Meet The Team

Joe is the quintessential New Yorker, who has toned down (just a bit) after 15 years in the Midwest. He dropped out of college and spent his remaining student loan money to purchase the coffeehouse down the street from the University of Florida, where he and Melissa met, way back in 1999. Joe has held just about every job, from pizza making to day-trading to driving a coffee truck to retail operations management and more, before burning his suits and forever leaving the corporate world behind him. Nothing makes him prouder than his role as a father, but he also gets a kick out of slinging coffee and carrying furniture up multiple flights of stairs as a delivery man for Thrift & Thrive.