Beth loves mixing Mango Staycation trail mix with vanilla yogurt for an afternoon treat.
Beth is a marketing and retail executive with experience in a variety of brand management and leadership roles in the food and beverage industry and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Beth is thrilled to bring her passion for food and experience in the industry to Peeled Snacks.
When she is not figuring out how to meet growing demand for Peeled Snacks delicious mango, crunchy apple clusters or new trail mixes, she is developing our next product line of feel good snacks. Having recently moved to New York City, Beth lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her husband, four-year-old daughter and one-year-old son where they enjoy exploring the city as a family.
Ian peels with some Pineapple, preferably with coffee (try them together and you'll understand) and sneaks clusters into movie theaters.
Ever eaten at Ian Kelleher's table? If you have, then you know: Ian can make even the toughest, most bitter vegetable taste like ambrosia. That's where Ian's interest in food developed - from trying to feed himself a vegetarian diet that tastes delicious, preferably delicious times 5.
Though no longer a strict vegetarian, Ian's interest in food has only grown as he's gotten deeper into the Peeled Snacks world. Ian handles the sales team and many major relationships, plus he's the proud christener of many Peeled Snacks varieties. He's ESPECIALLY proud of "Go-Figure". Get it? Go "Fig"? Figure? Never mind....
Prior to Peeled Snacks, Ian worked in the computer industry, but his stint as an inner-city school teacher really helped mold his views on food. Where he taught, obesity was the norm, and many of his students subsisted on a diet of Corn Chips and Soda because those are the cheapest foods around (courtesy of the federal corn subsidy, please DON'T get Ian talking about the federal corn subsidy!). Ian hopes that Peeled Snacks can help families make better food choices.
When not working, Ian likes to travel, play with his delightful son and daughter, read historical fiction, and watch historically bad movies.
Jessica loves to munch on Apple Clusters.
Jessica graduated from Muhlenberg with a Bachelor of Arts in Business with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Political Science. From a young age Jessica has had a passion for food, her first job at the age of 15 was working as an assistant in a local cooking school. She believes in living a healthy lifestyle and has grown up eating non-processed foods.
When she is not helping out the Peeled Snacks Team, Jessica can be found cooking for friends and family, watching football on Sundays or finding a new favorite brunch spot.
I can never decide between Apple and Mango as my favorite and normally have a bag of each with me!
Jim has always called California home: born and raised in Oakland, graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara and currently lives in the Bay Area. His passion for food stems from his 5th generation roots in a Californian ranching family who focus their family gatherings and reunions around food and the scenic backdrop of California. Jim's favorite experiences and memories always seem to include eating delicious food and/or exploring some part of the California wilderness, which led him to the healthy and natural CPG world.
He began his career in staffing, but soon recognized the importance of food in his life, and turned his professional focus to the organic world with a position at Clif Bar & Company where he worked in sales for 5+ years.
When Jim was first introduced to Peeled Snacks, he immediately saw this was an amazing, healthy snack that would fit perfectly into his, and many other Californian's, on the go life style. He is now utilizing his passion for California, the West Coast and great tasting food to launch Peeled Snacks on the West Coast.
When Jim isn't talking about Peeled Snacks, he can be found exploring a new park in the East Bay, relaxing in the Sierras, following anything related to lacrosse or Bay Area sports, or hanging out/eating with his family and friends.
Melissa loves snacking on Much a do about mango while watching Chopped.
Melissa is born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. A graduate of Farmingdale State college with a bachelor degree in Business. She now lives in Long Island with her husband and shorkie. Her food loving Italian family has shaped her into a Foodie. She has worked in the natural products industry for over four years and has loved selling Peeled Snacks. Working for a brand who's mission is her own. She has changed her own life and diet with healthy organic natural food. Her love of food has evolved with focus on healthy eating, nourishing her mind and body. Peeled Snacks is the exact example of the ideal organic snack as close to nature without any added sugar, choices Melissa strives to make everyday.
When she is not hitting the road selling Peeled Snacks she can be found cooking healthy non diary recipes and watching the food network.
Noha enjoys a bag of GoFigure while exploring a farmer's market.
Noha knows just how good, and bad, your food can be. She was raised in the Middle East and Argentina where people live much closer to their food, and therefore enjoy fresher, healthier diets.
She received an MBA from Columbia Business School, where she co-founded the Global Social Venture Competition, a $1.5MM initiative promoting businesses with a positive social and environmental impact. She came up with the idea for Peeled Snacks while working at Unilever's Health and Wellness group where she cut her teeth on huge brands like Lipton Tea and Ragu Pasta sauce.
Noha formed the NY Foodie Companies group with the goal of promoting sustainable local food businesses in the NY area. She frequently speaks on panels and university classes on the topics of social ventures, entrepreneurship, women in business, and today's food industry. Thanks to these endeavors, she's met plenty of other good people who also know how good your food can be.
Noha speaks 3 languages and enjoys traveling, yoga, cooking, and singing with her son, Oren and daughter, Davia. Her favorite Peeled Snack, GoFigure, was inspired by her Mediterranean roots.
Shawn is often spotted around the office snacking on Coco Nosh trail mix. The mango, banana, and mixed nuts make for a nutritious snack, while the coconut and dark chocolate are perfect for when he is in the mood for dessert.
Shawn was born and raised in sunny, Southern California where he attended the University of California, San Diego for undergrad, and UCLA for his MBA. His passion for food stems from years of working front-line food and beverage roles throughout high-school and college - Shawn scooped ice cream, worked as a barista at Starbucks, and waited tables at a variety of restaurants and hotels. After college, he provided Finance support to the Food & Beverage operation at the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland. And one of his most recent roles was heading up financial planning for the Catering operation at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
When Shawn is not working at Peeled Snacks, he enjoys travel. He makes it a point to make regular visits to his family back in Los Angeles. And he is always excited to explore new, far-flung destinations.
Relaxing at home or entering invoices in the office, Tripti cannot stop munching Apple to the core.
Not long ago, Tripti moved to the US from Nepal and earned a degree in Accounting and Business Management from CUNY Brooklyn. Tripti always wanted to work at a food business with a mission toward supporting public health, so she was delighted to join the Peeled Snacks Team! Beyond Accounting, Tripti uses the network of Peeled Snacks to spread the word about healthy eating, and spoils the team with a tasty lunch now and again too.
When she is not working at Peeled Snacks, she can be found either volunteering at non-profits or spending time with her loved ones. Apart from that, she can speak three different languages fluently and enjoys making friends from diverse cultures.