Meet Our Staff
Dawn found her way from the United States to Europe in her late twenties, after completing her studies at a private liberal arts college in Wisconsin. Through her work in the global pharmaceutical industry, travels around the globe, and a one-year stint in Finland, she discovered a passion for far-away lands, new cultures, and a heart for helping others.
Dawn now happily oversees operations at Uncharted Grounds in Kandern “where exciting things happen and no one day is ever like the other”. One of her greatest joys is to help her team develop and see them make their own way in Germany, the country they now call home. She is also looking forward to setting up new events at Uncharted Grounds that will speak to both newcomers and locals alike.
Chris was born to German-American parents and has a deep love for both countries. He moved from where he was born in California with his family to Germany at a young age. After completing university and training in coffee for two years in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he decided to move back to Germany to work at his former high school. He has since completed two years as a residence assistant in a boys dormitory at Black Forest Academy.
Recently Chris has shifted his focus to supporting the integration of displaced peoples in Germany and has thus taken on a position at Uncharted Grounds. Chris has brought the café side of the business forward by teaching the team how to make excellent specialty coffee drinks and providing valuable suggestions for everyday operations. He also loves interacting with the team and supporting them in their German language and customer service skills.
Chris is excited about implementing several projects that will help to formalize and expand the training at Uncharted Grounds, which will help employees to be even better equipped to work in the “real world.”