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Founder & Chief Integrity Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Sales Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Director of Sales, East
Director of Sales, Central
Director of Sales
Director of Sales Canada
Territory Sales Manager, NY + NJ
Vet Channel Sales Manager
Territory Manager, Central NW
Central Northeast Sales Manager
Pacific Northwest Sales Manager
Area Field Coordinator Chicago
Southeast Sales Manager
Natural Channel Sales Manager
Mid-Atlantic Sales Manager
Northeast Sales Manager
Southwest Territory Sales Manager
Territory Sales Manager
Calgary Area Coordinator
Strategic Sales Analyst
Territory Sales Manager, NorCal
Toronto Area Coordinator
Territory Sales Manager, Rocky Mountain
VP of Innovation
Vice President, Marketing
Director of Product Management
Ecommerce & Digital Marketing Director
Reseller Marketing Manager
Community and Marketing Coordinator
Customer Service & Sales Support Lead
Customer Service Representative
VP of Operations
Director of Production
Director of Procurement
Accounts Receivable Specialist
Sales Operations Coordinator
Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs
Director Production & Manufacturing
Ecommerce and Natural Accounts Receivable Specialist
Leadership - Founder & Chief Integrity Officer
Lucy is our company’s Founder and Chief Integrity Officer, who ensures we stay focused on our true north when it comes to brand, customers and product ethics. She’s a companion animal nutritionist who started The Honest Kitchen in her kitchen in 2002. She’s passionate about nutrition and holistic health. Considered an expert in her field, Lucy frequently writes articles, conducts radio and television interviews, and occasionally holds educational seminars for pet owners. She also recently authored Dog Obsessed, a guide to a happier, healthier life for the pup you love.
Leadership - Co-Founder
Company co-founder Charlie only joined the team on a full-time basis in 2007. Prior to joining the team Charlie was a Design Sculptor at Nissan Design America for 10 years, where he sculpted the original design model for the 2004 350Z among many other projects. When Charlie is not cleaning up after the ever growing family (as listed by Lucy) he likes to find time to surf, golf and play soccer among other sporting interests.
Leadership - Chief Executive Officer
Michael is our fearless Chief Executive Officer, who manages overall operations, strategy and business development, along with his rescued Golden Retriever, Nala. When Nala's not hunting for toys under cabinets, she's climbing on laps and pawing for your attention. Michael & Nala both love the San Diego beaches where Michael surfs and kayaks, while Nala rides the waves to fetch just about anything.
Leadership - Chief Operating Officer
Nate joined The Honest Kitchen as Chief Operations Officer with over 17 years of leadership experience across several industries including construction, retail, and technology. Nate and his family reside in San Diego where most of their free time is spent at their kids’ swim meets & musical performances or chasing around their three dogs: two labs, Hope & Mojo, plus Woody, a rescue dog of unknown yet curious origin.
Leadership - Chief Sales Officer
Steve joined The Honest Kitchen in February 2014 and has been leading our independent sales team ever since. While originally hailing from Chicago, Steve currently resides in Denver, CO with his two sons, Peter and Michael, and his Goldendoodle, Mulligan. Steve is an avid golfer, devout Chicago sports fan, enjoys fitness, yoga and doing anything with his family. Steve is an active contributor to carrying out the mission and purpose of The Honest Kitchen. He believes that The Honest Kitchen is on a revolutionary journey to enhance the lives of families through the health and wellbeing of their pets.
Leadership - Chief Marketing Officer
Mike Steck is our Chief Marketing Officer - a veteran of the outdoor, action sports and sporting goods industries. Mike oversees our marketing, product innovation, and e-commerce teams. He and his wife Cara are proud parents of their daughter Camilla and their pooch Cosmo. Steck loves to ski, mountain bike, trail run, and surf and always finds time to raise a pint glass with friends in the craft beer mecca of San Diego.
