Chad Vice President of Sales – U.S. & National Accounts
I joined the company in March of 2004. I have been in the beverage industry since '95 spending a few years on the distributor side of the business. Home base is West Des Moines, IA with my beautiful wife Krista and our dog "Baby".I spend most of my work time travelingacross the country visiting our great retailers andbuyers. My free time is spent with family and friends andI like anything in the greatoutdoors.
Jones Soda Co. is truly the spirit of the beverage industry and I am very proud to be a part of it!!! From newflavors to new brands we are working to stay on the cutting edge for our consumers.Everyday we are moving closer and closer to becominga $100,000,000 company due to the great people we have working at Jones Soda Co. Also,don't forget to make you personalized myJones 12pack for your next party or get together.
FAVORITE QUOTE : They don’t care what you know………until they know you care!!
ACTIVITIES: Enjoy spending time with my new son Maxwell ,Family,friends, Boats,Mountain bikes, Motorcycles,Mini Bikes, Snowboards, Skateboards, Mountain Boards, Anything Water, Anything Snow, Anything dirt and Travel.
Aron Regional Manager - Canada
Aron was born and raised in South Africa. Along with his family, they found their way around the world before finally settling in Toronto, Canada. "BRRrrr!" He says, "I often get asked if I had a pet lion growing up, so it only seemed fitting that my picture shows me playing with a lion cub (I didn't have a lion btw)."
From a professional standpoint, he has done everything from Life-Guarding, to Day-trading the stock market, to Sales. Sales, however, has taken up the majority of his professional career. He has spent several years developing the Ontario and Western Canada markets in the consumer packaged goods industry and, as a result, found his way to reside in British Columbia.
He currently lives in BC with, what he calls, "the cutest dog in the world - Simba, A.K.A - Little Monster, A.K.A - Mr. Happy (as his tail is always wagging - even when he's dreaming)."
Pet Peeves -Traffic, and Public displays of affection Favorite sports - Surfing, swimming, white water rafting, and anything else in the water.Favorite foods - Pizza, hamburgers, poutine (you'll have to come to Canada and try it).
Favorite drink - Doctor Jones!
Favorite quote - "I have not failed 1000 times. I have successfully discovered 1000 ways to NOT make a light bulb" - Thomas Edison
Ashley Territory Manager - British Columbia
I started 2013 with a resolution to indulge in Jones Soda every day. To my delight, I will get to do just that as Territory Manager for BC.
Sales, customer service and hospitality experience of nearly a decade has led me to my new adventure with Jones Soda. From cashier to serving to meeting and hosting Christine Sinclair and the Canadian Women's Olympic Soccer Team as Hotel Sales Manager, I have met some wonderful people who have inspired me and contributed to who I am today.
I love yoga, travelling the world, cooking, spending time with my family and friends, a good glass of Cab Sauv, sushi, hockey, country music, meeting new people and of course my little rescue dog Joey.
I look forward to my career at Jones Soda.
Favourite Jones Flavor: Cream Soda – reminds me of my childhood ... every time I take a sip!
Dane Territory Manager - San Francisco
I came on board in early 2013 and am thrilled for the opportunity to represent the awesome Jones Soda brand in the place where I grew up and love - the San Francisco Bay Area. When I was 21, I married my high school sweetheart, Brittany, while enjoying good food, great trails and spectacular beaches on California's beautiful Central Coast. Today, we spend much more time training our crazy little dog, Mr. Buddy. My passions (outside of Jones Soda, of course) include people, literature, theology, coffee, IPAs, spicy food, rootsy music and SF Giants games on the radio. I run every day to stay sane.
I came to Jones Soda with a year and a half Territory Management experience in beverage, an industry I love because it is all about passion and uniqueness. Jones epitomizes these characteristics to the fullest extent.
Brian Regional Manager - Northwest
I have been in the beverage industry for approximately 12 plus years. I was in management with Columbia Distributing from 1992 thru 2002. Took an 8 year break and dabbled in the mortgage/construction industry. In 2010 got back into the beverage industry but not with a distributor but with a supplier. Now here with Jones and extremely excited!!!
I spend most of my time with my daughter (Hailey) and son (Zachary), doing everything under the sun. They are my pride and Joy!!!
Fun for me consists of: riding my motorcycle, playing golf, working out and hanging out with friends/family. This being my first year back playing golf after 3 years because of multiple surgeries. I am excited to see if I can get back to a 4 handicap.
To wrap it up, if you are ever in Oregon, give me a call. Let’s play a round of 18!
Loic Area Manager - Quebec
Born in Montreal, Quebec, I live with my Girlfriend Myriam and my dog Mya.
I like :Travelling, Cooking, Playing, Camping, Golfing, BBQing, Dancing, Cirque duSoleil, Mojitos, Cashew, Ping Pong, Mad Men, Fringe, Rocky, Die Hard, Atila the Hun, Gengis Khan, Dreaming, Any Playa, Montreal Canadiens, Expresso, Jones Soda.
I am: Epicurean, Positive, Curious, Calm
Twin Brother : Maxim Sister: Michelle
Favorite Jones: Strawberry Lime
Brad Regional Manager - South Central
I am excited to be back with Jones Soda! I have been in the beverage industry since 1998, spending time with the distributor side the business before moving to the supplier side. I was with Jones from 2004 to 2009, and now cover Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.
