Paul Schlader, co-founder of the craft coffee house, Birch coffee, located in Manhattan, is a family man, avid yogi, and born leader (in no particular order). He takes family a step further than many, extending it to all those he interacts with on a daily basis. Paul has dreamed of owning his own business since he can remember, and can always be found stepping up and working to improve the customer experience. Be it by spending hours hand-crafting and experimenting with new products, or immersing himself in his environment in order to pinpoint ways to make it more inviting, Paul does not have it within himself to settle. Ever. He is insistent on making his dent in the bigger picture of life one of joy and of integrity, and is committed to guiding and making it accessible for others to do the same.
Jeremy Lyman, co-founder of Birch Coffee, a New York based coffee company, is an entrepreneur on a mission to simply be of service; however that may manifest itself. As a lover of dogs, with two adopted pit bulls, and successful business owner, he is forever working toward creating inviting environments and opportunities that allow him to give back to those around him in some way. With over 15 years of experience in the service industry, it is no surprise that customer service has become his second language.
Jeremy loves to experiment and create, and will always strive to find innovative and exciting ways to extend the joy he finds in what he does to as many people as possible. He is constantly on the hunt for ways to help others succeed in beginning their own businesses. Through his own journey he has found that the refusal to sacrifice integrity and quality in work and more generally, life, is where success can be found.