Sales - Director of Sales, East
Jeff comes to The Honest Kitchen with 13 years of sales leadership experience in the pet industry. He resides in Pennsylvania with his wife and two kids, as well as two dogs Maggie, a Pitbull mix and Lucy, an English bulldog. He also has a rabbit, two gerbils, and fish. In his spare time, you can find him running or coaching his kids in a variety of sports.
Sales - Director of Sales, Central
Demetria is our Director of Sales for the Central United States. With 18 years of sales leadership and training, she loves using her experience to pursue her professional passion at The Honest Kitchen: helping as many pets as possible get on the road to good health through good food. She resides in the Chicago area with her super cool husband, and vivacious 8-year-old daughter. You can often find the DiGrazia family watching the latest Super Hero movie or attending local Comicons like Wizard World or C2E2. Demetria also writes music, sings and pursues all things artistic and creative. She and her family love the Chicago Bears and even their 1-year old Schnoodle, Lita, and their senior rescue Kiran Terrier, Poppy, show team spirit by donning Bears jerseys on the weekends. The whole family gets to be culinary creative with The Honest Kitchen recipes by adding in different THK Supplements, Bone Broths, and Toppers!”
Sales - Director of Sales
Cara joined The Honest Kitchen as Director of Sales with 13 years of sales leadership experience across several industries including banking, education, Insurance, and consumer packaged goods. Cara and her family reside in Tiburon, CA where most of their free time is spent at their sons baseball and rugby games or lounging with their two rescue cats: Luna & Sophie.
Sales - Director of Sales Canada
Bonnie joins the team as our Director of Sales, Canada. She has been in the pet industry for over 13 years and loves it! She lives just outside Toronto with her husband Jermaine and two amazing and active kids. In her free time she enjoys yoga, volleyball and watching her kids participating in basketball and track & field.
Sales - Territory Sales Manager, NY + NJ
Wendy is our NY/NJ Territory Sales Manager. In addition to her husband Vince, she has two amazing children Vincent, and Tori and a four legged best friend, Boo. A true Jersey girl, she loves to spend time down the shore, playing tennis, and practicing yoga. As a Leukemia Survivor, she is passionate about giving back. She has completed 4 half marathons and raised over $75,000 in her fight against cancer.
Sales - Vet Channel Sales Manager
Roxy joined THK in 2014 as our Vet Channel Sales Manager, and is mom to Almond(Pomeranian) and Lentil (Chihuahua). She has worked in the natural foods industry for the last fifteen years and has recently received certification as a master herbalist. Roxy has a passion for music , southern cooking and traveling. She spends her spare time joking around with her husband and her two fur kids.
Sales - Territory Manager, Central NW
Our Midwest Territory Manager Sara is married with a son, Pierce, and two furry members of the family, adopted kitty Egypt and Maltese mix Sherlock. When not serving up THK, she is a lover of all things vintage and can be caught restoring a '61 Comet or helping with fundraisers for Peace for Pits, where she was featured in their 2015 calendar.
Sales - Central Northeast Sales Manager
Cam joins The Honest Kitchen as the Central Northeast Territory Sales Manager. Cam is an Ohio State Buckeye that loves traveling to ski and scuba dive. In his free time he enjoys playing basketball, grilling-out with friends, and jogging with his buddy Muskie. Muskie is a 5-year-old Golden Retriever who has two favorite things: jogging through the woods and The Honest Kitchen.
Sales - Pacific Northwest Sales Manager
Emily comes to The Honest Kitchen as the Pacific Northwest Territory Manager. In addition to having a tremendous familiarity with the region, stores and sales processes, Emily has been feeding The Honest Kitchen to her own fur family for quite some time. She is a proud mom of two teenagers (Ian and Thane) and two dogs (Ruby and Oreo). When Emily’s not chasing them around, she can be found doing yoga, practicing headstands or walking around parks trying to find Pokémon stops.
Sales - Area Field Coordinator Chicago
Sarah is a Chicago native and a long time dog enthusiast who recently discovered she is also a cat person. She's claimed by 2 dogs and 2 cats, and her daughter Anna. When she's not teaching her daughter how to ride horses or training her young dog to be a PTSD emotional support dog for her significant other, Sarah enjoys creative writing and taking the boat out on the lake. She's also a huge fan of bacon.
