For Joe Marrocco, coffee is a language that crosses all borders. His fluency in the craft has taken him to every corner of the industry, from serving as a barista to importing. Joe understands that coffee’s universality comes from its ability to adapt to local communities. He believes uniting local brands allows them to change the world through ethical buying practices. Joe is an eyewitness to the power of green coffee importing and has seen its impact on his trips to coffee-growing regions and industry events. His mission for restorative practices and long-lasting p
Matt Druten believes success comes from a genuine passion for a quality product and the ability to deliver that product authentically. Having founded and worked with companies of all scopes throughout the last three decades, he is enthusiastic about outlining the path to growth for each of FairWave’s brands, regardless of size. For Matt, coffee is one of the few things in life that truly brings people together, and he shares FairWave’s core belief that coffee can positively impact communities – both locally and globally.
A longtime leader in the coffee industry, Isaac Hodges has seen firsthand how local businesses create a ripple effect in the global supply chain. He’s drawn by FairWave’s unique ability to connect with ethical suppliers and organizations that positively impact their communities. Isaac finds that FairWave’s resources empower their employees to become leaders, and he’s excited for his teammates to grow alongside the company.
The marketing projects on Suzanne Gunning’s résumé are varied, but they share a common thread: creating impact. Her latest role at FairWave is no exception. Suzanne’s experience has shown her that marketing empowers people to work together for positive change. She looks forward to using her skills to drive support for local brands and community organizations … and toward great cups of coffee.
The culinary experience has been a lifelong journey for Kevin Johnson. His love of food has taken him far, from representing the U.S. at the Dean & DeLuca International Chefs conference in Thailand to collaborating with Pharrell Williams on the Williams Family Kitchen. Since joining the team at FairWave, Kevin has been focused on building and preserving the unique local brands within the collective.
For Chris Haskett, business development means continuing beloved legacies. His experience has shown that new tactics can revitalize local businesses while remaining true to their founder’s vision. It’s the shared value of brand retention that drew Chris to FairWave. He believes in local coffee brands’ power to bind communities together. He’s determined to preserve small businesses by helping them transition to the next phase of their unique journeys.
Stephanie Orr knows the positive impact that coffee plays in all our lives. She believes that whether it helps you get out of bed in the morning or provides you with the café culture we all crave, coffee delivers vibes of straight-up happiness that we can all use more of. With more than 15 years of experience in operations and sales for consumer goods, she is passionate about enabling more people to purchase and support their favorite local coffee brands by expanding FairWave’s distribution. As she is a big supporter of all things local, her commitment to local bran