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

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

Quality Engineer
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Bartholomew Brylak

Senior Backend Engineer
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Brent Wagner

UX Design Lead
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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 & Packout Manager
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Cen Qian

Senior Operations Manager
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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

Visual Designer
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Emily Hoekstra

Ops Analyst
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Emily Knapp

R&D Chef
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Enes Umur Gokcek

Engineering Product Manager
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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

HR Coordinator
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Jake Schneider

Culinary R&D Manager
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Katie Storteboom

Customer Support Manager
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Keeley Kabala

SVP of Operations & Hardware Engineering
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Larry Gust

Software Engineer
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Lauren Funk

VP of Marketing
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Lejla Sudar

VP of Customer Experience & Product
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Lesley Butler

Chief Marketing Officer
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Leslie Castromayor

Customer Support Specialist
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Maggie Pluskota

Copywriter & Editor
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Marian Zorilla

Customer Support Supervisor
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Maribel Alamo

Production Supervisor
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Matt Taube

VP of Finance
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Mehgan Cain

Customer Support Specialist
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Neel Bhat

Backend Engineer
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Nicole Rowden

Brand Communications Manager
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Peter Fiflis

Principal Technologist
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Rachel Pentecost

Senior Operations Manager
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Ryan Casler

Android Engineer
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Savannah Oakes

Customer Support Agent
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Taryn Aronson

Chief Operating Officer
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Terry Atkins

Director of Manufacturing Operations
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Victoria Arce

Production Manager
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Charlie Mathews

Backend Software Engineer

Claire Kent

Customer Support Agent

Haley Brewer

Customer Support Agent

Noel Puno

Customer Support Agent

Tara Davidson

Customer Support Specialist

Ted Glasnow

Director of Business Development

Ben Barnes

Director of Product Engineering

Madeline Schapiro

Financial Analyst

Aisha Putnam

Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager

Lindsay Johansen

HR Business Partner

Mac Singer

Industrial Design Lead

Mo Naveed

Lead Data Engineer

Dana Goodsitt

Lead Fabricator

Josh Billions

Lead Mobile Developer

Shawn May

Mobile Apps Developer

Lucian

Product & Controls Engineer

Niki Shumaker

Social Media & Community Coordinator

Steve Fang

Sr. Accounting Manager

Chelsea Glasnow

Strategic Sourcing Manager

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

Stephanie Sorensen

Tyler Mey

Rohun Patel

Elyse Obron

TIME is everything to us.

Our brand is all about saving people time, and how seriously we value time shapes our entire company culture. We've even made it a handy acronym.

Transparency
We make decisions carefully and share them openly, from the top down.
Integrity
We do what we say we’re gonna do, when we say we’re gonna do it.
Motivation
We take ownership of our work and get excited to keep our company moving forward.
Egoless
We are considerate and humble. We're never above taking out the office trash.