Chris “Cookie Monster” Pirrello – Owner- Triple Crown Coffee
Chris is a thru-hiker who has completed eight long-distance trails including the three trails that make up the Triple Crown. He purchased Triple Crown Coffee in 2020 as a way to combine his two loves, coffee and thru-hiking. When he is not slinging coffee Chris works as a Massage Therapist and is a competitive axe thrower.
Lisa Seeley – Founder – Triple Crown Coffee
Originally from Michigan, Lisa moved to Portland, Oregon, where she learned to appreciate coffee and the “farm to cup process.” Living in the Pacific NW became a foundation for perfecting the craft of sourcing and roasting great coffee and starting her company, “Triple Crown Coffee.” Lisa hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2012 and the Continental Divide Trail in 2014, 2 of the 3 long-distance hiking trails which make up the “triple crown of hiking trails.” (The other one is the Appalachian Trail.) As a way to give back to her trail experiences, a portion of sales are donated to the trail organizations that protect each trail they represent. Lisa is a full-time airline pilot, a member of the Oregon Coffee Board, and enjoys hiking, dancing, and rock climbing.