Our Team

We're Tovala, a food-tech company completely reinventing home cooking to save consumers time. Through an innovative combination of hardware, software, and food, we give our customers a way to enjoy really good, good-for-you meals without sacrificing time to do whatever matters to them.

Since 2015, we’ve grown from just a handful of people to a real, cross-functional team of chefs, engineers, designers, developers, ops experts, and more. We do good work together, and we’re proud of it. 
This is us—a bunch of hard-working, food-loving nerds.

Adam Brakhane

Director of Software Engineering
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Alex Solomon

Technical Product Manager
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Alexander Plotkin

Chief Culinary Officer
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Aliyah MacCrindle

Production Design Associate
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Andy Devoto

Email and CRM Manager
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Armela Mane

Sr. Quality Engineer
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Bartholomew Brylak

Senior Backend Engineer
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Brent Wagner

Lead UX Designer
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Brian Krall

Director of Growth Engineering
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Bryan Wilcox

CTO & Co-founder
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Bushra Odesho

Production Manager
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Cen Qian

Sr. Director, Business Operations
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Chrissy Camba

R&D Chef
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Danielle Aubry

Web Developer
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David Rabie

CEO & Co-founder
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Debs Song

Brand Designer
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Emily Hoekstra

Sr. Ops Analyst
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Emily Knapp

R&D Chef
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Eric Dougherty

Production Manager
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Erik Chizeck

Director of Culinary Operations
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Gilberto Gomez-Gonzalez

Production Manager
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Hayoung Kwon

Design Lead
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Jacqueline Vanderkolk

Operations Specialist
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Jake Schneider

Culinary Manager
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Katie Storteboom

Customer Support Manager
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Keeley Kabala

COO
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Lauren Funk

VP, Brand Marketing
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Lejla Sudar

VP, Menu Strategy & Innovation
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Leslie Castromayor

Customer Support Specialist
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Maggie Pluskota

Sr. Copywriter & Editor
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Marian Zorrilla

Customer Support Supervisor
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Maribel Alamo

Production Supervisor
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Matt Taube

VP of Finance
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Neel Bhat

Software Engineering Manager
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Nicole Rowden

Sr. Marketing Manager
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Peter Fiflis

Principal Technologist
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Rachel Pentecost

Senior Operations Manager
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Ryan Casler

Sr. Android Developer
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Savannah Oakes

Customer Support Agent
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Taryn Aronson

CFO
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Terry Atkins

Director of Manufacturing Operations
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Victoria Arce

Operations Analyst
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Niki Shumaker

Associate Marketing Manager

Seungjin Hong

Backend Engineer

Nicho Rivera

Backend Engineer

Kevin Brandstatter

Backend Engineer

Billy Atkins

Building Safety & Competency Lead

Yash Patel

Business Analyst

Kate Rosean

Copywriter and Editor

Kentaro Ogawa

Culinary Ops Specialist

Claire Kent

Customer Support Agent

Haley Brewer

Customer Support Agent

Marissa Newlee

Customer Support Specialist

Claire Van Eenenaam

Customer Support Specialist

Will Glynn

Customer Support Specialist

Sarah Tournear

Customer Support Specialist

Rikita Prince

Customer Support Specialist

Ted Glasnow

Director of Business Development

Josh Boock

Director of Customer Support

Mo Naveed

Director of Data

Ben Barnes

Director of Product Engineering

Jeff Nogaj

Director, Growth Marketing

Lindsay Johansen

Director, HR

Nick Lotz

FP&A Manager

Aisha Putnam

Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager

Peggy Fillis

General Manager West Coast

Monica Rodriguez

HR Administrator

Vanéssa Mirabella

HR Business Partner

Joan Comas Creus

Industrial Process Engineer

Colin Scheidenhelm

Inventory Manager

Dana Goodsitt

Lead Fabricator

Brian Collins

Manufacturing Engineer

Ranjan Melpal

Mechanical Engineer

Madeline Schapiro

Menu Analyst

Molli Franz

Office Manager

Jennifer Carter

Plant Manager

Mickey Nappier

Plant Manager

Lucian

Product Engineer

Alex Garcia

Production Buyer

Wilson Siew

Production Manager

Mark Glowacki

Production Manager

Derrick Williams

Production Manager

Mike Mason

Recruiter

Steve Fang

Sr. Accounting Manager

Jane Makin

Sr. Data Engineer

Konstantin Wachs

Sr. Manager of Analytics

Shawn May

Sr. iOS Developer

Chelsea Glasnow

Strategic Sourcing Manager

Alex Urbanec

Technical Support Analyst

Nikhil Anto Valluvan

Thermal Engineer

Jason Punches

VP, Creative

Cal Zoellner

VP, Manufacturing Operations

Josh Billions

iOS Technologist

Our Interns

Tovala team

2019 Summer Interns

(Left to right) Hannah Wang, Claire Fitzpatrick, Lia Kim, Emily Knapp, Mars Gotauco, Kevin Li, Grayson Ho, Michael Vitek

Our Alumni

Lesley Butler

Elyse Obron

Larry Gust

Rohun Patel

Tyler Mey

Stephanie Sorensen

Mac Singer

Enes Umur Gokcek