Our Western Australian crew.
Our original HQ with the roastery in Rockingham and Academy in Northbridge, is a hive of activity filled with these champions.
Jeremy Hulsdunk Sales & Customer Support Manager Besides being a walking encyclopedia on coffee, Jeremy is also a certifed Q Grader, two time WA Barista Champ, WA Latte Champ and WA Cupping Champ! With so many accolades nestled in his pool room, you'd think they were his best feature, but no! It's his witty charm and love for pink and grey galahs.
Nicole Novak Account Manager Nicole has hospo in her blood. With her million dollar smile, and attention to detail, she's Q Grader certified and has some twelve years of cafe experience; seven as a successful cafe owner. Her wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry has served her well as she’s now added ASCA barista competition judge to her resume.
Chris Jackson Account Manager Chris joined Five Senses in pursuit of fame, fortune, and fast cars. His passion for specialty coffee is highly infectious and some 364 days after his arrival he became a certified Q Grader – that’s just how driven he is! A few months on and the PNG government invited him to judge their Cup of Excellence Competition. Conversation never goes quiet around CJ, but if it does just mention his Greyhound rescue, Milli!
Renae Murray Account Manager If you reach a coffee shop doorway at the same time as Renae, you can guarantee she will hold that door wide open for you. She has a passion for vintage cloth and is an avid dress collector, however not many things surpass the love she has for her beautiful spoodle Macie (sorry Gary!). She also beams experience and dedication for brewing delicious coffee, particularly in competitions where she placed third in her region this year.
Lena Richrath Barista Academy Trainer I believe it was wanderlust that led Lena to travel the world, from her home in Germany, before finally settling here in Perth, where she has spent years mastering the art of coffee. Her hard-work has culminated in coming 3rd place in the Western Regional Barista competition 2020 with scores that placed her in the top 12 baristas nationally! When she is not busy learning about, or teaching all things coffee you’ll find her in her organic veggie patch, cooking up a storm in her kitchen, or at the beach working on her surfing skills.
Ashley Brian Marketing Manager Ash lives the basketball life both on court and off. You will often see him zipping around Northbridge on a Vespa, sporting a different pair of Jordans every single time. A man of the people, Ash heads up marketing and all things home and office coffee. If the modded SynessoMac on his kitchen bench is anything to go by, he takes home tech very seriously.
Jay Holland Head Roaster Five Senses began like many companies with the owner doing every role. In this story, one of Dean's first appointments was Jay as the first Five Senses roaster. With well over 10 years of experience, Jay can bamboozle you with his knowledge of molecular bean transformation during the roasting process, all while bench-pressing 100+kgs.
Rich Austin Quality Control Manager Starting as one of our original roasters Rich remembers the good times roasting coffee in a tin shed. Fast forward 10 years, Rich now puts his Q Grader certification to the test every day as our QC Manager. Arguably the best of our staff at latte art and our resident photographer, Rich can also be found drifting through the calm waters of Point Peron on his stand-up paddleboard with family. #beachlife
Beau Davis Senior Field Service Technician Meet Beau, our very own, in-house MacGuyver of the coffee world, often swapping the bent paperclip and piece of string for his 3D printer and comprehensively decked out tech van. When not solving problems under the hood of your local cafe that they didn't even know they had, you may find Beau volunteering at barista competitions or enjoying the varied entertainments of the Northbridge district.