Meet the Team

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Lia

Apprentice

Lia grew up all over Montana, although for the last three years she’s lived on the South Side with her adoptive parents. When she’s not working, she enjoys riding horses, writing, reading, cooking, and babysitting. Lia loves spending quality time with her family and friends. 

Spending most of her childhood in the foster system, Lia has grown a strong love for criminal justice and hopes to start a career in Forensic Psychology or as a Victim Liaison. She hopes to be able to help people who don’t have the support that they deserve. Lia is a hard worker and hopes that eventually she’ll reach her ambitions and help those in need. 

Lia’s favorite drink is a Caramel Latte!

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Serena

Apprentice

This is Serena! She has lived in Billings for her whole life right on the South Side. In her free time, she loves doing nails and hanging out with family. Coming in June 2022 she will become a first-time mom which she is so excited for! There is a lot of preparation for her little love. In the near future, she would love to go to school and join the medical field. “Ever since I was young I remember always wanting to help people.”

Her favorite drink is an iced white chocolate mocha. 

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Mikayla

Apprentice

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!

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Elijah

Apprentice

Elijah grew up on the south side of Billings. He is a freshman at Senior High School and loves the football program. In his free time, he likes to hang out with his friends and play with his dog Sky. He hopes to be a Marine once he is out of high school so he can serve his country. 
His favorite drink is the Bee Sting  Elijah is an awesome addition to Rail//Line. Come and get to know him! 
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Kaitlyn

Apprentice

Kaitlyn grew up some in Billings and some in Colstrip, but she recently moved back to the South Side three years ago with her boyfriend and two dogs! In her free time, she loves hiking, crafting, and hanging out with her friends and family. She soon plans to attend beauty school and get her esthetician license in order to open an eyelash studio. She loves the beauty you can create on so many people while learning cosmetology. Her two dream jobs are working in a big city as a lash artist and training new people to also be lash artists. 

Kaitlyn‘s favorite drink is an iced Jasmine Green tea!
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Angelina

Apprentice

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! 
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Taylor

Barista

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!

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Levi

Barista

My name is Levi. I have many different hobbies ranging from sports to video games to hiking in the mountains. One of my greatest achievements in life was when a friend and I summited Granite Peak, the tallest mountain in Montana, when I was 16 years old. All throughout my teenage years I have loved the taste of many different varieties of coffee but, I especially enjoy the dirty chai.

I’ve had a passion for making coffee ever since I volunteered at the coffee bar at my church. When I heard about Rail Line Coffee’s redemptive mission statement and fulfilling apprentice program, I couldn’t think of a better opportunity that matches my own values. Every day, I get to see how God works through the staff to help reach both the customers and the people of on the South Side.

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Rachael

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.
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Alli

Apprentice

Alli was born in Bozeman, grew up in Billings, and is currently studying to become a nurse at MSU. While growing up Alli was always drawn to creative and crafty things, and she continues to find joy in the act of creating beautiful things with her hands! Over time, Alli really felt God asking her to help the helpless, and to serve the world selflessly.
This desire first led her into nursing, and she hopes in the future to step into a role as a school nurse, preferably at a special education school. Having a heart for people facing difficulties in life has led Alli to Rail//Line, as a way to show others the love of God which can be shared through something as simple as a genuine smile. Since joining the team, Alli has made many lifelong friends and has seen the vitality of love and respect inside a Godly community.
Alli’s favorite drink is a honey cinnamon latte with oat milk!
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Kiana

Barista

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.

 

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Mychal

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.
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Colin

Supervisor

Colin Sauskojus has been the fearless leader of Rail//Line Coffee from the start. He oversees the Apprenticeship and big picture projects related to Rail//Line. Rail//Line seeks renewal of the South Side, through the gospel, by cultivating economic growth, and by equipping youth and adults to make a positive imprint on their relationships, workplaces, and communities. Colin’s personal mission is to have a willing heart to follow Christ Jesus wherever he leads; rebel against his tendency toward selfishness, comfortability, and complacency; and to seek a further progression of God’s kingdom on earth by being a person who “does things.” He graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.S. in Environmental Systems Science and Natural Resources and is currently working on Masters of Organizational Leadership degree from Gonzaga.

Outside of work, Colin is often rock climbing in the Beartooth Mountains or somewhere in Wyoming. If not climbing, he is hiking with his wife, enjoying some coffee, or having downtime reading.

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Kaitlyn

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!

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