Team 2018-10-08T18:05:21+00:00

TEAM

We are a small and perfectly formed team of passionate individuals, all bringing different expertise to make the coffee magic happen.
Eve Wagg
Eve Wagg CEO & Founder
Eve has worked for ten years in the voluntary sector across education, youth employment and social inclusion programmes. She believes everyone should be supported into meaningful employment. Her coffee of choice, a V60 from Ozone Coffee Roasters – the first people to believe in WG’s mission.
Mark Lamberton
Mark LambertonHead of Coffee
Mark is an Authorised SCA Trainer (AST) and a certified World Coffee Events judge. With a drive for discovering and understanding the finer flavours in life and a desire to instill his passion in others, coffee training has become Mark’s MO. When Mark’s not drinking a filter coffee, he’s traveling in search of the growers behind the world’s tastiest coffees and wines.
Darshika Ravindran
Darshika RavindranProject & Marketing Manager
Darshika has over ten years of omnichannel marketing, advertising and digital project management experience across Australia and the UK. She thrives on helping people cultivate their own confidence and independence whilst learning new skills in coffee. Off-duty, Darshika enjoys an oat flat white whilst seeking sustainable travel destinations and delicious new cuisines.
Emma Taylor Martin
Emma Taylor MartinProject & Progressions Coordinator
Emma has experience working in charity partnerships and studying politics. She believes in the power of social enterprise. Emma’s choice of coffee is a cappuccino and in her spare time she enjoys being in the mountains and exploring new cuisines.
Rafael Mlodzianowski
Rafael MlodzianowskiFreelance Coffee Trainer
Raf is a Certified Arabica Q Grader and an SCA Authorised Trainer (AST) in Brewing, Barista and Sensory skills. With over ten years of experience in the hospitality and tourism fields, Raf has a passion to support people to grow and develop in the coffee industry. When he is not at Well Grounded Raf is consulting and training for various roasters and cafes, sometimes behind a machine at St Clements Cafe and teaching at London’s Prufrock coffee.
Lindsey Macdonald
Lindsey MacdonaldNon-Executive Chair
Lindsey is passionate about working with organisations that deliver on their promises. Lindsey co-founded the Homeless FA before joining Street League where she has been promoted to Director of Impact & Strategy. She can often be found enjoying a filter coffee while studying in London’s coffee shops as she’s an MBA candidate at CASS business school.
Daniel Thompson
Daniel ThompsonNon-Executive Director
Daniel brings a deep understanding of both the operational and emotional relationship with specialty coffee to the table. Before joining as Opening Operations Director at Soho House & Co, he managed the wholesale operations at Caravan Restaurants. Developing the Caravan Coffee Roasters brand profile, managing clients, quality control as well as supporting training. He’s a passionate individual who naturally enjoys getting involved in coffee projects that help to improve the industry for both consumers and professionals.
Mike Rogers
Mike RogersNon-Executive Director
Mike started his career in hospitality straight from school and has held various roles in the industry both operationally and in learning and development, including as a college lecturer and standards developer. Mike’s love of coffee really grew when he worked in New Zealand, training with the local roaster. He is currently making waves as the Apprenticeship Levy, Quality and Standards Manager at British Airways. Mikes favourite coffee is a simple Americano.

ADVISORS

Andrew Tolley – Founder, Taylor Street Baristas

Matt Stevenson-Dodd – CEO, Street League

Nigel Bretton – CFO, UBS Bank

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