Kyle Pierson is a proud Houstonian, his family moving to Spring Branch back in 1976. He was a graduate of Northbrook High School and attended U of H. He moved to New York City when he was 21 and spent the next 16 years primarily working in Belgian beer bars before returning to Texas in 2010. He has been with The Hay Merchant since just after they opened and has spent most of those years as Head Bartender/Bar Manager. Opening his own cafe has been a dream of his for a very long time and to be able to do it in his own neighborhood is just icing on the cake. He truly hopes The Branch will become a neighborhood favorite and that the people of Spring Branch will come to feel it belongs to them.