As a Bay Area native raised on farmers’ market produce, I firmly believe nothing compares to a dry farmed Early Girl tomato in the peak of summer. I fully embrace my “food nerd” status through systematically trying every available brand of chocolate and taking each opportunity to harvest my own fruit and vegetables. Recipes are my favorite souvenir when I travel and thus far Hungarian chicken paprikash, Italian gnocchi, and Finnish Karelian pies are among my most loved and made.

I dream of a sustainable and delicious food system that can support the world’s growing population. I performed over four years of research on reintroducing waste streams from the olive oil and wine industries back into the food supply at the USDA and UC Davis in service of this mission. At Mattson, I channel my passion into helping clients create delectable and sustainable products.