I am based in the Kansas City area with my wife and two girls. When I am not at work, I am a soccer dad. I love to watch my girls play soccer.
I love football, and my teams are the Chiefs for professional, and Mizzou for college.
James Regional Manager - Midwest
I have been in the Beverage Industry for over 15 years. Six of which were with Jones and I'm very excited to be BACK!! I was born and raised here in Columbus, OH. I have two Beautiful children, Kaili and Carter.
Likes: My Children, Family, Friends, camping, boating, motorcycling, hiking, Grilling and every sport possible!
Dislikes: Drama, Indian food, waiting in lines and cold weather.
Associations: Cub Scouts of America, Coaching little league football, Harley riding for charity causes, Member of the Moose Lodge
Favorite Jones Flavor: Jones Cream Soda
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Music Group: Zack Brown Band
Favorite Holiday: 4th of July
Pet's Name: AKeela (Siberian Husky)
Michael Territory Manager - Detroit
Born the day after Christmas on a cold and snowy Chicago day. Married my soul mate Jessica & Moved to Pure Michigan in 2010. Accomplished my dream of singing Lukin on stage 6/16/03 with Seattle's own Pearl Jam. Father to the greatest son in the world Tyler & 3 cats that drive me crazy.
Inherited the passion of selling from my Grandfather Johnson and the gift of gab from my father Charles. My art and sense wacky projects come from my mother. I have learned a great deal compassion and empathy in customer service from 15 great years of serving children, adults and seniors with Disabilities in the Health Care Industry.
Likes: Cutting the Grass, Making Music, Street Bicycle Riding, Pearl Jam, Photography, making other people laugh, Auto racing = Danica Patrick & Baby Dale, Traveling to see Pearl Jam in concert 60 plus times, Spicy Vegetarian Thai Food, Jones Soda, Listening to Pearl Jam, Classic Rock on Vinyl, BTLS and Howard Stern, Making Homemade Pizza, Smokey and the Bandit, Just mindless fun days with my family and friends.
Sports Teams: The White Sox, Da Bears & Da Bulls
Dislikes: Both War & HFCS.... What is it good for? Absolutely nothing ... now say it again now
Favorite Lyric I remember when, I swore I knew everything, Let's say knowledge is a tree, It's growing up just like me - In My Tree
Favorite Jones Soda: Black Cherry Zilch... Love the taste without the guilty feeling of loading up on calories.
Scott Regional Manager - Mountain
I am a 23-year veteran in the beverage industry. I started at the early age of 14, and have worked the production, distributor and supplier side of the business. My first gig on the supplier side was with Jones Soda from '04 - '09. The culture, passion, marketing and premium quality are the best in the industry. That's why I am back! Jones Soda is in my "Blue Bubblegum" blood and always will be!
I am based out of the great state of Utah where I live with my beautiful wife Jennifer and two boys Jacob & Drakey. Family is everything to me. My father is my hero and taught me from an early age...Without hard work you get nowhere in life!
My favorite quote: "We all put our pants on the same, so treat everyone equally"!
I love Jones Soda Floats...Any flavor + Vanilla Ice Cream = Scrumptiousness.
Lionel Richie Rules!!!!
Bryan Regional Manager - Southwest
I am excited to be a part of Jones Soda staring March 2013. I have been with a few different brands and I have never been so excited to work with a brand as I am with Jones. The brand fits my lifestyle and personality perfectly as all people have energy and passion to be working for Jones Soda.
Born and raised in Southern California and having my in laws in Hawaii, my territory could not be a better fit. I grew up surfing and skateboarding and try to get in the water as much as possible. As of a few years ago I started mountain biking which I really enjoy. My passion is traveling and learning about different cultures. I have been fortunate to travel quite a bit and live in Italy for five months and Central America for a year. Kristi, my wife, was a great travel partner throughout Central America. We rescued a sick dog, Paco in Nicaragua where we nursed back to health and is still with us today in Southern California.
Kristi and I have two amazing children. Kalani (age three) is a big brother to his baby sister Maya (age 1). The kids are my pride and joy and I am looking forward to taking them to the beach and teaching them to surf.
My favorite Jones Soda flavor is Root Beer.
Wiatt Territory & Events Manager - SoCal
Let me start by saying I am sooooo excited to join the Jones Soda family! I have been in the beverage industry for the last 6 years and I have found that my strong points have been event management and marketing! In the last year I coordinated over 200 marketing events, 500 samplings, managed a sampling team, created social media sites, increased sales in my territories, and developed a Campus Manager Program. I know these strengths will transfer seamlessly to the Jones Soda culture!
I grew up and still live in Manhattan Beach, CA. I can honestly say I live at one of the most awesome beach towns in the states! Some of my hobbies in Manhattan Beach are surfing, volleyball, hanging with the friends & family, taco Tuesdays & Thursdays, Lakers games, and the occasional Mexico trip!
Favorite Travel Spots - Tahiti, Whistler, Cabo, and Lake Powell.
Favorite Sports Team - Lakers.
Favorite Jones Soda - Green Apple.
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