With over 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, sisters Joey and Cassy Gleason come from a west coast family of food lovers, home cooks, and food growers.
Founder of Marigold Coffee, Joey is an entrepreneur and coffee veteran who studied science at UC Davis, a discipline that informs her roasting and business philosophy today. In 2019, she was elected President of the Oregon Coffee Board, a non-profit membership organization that promotes specialty coffee in Oregon.
Cassy's professional path was in community development, focusing on issues such as child nutrition, healthcare access, and homeless services for LGTBQ youth. Her transition from a career in nonprofit to running a private business with her sister was a very happy leap of faith, finding the Coffee Industry to be endlessly fascinating, incredibly challenging, and deeply rewarding.
In 2015 Joey and Cassy opened the Buckman Coffee Factory, a unique shared-space roasting facility that also operates as a kind of business incubator for other small businesses in coffee.
Learn more about this incredible, woman-owned local business here: MARIGOLD COFFEE.