The team at Askinosie Chocolate treats each other like family, mostly because we are. Our hodgepodge of backgrounds and talents isn’t quite what you’d expect from a world-renowned team of chocolate makers, but that’s the beauty of it. Above all though, we work together to ensure our cocoa farmers, customers, fans and friends feel like family too.

SA
Shawn
Askinosie

Founder & CEO

LA
Lawren
Askinosie

Chief Marketing Officer

MG
Melissa
Gelner

Chief Kinship Officer

JT
John
Taylor

Chief Operating Officer

CC
Carmen
Castro

Production Team

GD
Gilda
Decimo

Production Team

Brad Gratton
Brad
Gratton

Head Chocolate Maker 

Kevin Cott
Kevin
Cott

Retail Manager 

Greg Dissmore
Greg
Dissmore

Shipping Manager

Kaylyn McCune
Kaylyn
McCune

Marketing Director

Kat Canterbury
Kat
Canterbury

Director of Sales

Rachel Jett
Rachel
Jett

Account Manager

Sarah Ball
Sarah
Ball

Bookkeeper

Tyler Campbell
Tyler
Campbell

Production Team

Mike Fluty
Mike
Fluty

Chocolate Maker

Kyra Hare
Kyra
Hare

Production Team

Courtney Cott
Courtney
Cott

Shipping Assistant

Nadia P.
Nadia
Pshonyak

Retail Associate

Saraphiner Urio
Saraphiner
Urio

Tanzania Project Coordinator

Scott Askinosie
Scott
Askinosie

Director of Science & Technology

Johanna
Johanna
Hansen

Assistant Chocolate Maker

Katie
Katie
Falk

Assistant Chocolate Maker