Bob Logue lives with his family in South Philadelphia. He was born in Frankford and has been one of Philadelphia’s biggest fans his entire life. He is co-owner and co-creator of Bodhi Coffee Shops and Federal Donuts.
Zach Rogers hails from Massachusetts where he attended Northfield Mount Hermon School. He attended both Syracuse University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he earned a degree in the field of Economics. Following some private sector work in Massachusetts and Connecticut, Zach relocated to Philadelphia in 2012 to work in the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s Office of Audit & Compliance. There he has gained expertise in the field of wage compliance, federal hiring standards, and has furthered his appreciation for public service.
Operations, Staffing & Training
Christian Dennis was also born and raised in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. Currently studying business at the Community College of Philadelphia, Christian spent five years incarcerated. The changes he made after prison have pushed him to help others in the same situation, and inform his dedication to Quaker City Coffee Company’s mission. When not at work or school, Christian spends time with his wife and their children at home in North Philadelphia.
Contracts & Legal
Blair Shaw was born and raised in Nicetown, a neighborhood in North Philadelphia. After obtaining an undergraduate and law degrees out-of-state, he came back home hoping to improve the conditions of the same inner city community in which he was reared. He took a job at a Philadelphia law firm, but soon realized that although he was receiving an excellent “on the job” legal education, the firm left little time for anything else except the billable hours requirement.
After several years of “firm life,” he left to build affordable housing in North and West Philadelphia through a small consulting and construction company specializing in rehabilitation and development of single and multi-family affordable housing units. Later, he worked for an agency which provided a platform for development on a city-wide level. Shaw works to ensure that the families living in those homes have an opportunity for success and his main focus for going into work every day.
When he is not spending time with my wife and two daughters, he volunteers with several not-for-profit organizations and counsels on legal issues. He is also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated.
Communications, Social Media & Marketing
Erin is truly Philadelphia made: born and raised in the Northeast, she was educated at Temple University. Erin’s life-long commitment to service started at a young age as a volunteer at her local PAL center and in college as a tutor for Breakthrough Philadelphia.
Dwyer turned her love of community into action during her tenure at Philadelphia City Council as a Special Assistant. For two and a half years Erin worked closely with constituents on community development and various health initiatives. During this same time Erin began researching and learning about the effects of gentrification and prison reform on marginalized communities in our city.
Erin’s commitment to Philadelphia partnered with her love of community, government, social justice and coffee have made her a great asset to the Quaker City team.
Professional and Business Development
Dermot Murphy lives with his wife Marcy and son in Philadelphia and is currently working for Halloran Philanthropies. Dermot’s major focus at Halloran Philanthropies is supporting the development and advancement of business solutions that aim at poverty alleviation primarily through income generation, education, health and housing in the Greater Philadelphia area. The business solutions Dermot is most passionate about are innovative, disruptive change-making solutions that are sustainable, replicable and take social, economic and ecological factors into account. In July of 2016 Dermot was a co-founders ImpactPHL, a collaboration created to promote and grown Philadelphia impact economy.
Media / Entertainment Industry Relationship Development
Bryan Dilworth lives with his wife Kristin Thomson and son Riley in the Philadelphia suburbs and is currently V.P. of AEG Live, booking The Mann Music Center, Electric Factory, Underground Arts among others. Since his arrival in Philadelphia in 1990 Dilworth has been at the epicenter of the entertainment industry. His resume includes booking acts in local institutions such as the Khyber Pass, Upstairs at Nick’s and Silk City, followed by handling larger venues for Electric Factory Concerts and Live Nation. Bryan also has managed many bands over the last 25 years.