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The Hilary's Eat Well team is committed to the company's core values of sustainable connections, transparency, and partnerships; we seek to limit ecological impact and increase community impact.  If you're interested in joining our team, check out our open positions, or email us at jobs@drinkeatwell.com.

Hilary Brown

Hilary Brown

Founder & CEO

Hilary is the creative chef behind Hilary's Eat Well creations. She spent a year working as a farm apprentice with the Growing Growers program prior to opening Local Burger®, a first-to-the-market sustainable fast food restaurant in Lawrence, Kansas, in 2005.  Now, she's is hanging ten on the big learning curve of wholesale food business. Digging the challenges as much as the successes and thanking the Universe for the opportunity to work with an energy packed creative team committed to creating a better future for all.

What do you love right now?
Millet, Hemp, Grass-land, Elk, Turmeric, Kim Chi, Trees, Bats, Crows, People, Worms, Dancing, Tipping Points, breathing and hiking with my family at Clinton Lake…just to name a few. :)

 

Brad Russell

Vice President of Operations

Brad brings a wealth of operational super power to the team at Hilary's Eat Well. A graduate of Kansas State University, Brad earned a Bachelor of Business Administration. He's such a busy worker, that he doesn't have much time for fancy and ellaborate website bios. Some of his favorites include bulldogs, online auctions and making smoothies at lunch.

Lydia Butler

Lydia Butler

Chief Financial Officer

Numbers are Lydia’s playground and she is over the moon to be playing at Hilary’s.  Lydia earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting at University of Kansas.  She has held a variety of corporate finance and treasury roles prior to joining the Hilary’s team.  Lydia is honored to put her skills and experience to work at a certified B Corporation that creates delicious, healthy products made with love by an amazing group of people. 
 
Interests:  great food, travel, the environment, theatre, and of course, Kansas basketball
Constance Wolfe

Constance Wolfe

Vice President of Sales

Constance grew up in Kansas and knew Hilary in high school.  Upon graduation she headed West and earned a BA in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego.  With her high ideals, she headed to Washington, DC to pursue her interest foreign trade.  Years later the opportunity to run the family business happily brought her back to her Midwestern roots.  Constance understood Hilary’s brilliance and passion for “changing the world one bite at a time” very early on.   Healthy eating is a lifestyle for Constance and her family (husband and daughter).  “We ate at Local Burger almost every day.  I feel like mealtime is a lost art these days, so we place a real value on eating good healthy food together…and Hilary makes that very easy for us to do.  When Hilary decided to make a go of this veggie burger thing, my husband and I were one of the first ones to write a check in support of this exciting venture.”  Now a few years later it’s a dream come true to put my years of sales, marketing and business ownership experience and skills to work for something that I believe so passionately about.

What do you love to play?

Tennis!!!! Cards with my husband/games with my daughter, I used to love to play ultimate Frisbee but too old for that nonsense now….I wish I could play an instrument… 

Becky Harpstrite

Becky Harpstrite

Creative Director & Brand Manager

A proud Kansas native, Becky grew up in the countryside outside of Wichita. After graduating from the Colorado Institute of Art with a degree in graphic design, Becky moved to Lawrence to study art history at the University of Kansas. Becky and Hilary met in 2007 when Hilary was offering samples of The World's Best Veggie Burgers at KU. Hilary says she will never forget the day their eyes met!  When Becky took the leap and started her own company in 2009, she worked with Hilary to create the Hilary's Eat Well brand.  She then came on board as the creative director and brand manager, and the rest is history in the making!  

Karla Knudson

Karla Knudson

Opperations Manager & Facility DJ

Karla is an unapologetic thinker, devoted food fanatic, and friend of file folders everywhere.  Hilary believes Karla's animal totem is a swan--grounding herself on earth, lofting to great heights in the air, and winding through waters with magnificent elegance.

What are you reading right now?
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
 
Favorite quote:
"Be humble for you are made of earth, Be noble for you are made of stars" - Serbian proverb

Maggie Gremminger

Community Relations Manager

Maggie has spent the majority of her life living in the great state of Kansas. She is often described as energetic and a genuine optimist. Professionally, Maggie brings to the table experience in social media and email marketing and is extremely organized and detailed oriented.  She is a huge fan of effective communication and utilizes strengths based leadership training to continuously sharpen her skills. Maggie has also been known to occasionally land a radio jingle or performing gig to feed her musical and theatrical passions. She is a firm believer that we should live the same way in both work and play, so that we are always being authentic to who we are.
 
What do you love right now?  An intense pun (and we're not talking about camping). Sunshine. Cheese. Sitting outside with a good book. Musical theater. Antique malls. Connecting with people via social media. Disney movie watching marathons. NPR.

 

Hilary Kass

Innovation & Education

Yep, another Hilary has joined the team bringing with her 25 years of whole foods cooking and public health nutrition education. Hilary Kass, MPH,  keeps her eyes and ears open for up to date news about food and agriculture as we all grow more aware of how food affects the health of our minds, bodies and planet. Grateful for this next chapter in her career at Hilary's Eat Well, she is cooking up new health sustaining creations using the finest ingredients. Stay tuned.

Carl Predmore

National Sales Manager

Carl comes from 5+ years working in organic & natural grocery retail. His love for great food and ingredients comes only second to his passion for eating them. He may not be vegetarian, he may not be gluten-intolerant, but he sure loves his veggie patties. Likes spending time in the park, on his deck, with his friends, with his dog, and sure, with a cold beer.

 
Favorite quote:
"Fishing for a good time, starts with throwing in your line."
 
 

Amy Dorsey

Office Assistant

Amy’s gypsy roots had her growing up in such diverse settings as urban New Jersey and Chicago, a cabin by the lake in Minnesota, and a very rural sheep farm in Montana.  Amy recently returned from a 5 year stint in New Zealand, which she adored.  Her degree is in theater from the University of Kansas, but she has spent many years in the health food industry, working for the former Wild Oats, both in Lawrence and in Kansas City.  Amy is also a student at Kanas City’s Core Star Energy Healing School.

What do you love right now?
Star Trek and all things sci-fi, performing on stage, funny people, big laughs, good food, great books, sycamore trees, Minnesotan accents (see “funny people” and “big laughs”), and naps with my cat.

Marisa Ford

Marisa Ford

Sales & Marketing

Marisa is a native Kansan but has always been called by the sea.  She graduated college with degrees in Biology and Marine Biology, and soon moved off to San Diego where she studied population dynamics of wild Bottlenose dolphins.  She later moved back to Kansas to be close to family and thankfully found her way to Lawrence and to Hilary’s Eat Well.  She brings 10 years of experience in natural product sales to the company. Marisa is also currently enrolled in an intensive holistic health coach program and hopes to teach others how to be their happiest and healthiest.