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.






Jean-Luc Dinello - Barista



John Toomey - Lead Barista




Kendall Florez - Barista



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.






Nick McKim - Barista


Aryan Tehrani - Barista

Jovanni Meza - Lead Barista

Emma Skaggs - Barista