Western Australia

Our Western Australian crew.

Our original HQ with the roastery in Rockingham and Academy in Northbridge, is a hive of activity filled with these champions.

Jeremy Hulsdunk

Sales & Customer Support Manager
Besides being a walking encyclopedia on coffee, Jeremy is also a certifed Q Grader, two time WA Barista Champ, WA Latte Champ and WA Cupping Champ! With so many accolades nestled in his pool room, you'd think they were his best feature, but no! It's his witty charm and love for pink and grey galahs.

Nicole Novak

Sales & Account Manager
Nicole has hospo in her blood. With her million dollar smile, and attention to detail, she's Q Grader certified and has some twelve years of cafe experience; seven as a successful cafe owner. Her wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry has served her well as she’s now added ASCA barista competition judge to her resume.

Chris Jackson

Sales & Account Manager
Chris joined Five Senses in pursuit of fame, fortune, and fast cars. His passion for specialty coffee is highly infectious and some 364 days after his arrival he became a certified Q Grader – that’s just how driven he is! A few months on and the PNG government invited him to judge their Cup of Excellence Competition. Conversation never goes quiet around CJ, but if it does just mention his Greyhound rescue, Milli!

Renae Murray

Sales & Account Manager
If you reach a coffee shop doorway at the same time as Renae, you can guarantee she will hold that door wide open for you. She has a passion for vintage cloth and is an avid dress collector, however not many things surpass the love she has for her beautiful spoodle Macie (sorry Gary!). She also beams experience and dedication for brewing delicious coffee, particularly in competitions where she placed third in her region this year.

Lena Richrath

Barista Academy Trainer
I believe it was wanderlust that led Lena leave Germany and to travel the world before finally settling here in Perth, where she has spent years mastering the art of coffee. Her hard-work has culminated in coming 3rd place in the Australian Barista Championships in 2020! When she is not busy learning about, or teaching all things coffee you’ll find her in her organic veggie patch, cooking up a storm in her kitchen, or at the beach working on her surfing skills.

Ashley Brian

Marketing Manager
Ash lives the basketball life both on court and off. You will often see him zipping around Northbridge on a Vespa, sporting a different pair of Jordans every single time. A man of the people, Ash heads up marketing and all things home and office coffee. If the modded SynessoMac on his kitchen bench is anything to go by, he takes home tech very seriously.

Jay Holland

Head Roaster
Five Senses began like many companies with the owner doing every role. In this story, one of Dean's first appointments was Jay as the first Five Senses roaster. With well over 10 years of experience, Jay can bamboozle you with his knowledge of molecular bean transformation during the roasting process, all while bench-pressing 100+kgs.

Rich Austin

Quality Control Manager
Starting as one of our original roasters Rich remembers the good times roasting coffee in a tin shed. Fast forward 10 years, Rich now puts his Q Grader certification to the test every day as our QC Manager. Arguably the best of our staff at latte art and our resident photographer, Rich can also be found drifting through the calm waters of Point Peron on his stand-up paddleboard with family. #beachlife

Mimmo Gerace

Senior Field Service Technician

Ben Forknall

Senior Field Service Technician

Beau Davis

Senior Field Service Technician
Meet Beau, our very own, in-house MacGuyver of the coffee world, often swapping the bent paperclip and piece of string for his 3D printer and comprehensively decked out tech van. When not solving problems under the hood of your local cafe that they didn't even know they had, you may find Beau volunteering at barista competitions or enjoying the varied entertainments of the Northbridge district.

Emma Archer


Valter Peres

Field Service Technician