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our team

Madeline Haydon
Founder & CEO
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Madeline Haydon
Founder & CEO
hometown:

Seattle area

Your first cup of coffee or tea, and how you prepared it?

Must have been in college and was likely a creamy dairy mocha. I loved it but it did not love me.

Early bird or night owl?

Early bird – I find that I do my best thinking early, like really early. Before the hectic pace of the day begins.

Guilty pleasure:

Potato chips, which is why I don’t buy them for my house.

Geoff Haydon
Chief Financial Officer
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Geoff Haydon
Chief Financial Officer
hometown:

Renton, WA

Your first cup of coffee or tea, and how you prepared it?

Drip coffee with half and half in college; I’ve stuck with the drip but when in Italy I make like an Italian and drink a cappuccino in the morning and then non-stop espresso.

Early bird or night owl?

Night owl. In my former life I wanted to be a radio DJ and the only airtime they would give me was 11pm on weekdays. Lately I’m turning into a morning person who looks forward to my coffee with nutpods.

Guilty pleasure:

I have a hardcore sweet tooth, so put any candy in front of me and watch it vanish before your very eyes. Just ask what happened to the huge jar of jelly beans in our office….

Mark Nunn
VP, Sales
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Mark Nunn
VP, Sales
hometown:

Magnolia, TX

Your first cup of coffee or tea, and how you prepared it?

Iced tea at a young age, because it’s just something you drink in Texas.

Early bird or night owl?

Early bird, because my head is clearer in the morning to start my day.

Guilty pleasure:

A good IPA on a Friday night hanging out with my wife.

Tara Foster
VP, Operations
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Tara Foster
VP, Operations
hometown:

Owego, NY

Your first cup of coffee or tea, and how you prepared it? 

At grandma’s house, to feel like a grownup. A mug of milk and sugar with a dash of coffee…

Early bird or night owl? 

Early bird, I jump out of bed to get a start on the day, but can’t keep my eyes open past eight pm.

Guilty pleasure: 

Netflix binging, when I really need to turn off my brain, there’s nothing better than a back-to-back season of Grey’s Anatomy.

Scot Walker
Director of Sales
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Scot Walker
Director of Sales
hometown:

Spokane, WA

Your first cup of coffee or tea, and how you prepared it? 

Black Folgers when I was about 7 years old sitting in bed watching TV with Dad. Definitely stunted my growth.

Early bird or night owl? 

Early bird now, since I have a two year old, and as I get closer to AARP age.

Guilty pleasure: 

Breakfast is my kryptonite, but I feel much guiltier about the Fritos addiction.

Mike Barone
Director of Sales
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Mike Barone
Director of Sales
hometown:

West Roxbury, MA

Your first cup of coffee or tea, and how you prepared it? 

My first cup of coffee was very recently, in 2015 at a Dunkin’ Donuts, giving in to years of family ridicule for not drinking it. Ice coffee for me, with a little cream.

Early bird or night owl?

Definitely early bird-  once my eyes open I start thinking about my to-do list and I can’t turn it off.  The rest of my family has an enviable ability to stay up late and sleep late.

Guilty pleasure: 

Chocolate. Any kind of chocolate – the richer the better.

Michele Silbey
Senior Marketing Manager
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Michele Silbey
Senior Marketing Manager
hometown:

Seattle, WA

Your first cup of coffee or tea, and how you prepared it? 

Probably coffee in college – I definitely took advantage of that all-inclusive meal plan. That and the waffles, oh those waffles….

Early bird or night owl? 

Early bird – I wish I could get my brain to stay off at 5am but all of my sheep-counting trials have failed to date.  

Guilty pleasure: 

Eating the leftover Annie’s Mac n Cheese after my kids had it for dinner the night before, cold and right out of the Tupperware. Yep, can’t stop won’t stop.

Joe Martin
E-Com Marketplace Manager
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Joe Martin
E-Com Marketplace Manager
hometown:

Toledo, OH

our first cup of coffee or tea, and how you prepared it? 

Back before my coffee days, Earl Grey was my first love, a necessity while working long days for a California startup.

Early bird or night owl? 

Early bird by necessity, not by choice.

Guilty pleasure: 

Flaming Hot Munchies. I’m not sure how my employer feels about this.

