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
Administrative ManageR

Kevin is our administrative manager. 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 operations manager. 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.


John Schuck
operations Manager

John is our service manager. He oversees the entire service department, servicing and maintaining our clients’ coffee machines. He also handles new machine installations and brings invaluable knowledge, as he has been in the office coffee service industry for over 30 years! John lives in Fuquay-Varina with his wife. He enjoys vintage cars and spending time with their children while spoiling their dog, Rascal!