People often think that Ryan was actually born in the middle 19th century, just in time to taste the bitter effects of the Civil War and the industrial world it wrought. He is a craftsman at heart, and the curator of the Rose Valley Museum at Thunderbird Lodge, an experimental bohemian utopia from the turn of the 20th C. He digs the music of the Grateful Dead, plays 1860s base-ball, and finds escape amongst the pines at his Adirondack log cabin named WA-BE-SA-BE.
Eric’s larger than life mustache is indicative of his flare for fun, but one that’s tempered by a philosophical (sometimes zaney), but mostly pragmatic, approach. Eric daydreams of being a part-time farm hand, starting a lifestyle blog called “Nuance,” and creating a characters-from-history bowtie business inspired by his two small children, but his true calling will always be as a Confectionery Imagineer TM who aims to open a Confectionery Museum.
Nigel joined our team in the Spring of 2018, starting as a Soda Jerk and working his way up to Manager! Nigel manages The Franklin Fountain and Franklin Ice Cream Bar. Nigel always brings a smile and a fair minded approach.
Nigel likes football, fashion, and cooking. He doesn't like tomatoes, coffee, nor the cold.
Lindsay Yurcaba Graham
Lindsay has been at the company longer than any other employee! She started as a Soda Jerk, became one of the first managers of Shane after reopening in 2011, and worked her way up to Executive Coordinator; today Lindsay handles all of our finances.
Lindsay likes exploring new cities, attempting to grow herbs and veggies in her South Philly "back yard", and the Olympics.
Director of Design & Employee Relations
Pavia joined our team in the Fall of 2013, starting as a clear toy maker and evolving into our director of design and our director of employee relations. Pavia designs and manages all things ~*aesthetic*~. They also help to support staff by providing them peer mediation, manager coaching, and facilitating systems to help improve equity and their general well being at work.
Pavia likes sewing, ghost stories, and trying new flavors.
Leslie joined our team in 2021 as a Pastry Assistant, later becoming one of our Production Kitchen Managers! The production kitchen cooks and bakes everything from ice cream bases, soda syrups, cookies, and candy centers for all of our shops!
Leslie like's food adventures, being apart of incredible communities, and going off grid to disconnect!
Rachel also joined our team in 2021 as a Pastry Assistant, later becoming one of our Production Kitchen Managers! The production kitchen cooks and bakes everything from ice cream bases, soda syrups, cookies, and candy centers for all of our shops!
Rachel keeps the team organized with an eye for detail! She loves food, and appreciates good craftsmanship.
Ice Cream Department Lead
Kat joined our team in the Spring of 2019, starting as a Soda Jerk and then moving into the Kitchens- she is now our Lead Ice Cream Maker! She greets everyone as they enter the kitchen, and is a delight to work with.
Kat likes roller coasters, doing yoga to Taylor Swift, and true crime podcasts!
Shop Assistant Manager
Da'Quan has been with the company since 2016! Da'Quan started as a soda jerk, rose to Co-Manager, left briefly, and then returned as our assistant manager.
Da'Quan knows how to put new soda jerks at ease, and is passionate about egg creams. In his free time Da'Quan enjoys writing poetry and music.
Denny joined in in 2021 and leads our Facilities Team in their daily tasks. Denny is direct in his work and communication. He loves soccer, and hates drama.
Dayshaun, Hyuntae, Marlon, Alex, Juliet, Diana, Frances, Jayla, Ethan, Cody, Keeghan, Sujeiry, Mavis, Angel, Miriam, William, Callie, Navid, Agatha, Moly, Jahred, Marc & Kaiya
Our intrepid team of soda jerks are made up of folks who have been with us for years, and those who just need a job for the summer. They are an extroverted bunch, and if you join their ranks, be prepared to make friends!
"Who is it that makes up our drinks with judgement, skill and care?
Who serves us pie and sandwiches, and other dainty fare?
Who passes out the little checks and charges all he can?
The milkshake-shaking, sundae-making, soda-fountain man."
“Ryhmes of the Soda Fountain“. The Confectioner’s Journal. January 1921
Finn, Amber, Griffin, Caroline, Franny, Berlin, Ahmed, Adam, Darwin, Elly, Jennifer & Noah
The Kitchen team is a delightful bunch of hard workers, all with their own special skills that they bring to the team. From amazing decorators, to the fastest caramel wrappers, to the most perfect cookie making- together they do it all! Within the bunch are Dungeon and Dragon's players, artists, pod casters, photographers, musicians and a future neuroscientist!
Johnathan, Anthony, & Aarum
The Facilities Team is the third leg on our stool - they stabilize us by taking care of all the extras. They clean, organize, lift, carry, handle pest control, fix, and problem solve our old buildings.