in Colorado her entire life. She found her love for coffee in 2014 while working at her parent’s cafe and has been in the industry ever since. When she’s not making coffee she can be found curled up with her cats, a good book… oh, and probably a latte.

    Contact Elisha:
    (719) 388-0150 ext. 1011