Meet The Team

Company Founders

Greg

Greg Patterson

Owner
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Marketing
Loves:
Peanut Butter

Dislikes:
Fatty foods

Favorite Spice:
Pasilla de Oaxaca Chiles

Most Likely to:
Push people out of their comfort zone.

Fun Fact:
Stan Lee of Marvel Comics once ate in a restaurant I was running.
Penny

Penny Patterson

Owner
Director of All Things Creative
Human Resources
Loves:
Avocados, food photography, and yoga

Dislikes:
Tofu, social media rants, the color red

Favorite Spice:
… So many to choose from. Currently Peruvian Kabob and Las Cruces (great on grilled mushroom burgers!)

Most Likely to:
Take a Vacation to Italy and NEVER come back!

Fun Fact:
I can stand on my head!
Michelle

Glenna "Michelle" Patterson

Owner
Chief Operations Officer
Loves:
My animals (pitbull, golden retriever, husky, cat, and rabbit), working on my house with my boyfriend, and working with my parents and brother.

Dislikes:
Winter and snakes.

Favorite Spice:
That’s a combination of Honey Chipotle, Applewood Chipotle, and Ranch Dressing.

Most Likely to:
Do something spur of the moment.

Fun Fact:
I have labeled BILLIONS of jars since we first started this company.
Rob

Rob Patterson

Owner
Director of Business Development
Customer Service / Web Development
Loves:
Sixers basketball, German cars, my cat Goo, and Vinyl.

Dislikes:
Cucumbers, when your sock falls half off when you’re sleeping.

Favorite Spice:
Piri Piri

Most Likely to:
Hit my head on the doorframe.

Fun Fact:
Never broken a bone in my body.

Business Development / Customer Service

Sarah

Sarah Bowden

Business Development
Loves:
A glass of wine and a good book.

Dislikes:
When people pick off their nail polish. That noise!

Favorite Spice:
Roasted Garlic Pepper

Most Likely to:
Bring home stray pets.

Fun Fact:
I’m double jointed in my left thumb.

Marketing / Creative / Content / Web Development

Jeff

"Chef" Jeff Oshetski

Chef / Food Stylist
Recipe Development
Product Development
Loves:
My family, music, food.

Dislikes:
I have a few dislikes.

Favorite Spice:
Meco Chile Powder

Most Likely to:
Join the circus.

Fun Fact:
I can speed read.
Emma

Emma Hazelton

Graphic Designer
Photographer
Loves:
My cats, shoes, and art.

Dislikes:
Country music, flip flops, and moths.

Favorite Spice:
Mother Clucker Chicken Seasoning

Most Likely to:
Be the person next to you, blasting music at a red light.

Fun Fact:
I own over thirty pairs of shoes, each being a different color or design.
Talia

Talia Hazelton

Content Writer
Loves:
Typewriters, the smell of new books, reading, writing, rainy days, lipstick, Spider-Man, Sense8, and music.

Dislikes:
Boring people, popping sounds, and infomercials.

Favorite Spice:
I’m very partial to Brewpub Garlic Fries and Tikka Masala.

Most Likely to:
Be caught falling asleep at parties.

Fun Fact:
Read the entire 7th Harry Potter book in one sitting after getting it at the midnight release party of my local bookstore.
Julieann

Julieann Gusick

Content Writer
Loves:
Early mornings, reading, my dog Clementine.

Dislikes:
Olives, pumping gas in the cold.

Favorite Spice:
Garlic EVERYTHING!

Most Likely to:
Buy a new reusable bag every time she goes grocery shopping because she forgot hers.

Fun Fact:
I’m in the witness protection program!
Cody

Cody Zahoroiko

Web Development
Data Scientist
Loves:
Music, dad jokes, and most cats.

Dislikes:
Bland food, some cats.

Favorite Spice:
Cilantro

Most Likely to:
Eat a crazy combination of foods ie, spicy sweet chili Dorito-Honey-Pizza = mind-blowing.

Fun Fact:
Can play five musical instruments.

Product Development / Purchasing / Inventory / Receiving / Compliance

Beth

Rebecca Patterson

Owner
Director of Product Sourcing
Loves:
Traveling, plants, shoes, and animals.

Dislikes:
Gray days and snow.

Favorite Spice:
Roasted Garlic Pepper and La Vera Smoked Sweet Paprika

Most Likely to:
Be unable to come up with a “most likely to.”

Fun Fact:
Learned the art of negotiating while living in Seoul, South Korea.
Kate

Kate McGuire

Inventory Specialist
Loves:
Family fun days with my daughter, boyfriend, and our dogs. Bonus points if we’re in the woods or at the beach.

Dislikes:
Waiting.

Favorite Spice:
Austin Steak Rub- says steak rub, but it’s good on just about anything.

Most Likely to:
Overthink everything.

Fun Fact:
I’ve driven cross-country. I’d love to do it again with more time and money.

Production / Operations / Shipping / Blending / Grinding

Kylie

Kylie Rankin

Operations Supervisor
Loves:
My two little boys, riding horses, and living out in the country.

Dislikes:
Spiders.

Favorite Spice:
Honey Chipotle.

Most Likely to:
Wreck a vehicle on a sunny, 75 day!

Fun Fact:
I love to ride horses.
Keith

Keith Searles

Lead Blender
Loves:
Old lady and kids, co-workers, and pizza.

Dislikes:
Taxes and lazy people.

Favorite Spice:
Mix of Ranch Dressing and Buffalo Wing Rub

Most Likely to:
Get more tattoos.

Fun Fact:
I have many animals.
Tyler

Tyler Searles

Operations / Blending / Grinding
Loves:
MX/ATVs

Dislikes:
Bullies.

Favorite Spice:
Bourbon Molasses

Most Likely to:
Study Mechanics

Fun Fact:
Thinks Chevy is better than Ford.
Kim

Kim Deska

Lead Shipper / Production
Loves:
Baking, kayaking, and hanging out with friends.

Dislikes:
Confrontation

Favorite Spice:
Pennsylvania Pepper

Most Likely to:
Burn out my mixer from using it too much!

Fun Fact:
I want to open my own bakery. I love seeing people’s reactions to my baked goods.
Jonna

Jonna Haines

Operations / Production
Loves:
All things vintage and shabby chic!

Dislikes:
Slow drivers!

Favorite Spice:
Red Pepper Flakes

Most Likely to:
Embarrass myself daily.

Fun Fact:
My hair has not been its original color for 44 years.
Cody E

Cody Ebersole

Operations / Blending / Grinding
Loves:
Hunting, fishing, baseball, fixing things, boating.

Dislikes:
Doing nothing.

Favorite Spice:
Pennsylvania Pepper

Most Likely to:
Sleep.

Fun Fact:
Likes to fix cars.
Greg K

Greg Kelley

Operations / Blending
Loves:
My wife and kids, my dogs, history, space, and laughing.

Dislikes:
People who chew with their mouth open.

Favorite Spice:
Applewood Chipotle Rub

Most Likely to:
Start reading 4 books at the same time.

Fun Fact:
I met Gene Simmons on the Vegas Strip but I thought it was just an actor.
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