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Meet the team!

Meet the Honest Kitchen Team
  • Lucy Postins

    lucy postins

    Company co-founder, Mother Hen and CEO. Lucy started The Honest Kitchen in her own beach cottage kitchen in 2002. (read more about Our History) Lucy is guardian to Willow and Taro, two Rhodesian Ridgebacks and Jackson, a rescued senior Pug. In addition to the dogs, she also cares for two young daughters, a former racehorse, an elderly pony and a husband.

  • Charlie Postins

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    Company co-founder Charlie only joined the team on a full-time basis in 2007. Prior to joining the team Charlie was a Design Sculptor at Nissan Design America for 10 years, where he sculpted the original design model for the 2004 350Z among many other projects. When Charlie is not cleaning up after the ever growing family (as listed by Lucy) he likes to find time to surf, golf and play soccer among other sporting interests.

  • Laurette Sipe

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    Director of Operations and THK's first employee! A Massachusetts transplant and guardian to Charlie the Dalmatian, Millie, and Harry the first Honest Kitchen office feline. Laurette has a strong interest in the healing powers of herbs on our four footed ones, as well as people.

  • Christin Lynch

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    Probably the most organized person in the office, Christin knows what’s what with just about everything! She’s a friend to Ollie a pit bull/whippet mix, otherwise known as the office goof ball. She’s responsible for organizing trade shows, events and our pawlantrhopy program. In her spare time she likes to cook, hit up local dog parks, the beach and relax with some retail therapy (for herself and her 4-legged crew!). Ollie and Christin share their home with three cats, Kitkat, Simba and Cheyenne, as well as a bearded dragon named Louie.

  • Kat Pennick

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    Customer Service/Product Specialist: Kat joined THK in 2009, after her return from a year in New Zealand, where she took a Holistic Healing for Animals course and continued her career as a professional pet sitter. Trained in canine massage and acupressure, she also serves as resident pet sitter for many of the pets in the office. A 3rd-generation native San Diegan, and vegetarian, she enjoys hiking in the hills and spending her weekends caring for her animal friends.

  • Vanessa Howard

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    Customer Service Consultant Vanessa is Mom to Bebe and Brutis, two feisty Chihuahuas with attitude. Vanessa loves helping people and is the person to talk to if you have any questions or would like to track an order!

  • Carla Grossini-Concha

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    Wholesale Accounts Specialist and native New Yorker, Carla is mom to Penny, a Catahoula Leopard Hound who is one of the Battalion Commanders of the office Fun Police, and Jackson, a Boxer/ Rhodesian mix who stays home to tend to his garden and hang out with the hummingbirds . Both have earned honorable mention in the World Championships for Spooning. When not at the office, Carla is working on her Savasana pose, knitting, and spending time with her wife.

  • Carmen Velasquez

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    Carmen is our Marketing Director and friend to Abba Zaba, the office jester and wannabe-lapdog. She’s responsible for social media, marketing, and PR. When she's not baking the office goodies like her famous 'Abba Zaba' cheesecake, she's plotting road trips with her two-legged and four-legged friends in her trusty Jeep.

  • Ed Bennett

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    Ed is guardian to Jack, an Old English Sheepdog and Presley, a rescue Poodle (named after a very distinctive lip curl). Ed is a New York native, who began his journey with THK in the end of 2009. After 2 years in our San Diego office, Ed now works remotely in Nevada, providing direct sales support to Arizona and Nevada stores. In his free time Ed enjoys the outdoors with his wife, maintains a reef aquarium and loves football.

  • Liana Tuttle

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    Liana is our Operations and Logistics specialist and is originally from Boise, ID. Liana enjoys cooking with her husband and playing Tennis. She's also friend to Alo the cat and Molly, a Retriever, Collie rescue.

  • Liz Black

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    San Diego native & marketing assistant, Liz plays mommy to Felix, the adventure pug, and Padfoot, the goofy, long-legged Pointer mix. When Liz isn’t at the dog park or shopping for the newest doggie toys, she enjoys taking in the culture of San Diego, from spending time at the beach working on her surfing skills, to exploring one of our many beautiful parks or checking out the best venues for live music, local craft beer and food!

  • Michael Greenwell

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    Michael joins us as CFO with his rescued Golden Retriever, Sully. When Sully's not hunting for tennis balls under cabinets and file drawers, he's playing tug of war with Molly, a Retriever/Collie rescue. Michael & Sully both love the San Diego beaches where Michael surfs and kayaks, while Sully rides the waves to fetch just about anything.

