Our Team

The Team at the Buena Vista Roastery and Bongo Billy’s Coffees

Laurie Benson
Laurie has focused primarily on marketing over the past fifteen years. In addition to marketing for New Earth Records and Body, Mind, Spirit, she has worked extensively with different guest ranch/resorts throughout Colorado to help them realize their unique attributes, and how to market themselves appropriately. Three things that are of great value to Laurie are hiking, backpacking and introducing her daughter to the wonders of the great outdoors.
Laurie Benson
Joel Benson
Over the years, Joel has worked as an educator, facilitator and consultant. He co-founded a company in Kentucky, helping former tobacco farmers diversify. Previously, he consulted with several non-profits and taught at a few schools. He is a Certified Educator in Holistic Management and has consulted with a number of groups and businesses in that vein. He has spent several years in and out of heavy coffee-growing regions of Latin America, traveling and serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica. He serves as Mayor for the Town of Buena Vista. He also kayaks.