Sheila Bride

While Sheila’s first passion is Petaluma Coffee Company, she also dedicates time to community organizations by serving on the Board of Directors of Petaluma Bounty, the Rotary Club of Petaluma Valley and Advisory Boards of Tomorrow’s Leaders Today, Literacy Works and the Petaluma Library. Sheila is also an advisor with Rotary’s Interact Club of Casa Grande High School and supports numerous community events. She finds her place of enjoyment at her country home and modest garden with her husband, Gardner, and numerous critters.

Gardner Bride

Gardner’s passion for flying started early when he talked his parents into taking flying lessons at the age of 15. He was a crop duster in Texas, flew jets off of carriers and made an around the world cruise while in the Navy. He retired as a Commercial Airline Pilot in 1991 and has spent his retirement writing, flying, sailing and supporting the operations at Petaluma Coffee Company and served as the company’s first Roastmaster.

Brian Patel

Brian is an original member of the Petaluma coffee company beginning in 1989. He’s roasted a lot of coffee since then. In his spare time he enjoys sharing food and music with his friends and family; including his two cats Carmelo and Miss Billie White Shoes. Together they watch a lot of Giants, Warriors, and 49ers games. When Brian is not drinking coffee, he is partial to bourbon, beer, and red zin.

Nick Harris

Nick’s love for coffee started in Southern California at his local Diedrich coffee house where he would meet with friends after school to enjoy great coffee and conversation. After coming to Northern California for college, Nick got his first job in coffee at Peet’s in Petaluma. A few years and a few different cities later working for Peet’s , he settled in Petaluma and with it Petaluma Coffee Company. Nick has been with the company for eight years starting as barista, followed by Operations Manager, and currently Assistant General Manager. Along with managing Nick also heads up the wholesale business and fills in on the roaster occasionally. When he is not at the shop he enjoys working on his car, making art, and good beer.

Ashley Fraser

This Colorado native’s first ‘real’ job, was at the ripe old age of fourteen in a locally owned coffee shop down the street from her childhood home. Since then, she has spent her career in the adventure travel industry working in Sales and Partnership Marketing. In 2015 she decided to take the plunge into a different kind of adventure and join our team as the Retail and Marketing Manager. When Ashley is not at the shop she enjoys travel, good beer, good friends, and the great outdoors.