Meet the Sagebrush Team

Sagebrush Coffee is a small roastery with a lot of help. What's missing from this list are countless hours of friends giving advice and support and buying those bags of coffee when we weren't really a business yet. This business is run by the people below, but it exists because of the selfless contribution of many unnamed friends and family members that just keep giving their time to help us grow.

Sarah Young

Production Manager / Head Roaster

Sarah joined the Sagebrush team in October of 2019 as our Production Lead and is now our Head Roaster as well. She was born in Torrance, California, but moved to the valley when she was just 3 years old. She lives in Gilbert and loves it. She has worked with kids before for many years and is also a certified nail technician. Coffee is a constant companion and drinking it is one of her favorite hobbies. If she isn’t drinking coffee, she loves spending time with her friends, reading books, or doing anything that involves Disney!

Zoë Maiden 

Office Manager / Media Development

Zoë joined the Sagebrush team in 2016 as the lead packager and office manager. After having her first child in 2019, she began working remotely, focusing on email marketing and product creation. Before working at Sagebrush, she received her bachelor's degree in dance education and spent most of her time performing and teaching. Along with spending time with her husband, Seth, and her two children, Zander and Saylor, she enjoys exploring local restaurants and coffee shops, interior design, and watching reality tv and documentaries.

Jonathan Kellso

Bar Manager / Media Development / Menu Development 

Jonathan, Matt’s oldest son, has been a part of Sagebrush since the beginning. He has always been very creatively driven, dedicating the majority of his time to musical production, graphic design, photography, digital art, painting, etc. He is working towards a presence in the local Phoenix music scene under the moniker “Candy Soup.” At Sagebrush, he is the head of media development and is responsible for both Sagebrush and Hackberry’s branding, packaging, videography, photography, and web development. Additionally, he manages the espresso bar at our Sagebrush Coffee location in Chandler. On a Friday night, you can catch Jonathan with friends producing funny videos and creating music.

Kourtney Camm

Media Development / Barista

Kourtney is a Journalism and Media Communication student who is finishing her degree online through Colorado State University. She grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, and moved to Arizona where she started working at Sagebrush in the spring of 2022. In the shop, she writes blogs and proofreads all of our written material in addition to working on bar. She loves researching and writing about coffee almost as much as she loves drinking it. Outside of work and school, she likes to spend time in her home office reading, writing, and painting. She also loves spending time outside especially if it involves travel or horseback riding. Kourtney recently studied abroad with Semester at Sea and has been to 22 different countries! 

Kathryn Ware

Operations / Barista

Kathryn started working in coffee in 2014 and has loved it ever since. She joined our team here at Sagebrush in the summer of 2021 where she has been a great asset to our team. Outside of coffee, she loves learning all kinds of art. Fiber art is currently her biggest artistic outlet and many of the things she wears in the shop are things she has made. Costumes, ceramics, wood, jewelry, and sculptures are other forms of art that she loves. In addition to art, Kathryn loves good storytelling, whether through books, theatre, music, video games, or tabletop games. Fantasy books and games are of particular interest. She and her husband, Justin, have an extensive collection of home coffee equipment, and way too many coffee mugs.

Noah Kellso

Roasting Assistant / Barista

Noah, Matt's youngest son, is a barista and roasting assistant here at Sagebrush. He is in charge of all Saturday production and shipments. Noah is currently taking college courses to get the prerequisites needed for Arizona State University's architectural program with the hopes of eventually pursuing a master's degree in interior design. In his free time, Noah is constantly finding new hobbies and enjoys listening to music. 

Gabby Krpata

Barista / Kitchen

Gabby started working at Sagebrush in the spring of 2022. She just recently started college and has a big interest in forensic psychology and criminology. When she's not at work or school, you can find her at the gym, painting in her room, reading at a café, or at the comic book store with her dad. She is a big fan of Spider-Man and takes any chance she has to go to Disneyland!

Piper Sanchez

Barista / Kitchen

Piper has been working in the food and drink industry since 2017 and just joined our team here at Sagebrush in the spring of 2023 to work on bar and in the kitchen. During her time in the industry, she has developed a strong passion for both food and coffee. Outside of work, you can find her at home with her cat, painting, or planning a road trip somewhere new!

Isaiah Martin


Isaiah recently graduated high school and is now taking college courses and training to get his EMT certificate. He hopes to eventually become a firefighter or nurse. At Sagebrush, Isaiah works as a barista and enjoys cupping new coffees. In his free time, he likes to draw and play the piano. 

Eden Kellso



Eden is Matt's youngest child and only daughter. She is a student at Hamilton High School and enjoys cooking and doing her nails in her free time. Her main role at Sagebrush is as a barista but she also spends time in the back of the shop developing our food menu. She is currently working towards her driving permit and is excited to be able to drive on her own soon! 

Shelby Peiser


Shelby joined the Sagebrush team after moving to Arizona from Chicago, Illinois, where she was born and raised. She loves food, music, animals, and traveling. A fun fact about her is that she spent six months traveling, three of which were spent caring for wild howler monkeys in Belize. In the future, she hopes to open her own cafe and visit as many countries as possible.

Chad Vander Meulen



Chad grew up in southern California and recently moved to Arizona for a job at Footprint, a material science and packaging company in the valley. He works at Footprint full-time during the week and spends his Sundays working at Sagebrush to fuel his passion for coffee. He has a dream of working in the specialty coffee industry and owning his own shop someday! At the end of his Sunday shifts, you can find Chad relaxing in the shop with his wife, Ashleigh, and his daughter, Adelynne. 

Nikki Nguyen



Nikki joined the Sagebrush team as a barista in early 2023. She is a student working toward her goal of becoming a general dentist. Nikki loves coffee, playing games, and learning about biology. In her free time, you can catch her visiting San Diego, where she's originally from, or resting at home with her dog, Scotch Tape! 

Jordyn Lindsay



Jordyn joined the Sagebrush team in March of 2023 to work in the kitchen and use her background in food to help with menu development. Midwest born and raised, she has cooked at a truck stop, a church camp, and for various fraternities and sororities. She originally piqued an interest in the coffee industry after writing an ethnography in college about coffee shop culture and also hosting a weekly “tea time” in her dorm room. After graduating from Ozark Christian College, she and her husband, Levi, got married and moved to Gilbert, Arizona. When Jordyn isn’t cooking or baking, she enjoys hiking, reading, and playing various games - board, card, video, you name it!