Our Team

  • Presteen Garcia

    Downtown Macon Shop Lead

  • Cassidy Hinson

    Piedmont Hospital Shop Lead

  • Kass True

    Mercer Village Shop Lead

  • Lara Howard

    St. Francis Hospital Shop Lead

  • Sally & Gus Lempsink, Andrew Wilson

    Warner Robins Owners & Manager

  • Nick & Michaela Reardon

    Orange Park Operators

  • Ted Buerster

    Roast Master & Facility Foreman

  • Antonio Mitchell

    Coffee Production Manager

  • Victor Kendrick

    Food Production Manager

  • Angel Kendrick

    Bottle Fulfillment Specialist

Shane Buerster

Founder & CEO

Shane founded Z Beans Coffee in 2016. His emphasis on relationship building, hard work, diligence, and trust has established a culture of camaraderie amongst all Z Beans employees in which each person understands their value in the company and has the ability to succeed not just with the team, but as individuals. Shane's dedication to always find a way is what drives Z Beans forward.

Carter Varga

Chief Operations Officer

Carter joined Z Beans as an intern in 2017, full-time in May of 2018. The sacrifices he has made for the sake of Z Beans—for the belief in a mission and in the people of Ecuador—have enabled this company to succeed time and time again. Z Beans would surely not be where it is today without him. The ultimate teammate and business partner!

Mary Kathryn Stewart

Chief Marketing Officer

Mary Kathryn first came to Z Beans as a marketing intern in 2019, committing full-time in 2020 to eventually become the CMO. She has a rare combination of adaptability, creativity, business savvy, and most importantly, loyalty—an extremely intelligent individual. Each of us rely on her, yet she never waivers. Z Beans is forever grateful for her loyalty and commitment.

Max Burke

Chief Sales Officer

Max began as an intern in the summer of 2021, committing full-time later the same year. From the beginning, he filled a valuable role at Z Beans and has proven to have the same values that the company embodies. With his combination of competitive drive and outgoing personality, Max has been able to pioneer our wholesale growth. Z Beans is grateful for him!