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 worldwide. 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 coffee career serving specialty coffee at a café in downtown Portland in 1978. Coffee has infected his life ever since. One of the biggest perks (get it…perk, coffee) was meeting his wife while working at Coffee Bean International. When asked what’s his favorite part of his job: “Not one day is ever the same,” and “I get to drink coffee for a living!” When not roasting, cupping, buying, and selling coffee, Brian celebrates sobriety, loves the peninsula beach life, and cherishes his time with family and friends.
Send EmailConnie Kolosvary
Director | Café Femenino
When she isn’t visiting and checking in with Cafe Femenino women’s groups worldwide or at trade shows, you can usually find Connie organizing local community programs. She is continuously focused on social justice issues, especially related to the coffee world. Connie began her journey with Cafe Femenino in 2006 when the program was new and has been instrumental in its development ever since. With love for people and travel, she and her husband try to pack up the family as often as possible and travel to faraway lands to visit family and friends.
Send EmailRebecca Poulin
Rebecca has been around the company her whole life as the granddaughter of the founders of OPTCO. She has recently become a part of the OPTCO team, starting in 2018. When she is not at OPTCO, she works as a CNA pursuing her true passion – working with the elderly. Once home, she’s the happiest chasing after her kiddo and 2 dogs or crafting. Rebecca loves to spend time with her husband, four-wheel driving in the woods in their Jeeps. She’ll tell you: “It’s a Jeep thing…”.
Send EmailDavid Dolan
David enjoys the fast-paced nature of his job and speaking with people all around the world to keep the coffee moving. When not working, he enjoys climbing and skiing, or any sort of outdoor adventure that will take him to a new place in the Pacific Northwest. Currently, he is working on building his own mini climbing wall.
Send EmailJoey Dolin
Account Manager | Certified Q Grader
Starting his coffee career in 2013 at the first Peet’s Coffee in Berkeley, Joey has been cruising along the industry with a special love for roasting and quality. From managing, training and roasting, to wholesale, account management, and cupping, he comes ready to answer your coffee questions. When he’s not at the cupping table, you’ll find him pushing around Portland on his skateboard.