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

Refuge Staff


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


Role: Chief Operating Officer
Origin: Atlanta, Georgia
Favorite Drink: Iced Vanilla Latte (with Extra Ice & Extra Vanilla!)
Favorite Music: Anything that leads to a slow dance with Jonn
Favorite Movie: O Brother Where Art Thou?


Role: Norcross and Virtue Village Manger
Origin: Eritrea
Favorite Drink: Caramel latte
Favorite Music: Slow music
Favorite Movie: Pursuit of Happiness


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


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


Role: Midtown Manager
Origin: Lubbock, TX
Favorite Drink: Iced Mocha
Favorite Music: Metal 😝
Favorite Movie: No Country for Old Men


Role: Community Engagement and Partnership Coordinator
Origin: Winston-Salem, NC
Favorite Drink: Caramel Macchiato
Favorite Music: Broadway/ Disney
Favorite Movie: Pride and Prejudice


Role: Communication Assistant
Origin: Myrtle Beach, SC
Favorite Drink: Iced Decaf Chagaccino
Favorite Music: 70’s Soul
Favorite Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas


Role: Development Specialist
Origin: Kinston, NC
Favorite Drink: Brewed Coffee with a splash of cream
Favorite Music: 80’s Music and Yacht Rock
Favorite Movie: The Family Man

Refuge Board Members

Steven Murray, Chairman

COO of Boosterthon

Karen Guess, Secretary

Writer and Content Manager,
Kingdom Advisors
and the Ron Blue Institute at
Indiana Wesleyan University

Kenji Kuramoto, Treasurer

CEO/Founder of Acuity

Kitti Murray

Founder of Refuge Coffee Co.

Aaron Fortner

Owner of Canvas Planning Group

Jennifer Garrett

Senior Communications Specialist
at See, Spark, Go

Bob Day

Founder/President of Covenant Company

Scotland Wright

President at Scotland Wright Associates

Jared McFadden

VP of Talent and HR Operations of Boosterthon

Randy Walton

CEO and Managing Partner
of The Walton Group, Inc.
Co-Founder ANGL Works Software
Co-Founder Remarkable! Culture Development
Founder of The Barnabas Group Atlanta – 501(c)(3)

Darara Gubo

Attorney at Darara Law Office

Lakisha Clemons

Global Head of Workforce and Organizational Transformation