Meet the OPTCO Team
Send EmailMisty Myers
Misty has been part of OPTCO since the early stages and like a truly integrated team member, she’s involved in just about every aspect of the company. Born and raised here in Vancouver, WA, Misty likes road trips to sunnier destinations around the west coast. When at home, she dedicates herself to her family, spending time with her kids, reading mystery novels, and trips to the park with her dog, Lola.
Send EmailBrian Nicholas
Brian started his career serving specialty coffee at a café in downtown Portland in 1978. Coffee has infected his life ever since, not to mention introduced him to his wife while working at Coffee Bean International. Together, they’re constantly on the go with three busy daughters. Brian also sets time aside for volunteering at local organizations, lake fishing for rainbow trout, and photography.
Send EmailMike Ferguson
Mike is passionate about many things, but primarily family, community, and the natural environment; thus he loves selling Organic Coffee from small farmers. Like many folks in the Northwest, he grew up enjoying the outdoors and learning to appreciate the world around him. As an adult, Mike has taken his love for nature and focused his free time to micro-farming; complete with honey bees, chickens, a huge garden, and an in-home brewery.
Send EmailConnie Kolosvary
Café Femenino Program Director
When she isn’t at trade shows or visiting coffee cooperatives’ women’s groups around the world, you can usually find Connie organizing local community programs or helping out in her children’s school and extracurricular activities. Between soccer tournaments and musical performances, she and her husband try to pack up the family and sneak off to Spain to visit her host family from her days as an exchange student in high school.
Send EmailMichelle Stoler
Logistics & Certification Coordinator
Michelle fell into the world of coffee while studying the benefits and challenges of Fair Trade certifications and direct relationships for coffee and cocoa farmers in Ecuador. After living in South America for almost six years, she is happy to return to the Pacific Northwest where she enjoys getting outside and spending time with friends and family. She brings experience in operations, field work in Latin America, and wholesale coffee account management as a sales representative with Portland Roasting. Michelle holds a BA in Spanish / International Affairs and an MA in Latin American Studies.