to all our team members
Board member and co-treasurer. Rob is an attorney and partner with Polsinelli PC in Denver, with more than 20 years of legal experience. He counsels clients in the natural products industry on a wide variety of corporate and transactional matters. Fun fact: Rob is allergic to nuts, peanuts, fish and seafood.
Board member and co-treasurer. Jason is senior vice president and general manager of WhiteWave Foods’ Yogurt business. Previously, he headed WhiteWave’s Corporate Strategy, Business Development and Innovation teams, where he played an instrumental role in the IPO of WhiteWave and the subsequent acquisitions of So Delicious, Vega, Wallaby and others. Fun fact: Jason recently completed the Leadville 100 mountain bike race, completing his quest to earn a buckle to accompany the buckle from his Leadville 100 run.
Catherine Mangan Walsh
Board member and education co-chair. Catherine is co-CEO of Yummari, an organic superfood snack company that she and her husband founded in New York City, inspired by the book Born to Run and Catherine’s discovery that she has celiac disease. After attending a Naturally Boulder event, Catherine and her husband decided to move their business and themselves from New York to Boulder. Fun fact: While living in Singapore, Catherine adopted a local stray there from a shipyard and brought her back to the U.S. Lady Coco has now lived both in Manhattan and Colorado.
Board member, sponsorship chair and Spring Fling and Pitch Slam co-chair. A veteran natural products industry sales executive, Steve is vice president of sales for 34 Degrees, makers of unique Crispbread crackers. He formerly was vice president of sales for SPINS, the leading provider of retail consumer insights, analytics and consulting for the natural products industry.
President. Bill is a natural products veteran with more than 25 years of corporate marketing and management experience. He is a co-founder of Boulder Farm Team, an accelerator for natural, organic, local and sustainable start-ups. He formerly served as executive VP for marketing of Gaiam Inc., a leading lifestyle company for yoga, fitness and wellness products and content. Fun fact: Bill is a talented bass guitar player who gigs often with popular bands in venues large and small around Boulder.
Board member, co-secretary and communications co-chair. Adriane is director of marketing for the Earth Balance division of Boulder Brands Inc., responsible for managing brand strategy and growth, communications, digital marketing, new product development, community involvement efforts, cause marketing initiatives, and furthering the plant-based diet message. She also founded a marketing communications company focused on natural products. Fun fact: Adriane loves chocolate, and eats it every day (the 70% cacao, organic, fair-trade variety)!
Board member, Morning Mingles chair and Pitch Slam co-chair. Alex is a marketing executive at Boulder Brands, parent company of Earth Balance, Glutino, EVOL and Udi’s Gluten-Free. She previously worked in innovation and product marketing for Rudi’s Organic Bakery and Hain-Celestial, and owned a marketing firm focused on natural products. Fun fact: Alex is a Boulder native and will climb anything from the Flatirons to frozen waterfalls or sky-high trees in the redwood forest.
Board member, co-vice president and membership co-chair. Jennifer is executive vice president of 34 Degrees, makers of unique Crispbread crackers, responsible for strategic planning, brand development, marketing, communications and business operations. She was instrumental in transforming the brand from a specialty foods importer to a Colorado-based producer of specialty deli crackers.
Board member, Networking Night co-chair and Pitch Slam co-chair. As marketing manager for Door to Door Organics, Alex is on a mission to make organic and natural products available to all — with one click. She is a veteran CPG marketing executive and held a variety of marketing, creative and community engagement roles at Alfalfa’s Markets and Interact On Shelf. She represents Naturally Boulder on the board of Making Local Food Work. Fun fact: With more than five of singing lessons under her belt, you may spot Alex at local karaoke hot spots singing some Patsy Cline, Lauren Hill or Amy Winehouse.
Board member, co-secretary and Spring Fling and Pitch Slam co-chair. Edmée began her career in sustainable business as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia, where she worked with farmers to help integrate sustainable agriculture practices into subsistence farming. She served as sustainability and shareholder relations manager for Alfalfa’s Markets and currently is sustainability projects manager at Unico Properties. Fun fact: Edmee is a local and organic food advocate and has turned her entire front lawn at her home into a vegetable and fruit garden.
Board member and economic development chair. Clif Harald, board member and economic development chair. Clif is executive director of the Boulder Economic Council, the economic development arm of the Boulder Chamber. He has more than a dozen years of economic development experience in Boulder and the Denver metro area and worked in the private sector in financial services and information technology. Fun fact: A Colorado native, Clif is an avid kayaker.
Board member and mentorship chair. Blake is CEO of Quinoa Corp., the first company to export quinoa from Bolivia, and makers of a variety of products under the Ancient Harvest brand. He formerly was chief marketing officer, vice president of marketing and general manager for Celestial Seasonings and was a partner in a marketing and business strategy consulting firm. Fun fact:Blake has exploration in his blood. His 5th Uncle is the famed explorer Dr. Stanley Livingston. Luckily, Blake has yet to get lost in his travels.
Board member, co-vice president and education co-chair. As the executive director of content and insights for New Hope Natural Media, Carlotta oversees the content strategy for all of New Hope’s in-person, digital and print products serving suppliers, manufacturers, retailers, service providers and consumers in the natural products industry. She is a frequent speaker on natural products issues and trends, and co-founder of an organic snacks company. Fun fact: Carlotta’s great grandparents emigrated from Sweden to Boulder in 1876.
Board member and communications co-chair. Paul is a senior VP and partner with Linhart PR, a national communications strategy and engagement firm based in Denver, with extensive experience in organic and natural products. He has helped build and defend brands and corporate reputation for a number of the biggest, best-known producers, processors and retailers. Fun fact: Paul and his wife live on a 10-acre ranch north of Boulder with dogs, horses, donkeys, chickens and grazing Black Angus cattle.
Board member and membership co-chair. Christopher is a natural products entrepreneur whose company, Keen One Quinoa, was hatched in a product development class at the University of Colorado — Boulder in 2007. Keen One offers dinner mixes, cereals and snacks made from organic quinoa.