I have worked in the food industry my entire career and have been fortunate to work for some great companies including 22 years at Kraft Foods. My last role, I was the President of JGC food company. I am very honored and humbled to be appointed president and CEO for Jones Soda Company. It is an amazing brand and a great organization. However, it was the world class talent and great team that inspired me to take the role. I look forward to building this company together.
When not working, I enjoy almost all professional and collegiate sports. Born and raised in Detroit, I am still very loyal to all my home teams (very painful). My real passion is hanging out with my friends and family. I have really been blessed.
President & COO
I love my job, and feel so fortunate to be working with such an amazing brand - it really is by the people and for the people. Please keep sending in your photos, quotes, and flavor ideas!
When I’m not at the office, my other passions include family, cooking, music, and craft beer. So, coming home on a Friday night after a productive week of selling Jones, putting on an old Willie Nelson record on the turntable, slathering some homemade barbecue sauce on a rack of ribs, and pouring a cold draft beer into a chilled glass pretty much sums up the perfect day for me!
Imagine getting to work for the brand that makes your favorite Root Beer... it's a dream come true! I'm privileged to lead marketing for Jones - the original community driven always unexpected vividly colorful and astoundingly flavorful people's craft brand. With our expansion beyond soda into cannabis our aspirations only go higher.
I love my job - but I also love doing lots of stuff. Playing tennis, riding my motorcycle, squading up for video games or hanging with my kids. But if you've read it this far then just go listen to my band, we need the streams... Bicycle, Tricycle on all the platforms.
Vice President of Sales
I joined the Jones team in May 2020 with three decades of experience in the CPG industry. Most recently I was Director of Sales & Distribution at Tim’s Cascade Snacks. I have built my career on trust, commitment and a strong work ethic managing direct, distributor and broker sales teams.
The Pacific Northwest is home, born and raised in the PNW I am a loyal fan of the Seahawks, Mariners, Rainiers, Sonics, Zags and COUGS. I also enjoy traveling with my family, visiting the many great PNW wineries and playing golf. #JONESSODA
Director of Marketing
I’m a self-professed CPG nerd. People refuse to go with me to the grocery store because I’m always looking at new and interesting products, and it takes me forever to finish my shopping. I love to see all the variety in drinks and snacks. Was English poet William Cowper foreshadowing the endless assortments of Jones Soda when he wrote “variety is the spice of life” in 1681? Why yes, I also have a Liberal Arts education from the University of Puget Sound. In my downtime, I make things in metal that would mostly be classified as bad art or “other.”
A veteran of both the “Soda Wars” and the “Bar Wars,” I’m excited to join and build Jones as an uncompromising alternative to Big Soda (you know who you are!)
Very excited to be on the Jones Team! An environment full of hardworking and passionate people. The Jones Brand is unique and am proud to be a part of its growth. When I’m not at work, I love hanging with friends and family, listening to some chill reggae in the sun, and watching the Seahawks, Cougs, and Mariners.
Director of Sales – Foodservice Channel & Western Canada
I recently relocated to Arizona and have a secondary home in Florida currently. My hobbies are bicycling, bocce, basketball, cooking, gardening, hiking, learning languages, movies, reading and travel. I grew up in the restaurant business at a very young age and worked at the family business called Victor’s & Vesuvio’s Pizzeria as a cook. This is what inspired me to have a lifetime career in the food industry.
I joined the JONES team in March 2004. I have been in the beverage industry since 1995 spending a few years on the distributor side of the business then moved to the supplier side. Home base is West Des Moines, Iowa with my beautiful wife Krista and our adorable kids Maxwell and Olivia. I spend most of my work time traveling across the country visiting our great distributors and retailers. My free time is spent with my family, friends and anything outdoors.
I am part of a hard working team. We do work. We do it for the feeling we obtain & because we’re in search of something. We want to relive some great moment we had in the past. Moreover, it’s also to create some other incredible moment like the last one but more intense. As long as we reach our limits... but who knows where those are? Our realm is when we are together against a new dare. It can be anywhere, on snowboards, at the ballpark, in water, in the air... or at the office doing work.
I have been fortunate to have spent the majority of my career in the food industry, having worked with some outstanding companies: Keebler, Kelloggs and Wise Snacks. I am very excited to have joined this very talented team at Jones Soda. The opportunity to work with such the great Jones Soda brand and all unique flavors is going to be a highlight of my career. Having grown up in the Midwest I have made MANY corporate moves from St. Louis to Chicago to S.Florida to Nashville to Atlanta and now reside in Birmingham. I am an avid sports fan, especially fond of my St. Louis Cardinals and Blues Hockey teams. I love to travel especially abroad with my wife and family.