Sales - Southeast Sales Manager
Dale is originally from Ohio but resides in North Carolina. He is a Veteran of the United States Army in which he served as a Infantry Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. During this time, he completed multiple combat tours to Afghanistan. He has his bachelors degree from Methodist University and has been in the pet industry for 6 years. Dale enjoys working out, spending time with his wife and son, and doing endless projects around his home. He has a Rescue Boxer, Swagger and a French bulldog named Winston.
Sales - Natural Channel Sales Manager
Cristina is our Natural Channel Sales Manager and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. She comes to us with 10 years’ experience in the natural products industry, previously working for a broker. She has a loveable mixed pup named Ryder, (known around the neighborhood for his signature bow tie) who loves to play and steal your socks. When she is not taking Ryder to the dog park to let out his energy, she enjoys spending her time being active, traveling, listening to live music, salsa dancing and partaking in the occasional food and wine pairing.
Sales - Mid-Atlantic Sales Manager
Scott is our Mid-Atlantic Territory Sales Manager. He was born in New Jersey and transplanted to Pennsylvania 15 years ago. He’s been in the pet industry for twelve years. He’s married to Nancy who’s a teacher and their daughter Hannah graduated from college and is starting her career in the college sports industry. Both of their dogs are adopted. Redd Reddington is a 5 year old Doberman and Ernie is a 9 year old Tennessee born Lab Hound mix. When he’s not playing fetch with his dogs, he spends his spare time working on the family farm.
Sales - Northeast Sales Manager
Amy joins The Honest Kitchen with over 17 years’ experience in the pet industry holding different capacities from nutritional product trainer, to retail management and sales. She studied nutrition at IET college in California, but currently lives in Connecticut with her husband and two young girls. They share their house with 3 dogs; a Lab named Cooper, a French Bulldog named Monty, and a Chihuahua mix rescue named Bella. Amy has a lifelong passion for horses, travel and lazy days at the beach. In her spare time she can be found at the gym, trail running, or spoiling her kids.
Sales - Southwest Territory Sales Manager
Missy is our San Diego and Arizona Territory Sales Manager. She and her soul-mutt Waylin have been a family since 2008 when she found him in college. They love to hang out at coffee shops, go to dog beaches, and hike in their spare time. Missy was born and raised in Chicago, but loves the San Diego life! She has always been an animal lover and is living her dream working for a great company that employs human and their dogs!
Sales - Territory Sales Manager
Alicia is our Territory Sales Manager for the Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Hawaii territories. With over 15 years of experience in the pet industry, Alicia has two fur babies, Brandy a 12 year old Beagle Chih mix and her 2 year old cat Denver, whom are inseparable. In Alicia’s spare time, she stays fit by waking up every morning before the sun rises to hit the gym. She loves spinning! When she’s not out with friends and family or playing with her nephews, you can find her cuddled up on her couch, enjoying a good binge-worthy TV series.
Sales - Calgary Area Coordinator
Laura has been working in the pet industry for a little over two years and is loving it, totally jumped in with both paws, erhm, I mean feet! Ruled by two mini bulldogs Ghengis and Boo. When not hanging out at the dog park or some of the pet friendly places in Calgary they all head out to the mountains for some fresh air!
Sales - Strategic Sales Analyst
Elwin AKA “The Data Wizard” is our Strategic Data Analyst. Aside from digging into data, you could find him hitting the gym or performing on several improv teams in San Diego.
Sales - Territory Sales Manager, NorCal
Brian is a Bay Area native and lives in Oakland, CA with Kenzo his 11-month-old son, his wife Denise and their two furry rescued friends Jack (a 12-year-old Lhasa Apso) and Frenchy (a 9-year-old French Bulldog). Between spending time with family and friends, in his free time Brian tries to fit in a little fishing or the occasional poker game.
