Meet The Team
Meet Mairead, Art Director
Mairead, whose name rhymes with parade, grew up on the South Side Chicago. Painting is her true passion, but she loves creating any opportunity she gets. As an avid tea and coffee lover-Mairead started working at the Beverly location in 2016. Her Australian Shepherd, Clahane, is her pride and joy as well as her dozens of plants.
Meet Jesus, Director of Wholesale Operation
He was born and raised on his father’s coffee farm in Utuado, Puerto Rico. He has been working in the coffee industry ever since. Coffee is apart of every aspect of his life, as he maintains a SCAA Barista Level 1 Certification. He successfully runs the wholesale operations and manages the roasting production for Bridgeport Coffee.
Meet Mike, President and Founder
He founded Bridgeport Coffee Company in 2004. Mike grew up in a military family, frequently traveling all over. He spent his fair share working in the restaurant industry. Fun fact: he knows how to surf and was in the Navy.
Meet Barry, Wholesale Production
He grew up on the South Side of Chicago with a strong love of video games.
Barry has been apart of the Bridgeport Coffee family since 2013. He has mean art skills and his taste of music will keep you entertained all day. When Barry isn’t working at the roastery, he is spending time with his family.
Meet Darcy, Coffee Ambassador
She grew up in Calumet City, Illinois with a love of plants and animals. Darcy started working at the South Loop location in 2015 where her love of coffee grew even stronger. You can find Darcy in her Hermosa apartment feeding her thousands of plants and chilling with her cat.
Meet Zach, Director of Retail Operations
Zach is originally from New Hampshire; however, he is a self-proclaimed Chicagoan. He currently resides in Bridgeport. Before entering the coffee industry, he was a personal trainer. Zach enjoys reading, exercising and the Chicago Bulls.