The Curve Team


Who We Are 

Kristi Anderson-Runge, Editor & Writer

Kristi Anderson-Runge is the Content Manager and Marketing Director at CEPros. A Texas transplant who now lives in Bellingham, WA, she brings a unique blend of Southern warmth and Pacific Northwest cool to her coffee industry coverage. After a decade at Huffington Post/AOL/Yahoo!, she combines her love of brand storytelling with her passion for the bean scene. If she were an action figure, you'd find her wielding her trusty French press and Nespresso frother as her two essential accessories. 

Howard Bryman, Writer

Howard Bryman is a journalist, editor, and photographer based in Portland, Oregon, focused entirely on the global specialty coffee industry. He is the associate editor of the online trade publication Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine, an occasional freelance product reviewer and consultant. Bryman relishes scrutinizing coffee almost as much as drinking it, and as the dad of three young daughters, he will drink it every which way, as much as possible, all the time. 

Jamie Cattanach, Writer

Jamie Cattanach is a writer based in Portland, Oregon—America's coffee capital. She's written for major publications like TIME, CNBC, Fodors, SELF, HuffPost, Ms. Magazine, and many others. Her usual cup is a fresh-ground pour-over with just a touch of cream, but every once in a while, she'll spring for a well made mocha.

Rick Davis, Contributor/CEO & Sales Lead

Rick Davis, a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the coffee industry, specializes in marketing, sales, installations, relocations, and sourcing solutions. Rick’s memorable 2013 origin trip to Panama, including an exhilarating hike up 5,900 feet to Finca la Mula, a well-known Geisha farm owned by world-renowned coffee expert Willem Boot, stands as a testament to his commitment to the coffee industry.

Jennifer Mattern, Writer

Jennifer Mattern has written for The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, AOL, Berkshire Living, TLC Network, Hasbro, Cisco, AlphaMom, Brain, Child Magazine, and Susan Cain's Quiet Revolution site, among others. Based in Minnesota, she lives with her husband in a big old house full of kids, animals, and Diet Coke. She takes her coffee black but also finds joy in her husband’s latte foam creations and a good affogato.

Sam Morris, Contributor/SEO Expert

Sam Morris lives in Washington State and, like the stereotype, loves coffee. He has been a writer, search engine optimization specialist, and marketing professional for over a decade.