David Chabala is the founder and CEO of Hallowed Grounds Coffee Roasterie. He established the business from a home hobby beginning in 2007 to the store front location in New Brighton in 2008. It was always in the plans for him to join the business full time to get him out of his "day" job. However, the Lord had other plans. David is currently working full time painting cars to maintain health insurance benefits. He plans to officially retire at the end of 2023 and we are planning a bucket list trip to Italy in 2024!
Dru has since taken over many of the responsibilities that David used to do. David taught Dru how to roast the beans. David continues to help by fixing everything broken and doing some of the heavy lifting. With Drusilla here David is fee to focus on cooking which he also loves to do and we all love it when he does! David remains an intricate part of the business for without him, there would be no Hallowed Grounds;)!