Melissa Brown 

Our founder, Melissa Brown has always been passionate about wellness—physical, spiritual and mental wellness.

She enjoys exercise, travel and lives in Wake Forest with her husband and two sons, who are models for the company. In 2001, she began volunteering with a ministry in Nicaragua which seeks to provide physical and spiritual wellness to those it serves. Melissa, a passionate entrepreneur at heart immediately, saw how she could combine her love for promoting overall wellness by opening a coffee business.

Now Well-Bean supports New Song Mission and the residents of Nicaragua, as a portion of our proceeds go directly to the mission!

Find out more about New Song Mission Nicaragua.


Chad Batten
Production Manager

Chad is our production manager. He oversees roasting the coffee fresh every week, coffee buying and testing, shipping and financial predictions, among other things.

Chad started out as an employee at the Coffee Cart and has been with us ever since. He has triplets and lives with his wife in Wake Forest.

He competes in Rubix Cube competitions all over the Unites States, among one of his many hobbies.


Kevin Wethington
Director of Micro-markets

Kevin is our Director of Micro-markets. He oversees the accounting department, managing our accounts receivables/payables, as well as overseeing the development of our website and retail/b2b stores. He leads client relations and ensures we are providing the best customer service possible.

Kevin lives in Wake Forest and during his free time, enjoys music, travel, and pretending he’s a stand-up comedian.


Ashley Theodorou
VP of client services

Ashley is our VP of Client Services. She oversees product sourcing/ordering while managing the entire delivery team! She also handles new client onboarding and customer service.

Ashley lives in Wake Forest with her husband and three dogs.

During her free time, she competes in Spartan races and cross-fit competitions.

Conrad Black
operations Manager

Bio coming soon !


Kyrsten Gable
Account Representative

Kyrsten is our Account Representative, focusing on corporate planning and sales implementation. She is a recent college grad from East Carolina University where she majored in Hospitality Management with a minor in business and a concentration in Conventions and Special Events. She is new to Well-Bean but is excited to start her career and hopes to one day start her own company like her aunt Melissa. For fun, she enjoys traveling, going to concerts, and binge watching Netflix.

Stephen Bode
Service Manager

Bio coming soon !