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Meet the Team

Erin Baker's® is filled with passionate, hardworking individuals!

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Erin Baker

Chief Executive Officer

I am fortunate to have a very talented and smart mom who also happens to be a real foodie. I spent my childhood observing my mom doing it "old school," growing food of all kinds and then canning, drying and preserving for eating all year long. There was a constant bowl of whole wheat bread dough rising on the heater vent along with passionate conversation about the difference between whole food and refined processed food and why we don't eat "that margarine crap." I learned about the high value of whole foods and the absence of value in refined and processed foods.

I lived in San Francisco Bay Area in my early teens and 20's where I was inspired and educated by talents the likes of Alice Waters, Bradley Ogden and Emily Luchetti. They celebrated the importance of whole foods and demonstrated how to cook and bake with whole foods with wild success, this was in the 80's... they were onto something! Exposure to this genius left me determined to cultivate my own brand of success.

I believe in my products like we believe in our kids... with all of my heart. And... I am just getting started.


Rob McCormack

Chief Operating Officer

Family, community, getting outside, and quality eats are my priorities.

Building brands that add value to people's day to day lives is a passion of mine.

Providing nutritious food to "at risk" youth through our Help Feed 1 Million Kids Program is my cause.

Snowboarding, paddling, fly fishing, wood working, smoking meats and growing food are my hobbies.

I hoard our Homestyle Peanut Butter Granola and Peanut Butter Chocolate Breakfast Cookies in my cupboard.

As much as I love all the above, I equally dislike bad acoustics, the word Binder, mackerel, traffic and artificial flavoring. 


Dawn Urness

Vice President of Operations

Being a Bellingham native, I love being able to work for a local company. I've been at Erin Baker's forever (since 2000) and have done just about everything. My current role? Keeping all the plates spinning!

I love coming to work every day - really! The people that I get to work with are amazingly devoted, super compassionate and have persevered through some tough times. I tell you, it's all about the people you surround yourself with. And to top it off we get to make really yummy stuff - who wouldn't love working here?!

My Erin Baker's fav? After 15 years I still eat a Breakfast Cookie almost every day and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk tops my list! 


Blayde Lawson

Director of Production

I was born in Bellingham at a very young age and have been a Whatcom County resident ever since. I guess you could say I like to live on the edge, the edge of the couch that is, watching movies with my amazing wife, Rebecca, and our dog, Marty McFly. I eat way too much refined sugar (don't tell Erin!). Oh, and I'm an avid Ping-Pong enthusiast Master. I can even play with one hand behind my back.

I've devoted my life and career towards developing the following necessary skills required to be an effective Production Director:

  • Solving two Rubik's cubes simultaneously (one in each hand)
  • Running faster than anyone else on my softball team
  • Whistling at an obnoxiously high pitch
  • Walking really long distances in really long amounts of time

I am proud to be a part of this great company. The people I get to work with and the collaborative environment are something really special. Erin Baker's is growing fast and if my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 MPH you're gonna see some serious sh**!

Favorite Erin Baker's product: Gingerbread Breakfast Cookie, hands down!


Bill Bohn

Production Floor Manager

After seeing the world with the Navy, I came home to Washington over thirty years ago where I graduated from the UW. Working at Erin Baker's™ is truly an answered prayer. The people here are so incredibly brilliant, inspiring and loving. When not helping create delicious wholesome food, my better half, Lyn and I enjoy mini vacations, clever home projects, container gardening, crabbing, trout fishing and so much more. The outdoor activities here are so plentiful. From the perfect snow of Mount Baker to the fun runs in Fairhaven, I am never without a great day!

My "favorite" Erin Baker's product is always a moving target. So many choices! Currently, Blue Bike Sriracha Sprouted Snacks is my favorite treat. I especially look forward to snacking on it during my commute home - not to mention the pouch fits nicely in a cup-holder. (Don't try this without a cold beverage close at hand!)

 


Ginny Wildt

Quality Assurance Manager

I grew up in the Midwest, graduated from Purdue with a degree in Food Science, and recently moved out to Washington. Bellingham is a great area with lots of things to do outdoors. In my spare time, I enjoy taking my dog to the dog park, practicing taiji, hiking, and going to the beach.