Sales - Toronto Area Coordinator
Sharon has been in the pet industry for over 6 years, she resides in Scarborough, Ontario Canada with her husband, two sons and fur baby Oreo. Oreo is an 11 year old purebred Shih Tzu. While not at work Sharon enjoys playing with Oreo, getting her nails done and spending quality time with her family.
Sales - Territory Sales Manager, Rocky Mountain
Paige joins The Honest Kitchen from the sunny state of Colorado with over 5 years of sales experience in the wine and spirits industry. Paige has been feeding THK to her 3 rescues- Ringo an 11 year old Boxer mix, Rocket a 2 year old Miniature Pinscher mix, and Leo a Border Terrier mix puppy. They are all full of energy and love to play and chase each other around the house. In Paige’s spare time, she loves spending time with her friends and family. Paige also enjoys traveling, going to concerts and when she isn’t with her furry pups you can find her at the gym.
Marketing & Product - VP of Innovation
Catherine comes to The Honest Kitchen as our Vice President of Innovation with over 20 years of experience developing new products in the natural food space with over half of it in pet food, specifically. Catherine is responsible for finding more ways the Honest Kitchen can add health, taste and variety to meal time, while maintaining the company’s unique commitment to human grade quality and purity. She relocated from the Boston area and is developing a love affair with flip flops in February and twinkle lights in palm trees. She is enjoying this great new adventure with her husband, two young sons and one over-loved Cavapoo named Ayla Jane.
Marketing & Product - Vice President, Marketing
Our VP of Marketing Carmen joined The Honest Kitchen in 2009, as our first marketing hire. She’s responsible for all branding, packaging, marketing and product launches. By her side every day, and usually napping, is her sweet and loyal elderbull, Abba. Outside of the office you can find her plotting road trips, and attempting DIY projects, with her husband (and with careful oversight from Abba).
Marketing & Product - Director of Product Management
Chris is our Director of Product Management. In additional to bringing new products to life with the Honest Kitchen team, he enjoys spending time with his amazing wife and keeping active with his two girls. Chris & his family love spending time outdoors in San Diego, but on the side he loves cooking with his summer garden, puzzles, craft beer, anything new in the cinema, and following soccer teams around the globe.
Marketing & Product - Ecommerce & Digital Marketing Director
Kate is our Digital & Ecommerce Manager and frisbee-tosser extraordinaire to Blue, her boxer mix rescue. After a couple of years exploring the San Diego beaches armed with her camera and Blue's frisbee, Kate and her family now live back in her home state of Wisconsin. In addition to digital media, Kate has also tried her hand at dolphin training in Hawaii and sheep herding in New Zealand.
Marketing & Product - Reseller Marketing Manager
Raquel, our Reseller Marketing Manager, is a SoCal native who loves the outdoors, spending time at the dog beach with her two and four legged kiddos and playing in a good game of kickball. Her “first born” four legged children include: Ernie, a Miniature Schnauzer who enjoys anything squeaky, Kylie, a JRT/Chihuahua with quite the attitude and Mister Moe Moe, a Chihuahua with a never ending appetite!
Marketing & Product - Marketing Manager
Sara is our Marketing Manager who enjoys all that beautiful Southern California has to offer. Originally from Florida, she can't get enough of the mountains and San Diego's amazing weather. She enjoys spending her time outside and keeps busy chasing her active toddler. Their rescue pup Kona often joins them on their hiking, camping and beach adventures
Marketing & Product - Marketing Specialist
Jordan is The Honest Kitchen's Marketing Specialist. She is a Bay Area native, but moved down to San Diego in 2012. In her spare time, you'll find her hiking San Diego's trails, baking cookies for the office or hanging out with her rescue pup, Miss Bean. She's a big fan of live music, thai food and a good margarita.
Marketing & Product - Specialist, Direct-To-Consumer
Chris joined The Honest Kitchen in September 2012, spending time in our Customer Service department as head of our Concierge Club and now as a Specialist in our Marketing department. Chris is a San Diego native, music enthusiast, aspiring blogger, artist, and a huge sports fan. He spends time going to concerts, art shows, and fun stuff around town, but most of all loves spending time with his daughter.
