Our Team

  • Presteen Garcia

    Downtown Macon Shop Lead

  • Cassidy Hinson

    Macon Shop Lead

  • Kass True

    Orange Park Shop Lead

  • Lara Howard

    St. Francis Hospital Shop Lead

  • Sally & Gus Lempsink, Andrew Wilson

    Warner Robins Owners & Manager

  • Nick & Michaela Reardon

    Florida Regional Operators

  • Ted Buerster

    Roast Master & Facility Foreman

  • Victor Kendrick

    Food Production Manager

  • Angel Kendrick

    Bottle Fulfillment Specialist

  • Jesse Kirkland

    Sales Manager

Shane Buerster

CEO & Chief Sales Officer

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

COO - Z Beans Coffee

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!

Ben West

Chief Financial Officer

Ben was meant to be the Z Beans CFO. Having met Shane one early morning by pure happenstance in 2017, it was clear from Day 1 that Ben had the competitive drive, knowledge, and will to take Z Beans to the next level. Z Beans has learned a lot over the years. Through many ups and downs, Ben is committed to overcoming any obstacle this company may face.

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

COO - Z Beans Coffee Shops

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 an incredibly valuable teammate!

Calis Etheridge

Chief Sales Officer

Calis joined the Z Beans family first as a barista where she quickly established herself as a worthy teammate, with strong leadership and organizational skills. She quickly rose to the challenge and is, today, Z Beans' Chief Sales Officer, pioneering our wholesale growth and relationships!