Adam joined Mother Parkers in 2000 in a marketing role. His passion for product development and all things coffee led him down a new career path that extended his creativity and offered new learning.
“Working with a team of coffee enthusiasts with the expertise to bring together raw materials, roasting methods and brewing equipment to create solutions is amazing. Our customers really appreciate this because it gives them new ways to grow their business.”
Philip joined Mother Parkers in 2000 and operates a coffee packaging line in our Fort Worth facility.
“Our customers count on me to run my line efficiently and effectively, ensuring they receive quality products. The people that I get to work with are the best part of coming to work!”
Sue joined Mother Parkers in 2000 to lead our Fort Worth Roasting and Packaging Facility. With 33 years of experience in food and beverage manufacturing, Sue knows how to run a tight ship!
While efficiency in running our operations is key, Sue believes that “being flexible and putting quality first in everything we do supports our goal of being the tea and coffee experts our customers count on every day. Working with and learning from the many talented people at Mother Parkers is what I love most about my job.”
Marilyn has been a driving force at Mother Parkers for more than 20 years and was one of the first employees in our Fort Worth facility. He’s worked in nearly every aspect of coffee production, from roasting and grinding, to quality assurance and cupping. Marilyn is a Licensed Q-Grader and uses her skills daily in her sensory role to ensure that strict quality measures are met from bean to cup each and every time.
“I love tasting and learning about coffee from all of the different origins, and teaching others more about the nuances that can be found in coffee. The people make this a great company to work for.”
Corey has been with Mother Parkers for seven years and currently focuses on building creative solutions to reduce waste, drive efficiencies and ensure quality. These key priorities are met by working collaboratively on projects with various functions across the company and training other operators on optimal standards.
“My role helps Mother Parkers remain competitive and at the forefront in today’s market. We have a team that supports new ways of thinking as well as personal development – there’s a mutual respect across the organization that allows us to challenge each other’s thinking in order to get to the best possible outcomes.”
Jefferson has been part of our Fort Worth, Texas team since 2014 and loves the problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills that are required in his role. Keeping the complex coffee operations running smoothly requires a passion for tackling problems and finding solutions.
“My role is to ensure that our packaging lines are running smoothly and with optimal efficiency, without compromising on product quality or safety. These are things that are ingrained in our company culture and I’m proud to be able to be play a part in them.”
Yucheng joined Mother Parks in 2011 and has more than a decade of experience in Food Science and Packaging Development. His technical knowledge and passion for how packaging impacts the freshness and quality of coffee and tea products is a real advantage for Mother Parkers.
“My role is centered around protecting and delivering great tea and coffee experiences through effective packaging, in a sustainable manner. I love working at Mother Parkers because of the collaborative environment, and because of our passion for winning alongside our customers.”
Christien joined our Commodities team in 2016. Her passion for coffee farms around the globe and the people that depend on them for a livelihood has helped her grow into our Coffee Sustainability Lead.
“I love that coffee has created a ‘coffee culture’ and I am thrilled to be part of this fanatical community! Whether it is working with the supply chain or directly with the coffee producers themselves, people who work in coffee are truly passionate about coffee.”
Edgar joined Mother Parkers is 2012 with more than 20 years of risk management experience, a critical skill when buying market-driven commodities. Edgar interacts daily with our customers to explore ideas and discuss the strategies of coffee futures risk hedging, guiding them in an understanding of market realities and the noise that is often created by market volatility.
“Our coffee procurement team is the best in the industry, and the company’s commitment to customer and consumer satisfaction is second to none. We have supportive owners and leadership that make Mother Parkers a great place to work”.
Brad has been a member of Mother Parkers’ Operations team for more than 15 years and currently oversees the operations of our main coffee roasting and packaging facility. As the leader of this flagship manufacturing facility, Brad is responsible for ensuring operational excellence, putting the safety of his team and products first.
“The commitment and passion of our team is focused on delivering the best quality products and service to our customers. Our growth over the past several years has been supported by continually improving our equipment, process and employee practices to achieve new levels of success.”
Sundeep joined the Mother Parkers team in 2018 and is dedicated to building and sustaining a passionate and inspired employee base that will help deliver an exciting future for the company. She engages employees and listens to ensure we are creating a space where our employees feel good about coming to work and are empowered to give their best every day.
“Mother Parkers is always changing and evolving – it’s a constant adventure! Yet the commitment to our core values remain an anchor to everything we do and helps us attract talent that becomes our competitive advantage.”
Cezary is one of Mother Parkers’ longest serving team members with more than 20 years of experience. He currently works on the packaging lines for canned coffee in our Mississauga roasting facility.
“It gives me satisfaction every day to produce high quality products that I can be proud of. Mother Parkers is full of good, hardworking people and I love working with all of them.”
Laura joined Mother Parkers to help take eCommerce to a new level in the company. She has over a decade of experience in marketing and sales and has spent the past five years focusing on eCommerce growth globally and within North America. As Ecommerce continues to experience accelerated growth, Laura helps us think about every aspect of our products, from development all the way to the consumer’s doorstep.
“I’m passionate about delivering omni-channel strategies that ensure our customers’ private label products stand out on the digital shelf with the same impact that they do in-store.”
Adrian has been with Mother Parkers for nearly 10 years and brings extensive food and beverage EHSS experience to the team. We count on Adrian for just about everything, and he never fails to deliver against our priority of keeping our people safe and healthy.
“A positive safety culture is essential to the organization as it supports our ability to deliver for our customers and against our business strategies. Every day is a different day, but the goal never changes – help our team work safely so they can return back home to their families each day. Mother Parkers really cares about people and their well-being.”
James has been overseeing the Mother Parkers Distribution Center for 13 years. His role is to service our customers’ needs at a moment’s notice and without compromise. The entire Distribution Team is committed to their role in the process, helping to deliver the best service in the market.
“At Mother Parkers, there has always been a feeling of family within the company. Everyone is very supportive of each other and there is a sense of great pride in the quality of products that we produce and distribute to our customers.”
Evonne joined Mother Parkers in 2014 and is responsible for leading all aspects of Quality Assurance for our single-serve capsule solution. Her work ensures the functionality, freshness and consistent coffee profile of each and every EcoCup® capsule that is brewed.
“My role is about building processes that ensure our customers receive the same amazing products every single time. Everyone at Mother Parkers strives to be the best at what they do and we actively work at continuous improvements, while having fun along the way.”
With over 20 years of experience in the coffee industry, Daud is a licensed Q-Grader certified by the Coffee Quality Institute and sits on the Science Leadership Council of the National Coffee Association, focusing on monitoring and interpreting the science of coffee.
As Master Roaster, Daud combines the art and science of coffee roasting, focused on optimizing sourcing, roasting, product development, quality, training & education of all things coffee. Beyond the experience Daud brings, his genuine passion for the coffee industry and our customers is evident in everything he does.