Chief Wellness Carrier
Matt has been described as “energetic,” “wise beyond his years,” and “the most huggable person on Earth”. Matt is an entrepreneur at his core, from helping his parents with their business as a kid, to starting a contracted staining and landscaping company with his two best friends in college, to founding his own holistic health practiced titled “Inside Out Wellness” after that. Now, Yumbutter has become the culmination of all the projects, experience, and knowledge he has gathered along his journey. In the Yumbutter office, Matt can be found adding his flair and insight to all the happenings at Yumbutter, at any given moment (truly, it’s impressive). He leads the team in new potion development, sales management, and provides guidance to the marketing and operations team. His title is Chief but it might as well be the Ultimate Juggler of All Things Yumbutter.
Alana is often described as “bubbly,” “effervescent,” and occasionally, “talks so fast it sounds like she’s speaking a different language.” Her hobbies include pretending she can do art, listening to the same songs over and over on repeat, and getting strangers to spill their secrets. Yumbutter combines her enthusiasm for amazing food, world-changing business ideas, sustainability, and having way too much fun at work all into one rad package. She spends her days at Yumbutter crafting up marketing initiatives, outlining team goals on chalkboards, and filling out Yumbutter's B Corp application... plus a little bit of everything else you could possibly think of.
Julie is best known for her one-of-a-kind laugh, her gorgeous excel spreadsheets, and for saving the Yum Team money on freight costs every single month. At any given moment, you will probably find her on the phone facilitating a shipment of our potions, enjoying the great outdoors in her garden, or watching a Green Bay Packers game with her friends and family. Julie joined Yumbutter after more than three decades of experience with Nestlé & Kraft Foods. Now she is responsible for Yumbutter’s supply chain initiatives, production planning, inventory efficiency improvements, and so much more.
McKenna never met a pun she didn't like, a stranger's dog she didn't try to pet, a cookbook she didn't read straight through like a novel, or pretty stationery she didn't impulsively buy. She lives for life's simple joys and likes to try everything once, often many things all at once. When she's not doing all those things, she's choosing the right Instagram filters, keeping Yumbutter's social media equal parts sass and love, optimizing and writing content for the website, digging through web data, and helping guide overall marketing strategy.
Potion Project Extraordinaire
Mackenzie (AKA Mac, Macbot, Nugget) is known for being reflective, humorous, and adventurous. When not doing Yumbuttery things, she can be found rockin’ out in her car to songs well outside of her vocal range or cooking with whichever friend happens to be hungry at the same time. One of Mackenzie’s main roles at Yumbutter is providing translation services when Alana speaks Alanese. The rest of her time at Yumbutter is consumed by a mix of Marketing, Operations, and Sustainability projects, like creating “Which Nut Butter Are You” quizzes, streamlining processes, and reducing packaging waste. Mackenzie’s passionate about Yumbutter because of its commitment to socially conscious business practices and mission to nourish the world.
Vice Love Coordinator
Kaitlyn (Kait) is Yumbutter’s first ever Yum-tern. She is a senior at the University of Wisconsin, majoring in Marketing with a Sustainability Certificate. That makes Yumbutter a perfect fit, and she loves to apply her studies in her role. Kaitlyn is known around the office for bringing adorable healthy snacks (most of which feature Yumbutter, of course). Her interests include hitting up the farmers market, trying new farm-to-table restaurants, and enjoying Madison’s beautiful landscape with abundant biking and running trails. She wears all sorts of hats at Yumbutter, and takes on any project the team throws at her. Her duties range from creating recipes, to answering customer service emails, and anything in between.