Our Team- a passion that goes far beyond coffee...


John Dixon- Staff | Barista & coffee roaster

Hi, I'm John Dixon. I like the Foo Fighters, I grill stuff and I'm a Hufflepuff. I'm John Dixon. Oh yeah, I roast all of our coffee also and I'm the owner of Rocco's Coffee Roastery.


Joseph Miller- Teen Center Director & assistant Manager of The Cairn Coffee House

Joseph is only an adult because he had no choice but to grow up. Perhaps that is why he fits in so well with the students upstairs. He has a playful smile and a ruggedly handsome beard. Someone was once quoted as saying that Joseph was the funniest man in all of the tri-state area. That someone was his wife Caitlyn- a blonde hair, blue-eyed Kentucky bombshell. Joseph and Cait love to travel and take every opportunity they get to explore the Bluegrass. Joseph dreams of a world in which no one is discriminated against for their desire to own a light saber, he hopes for a reality in which dinosaurs will once again roam the earth, and that one day, he could stand on top of Mount Everest, his lady in hand and adventure conquered. Joseph is a Florida native (GO GATORS!) and has a degree in Cultural Anthropology from Eastern Kentucky University.



Zach Cowan- Assistant to the Teen Center Director & Media manager

Zach Cowan works on staff in the coffee house as a barista and manager over the social media. He loves making a good cup of coffee and serving his community in the coffee house. Zach also volunteers for the RAC Teen Center. Zach's passion for building relationships, investing in the RAC students, and destroying them at ping-pong knows no bounds. Zach is motivated by the potential he sees in each student and has an immense desire to see them DREAM BIG and achieve their goals in life. Zach does all of this, mostly by assisting the RAC Director (Joseph), in the every day drop-in hours, and with his insane creativity and talent, Zach also helps design and create promotional and graphic media. Zach also serves at Calvary Christian Church as one of the worship leaders. Zach is a graduate of Morehead State University and is getting his master's in Music & Worship at Liberty University. 



SHelda MILLER - baking extraordinaire

What we do at the Cairn would not be possible without the devoted lady that give her time and effort to make sure that we always have cheesecakes, pies, cakes, dessert bars, and cookies available to our guests. 


Volunteer Team

Most of the people you see working in the Cairn are volunteers. They are people who believe in the mission behind what we do and are serving on the front lines. They all give a few hours each week to serve, get drinks, make sandwiches, clean, mentor teens, and cultivate community here at the Cairn. They are the heart and soul of who we are.

THANK YOU to our team: Bobbie, Maxwell, Charity, Hannah, Paul, Susan, Raymond, Will, Sarina; the Cairn wouldn't exist without you!

If you would like to be part of our exciting team, click the volunteer link below. We are always looking for people who want to use their gifts and talents to serve our wonderful community!