The Team

David

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President & CEO

I'm a global brand and sales guy with nearly 40 years of consumer products and e-commerce experience. Most of my career has been in beverages both Non-Alcoholic and Alcoholic. I have a proven track record of product and packaging innovation, break through marketing campaigns as well as sales leadership.

I love the outdoors and have tested my mettle on Ironman courses around the world. I'm proud to say I am the 739th swimmer to cross the English Channel. I now climb 14ers for fun and am out on his gravel bike on the weekends.

Eric

Eric, Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer

I come to Jones with 20 years of leadership in the beverage industry. I most recently led turnarounds at Roar Organic's and Fever Tree, where I served as the SVP of North American Manufacturing. Additionally, I have held supply chain leadership positions at Keurig Dr. Pepper, Niagara Bottling, and PepsiCo.

Over the past year, I've developed the North American commercial and supply chain strategy for multiple spirits and RTD cocktail companies. Within the contract manufacturing community, I have overhauled and redesigned craft breweries into diversified co-packers that are strategically focused on spirits, RTD’s of all kinds, and a wide array of crafted cannabinoid based drinks.

Jerry

Jerry, Chief Growth Officer
Chief Growth Officer

I grew up in the “Jones culture”, skateboarding, snowboarding, BMX, dirt bikes, anything with a board or wheels…(if you're not first, you're last)….so I am stoked to get to work with truly great people everyday that bring great flavor, color, and fun (and pure cane sugar) to the world.

Dan

Dan, Vice President of Sales
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  

Gabe

Gabe, Vice President of Operations
Vice President of Operations

I come from a food background, co-founding Stryve in 2018. I oversaw the construction of a 55,000 sq. ft. facility in Madill, OK, which is now the largest USDA SQF biltong factory globally. Under my leadership, Stryve grew from inception to $33M in revenue within three years and went public in 2021 through a SPAC acquisition.

I bring extensive experience across various domains, including domestic and international procurement, strategic planning and execution, sales operations planning, productivity initiatives, ERP systems implementation, and military and private label sales.

I'm also a four-time Academic All-Big Ten Offensive Lineman from the University of Wisconsin, who earned a degree in Civil Engineering. In 2011, I won the Outland Trophy and was selected as a first-round draft pick for the Chicago Bears, retiring from the NFL in 2015.

Joe

Joe $, Controller
Controller

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.

Curt

Chris, Operations Manager
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!)

David

David, Vice President of Marketing  - Mary Jones
Vice President of Marketing  - Mary Jones

As a longtime Jones super fan, I’m super excited to be a part of the team! I was brought on in April of 2021 to lead marketing for the Mary Jones brand and have been so impressed by the culture and drive from the Jones crew. Prior to joining, I worked in different cannabis company where we were one of the first multistate operators in the US to launch and expand brand nationally. I live in a cabin in the woods in Colorado and spend my time on snowboards and bikes and wandering through the forest with my wife and 2 pups.

Chris

Chris, Operations Manager
Director of Operations

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.

Chad

Chad, Director of Sales
Director of Sales

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.

Victor

Victor, Managing Director, Foodservice & Hospitality
Managing Director, Foodservice & Hospitality

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.

Roger

Chad - Sales Director
Director of Sales - West

I have been in the grocery business for 40 years, working for several Grocery and CPG companies. I started at Alpha Beta as a courtesy clerk. I've been a Broker, Buyer and Key Account Manager and have seen the Grocery business grow and shrink though the years. I'm very proud of my family and the rich history that they have in the Grocery-CPG industry. My mother was the first female inducted into the Grocery Hall of Fame in Northern California. I've been married for 39 years to the same great lady (Tish) who puts up with my jokes and silly antics; like wearing silly hats and costumes. I have three great kids (2 boys and 1 girl) and have the great honor of being a grandfather to seven grandkids (4 girls and 3 boys); and we can’t forget the 2 cats. In my spare time, I enjoy barbecuing and entertaining my family poolside in the backyard. I also enjoy playing golf and going to Reno; my favorite casino is the Peppermill. 

Loic

Loic, Sales Director
Director of Sales

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

Howard

Chad - Sales Director
Director of Sales

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.

Nick

Nick, Director of Operations – Mary Jones
Director of Operations – Mary Jones

Super exited to join the Jones Team! I grew up drinking Jones and collecting bottle caps. Being able to combine two things I love: cannabis and Jones, has been a dream come true! We make a best in class, award winning, badass cannabis soda and I am so proud to be a part of the Mary Jones team brining this together. When I’m not working I love cooking and baking, hiking, fishing, hunting and exploring the mountains of Colorado with my lovely wife Gina.

Danielle

Danielle, Logistics & Customer Service Manager
Director of Logistics & Customer Service

Originally born and raised in South Africa, I am ecstatic to be a member of the Jones team. When I’m not working, I am enjoying time with my family or snuggling dogs! I love nature, spontaneous adventures and travelling!

