Meet Our ChocolaTEAM

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Polly 

Owner

Polly is our fearless leader! A former nurse, she has owned ChocolaTea for more than 10 years and also owns The Pantry on Tap. Polly is a proud mom and grandmother who loves a great cuppa tea!

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Jessica

Team Leader

Jessica knows American Sign Language, goes to school KVCC, and loves trying out new hair colors! Her favorite drink is an Avocado Boba Tea!

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Emma Grace

Team Leader

Emma Grace is in her second year of college, studying education. She's super sweet and wicked fast! Her favorite drink is an iced chai latte with vanilla. 

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Athena

Barista 

Athena is an English Literature Student at WMU. She loves to drink an "I Never Promised You" tea latte while studying to to become a teacher!

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Liana

Barista 

Liana

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Sophia P.

Barista 

Sophia is an Art Education major at WMU. She loves art, nature, music and fashion. All  of our teas lattes are her favorite drinks but is especially fond of Indian Summer!

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Avery

Barista 

Avery is currently studying Fine Arts at Western Michigan University and can usually be found doing homework with an All That Jazz in hand!

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Kayla

Barista 

Kayla is a music major at WMU. She loves hiking, baking and reading in her free time. Kayla is a self-professed Iced Chai Latte addict.

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Ary

Barista 

Ary

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Robin

Barista 

Robin is a former elementary teacher who loves to travel (she has been to 46 states), perform and garden.  Robin's favorite drink is a Tumeric Chai Latte.

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Caitlin

Manager

Caitlin has been with ChocolaTea since the beginning! She is a huge tea advocate and dessert addict. She has two little boys who love to run around the store. Caitlin is a WMU graduate and her favorite tea is hot Kukicha! 

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Allison

Team Leader

Allison is a lightning fast barista and a super reliable TEAm member. She is a recent graduate of WMU. Her favorite drink is the All That Jazz Tea Latte! 

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Jonni

Team Leader

Chocolatea is her happy place. She's most known for experimenting with drink recipes and being mistaken for Polly (at a distance). Was voted 'most likely to accidentally steal your coat". Her favorite drink is a strong cuppa Chocolate Orange Pu'erh tea.

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Alex

Barista 

Alex is a writer, latte lover, and cat owner. They are pursuing an English degree at WMU and their go-to drink is a dirty chai latte!

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Marissa

Barista 

Marissa

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Hawke

Barista 

Hawke is a senior at WMU currently studying Psychology and minoring in Holistic Health. On or off the clock, they can usually be found wearing a variety of earrings and talking about astrology. Their go-to-drink is always and iced Raspberry Matcha Latte!

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Anna

Barista 

Anna

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Moira

Barista 

Moira

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Addi

Barista 

Addi

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Barista 

Barista 

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The Grand-babies 

Future Baristas

Emma, Parker, Elliot, Kenzie, Lyla and Mark are sure to be top notch baristas! You may see them running around the store helping their Guppy and Grandpa.