Our team

Meet the Refuge Family

We promise to leave our mark on everyone who experiences Refuge Coffee Co. by making you feel welcome. We will be friendly, reliable and consistent. You will not only experience quality and cleanliness, but we will uphold food service to the highest safety standards. Your experience with Refuge will always be agendaless, multicultural, simple and safe


Role: Founder/CEO
Origin: St. Simons Island, Georgia
Favorite Drink: Cortado
Favorite Music: All types of music
Favorite Book: Anna Karenina


Role: Customer Experience Coordinator
Origin: Uvira/Luvungi, South Kivu Province,
Democratic Republic of Congo
Favorite Drink: Ginger Peach Tea
Favorite Music: Rumber Music


Role: President/COO
Origin: Goldsboro, North Carolina
Favorite Drink: Vanilla Latte
Favorite Music: Classic Rock
Favorite Movie: Rocky IV


Role: Director of People
Origin: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Favorite Drink: Black Coffee or a Caramel Latte made by Danait
Favorite Music: Jack Johnson
Favorite Movie: Nacho Libre

Ali M

Role: Training Supervisor
Origin: Port Sudan, Sudan
Favorite Drink: Black Coffee
Favorite Music: Indian Music
Favorite Movie: Avatar


Role: Community Coordinator – Clarkston
Origin: Orlando, Florida
Favorite Drink: Cappuccino
Favorite Music: Leon Bridges
Favorite Movie: The Peanut Butter Falcon


Role: Community Coordinator – Sweet Auburn
Origin: Born in Hayward California, raised in Atlanta, Ga
Favorite drink: Cha Cha tea remixed
Favorite Music: I love all types of music!
Favorite Movie: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Annie


Role: Clarkston Manager
Origin: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Favorite Drink: Black coffee
Favorite Music: Rainy Night In Georgia
Favorite Movie: The Sound of Music


Role: Training Supervisor
Favorite Drink: Caramel latte
Favorite Music: Slow music
Favorite Movie: Persuade of Happiness
Favorite Refuge Moment: Job training


Role: Training Supervisor
Origin: Iran
Favorite Drink: Caramel Latte
Favorite Music: Rap
Favorite Movie: Madagascar


Role: Sweet Auburn Manager
Origin: Greenville, SC
Favorite Drink: Iced coconut milk latte with a splash of cinnamon and honey
Favorite Music: Music feeds the soul / so all genres
Favorite Movie: The Proposal


Role: Director of Outside Sales
Origin: Virginia
Favorite Drink: Almond milk latte
Favorite Music: Just Love good music!
Favorite Movie: Can’t pick just one!

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