Business Development Manager – Michigan Region
It’s so cool to be back with JONES!!! I have quite a history with the brand, and look forward to building upon it!!
I am a hockey freak, a music worshipper and I love Siamese cats! Plus I make a mean Italian red gravy and meatballs! Wanna try ‘em? GO JONES!!!
Born in Montreal, Quebec, I live with my wife Myriam, my son William and my dog Mya.
I like :Travelling, Cooking, Playing, Camping, Golfing, BBQing, Dancing, Cirque du Soleil, 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
Business Development Manager
I have known Jones Soda my whole life and am very excited to help share my love for the company with others. Growing up in San Diego I spent the majority of my time in the ocean or playing music with friends. But, I knew that I had found my place in the Pacific Northwest when I moved to attend the University of Washington. The things I love most now are backpacking, live music, and cooking with friends. The best is when I can combine all three!
Born and raised in beautiful, boring Bellingham, WA.
Likes: Horror movies, riding my bike, Sci-Fi, comics, anime, beer, video games, typography, food, screen printing, rock n' roll, whiskey, letterpress, playing bass guitar, computers, zombies, listening to vinyl, nature, gig posters, swimming, surf rock, punk rock, garage rock, more food, monsters, aliens, babes, motorcycles, friends, DIY, J.R.R. Tolkien, all aspects of graphic design, and pretty much all things deemed "nerdy".
As a youngster growing up in Lake Forest Park outside of Seattle I used to walk the dog down to the mini-mart to get my favorite, a cold Jones Soda Fufu Berry. Very excited to now be on the Jones team all these years later! I appreciate the simple things in life like spending time with family and friends, enjoying the outdoors, and tasty meals. My hobbies include backpacking, home-improvement projects, gardening, cooking, and sports fandom.
My name is Kayla and I’m here for a good time not a long time. I love all things film related and have probably seen every David Fincher directed movie at least three times. If I’m not watching movies, I usually am hiking or traveling, because I’m a beach kid that likes to do mountain stuff.
I’m so excited to be apart such a creative and energetic team! I am extremely enthused by the idea of digging into the food science within the beverage industry. Originally, from the great plains of Kansas, I’ve slowly migrated west, always ready for adventure! Likes: BBQ, Bouldering and Whitewater Nos: Coleslaw, & Peanut Butter
Ecommerce and Fulfillment Manager
So excited to be a part of the Jones fam! Born originally in Cali in the county of YOLO, but raised in Washington my whole life and studied at CWU. I love working with such a small creative and hardworking team like we are. The Jones brand is so unique and I love how much consumer engagement it requires!
YASSS: DOGS, dancing, hiking, watching and playing soccer (GO TIMBERS!), PUPPIES, hanging out with my friends and family, Harry Potter everything, Simple Plan, Imagine Dragons, Wonderwoman, pizza, GUACAMOLE, and bagels.
Originally from Cleveland Ohio (GO Browns!) I attended college at University of Cincinnati and later earned a degree in Digital Design and Graphics while living in Columbus Ohio. Most of my career has been spent working in the automotive sector, as well as building a career on social media platforms such as Instagram and Youtube. I am excited to be working with Jones and expand my knowledge of the beverage industry while working along some of the friendliest people (and Dogs!) around.
Outside of work you can find me hiking around the great PNW with my wife and our dog. I enjoy anything that involves the outdoors, traveling, music, design, art, photography, and as you can guess… Everything and anything automotive!
Ecommerce and Fulfillment Associate
Identifying as Non-binary and using they/them pronouns. I graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. I am constantly looking to try and experience new things and am always open to learning more about everything I can. I have a broad range of interests and hobbies, some examples of which are music (I collect Vinyl records and try to see a concert or show at least once a month) nature (I enjoy gardening, exploring, foraging and producing my own preserves as well as owning way too many house plants) and traveling (I’d like to see as much of the world as possible and am always looking for new places to visit). Lastly, I love spending time with friends and family, especially my spouse (Hilary), child (Elvie) and my two dogs (Damian and Willow).
I have been fortunate to have spent the majority of my career in the food industry, having worked with some outstanding companies: Keebler, Kelloggs and Wise Snacks. I am very excited to have joined this very talented team at Jones Soda. The opportunity to work with such the great Jones Soda brand and all unique flavors is going to be a highlight of my career.
Having grown up in the Midwest I have made MANY corporate moves from St. Louis to Chicago to S.Florida to Nashville to Atlanta and now reside in Birmingham. I am an avid sports fan, especially fond of my St. Louis Cardinals and Blues Hockey teams. I love to travel especially abroad with my wife and family.