Meet Dakota

Meet Dakota

Meet Dakota, one of our Assistant Operations Managers!

What is your role at Ground Up?

As a member of the operations team, I mostly focus on what happens in the warehouse; I make sure everything is organized and that wholesale and grocery orders are packed and invoiced. I also work closely with the rest of the team to make sure that things flow smoothly from production into the warehouse.

What has your experience with Ground Up been like? 

Being here has been really great for me. I love being able to support the mission and seeing everyone grow their skills and confidence, myself included. I think I learn something new every day working here!

What is the community at Ground Up like? 

The team at Ground Up is incredible. Everyone is so kind and supportive of each other. Helping each other learn and celebrating positive changes in each other's lives is a daily occurrence here.

What do you like to do for fun? 

I like to spend my days off swimming, hiking, cooking, making bad art, and trying new things. I love learning and challenging myself, so I am constantly seeking new experiences.

How do you stay motivated? 

My biggest source of motivation is the team at Ground Up, I show up every day knowing that we are all here to support the same mission. I also work hard to provide my cats with a better life and extra treats.

What are your favorite ways to #spreadgood in your community? 

I love animals so I volunteer at a local cat shelter feeding, medicating, and socializing the cats, and cleaning the shelter.

Who is one person who inspires you and why? 

My mom is my biggest inspiration. No matter what life throws at her she is ready to take it on in a graceful and compassionate way. She has always been the strongest, most supportive, understanding, and caring person, not just for me but for so many people.

What is your favorite Ground Up nut butter flavor + favorite way to enjoy it?

I love the Coconut Cardamon flavor! I usually eat it with sliced apples or in baked goods.

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