My favorite Erin Baker's product is the Double Chocolate Chunk Breakfast Cookie, which I still eat for breakfast just about every morning!

  

 

 


Amber Cunningham

QA Document Coordinator

After completing my degree in Archaeology, I decided it was time to travel (not time travel, though I'd love some wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff). I participated in a field school in Stobi, Macedonia and my heart fluttered uncontrollably through the rest of my travels. After I returned home, I took a position at Erin Baker's and eventually moved into the Quality Dept. I spend my time outside of work doing anything that aligns me, including spending time with my rabbits and future husband (whom I met here at Erin Baker's).

My favorite Erin Baker's product is either a bowl of Vanilla Almond Quinoa Homestyle Granola or a Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Breakfast Cookie toasted to perfection.


Jessie Lohrmeyer

Sales Administration & Customer Service Manager

I grew up here in Whatcom County and feel so fortunate to have found a company I love working for in the town I never want to move away from. I'm usually either at the bakery doing lots behind the scenes to get you our wonderful products or spending time with my husband and 2 adorable dogs, Lucy and Olive. Other things that help fill up my time is traveling, reading a LOT of books, and a never ending list of home improvement projects.

My favorite Breakfast Cookie is and always will be the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk.

 


Nicole Koelling

Brand Manager

I moved to Bellingham from Seattle to go to school and fell in love - I've refused to leave ever since! I started as the Retail Receptionist and now as Brand Manager I do a little bit of everything!

After hours I can be found working on my yard, completing house projects, entertaining my dog and two cats or on the couch (my favorite spot, if I ever find time!).

After eating a Breakfast Cookie every day for over 5 years, my favorite is still Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk.



Kelsey M Johnson

Business Development Manager

I'm an adrenaline junkie and am always up for a challenge! When I'm not in the office I'm out playing volleyball, riding my dirt bike, mountain biking, road biking, hiking, running, or camping with my hubby, son Finley and two pups!

I'd love to talk to you about getting our amazing products into your store, coffee shop, etc...

My favorite Erin Baker's products are Homestyle Granola: Coconut Chia and Fruit & Nut!



Kelsey K Johnson

Retail Store Manager

Having grown up in Washington State I love the outdoors and living an active, healthy lifestyle. As manager of the retail store, I enjoy being able to make a personal connection with our customers and understand what they're looking for - because they too want to live a healthy lifestyle.

My favorite Erin Baker's product is the Fruit & Nut Granola!

 

 

 


Kristina Cartee

Product Development

I made my way to beautiful Washington State 6 years ago from my native California. After I graduated in Culinary Arts I took the opportunity to intern in France in the summer of 2012. I love creating food that makes people happy and I'm so excited to achieve that here at the bakery by creating delicious new flavors of our products.

My favorite Breakfast Cookie is the Morning Glory! 


Taylor Anderson

Graphic Design

I'm originally from Seattle, I came up to Bellingham to attend Western Washington University. I graduated with a degree in fine arts. I never thought that doodling at work would get me to where I am today. Erin saw my doodles while I was working in QA and wanted them to be on our packaging. It is surreal to see the silly characters I drew on our Minis packaging.

Outside of work I love drawing (can't get enough of the stuff), video games, my goofball dog Bigby, food and traveling.

My favorite Erin Baker's product is the Coconut Chia Granola! 


Catherine Lasswell

Social Media Marketing & Retail Associate 

I grew up in Washington state enjoying outdoor activities from the water to the mountains. I love to explore the PNW by snowboarding, running, hiking, swimming and riding my horse. I first started working at Erin Baker's in our Bellingham retail store while going to Western Washington University and now also work as the social media manager. I love being able to connect with our customers all over the globe through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Don't forget to tag us on social media using #erinbakers - we love it when we've inspired you!

My favorite Breakfast Cookie flavor is Double Chocolate Chunk! 


Kirsty Trezise

Customer Service & Logistics 

Born and raised in New Zealand. I have moved around a bit and now call Bellingham home. I like to see new places and experience different foods. Hiking, Baking/Cooking and Candle making are all activities I enjoy.

You will likely find me snacking on the Peppercorn Blue Bike™ Sprouted Snacks.