Our Company:

The Red Whale Crew:
More than Just Amazing Coffee!


Sean Boyd - Owner, Roaster, Super Coffee Geek

The Red Whale Coffee journey began with California native, Sean Boyd, in 2003. As a chef in New Brunswick, Canada, Sean wanted to offer quality coffee to his customers, a positive final impression as they walked out his restaurant’s door. Unsatisfied with the coffee available, he began cooking his own coffee.  

Sean was determined to offer coffee that would compliment his menu and offer his customers an experience that would make them say,“WOW, that’s the best cup of coffee I’ve ever had!”  Red Whale Coffee became an underground favorite in Canada and Sean's little side project soon became a full time operation. 
 In 2012, Sean was homesick for California and his family so he moved home to focus on sourcing, cooking and selling the highest quality and best roasted coffee beans around.  Red Whale Coffee moved to beautiful Marin County.

 The journey continues because Red Whale is not just about really great coffee, it’s about Sean’s determination to offer quality products and positive experiences for everyone along the way.  More than anything else, Red Whale is about creating better communities by offering experiences and opportunities.  This is accomplished in little and big ways, everyday.


Ivana Hubertova - Office Manager

Superstar of the office. Intrigued by Red Whale’s dedication and innovation, Ivana was drawn to working with the company as a business she knew she could believe in. Born and raised in Prague, she likes to joke about her funny accent, but after more than ten years in Marin the beauty and health-conscious lifestyle of Northern California makes this a place she wants to stay. Weeknights she might be bowling with the Petaluma League or home hanging out with her cat Josie and cooking up some tasty BBQ. Ultimately she is proud to be a part of the pod, and excited to grow with the company as it delivers the best coffee in every cup, to every heart.



Eddy Zelaya - Lead Barista

 Eddy moved to Marin a few years ago after growing up in Southern California. He traded the life of smog and traffic for the laid-back bay area breeze, and now he is hooked forever! Eddy has a passion for coffee perfection, and he traded his corporate coffee job for the cozy Red Whale pod. Eventually Eddy will trade his fire-safe apron for a fire-fighter uniform, but for now we are delighted to have him and his dimples brightening everyone's day, one cup of Red Whale Coffee at a time.



Brittany Sherron - Lead Barista and Events Coordinator

Britt just moved to the bay, and is so happy to have found her place in the Red Whale Pod. Coffee is the only thing she loves as much as lifting weights, so when she is not making coffee here, you can catch her at the gym or walking her dog. Britt loves drinking a warm shot of espresso with a little bit of almond milk, but emphasizes the need for CINNAMON, as long as it fits within her daily macro limits. 





Jean-Luc Dinello - Barista



John Toomey - Barista


Corey Phillips - Barista

... surviving summer on Red Whale frozen Cold Brewsicle 


Kristian Pappas - Barista

... and his favorite cut of Red Whale True Cold Brew.



Norm Bouchal

Norm Bouchal - Warehouse Sentry

After his first shot of Red Whale Espresso, Norm’s life was irrevocably changed. Now he can be found in the warehouse of Red Whale Coffee, appreciating the acoustics of the space while listening to his favorite radio station (we haven’t got it on video yet, but stay tuned for Red Whale Karaoke hour). He manages the day-to-day operations of the warehouse with enthusiasm and style thanks to his impressive collection of Vans and Chucks. On his days off he can be found cruising through China Camp on his recumbent bicycle or rambling through the mean streets of Marin on his motorcycle.




James Ervin - Warehouse and Events associate





Nick McKim - Barista and Warehouse associate