Staff

Duncan Northover – Owner 
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 an extensive knowledge of coffee and oversees the roasting operations at both Frederick and Bath Streets

Jarred Baigent – Head Roaster
Jarred has been in the coffee industry for over 15 years, including 11 years of coffee roasting. Not only does Jarred have a considerable roasting background, he also has experienced firsthand 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.

Jason Marshall – Sales Manager. 

With well over 20 years in hospitality sector including several years in the coffee industry plus  a strong sales background that have had a large focus on National and Key accounts. Jace has the experience to handle the smallest cafe to large corporate accounts, with high levels of professionalism and accuracy.

He will be the person driving around the countryside, popping in and giving you a visit. Jace has a can-do attitude and will be more than willing to help you achieve your café goals. if you have any questions regarding wholesales and setting up a café, he’s your man!

Ryan Mac – Machine Technician
Ryan is our full time Machine Technician. He is the guy who comes to the rescue if your machine comes grinding to a hault  or simply needs its annual check-up. Ryan is on the road most days, nipping around Dunedin helping out or making longer treks to Milford Sounds, Wanaka, or anywhere in the lower South Island.

A computer scientist originally, Ryan’s love of coffee and nightlife lead him far down the rabbit hole of Dunedin’s hospitality industry, chances are high he’s served you a beverage at some point in the last 10 years.

John Steel – Machine Technician
John has spent over 20 years’ experience working in the coffee industry. Starting out in sales, John learnt many of skills on the job which has made the transition into his current role of as a Machine Technician for Strictly Coffee. John can fix anything from large commercial machinery to vending and home barista machinery.

Mark Field – Accounts
Mark looks after The Strictly Coffee Company’s Account/Admin role. He has worked within the Hospitality sector for years, working in different Wineries and hotels gaining some amazing skills which he brings over to the coffee industry with us.

Mark has recently spent a year traveling throughout Central & South America trying to find the perfect cup of coffee and improving his knowledge.

Misty Smith- Office 

Misty is the friendly voice you hear down the phone when you call our office and has worked for The Strictly Coffee Company for a few years as one of our Admin team.

Misty is a highly skilled Barista who in the past competed in the UK Barista Championships. She is very technical minded also, which helps with one of Misty’s roles at Strictly HQ, working alongside our technicians. Misty organises all our incoming jobs and tasks and makes the whole operation run smoothly for our customers.

Mikenzi Kemp – Retail and Online Sales 
Mikenzi started with The Strictly Coffee Company in March 2018, Coming from the hospitality industry in Christchurch. Mikenzi looks after our online presence, sales and Marketing. He helps out at both our sites,  insomnia or HQ/ Roastery.

He is slinging cocktails on Thursday and Friday at Insomnia by Strictly Coffee.

Max Tate -Head Barista – Warehouse.  

Max is the man on the machine. Pop in to our HQ for your morning coffee or to pick up your week supply of beans and Max will be there to assist you. Max has worked all oven the south island, running cafes and managing Coffee Roasters. Now he works alongside Jarred in the warehouse, Serving or Packing stunning coffee to the people of Dunedin.

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.