Marketing & Product - Community and Marketing Coordinator
Brandy, our Community and Marketing Coordinator, is a dog mom to three pint-sized dogs: Donnatella the Maltese, Ernie the Yorkie-Maltese mix and Rico the Chihuahua. When she’s not defending her personal space from three dogs who know no boundaries. Brandy enjoys anything fitness related, traveling, hiking and being outdoors in the San Diego sunshine.
Customer Service - Customer Service & Sales Support Lead
San Diego native & customer service lead, Liz has quite the pack with Felix, the diabetic adventure pug & Padfoot, the long-legged Pointer mix. She’s also an accidental cat lady with Draco the slightly evil long-hair kitty & Bagheera his cuddly counterpart . When Liz isn’t hiking or camping with her pups she’s traveling to far off destinations in search of the perfect beach. When home she can be found out walking the dogs (& cats!) or enjoying the sunset with a margarita in hand!
Customer Service - Customer Service Representative
Mike joins The Honest Kitchen with the passion to keep our customers happy! He originally grew up in Northern California, Massachusetts and Colorado before settling down in Encinitas with his wife Meghan. Dahlia, their 5 year old Shepherd/Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix is the only child of the family. On most evenings you can find them taking in sunset at Beacons Beach in Leucadia and walking Dahlia to some of their favorite local restaurant spots. Mike also enjoys catching music at the Belly Up, frequenting his favorite craft breweries and rooting for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Lives in San Diego with her husband Allen, daughter Molly, and 9 year old chocolate lab named Rusty The Labradork! Comes from a veterinary background but left the industry because of the lack of focus on proper nutrition. Currently studying to be a certified pet nutritionist. A member of the ASPCA and is very compassionate about speaking out for the underdogs! Literally! Is also a supporter of Labrador Rescuers of San Diego. When not working, enjoys spending time with family and friends, is an avid gardener, going to concerts, and anything that has to do with Irish history and our 4 legged friends! Can also be found in the kitchen baking treats for family, friends, and dogs!
Caity joins The Honest Kitchen team in our customer service department. She brings with her a passion for pets and their families. With a background in dog training and doggie daycare management, she has always enjoyed helping pets and their people. She has three fur-children: Edgar, the grumpy cat, Sampson the rescue doodle, and Penny, the neurotic standard poodle. When not at work, Caity can be found with on the beach with Penny, or curled up with coffee and a good book cuddling with all her furbabies.
Finance & Operations - VP of Operations
Jake is our VP of Operations and Business Development and his goal is to optimize our supply chain and keep our products moving safely and timely. Jake is friend to Clara, his family’s lovable and high energy puggle (named after Santa Clara University, where he and his wife met). When not in the office, Jake tries to keep up with his two children while enjoying the warm San Diego weather and everything the area has to offer.
Finance & Operations - Controller
Nicole joins us as the Controller, leading The Honest Kitchen’s finance team. Zero, her rescue dog, comes to the office every day (braving the ever-dreaded stapler and jumping onto Nicole’s chair for protection). Nicole enjoys reading, baking, quilting, drinking the occasional glass of sangria with a delicious meal, and can be found spending time with her family in the San Diego sunshine (especially at the beach!) on the weekends.
Finance & Operations - Director of Production
Jerry joins the team as Director of Production and is based in Chicago, Il. He is pictured here with Ollie, but is daddy to Gracie an 8 year old rare breed Glen of Imaal Terrier. With extensive manufacturing background and limited free time, he enjoys walking, biking, and cooking and not necessarily in that order.
Finance & Operations - Director of Procurement
Laurette is Procurement Director and THK's first employee! A Massachusetts transplant and guardian to Millie, Laurette and the pup share their lives with husband Mike, and a little boy- Dylan (who’s first word was Dog). Laurette has a strong interest in the healing powers of herbs on our four footed ones, as well as people.