Zach

Zach, ZipCity Sales Manager
Sales Manager

Small town New Englander that set his eyes west, never thought I would be part of the coolest soda brand in the industry and the amazing team that’s behind it all, but here I am. I like gaming, guitars, 3d printing, hanging with my dog.

Margie

Margie, Ecommerce and DTC Manager
Ecommerce and DTC 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.

Jerison

Jerison, Senior Graphics Designer
Senior Graphics Designer 

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".

Erin

Erin, Senior Digital Marketing Manager
Senior Digital Marketing Manager

Half-Filipino, half-ginger from sunny California who decided to take on rainy Washington and hasn’t looked back. Lover of coffee, wine, cats, cuisine, travel, sleep, all things Disney, and the written word, but make it digital.

Allyssa

Allysa, Activation Manager
Activation Manager

As a kiddo, nothing beat the pure joy of getting a Jones Soda after games, and now, it's an absolute thrill to be part of the very team that sparked those memories. With a decade of experience in events and field marketing, I've come to cherish every minute of the whirlwind of chaos that comes with the territory.

In addition to my adventures in events and marketing, I also have spent time as a professional mixologist and found my creative groove as a studio set stylist. Beyond the hustle and bustle of work, you'll often find me painting, wandering through the woods, gardening, or tending to my oodles of house plants. And when it's time for some quality relaxation, I thoroughly enjoy pestering my two geckos, Toast and Soup, or showering my pup, Hefner, with the most satisfying head scratches. I'm a proud lifelong PNW resident, Jones drinker, and chaos coordinator. Cheers!

Ben

Ben, Marketing Associate
Marketing Associate

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!

Max

Max, Accounts Payable Lead
Accounts Payable Lead

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.

Liam

Liam, Senior Accountant
Senior Accountant  

It’s a pleasure working for Jones. I enjoy numbers and Spaghetti.

Sam

Sam, Staff Accountant
Staff Accountant

Originally from Minnesota, I've found my home in Washington. When not at work, I'm often exploring the city on walks, discovering charming small shops, and spending quality time with my three beloved cats.

Sophie

Sophie, AP Accountant
AP Accountant 

As a Seattle native, I love long walks in the rain, punk-rock music, and Jones Soda!! My kitten Miso Soup is an excellent WFH companion and likes to try typing on my keyboard when I am not looking. 

Katie

Katie, Operations Administrator
Logistics Specialist

I was a logistics specialist for the US Navy before joining Jones. I love soccer, reading and I like to think I can draw a little too. When I’m not working you can find me playing soccer, in the gym, hiking, or in the kitchen trying to cook something new.

I loved Jones as a kid, my friends and I would mix flavors together or make popsicles on hot days. I’m super excited to be a part of a team that enjoys bringing new and wild ideas to the table. That's Jones. 

Mary

Mary, Director of New Product Development & Commercialization
Director of New Product Development & Commercialization

Mary is a highly experienced R&D scientist, with over 30 years experience in Food & Beverage. She has worked for PepsiCo, ConAgra Foods, Newman’s Own in the roles of Product Development, New Product Commercialization, Process Engineering and Project Management. Mary represented the United States on the National Women’s Rugby Team, the Eagles.

She is a currently competitive Ironman Triathlete and a grandmother!

Kristina

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Quality Assurance Manager

I can't wait to dive in here and get to work providing the technical support for Jones formulations, ingredients, co-manufacturers, and operations team! With a Master of Science and a MBA, I bring experience in Food Science, Quality, Regulatory and R&D. I previously worked for Boston Market, Tyson, SunFed Ranch/ Teton Waters Ranch and JM Smucker.

I love being outside with my dog and two horses. You can find me playing soccer or field hockey or on a horse. I love my Denver sports teams, gardening, and cooking.

Samantha

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National Inventory Manager

As a native Floridian, I enjoy being outdoors with my family most of the time whether it's fishing or getting competitive at corn hole. If the Florida weather doesn't permit outside activities, you can find me cuddling my 95lb pittie with a good book in my hand or watching whatever the latest documentary is. With 10 years of experience in Supply Chain, I love what I do and networking with tons of great people!

Mitchell

MaryJane, Chief Bark Officer
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).

MaryJane

MaryJane, Chief Bark Officer
Chief Bark Officer

Hello. I am a dog and my name is MaryJane. I get to come with my humans to work every day! I have a very important job of greeting people when they come into the office. My favorite thing to do is fetch. I like playing fetch with balls most but also love a good roll of cardboard. I also love eating cardboard as treats and there is so much cardboard for me to eat here! My humans also say the thing I’m best is “being in the way,” which I don’t really understand but they think I’m good at it! I am 8 years young. My humans think I’m so pretty that they put my face on every label they can. If you ever meet me, I may be shy at first, but if you grab a ball or treat, I will love you. Now time to go stare at a tennis ball until the humans throw it for me!

RUN WITH THE LITTLE GUY.

Howard

Howard, Sales Director
Sales Director

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.

Howard

Howard, Sales Director
Sales Director

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.