Meet the Team




Mikayla is one of our Rail//Line Baristas! She is a born and raised Billings girl, and a Junior at Billings Senior High School. She enjoys spending time with friends, especially in the car, camping with her family near Rock Creek, and traveling anywhere she can! Recently Mikayla has started baking with Kitchen24, Rail//Line’s bakery across the street at CLDI.

Her favorite coffee drink is an iced Caramel Macchiato.

We can’t wait for you to come in and meet her!




Hi, my name is Israel. I was born in 2001 and I was born and raised in Montana. I lived in Indiana with my family for a few years and now I’m back in Montana! In my free time, I like to write poetry. I started working at RL for a number of reasons. I have been really looking forward to changing people’s lives one coffee at a time. My dream for the future is to become a writer and inspire people.
My favorite drink at RL is a Caramel White Mocha. I’m so excited to be working at RL!



Angelina is 16 years old and was born in California. She moved to Montana in 2010 to live with her dad. She loves to draw and listen to music. After high school, she hopes to enlist in the Marine Corps, but if that doesn’t work out she would go to college to be an accountant and to make art. She hopes to one day save up and buy a house!

Angelina’s favorite drink is a chai latte. Come say hi to Angelina!



Taylor is from Laurel, Montana, and is currently studying Elementary Education at Montana State University Billings. Before working with us, she worked at a daycare/preschool and loved being with the small kiddos! She loves to be outside, jamming to music, and hanging out with her friends. Taylor wanted to come and serve with us because she loved the atmosphere and mission that we are working toward. The connections she has been able to build at Rail//Line have helped her create a community that she loves to be around!

Taylor’s favorite drink is an Iced Bee Sting!



Graduated Apprentice

Meet Rachael!

Rachael comes to Rail//Line via Cody, WY. She moved to Billings last May and is currently studying Elementary and Special Education at MSUB. She picked these degrees because of the impact her own teachers had on her growing up. She wants to teach kids, but more importantly, to teach them about life and have an impact on their childhood. One day she also hopes to foster and adopt her own children.
Rachael wanted to be an apprentice at Rail//Line because of the program and the atmosphere. She is really interested in the mission, which sticks out to her because of the shared connection she feels with other apprentices and her own past. She loves the little positive community it has around it. In her free time, Rachael likes to camp and travel; her favorite spot to go is San Diego!
Her favorite drink is an Iced White Chocolate Hazelnut Mocha made with Oat Milk.



Kiana was born in California and raised in Mexico. She moved to Billings in 2018 to pursue her passion for ministry. She loves to sing and write music and feels called to write Spanish worship. Kiana hopes to one day travel to as many national parks as she can and hopefully one day get her cosmetology license. She chose rail line because she loves the heart and mission behind it, and hopes to grow in her relationship with God, while also doing what she loves most – making coffee.

Her favorite drink is an iced hazelnut, brown sugar latte with oat milk.




Assistant Manager

Mychal grew up in Gillette, Wyoming but has enjoyed living in Billings for the last two years. A student at Montana State University Billings, Mychal is also one of the leaders of Intervarsity – a ministry on campus. She loves being a part of that “Family on Mission” as they spend time together studying God’s Word, connecting with and reaching out to others, and enjoying the blessing of community. Mychal will be graduating in December with her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and hopes to pursue a Masters of Arts in Counseling. She is also very excited to be getting married next summer! Mychal wanted the opportunity to serve at Rail//Line because of the unique ministry opportunities it provides. She loves the incredible team of individuals at Rail//Line, the depth of its overarching mission, and the fact that her work now involves being around coffee all the time!
With her free time, Mychal’s favorite things to do are read and play cribbage – both done while drinking coffee, of course! Her go-to order at Rail//Line is a plain Americano.


Apprenticeship Director

Hi! My name is Elle! 

I am the new assistant manager here at Rail//Line. I am so excited to be a part of this team! I am originally from Helena MT and eventually went to college in Missoula for Psychology. Outside of coffee, I am also a youth pastor for 4 churches here in Billings. I also love to be outdoors as much as I can, but my absolute favorite thing to do is backpacking. If I am not outside I love to sit down with a good book or puzzle, or play my guitar! I knew my first day when I worked at RL that this place was where I needed to be.
The work we do every day with coffee through compassion and Jesus is so rewarding. I love having the opportunity of serving this community while working alongside some truly incredible people. Being able to serve some truly delicious coffee with open arms and loving hearts has very quickly become my favorite thing to do. As of right now, I am just going to continue working at RL and grow my love for espresso.


Operations Manager

Kaitlyn recently moved to Billings with her husband Jared. They are the lead pastors at Canvas Church Billings and have a passion for people and being involved in the community. They are also coffee people! One of Jared and Kaitlyn’s favorite things to do every time they go to a new city is to visit as many coffee shops as possible. Her hobbies include music, shopping, baking for Frosted Joy Baking Co, and making coffee.

Kaitlyn is such a great addition to the Rail//Line team. She has toured internationally with her worship band McKinney Dawson – she would love to talk to you about her experiences in Melbourne!




Hi, my name is Josiah I am 18 and was born in Montana. I have lived in Louisiana for 3 years and moved to Arizona in 2020. Now I’m back and making coffee at Rail Line. I am an intern at CLDI (Community Leadership and Development Inc.) located right across the street from Rail//Line, as part of that, I am able to work with the amazing crew at Rail//Line to help the community on the South Side through coffee and service! I plan on attending nursing school after the internship and hope to work as a traveling nurse to countries in need.

My current favorite drink is the Bee Sting!