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

Support Staff

Ahmad Alzoukani

Role: Catering Manager
Origin: Damascus, Syria
Favorite Drink: Americano
Favorite Music: Dance Music
Favorite Movie: Real Steel
Favorite Refuge Moment: Staff Meetings

Ashley McClanahan

Role: Events Coordinator
Origin: Jacksonville, Florida
Favorite Drink: Dirty Chai Latte
Favorite Music: Johnnyswim
Favorite Movie: Anything starring Julia Roberts
Favorite Refuge Moment: When new friendships are made

Jessica Darnell

Role: Community Liaison
Origin: Calgary, Canada
Favorite Drink: Americano
Favorite Music: Ziggy Marley
Favorite Book: Harry Potter
Favorite Refuge Memory: Dance parties

Kitti Murray

Role: Founder/CEO
Origin: St. Simons Island, Georgia
Favorite Drink: Cortado
Favorite Music: All types of music
Favorite Book: Anna Karenina
Favorite Refuge Moment: A trainee’s first day

Leon Shombana

Role: Garage Manager
Origin: Uvira/Luvungi, South Kivu Province,
Democratic Republic of Congo
Favorite Drink: Ginger Peach Tea
Favorite Music: Rumber Music
Favorite Refuge Moment: Meeting with the trainees

Walt Anderson

Role: Chief Operating Officer
Origin: Goldsboro, North Carolina
Favorite Drink: Vanilla Latte
Favorite Music: Classic Rock
Favorite Movie: Rocky IV
Favorite Refuge Moment: A customer’s first visit to our special corner of Clarkston

Sage Gray

Role: Social Media Coordinator
Origin: Masan, South Korea
Favorite Drink: Iced Americano
Favorite Music: Acoustic, Classical
Favorite Movie: Titanic
Favorite Moment at Refuge so far: Ahmad & Marianna’s Wedding

Barista Trainees


Role: Trainee (Catering)
Origin: Damascus, Syria
Favorite Drink: Natural Juice
Favorite Music: All music
Favorite Movie: Historical Films
Favorite Refuge Moment: Iftar Dinner


Role: Trainee (Inventory)
Origin: Port Sudan, Sudan
Favorite Drink: Black Coffee
Favorite Music: Indian Music
Favorite Movie: Avatar
Favorite Refuge Moment: Job Training


Role: Trainee
Origin: Khudunabari, Nepal
Favorite Drink: Iced vanilla latte
Favorite Music: Syndicate
Favorite Refuge Moment: Coloring easter eggs 


Role: Trainee
Origin: Lubumbashi Congo D.R.C
Favorite Drink: Refuge Cha Cha Tea
Favorite Music: Fabregas, Ariana Grande
Favorite Refuge Moment: Job Training


Role: Trainee
Origin: Ghazni, Afghanistan
Favorite Drink: Ceylon Sonata Tea
Favorite Music: Aron Afshar and Janam Bash
Favorite Moment at Refuge so far: Iftar Dinner


Role: Trainee
Origin: Kabul, Afghanistan
Favorite Drink: Chai Latte /cha cha tea
Favorite Music: Afghan Attan, Qarara Rasha
Favorite Moment at Refuge so far: Iftar Dinner

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4170 E Ponce de Leon Ave

Clarkston, GA 30021




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