Co-Founder & Country Director
With a background in bio-genetics, Tere’s warmth and fluency in Ilocano opened doors for Kalsada. On the days she is not on the farm, Tere can be found sipping coffee in her roof-top herb garden or at the beach surfing.
Maricar "Rickey" Ricardos
With 6 years (and counting) of doing business in the food industry, Rickey’s love for numbers enables Kalsada’s smoother operation. She loves to bake and enjoys going to the beach.
After her first trip to the origin, her perspective in coffee has changed. She wants to reach out and positively affect the lives of the partner producers with her technical experience. Her background is in chemistry and quality assurance.
Born in the Philippines, raised in the Pacific Northwest, Carmel has always wanted to find a way to connect her heritage and her love for coffee and community.
A coffee-geek since 2010, Lacy learned to roast while writing her master’s thesis on the coffee industry in Vietnam. When she is not roasting or cupping, she is probably topping out boulders in Fontainebleau, FR.