  • Raquel Rodriguez

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    Sales Specialist for the Los Angeles and Orange County area, Raquel is mom to Kylie, a JRT/Chihuahua mix with quite the attitude and Mister Moe Moe, a Chihuahua with a never ending appetite. A southern California native, Raquel loves the outdoors and spending time at the dog beach with her four legged kiddos. Since her return to The Honest Kitchen after a sabbatical at grad school, Raquel now handles wholesale accounts in the LA and OC area.

  • Kimberly Minkel

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    Kim is our Key Accounts Manager and mom to Gus, a rescued spaniel-shepherd. She is a San Diego native and loves to cheer on the greatest college basketball team in the country, The Aztecs! Kim also enjoys nighttime hiking, indoor soccer, and beach trips with Gus. Kim became passionate about The Honest Kitchen after volunteering with ‘The Barking Lot’ dog rescue and seeing the positive effects that good nutrition and love had on their rescued pups.

  • Lynda Allen

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    Lynda is a Seattle native and mom to toddler, Emma, and canine companions, Sam and Daisy. She’s a proud urban chicken advocate and overseer of the family flock: Ethel, Edna, Eloise, and Edaleen. When Lynda’s not at home taking care of the farm, enjoying family time, reading, or cooking, she enjoys volunteering with the local horse youth riding programs and blazing the trail.

  • Kayla Walneuski

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    Kayla joins us as our Accounting Specialist with her husky mix, Juno. She enjoys playing soccer and any outdoor activities in the San Diego sunshine! During her recent trip to Thailand, she spent some time caring for the dogs rescued from the Bangkok floods and is now looking to adopt her first pet companion in San Diego!

  • Cheryl Bailey

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    Cheryl joins us as our Northeast Regional Sales Manager and calls Rhode Island home! She enjoys spending time with her three dogs (two corgis, and a chocolate lab) and five feline friends! She spends her spare time riding horses or scoping out the newest seafood joints!

  • Greg Perkins

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    Greg resides in the Atlanta area and joins us as our Southeast Regional Sales Manager. Greg has a four legged mutt that loves to go for runs, and has the lovely habit of snoring through the night. Greg enjoys music, craft beer, and college football.

  • Chris Freyer

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    Chris joins us as part of our Customer Service team and is another San Diego local. With 3 cats at home, he hopes he isn't considered a 'crazy cat guy'. He recently went back to school for a certification in Nutritional Therapy after graduating from UCSD. Chris is a music enthusiast, aspiring blogger and a huge sports fan, especially to our hometown Padres and Chargers. Last but surely not least, he is a proud new daddy!

  • Kate Fenner

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    Kate, a Wisconsin native, is our Online Marketing Manager and frisbee-tosser extraordinaire to Blue, her boxer mix rescue. After a couple of years in Washington DC, Kate and Blue now enjoy exploring the San Diego beaches armed with her camera and Blue's frisbee. In addition to digital media, Kate has also tried her hand at dolphin training in Hawaii and sheep herding in New Zealand.

  • Jena Long

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    Jena is best friend and guardian to Miles Buckaroo, Bobby Knucklehead, Amos Huckleberry. She loves exploring and adventuring with her three loyal companions at her side. They go everywhere with her – camping, swimming, skiing, hiking, biking etc. She’s a foodie and so are her pups. Her love of canines and felines has flourished through volunteer work with a no-kill shelter in Denver, wolf rescue/transport, dog (people) training, adventure dog-walking, and working in a bakery/store for dogs and cats.

  • Julie McGrath

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    Julie joins The Honest Kitchen team as our Receptionist! At home, she plays mom to two rescued pups; Shiloh, a Jack Russel/Pomeranian mix, and Nala, a Golden Retriever/Rottweiler mix. Julie is married to her high school sweetheart, and is working hard to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2013. As a native Floridian, she is enjoying the San Diego sunshine and the opportunity to travel and explore the West Coast. Aside from her passion for animals and pets, she loves to explore a variety of crafts; including crocheting and baking.

  • Brad Bushong

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    Brad joins us as our VP of Sales. A Wisconsin native, he and his family currently reside in Phoenix. Pictured here with Sully and currently transitioning between pets, his family hopes to soon be welcoming two new, previously named, fury companions; Yolo and Jess. When he’s not up in the air for work, Brad enjoys exploring new destinations and meeting new people. Brad also likes to spend his spare time participating in a wide variety of outdoor sporting and recreational activities with his 3 sons, Will, Hayden and Sam.

  • Jerry Scheffers

    jerry scheffers

    Jerry joins the team as director of production and is based in Chicago, Il. He is pictured here with Ollie, but is daddy to Gracie an 8 year old rare breed Glen of Imaal Terrier. With extensive manufacturing background and limited free time, he enjoys walking, biking, and cooking and not necessarily in that order.

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