MEET OUR TEAM

In the bustling world of the coffee industry, a dedicated team of individuals comes together to create the perfect brew. From the skilled baristas crafting exquisite latte art to the passionate roasters who transform green coffee beans into rich, aromatic blends — every member plays a vital role.

With a shared love for the art and science of coffee, this diverse group of professionals collaborates seamlessly to provide coffee enthusiasts with the daily dose of warmth and energy they crave.

THE FOUNDING FAMILY

NATHAN HAMOOD

President + Director of Coffee

When he’s not guiding the company, talking strategy, roasting coffee, or nerding out about coffee specs, you can probably find Nate at a punk rock show or walking his dog, Lucky, with his new wifey, Olivia.

JAMAL HAMOOD

Founder

Not many people know this about Jamal, but he learned how to speak English by watching Sesame Street.

CHARLENE HAMOOD

Founder

Charlene visits the cafes from time to time and you will never find her walking in empty-handed. There will always be treats to share if Charlene is around!

STEPHANIE HAMOOD

Music Operations

In the early DOCR days, Stephanie would play music from open to close in the Rochester cafe. She’s now a touring musician in Nashville where she leads DOCR’s music booking!

ADMINISTRATORS + LEADERSHIP

KEVIN WILLIAMS

Vice President of Personnel

As an ordained minister, Kevin honorably married Nate and his lovely now-wife Olivia in the fall of 2023. He also plays the guitar and piano and he's a huge Bruce Springsteen fan.

CHRISTIAN KETTENBEIL

Director of Finance

Christian loves playing with numbers, but when he’s not at his desk, you can catch him behind a boat wakeboarding, throwing a ball for his border collie, Beau, or playing hockey with friends on a Sunday evening.

KEITH HONDA

Senior Product +
Operations Manager

Not only can Keith make a killer coffee cocktail, he can also list any 80s and 90s NBA basketball stars height, weight and year of birth.

AMÉLIE HAAKONSEN

Wholesale Manager

Meet Amélie, a true coffee aficionado whose passion for quality coffee and connecting with people knows no bounds. Making coffee and making friends go hand in hand for her, and they relish every moment of it.

ANTHONY FRANK

Headquarters + Production Manager

A versatile individual with a love for life's simple pleasures like cooking and art, Anthony finds solace in pedaling through city streets on his bike. He lives in the charming neighborhood of Hamtramck and shares their home with a furry companion, Pierogi, a cat he rescued from his neighborhood.

MARLEY WALKER

Regional Manager

Marley loves exploring the outdoors, books of all kinds, banana cream pie, and her two very gifted and exceptional cats, Toad and Huey. 0:-)

GEORGE WILSON

Distribution Coordinator

George is passionate about singing and pour overs. He loves a good laugh, playing the guitar and writing music.

AMELIA ERAMYA

Graphic Design + Marketing Lead

Amelia likes to think she isn't a hoarder, but her endless supply of vintage milk glass vases and ceramic creamers say otherwise. She frequently utters the words "Long live print!" and is obsessed with all things branding. Her cat Gary is her number one pal, but don't tell Amelia's boyfriend that!

COFFEE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

TYLER BUNTING

Education Manager

Tyler's philosophy in life is all about going with the flow, embracing the unexpected twists and turns that come his way. His ever-evolving good taste in food and his ability to effortlessly adapt to new experiences make him a delightful companion, both in style and in adventures.

EMMA LAVOIE

Assistant Education Manager

You can find Emma probably reading and/or drinking coffee.

BAKERY

KATJA MOLINARO

Manager

Katja just wants to make you a fun little treat.

ABBY WILLIAMS

Assistant Manager

Abby loves the warm and collaborative environment the DOCR Bakery brings. She applies her growing knowledge to her job as she works towards a Baking & Pastry Certificate at Oakland Community College.

ROCHESTER CAFE

PAIGE CONWELL

Assistant Manager

Paige enjoys painting with coffee almost as much as she enjoys drinking it.

DETROIT CAFE

BENJAMIN ZAPORSKI

General Manager

Ben is a barista and generally manages the shop in beautiful sunny Detroit.

ROYAL OAK CAFE

ROBERT BECKER

General Manager

Privyet! Meet Robert, a spirited individual who brings a unique blend of rhythm and caffeine into his world. He has a special talent for brewing the perfect cup of coffee, making each sip an experience worth savoring.

JOSH WOERDEMAN

Assistant Manager

In addition to honing his barista skills, Josh has spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocaine powder.

FERNDALE HEADQUARTERS + CAFE

LUCAS POWELL

General Manager

Lucas loves coffee, cats, and camping. It’s that simple.

ADAN GARCIA*

Assistant Manager

Adan has been studying and crafting coffee for 15 years. He enjoys the joy he brings to customers and making his fellow employees laugh.

*may contain nuts