Meet the Team


It started with a bracelet...

Read the story about how we came together with one common goal

How it began

Lindsay Wrege, Chief Executive Officer

Lindsay has dreamed of starting a coffee shop run by special needs individuals because she has personally experienced the impact individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities can make. Through spending extensive time with this community, they have taught her to not see disability. Lindsay believes 321 Coffee will shape society for the better, and all it will take is a cup of coffee.   


Elise Romola, Chief Operations Officer

Elise's two favorite things are a good cup of coffee and giving back to the community. 321 Coffee gives Elise an opportunity to blend her own passions with her business major to make a positive impact on society. She recognizes the warm, friendly personalities and amazing abilities of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and wants to help share that with the world. Sharing a cup of coffee is the first step in creating a lasting connection between people, and she can't wait for 321 Coffee to share a cup with you.


Michael Evans, Chief Financial Officer

Michael was inspired to become part of 321 Coffee because of his mom, who has taught a class in high school for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He loves working with 321 and having the chance to form friendships with so many new people. Michael has been inspired by seeing the organization grow during his time and is excited for what the future holds for 321! 


Hannah Cooper, General Manager

Hannah grew up with parents who were both educators for elementary-aged children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her experiences as a child inspired her to become a founding member of the Best Buddies club at her high school, a program that joined with IDD students at another high school to host events and eventually found her school’s first unified sports team. She is thrilled to be a part of 321 Coffee and become more connected with the community in Raleigh!