Our
People

The Joy is Real.
Meet the people behind the products.

Sandra
Goss

ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST

I’m a dog mom of six

I love champagne (mimosas) and shoes

I always lose something: keys, phone, etc.

I’m very funny & positive even when I’m sad

I smile every day because life is beautiful

SWATI
VARMA

LOGISTICS COORDINATOR

I’m an Irish twin

I’m vegetarian

I have a paw-shaped birth mark

Snorkeled with sharks

I always have my nails done

KATINA
FISHER

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Yoga, Pilates, and barre give me joy

Chocolate is my guilty pleasure

Loves hiking, kayaking, and patio restaurants

I try to find the positive in every situation

Food science is my passion

NORMAN TALIAFERRO

VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES

Completed 3 Ironman races

Penny & Butter are my pups

My wife is way cooler than me

Sitting at a desk all day freaks me out

Cowboys, Mavericks, Rangers, Stars, Tequila

TODD
SANDERS

CONTROLLER

I am an Eagle Scout

My favorite movie is Empire Records

I have kissed a giraffe on the nose

I learned to play ice hockey in my 30s

I wanted to be a marine biologist as a kid

KELSEY
LAWRENCE

MARKETING DIRECTOR

Plant mom to 21 plants

Exclusively wears high top shoes

Lived in NYC for 5 years

Photographer on the side

Office DJ

NATALIE
LAKEMAN

VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES

Started a music festival in STL, MO

Takes 2 mission trips a year to Haiti

Enjoys doing anything that ends in "-ing"

Loves Budweiser

Has a new Rhodesian Ridgeback named Hank

CELEST
BEJIL

MARKETING COORDINATOR

I have a black pug named Lulu

I used to make memes for a living

My only sibling is 16 years younger than me

I have a food Instagram (@austinfoodielimits)

I performed on stage with the band Foreigner

SCOTT
STURGILL

VP, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION

Food scientist & pastry chef

The “nutrition bar expert”

Home builder and remodeler

Certified diver

Married with 2 “kids": Labradors Sage & Tucker

NORA
CHESNUT

CONTENT MANAGER

Was born in 1520

From Kentucky

Plays piano and banjo

70% of my closet was thrifted

I have a fruit tooth

MARK
ROMERO

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

Cycle is my side hustle

I can sleep anywhere

Plaid pants are classic

I snort when I laugh, not ALL the time

Long walks on the beach

KRISTEN
COOK

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR / DESIGNER

Has two different-colored eyes

Self-proclaimed Margarita connoisseur

Syracuse basketball fanatic

Can paint a mean elephant

Jumped out of a perfectly good airplane

MANISH
PATEL

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

New dad to my beautiful son, Kobi

Owns a speakeasy in Austin

Serial entrepreneur

Koi fish are my weird obsession

DANNY CONTRERAS

SALES

Competitive powerlifter

Former U.S. Marine

I’m a rare shoe collector

Zombie horror is my favorite movie genre

Loves chocolate dipped cones from Sandy’s

BEN
WOODS

DIGITAL MARKETER

Was sprayed by a skunk as a kid

Love playing with my 3-year-old son, Asher

Big college football fan

Ran a 120-mile relay race with 6 friends

Owned/operated a men’s clothing store