Finance & Operations - Logistics Manager
Joey joins the team as Logistics Manager after 12 years attending/working at the University of San Diego. Aside from a love of efficient operating procedures, he enjoys exercising, Angels baseball, and California burritos. You can also find him playing one of San Diego’s many golf courses. He lives with his wife, Kristen, and their sassy Ocicat, Henry
Finance & Operations - Procurement Manager
Michelle is our Procurement Manager and guardian of Cornelius and Nigel. She has become passionate about dog nutrition and training since coming to THK. She enjoys working in her (almost entirely) edible garden, hosting dinner parties and begging her chickens to be quiet at 6 am (*wait, does she enjoy that?). She says they never listen.
Finance & Operations - Accounts Specialist
Erin joins The Honest Kitchen team as the Accounts Specialist. She is mom to Lola, a spaniel dachshund mix she rescued as a college graduation gift to herself. In her free time, you can find Erin at the gym or on a softball field. She also loves soaking in the beautiful San Diego weather by catching a San Diego Padres game or sitting on restaurant patios for brunch.
Finance & Operations - Accounts Receivable Specialist
Jeni Kane is our Accounts Receivable Specialist. Prior to joining The Honest Kitchen, she spent over 10 years in the natural foods industry and retail. She also has a history working in the fitness field and enjoys keeping active in her free time. She and her husband, Brian, are Chula Vista natives and proud parents to their daughter Leona, as well as their pet children Rosie the Chihuahua mix rescue and Nibbler the cat. Jeni loves to be outdoors and can often be found at Balboa Park enjoying the museums, music and beer with her family.
Finance & Operations - Sales Operations Coordinator
Kayla joined The Honest Kitchen as one of our customer service reps. She recently moved to San Diego after graduating from the University of Arkansas, where she received her BA in political science & Middle eastern studies, and minored in Arabic. She met my best friend, Charlie, at a shelter that her sorority volunteered for, and they’ve been inseparable ever since! She enjoys running, traveling, music events, and cheering for the Dallas Stars.
Finance & Operations - Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs
Heather joins us as the Director of Quality & Regulatory Affairs and is based in the Midwest. Heather previously worked in the legal field before entering the pet food industry many years ago. Heather and her husband have a spunky two year old daughter, 5 energetic Jack Russell Terriers and 1 sleepy chocolate Lab. Heather spends her free time participating in performance-based dog events, cooking, gardening and exploring the woods of their remote property.
Finance & Operations - Inventory Planner
Aliza grew up in San Diego, and recently moved back, having been in Orange County for a few years. She was last at the St. John Knits headquarters, on the wholesale sales team, and before that was at the Boot Barn corporate offices, working with the inventory, buying, and planning teams. Before Aliza returned to school to get a Merchandise Marketing degree, she had obtained a Political Science-International Relations degree fresh out of high school many years ago—but has long since given up following politics closely to follow retail environment news instead! Aliza spends most of her free time attending dog-friendly events with her Chihuahua mix, Gia, who she rescued.
Finance & Operations - Director Production & Manufacturing
Stu joined The Honest Kitchen in 2018, bringing years of pet food manufacturing experience in senior leadership positions. He instills the principles of safety, quality, and efficiency in daily operations. Prior to entering the pet food industry, Stu served 20 years as a Marine Corps infantry officer. He is an avid outdoorsman who loves to hike and kayak. He and his wife also enjoy travelling and hitting the trail with their four-legged friend- Max. They live in Southern California’s best kept secret, Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Finance & Operations - Ecommerce and Natural Accounts Receivable Specialist
Caitlin joins The Honest Kitchen team as the Ecommerce and Natural Accounts Receivable Specialist, with over 6 years of experience in the specialty food industry. A recent transplant to the San Diego area from the mountains of Colorado, Caitlin is constantly amazed at the perfect weather. You’ll probably find Caitlin outside wearing too much sunscreen, with her 5-year-old French bulldog appropriately named Sophia Loren.