Staff

Jarred Baigent – Head Roaster
Jarred has been in the coffee industry for over 15 years, including 8 years of coffee roasting. Not only does Jarred have a considerable roasting background, he also has experienced first hand how coffee is grown and the hard work that goes into producing each cup. He has been fortunate to have the opportunities to visit coffee farms in Mexico, Guatemala and Colombia. After seeing the difficulties farmers face, Jared consistently ensures he does all of their hard work justice, roasting every bean to perfection and producing great coffee for all of our customers.

John Steel – Machine Technician
With over 20 years’ experience in the industry John can fix anything from large commercial machinery to vending and home barista machinery. You can catch John cruising around the South in the bright red Strictly Coffee Machine Technician van or in his workshop at our HQ.

Gareth Callister – Sales Manager
With a strong hospitality and sales background Gareth was the perfect fit for this position, joining the Strictly team in 2016.

Ryan Mac – Purveyor of Coffee
If you’ve ever had much to do with Dunedin’s hospitality Industry there’s no doubt you’ve probably spun a yarn or two with Ryan in your time.

Duncan Northover – Managing Director

With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality and sales business, Duncan carries out the role of Director, including roasting, and the day to day running of the total business. Over the years Duncan has built up extensive knowledge of coffee and oversees the roasting operations at both Frederick and Bath Streets.

Mark Field – Accounts
Mark has recently come on board and taken over the Accounts and Admin role while Misty is away on maternity leave, he has quickly settled in and has begun making his mark here at Strictly (ha, see what I did there?). Mark recently spent a year in Central & South America trying to find the perfect cup of coffee.

Sam Buxton – Warehouse Manager

Sam is the voice at the end of the phone that you likely to not yet have put a face to the voice. Before joining our team Sam completed a Bachelor of Applied Management which entailed a 10 week internship in Brisbane at the Australian Futsal Association. Sam has gained plenty of experience in many different management roles over the years from NZ Masters Games, Twilight 400 event, and Calendar Club.

Tristian Dingemans – Warehouse/deliveries

Tristan is the man you will see when your coffee arrives! Originally managing our Bath St café, Tristan is now hard at work in the warehouse and making sure everyone gets their orders on time. Not only is Tristan a great barista and all-rounder in the hospo industry, he also has remarkable musical talents. His band High Dependency Unit, also known as HDU, formed in Dunedin in 1994 and blew minds and eardrums not only in NZ but the band also toured America. Despite the fact that Tristan is the only band member that remains in Dunedin, with the others scattered between Wellington, Whanganui, Auckland, Melbourne and Berlin, Tristan’s still got it, and when the band gets back together it is a show not to be missed.

Kirstie Williams – Bath St Chef
After owning multiple cafes herself and with over 20 years’ experience behind her in kitchens and running her own businesses.