The Staff

The Staff


Hi! Welcome to Barista’s Daily Grind. I’m so happy you stopped by to check out our menu, meet our staff and see all the exciting things we have to offer! I have worked with Barista’s since it began, and I feel so honored to have been a part of its development and growth over the last 15 years. It’s been a wonderful privilege to serve the Kearney Community, and we are so grateful to all the loyal customers who have made us so successful over the years. I truly believe that we have the very best product and production of coffee in the Midwest, and I hope we have an opportunity to serve you and show you why “our business is people, and our passion is greatness.” My favorite drink is a classic Americano with some sugar in the raw and a little cream. I can’t wait to meet you in the shop, and I hope you feel all of our Pure Customer Love!


Hey, I am Edgar or Eddy. I’m from Lincoln Nebraska and graduated from Lincoln North Star (Go Gators!). I came to Kearney to attend UNK. I was impressed with the ‘family like atmosphere’ that Barista’s has, so I am fortunate to have been accepted to the team. I look forward to working on and developing the art of being a Great Barista. My go to drink is some good-ole Iced Tea (very little to no ice-I do take coffee with a bit of cream, always ;)), but when I’m feeling a sweet tooth I get a medium 2 shot dirty spiced chai with almond milk.


Hey Guys! I’m Maddie Stachura, I’ve been working at BDG for almost two years now and am very excited to be the new manager. I live here in Kearney with my husband Paul. This has to be one of the best jobs ever, not just because of how fun it is to craft the drinks, but because of the people. Not only do I love all the customers, but our family work environment keeps things interesting and fun! My favorite drink is an iced coffee with Salted Caramel and a little cream.


Hi! My name is Madalyn, and I have been a baristas regular for about 5 years now. I was born and raised in Kearney, and Baristas was always my favorite study spot. I am currently attending UNK where I am majoring in nursing. My favorite drinks depend on the weather. If the weather is cold, honey lattes are my thing. If the weather is hot, I like cold brew with Irish cream and cream! I love being apart of BDG.


Born in Denver, Wyoming raised, and Kearney lived in. Currently going to school at UNK for advertising and public relations. Regular at BDG since high school. Favorite BDG drink is grasshopper mocha in the Winter and iced americano in the Summer.


WHAT UP PARTY PEOPLE! My name is Nolan, I’m from Omaha, Nebraska. BDG has customers like no other. Every time I clock into work it’s a jollification. It’s a coffee shop second to none with open doors and friendly smiles. A couple of good beverages in my opinion are Black Iced Coffee or a Root-Beer Creamosa.


Hello, my name is James! I started out as a customer coming to BDG almost every day, without knowing I would someday be working here. All I can say it is the best job I have ever had, pushing me to not only learn how to make great coffee, but become a better person. I started out drinking iced coffee, and I would have to say just a plain iced coffee is still my favorite drink! Although the dirty chai comes at a close second..


Joined the team after being amazed by the quality and passion that BDG has for its product. After working for several years at various coffee shops across the country, I found my second home at BDG. My favorite beverage at BDG is the White Mocha.


Hello! My name is Noah and I am from Omaha, NE. I’ve been a Barista’s regular since I started school at UNK in 2016. I am currently a junior studying Psychology with aspirations to attend graduate school once I’m done here. As a customer, I was always impressed with the exceptional customer service and the delicious drinks! Being a part of the Barista’s team has been one of the best parts of my college career. It is amazing to be a part of a crew that is always supporting one another! My favorite drink depends on the day but an iced vanilla chai with almond milk always hits the spot!


Hi my name is Amy Honerman. Im originally from North Platte, NE and I’m in my first year of college starting my sophomore year at UNK. I am currently studying Speech Pathology in hopes of doing clinical work in the future. I wanted to work at baristas because to me it is a very happy and loving environment and the people are always so nice. My favorite drink is either the white marble white mocha or the hearts desire chi.


Born in Mexico. Nebraska raised; Gibbon native for days. Future educator in Physical Education. Regular at BDG for nine years before working here. Favorite drink depends on the day of the week.


My name is Bri. I am from here in K-town, born and raised! I am a student at UNK majoring in psychobiology with a minor in health science. I wanted to work at Baristas because I grew up coming here and always loved my experiences with the baristas. I wanted to know what it was like to be a part of such a supportive, coffee-loving family. It was the best decision I ever made! My all-time favorite drink is the banana foster’s chai.


Hi I’m Katelyn and I’m going to school for Visual Communications and Design.  I chose to work at Baristas to gain knowledge on making high quality and REAL coffee/espresso. I’ve always loved the friendly/inviting atmosphere when I have come in before. I also love that I’m supporting local businesses by working at Baristas. I don’t feel like I’m at work because I love what I do there so much! My favorite drink is a French Toast Chai and white mocha when I need caffeine!



Hi! My name is Zoë Ritz and I’m from Comstock Nebraska – a tiny town of 111 people! I’m currently going to UNK and majoring in middle level math education and minoring in accounting. I came to baristas all the time during my freshman year and fell in love with everything that they had to offer. The relaxing environment, friendly faces, and delicious coffee can always make your day a little bit better. Currently, my go  to drink is a spice chai with almond milk or a cup of Colonel Fitz.



Hi, my name is Josh, I’m a Kearney native, and I’ve been coming to Barista’s ever since I was in high school. I’ve always loved the environment at the shop, and the friendliness of everyone in it. The people here truly have a passion for bringing a smile to the face of every person that walks through our doors, along with putting a great drink in their hand, and I think that really sets us apart. A couple of my go-to drinks are a simple Vanilla Chai and a Pineapple Butter Rum smoothie. I’m excited to learn more in this craft with these awesome people!