Our Team


Lucy R. Valena

Co-Founder and CEO

Lucy Valena is a professional with a proven track record for herding cats and connecting dots while promoting a culture of excellent hospitality. She is the former owner of Voltage Coffee & Art, a venture-backed coffeehouse and gallery in Cambridge, MA. Lucy holds a Masters in Gastronomy/Food Studies, and is fascinated by food and narrativity. She is a financial literacy instructor for Rethink Restaurants, and proudly heads the arts initiative Bait/Switch.


Jaime van Schyndel

Co-Founder and President

Jaime van Schyndel has a decade of specialized experience in sourcing coffee through 'direct trade'. He founded barismo Inc in '08 and became one of the early companies leading the charge that would become a wave redefining modern specialty coffee. As an inventor with brewing patents through his other company Draft Coffee Solutions, he is an entrepreneur that thrives on solving problems. Jaime has also been a blogger, consultant, culinary coffee instructor, and at times a panelist or presenter.


Christopher Chase

Technology Strategist

Chris utilizes his experience in IT, software development, cloud architecture and project management to deliver Raveler's surprisingly-less-frustrating software solutions (SLFSS). Outside of work, Chris enjoys spending his time biking, learning guitar and searching for the best burger Boston has to offer.


Benjamin Osowiecki

Software Developer

Benjamin Osowiecki is a full stack developer, and recently graduated from Keene State College. He enjoys traveling, learning new things, and biking in his spare time. Ben's favorite programming languages are Swift and Matlab.