Our Team

Meet Tiffany

Warehouse Manager

The first person to master our filling machine, Tiffany was a crucial member of our kitchen team—and we are so proud to now have her as our Shipping Lead and Production Assistant!

Meet Shawna

Kitchen Crew

Shawna is a pro in the kitchen... You can find her roasting coconut, filling jars or mixing nut butter. She is a huge fan of 2000's R&B and loves encouraging the team to take much needed dance breaks in the kitchen!

Meet Cian

Labeling Supervisor

Cian is a master at labeling and a core member of our kitchen crew! She always has a positive attitude and a smile on her face, despite what life throws her way.

Lifting Womxn Up

Our team is comprised of womxn from all backgrounds and walks of life. We are proud to be a part of this inspiring team of capable, motivated and smart womxn. Womxn who are getting back on their feet, thanks to you.

Meet Judy

Filling Lead

Judy has mastered our filling machine, and is an asset to our kitchen team. She also handles online order fulfillment like a pro!


Meet Bonnie

Production + Fulfillment Associate

Bonnie joined our team in the last stages of her pregnancy, and hustled harder than anyone. Now, she has an adorable baby girl and is back on the team - still working hard.

Meet Jayme

Mixing +

Wholesale Supervisor

Jayme truly does it all at Ground Up! She mixes nearly every batch of nut butter that you enjoy, and also fills our wholesale orders, including huge pallet orders!

Meet J

Program Graduate

J can label for hours on end, with a smile on her face and music blasting in her headphones. She has now graduated from our training program and moved into full time employment!

Meet Sarah

Community Coordinator

If you've ever contacted us on Instagram or via email, Sarah's probably the lovely soul you got to speak with! She handles all customer care, social media, marketing and community management. (OH, and she runs our Butterbassador program, too!)

Meet Kestrel

Operations Manager

Kes keeps literally all of the things at Ground Up running smoothly. She started as Production Manager overseeing our training program, but quickly moved on to handle all of our ops!


Meet Gabrielle

Program Graduate

In the kitchen, Gabrielle’s favorite job is mixing nut butter because it’s fun, creative and she gets to try each batch straight out of the mixer when it’s nice & warm (the best part!).

Meet Staci

Sales + Demo Extraordinaire

Staci is one of our top sales reps! She says, "I am driven by the importance of advocating for someone who can’t advocate for themselves; everyone deserves to have a voice."

Meet Rachel

Employee Support Manager

Rachel supports the womxn at Ground Up by aiding in professional skill development, resource referral, monthly educational sessions and connecting them with mentorship opportunities. She also brings the fun—making sure everyone's birthday and big milestones are properly celebrated!

Meet Sandra

Program Graduate

When asked about the community at Ground Up, Sandra says, “We respect each other, love each other, help each other through not just work but personal issues too. You can always trust that you have someone there for you.”

Meet Carolyn


Carolyn is the creative mastermind behind Ground Up's delicious and unique nut butter flavors, and oversees marketing, ecommerce and finance at Ground Up.


Meet Julie


Julie leads sales and partnerships at Ground Up, and as an avid athlete, nut butter is an easy sell for her! Julie also oversees Ground Up's employment training program.