Chantel Meghdadi
Food Technologist
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Chantel Meghdadi
Food Technologist
hometown:

Chico, CA

Your first cup of coffee or tea, and how you prepared it? 

The first time I was truly introduced to proper coffee was at an Italian restaurant in San Francisco’s Little Italy. Espresso with two sugars, that’s what I consider proper.

Early bird or night owl?

Not an early bird, because that’s still the middle of the night.

Guilty pleasure: 

No such thing, but if I had to pick one thing, it would be homemade mac & cheese when life demands it.

Travis Marshall
Supply Chain Specialist
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Travis Marshall
Supply Chain Specialist
hometown:

Kirkland, WA

Your first cup of coffee or tea, and how you prepared it? 

Probably in college while I slaved away during finals.

Early bird or night owl?

Night owl, I do my best work after everyone’s asleep.

Guilty pleasure: 

The endless supply of Dove chocolates that our CEO keeps putting out at the office. How did she know my weakness?

Helen Joel
Digital Marketing Manager
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Helen Joel
Digital Marketing Manager
hometown:

Atlanta, GA

Your first cup of coffee or tea, and how you prepared it?

Late to the coffee game, my first cup was just a few years ago, black.

Early bird or night owl? 

Either, as long as I’m sleeping eight hours.

Guilty pleasure: 

Dark Chocolate, Nordstrom Rack

Phil Segal
E-Commerce Manager
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Phil Segal
E-Commerce Manager
hometown:

Los Angeles, CA

Your first cup of coffee or tea, and how you prepared it? 

Chai tea latte from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf around age 20.

Early bird or night owl?

Early bird definitely, trending that way as the years go by…

Guilty pleasure: 

Ice cream brownie sandwich from Baked Bear in San Diego – halfway to a heart attack but so worth it.

Lydia Lee
Digital Strategist
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Lydia Lee
Digital Strategist
hometown:

Walnut Creek, CA

Your first cup of coffee or tea, and how you prepared it? 

Jasmine tea consumption is a birthright of any Chinese toddler. They start’em young….

Early bird or night owl? 

Night owl, because there are too many social opportunities during the light hours. Shiny object syndrome right here…

Guilty pleasure: 

Pistachio eclairs from La Panier bakery in downtown Seattle. Anyone who hasn’t indulged in these hasn’t yet lived.

Andrew Prentice
Key Accounts Coordinator
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Andrew Prentice
Key Accounts Coordinator
hometown:

Snohomish, WA

Your first cup of coffee or tea, and how you prepared it? 

Coffee while volunteering at Boy Scouts in high school – it gave me a lot of extra energy I didn’t need….

Early bird or night owl? 

Night owl, because dance clubs are only open after 10pm.

Guilty pleasure: 

Dance clubs after 10pm.

Amy Ferree
Marketing Specialist
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Amy Ferree
Marketing Specialist
hometown:

Snoqualmie, WA

First cup of coffee or tea and how you prepared it:

I assume folgers & milk with mom & dad..

Early bird or night owl:

Gotta get that worm!

Guilty pleasure:

Hashbrowns 

our story


our story


On vacation, pregnant and frustrated with her non-dairy creamer options at a Lake Tahoe diner, Madeline resolves to commercialize her recipe for nutpods and start a business.

It started with Kickstarter, where Madeline raised $32,000 to start the brand. Side note: Madeline went into labor with her second daughter at the $18,000 mark!

In store at last! The official launch of the nutpods brand, at Seattle’s PCC Natural Markets.

The start of nutpods’ direct-to-consumer biz… launching on Amazon, where the brand’s positive reviews outpace all other creamers.

Whole30 Program names nutpods an official Approved Partner.

A little press coverage never hurts: a Forbes story featured Madeline Haydon and nutpods CFO Geoff Haydon.

Sold Out! nutpods’ first seasonal flavor, Pumpkin Spice, was an immediate success, selling out in just 3 weeks.

Madeline shares her story with millions of viewers in her first TV interview, for msnbc “Your Business.”

New look and new product. nutpods introduces a new packaging design and a new in-store refrigerated format. 2018 means more nutpods in more places!

nutpods arrives at three of the country’s largest groceries.

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