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The Teeccino Team

The Teeccino Team Values

We like to think of ourselves as a dynamic group whose lifestyles support our mission. We’re involved with personally achieving optimal health goals, but like everyone else, we’re works in progress. We are motivated by green, organic, sustainable values that govern how we spend our personal income. We choose to use our spending to support the kind of food we want to buy, the kind of cars we drive, the products from other companies we believe in, the energy we consume, the events we participate in, and where we plan our recreational time.

In truth, we may be greener than some and probably not as green as others, or as least as ideally we would like to be. Like many others, we are working consistently towards modifying our lifestyles to live more lightly on the earth so we leave behind a planet we’ve improved for all who come after us. We accept our responsibility to be the best caretakers, or stewards, of this planet, both locally and globally, and of each other, both friends and strangers, that we can possibly be.



Jerry Isenberg, CFO - I was introduced to Teeccino by Caroline on our first date 7 years ago.  A week later I had given up coffee (cold turkey because I didn’t even know yet about the Teeccino Kick the Caffeine Habit program). Today, Caroline is my life partner. I am still coffee free and an investor in Teeccino as well as its CFO. 

Thirty five years in the entertainment business as a producer, director and executive was a walk in the park compared to launching a truly healthy alternative up against America’s great addiction to stimulants. Yet Teeccino is expanding its reach and its customer base and I am inspired by the challenges.


Devon Garnsey, Distributor Account Manager - I started my career in the natural food industry working in the deli and juice bar at Jimbo’s Naturally during college, where I actually brewed Teeccino lattes. After graduating from SDSU with a degree in Communication, I worked in various industries including advertising and marketing, and mortgage banking. I came full circle and found myself back in the grocery industry when I began working for Trader Joe’s.

After several years of retail, I am eager to experience the vendor and brand sales aspect of the industry. I was excited to bring my eclectic skill set to the Teeccino sales team in November 2010. After a recent move from San Diego to Santa Barbara, I was happy to find a local company that is not only passionate about creating and promoting an organic and sustainable product, but one with strong ties to the community which I now call home. I’m proud to be a part of a team with a product on the cutting edge of the industry, and I look forward to watching the brand grow as more awareness and enjoyment of Teeccino is generated.

When not busy working to get Teeccino into coffee bars, bakeries, delis and retailers nationwide, I enjoy traveling, hiking, camping, yoga and taking my 2 dogs, JoJo and Henrietta, for long runs on the beach.

Galen MacDougall, Regional Sales Manager - My role at Teeccino has been a developing one ever since my mom formulated the product in 1994 when I was 6. While growing up I helped at many Natural Product Expos and Fancy Food Shows (officially selling my first can of Teeccino at the age of 10) and have watched closely as Teeccino has grown from a kitchen experiment into what is now the #1 selling coffee alternative in the country. 

As a recent graduate from UCLA (Class of 2010) my life is no longer governed by the confines of an academic schedule, allowing me to commit more fully to the family business. I love supporting the company that my mom has worked so hard to create, and know that with my help, we can get Teeccino the brand recognition it’s always deserved.  I am now our Natural Foods Sales Manager and am proud to be an integral part of this company. Outside of the office, I am also an avid rock climber and cherish any opportunity to spend time in nature.


John Magee, Operations Manager - I was raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, then attended the University of Wisconsin where I earned a bachelor’s of Arts in Biochemistry. I then attended graduate school at UCSB, pursuing a Master’s in Molecular Biology. I left graduate school to work in stocks and bonds for a short period of time. I have been with Teeccino for nine years, watching the company grow from the ground, up.

When I am not at work, I enjoy petting my three cats and one dog, and experimenting with making homemade flavored simple syrups. I am as well an avid follower of professional and college sports.

Cash Upton, SoPac Regional Sales Manager I was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, where I developed a deep passion for the outdoors and nature. While I attended college at UC Berkeley I became proactive in the environmental sustainability movement and vowed to help alleviate the man-made stress factors levied against Mother Earth. When Galen, a long-time friend & heir to the Teeccino throne, asked me to join the Teeccino Tribe, I was immediately interested. I already thought Teeccino was delicious, having tried it long ago, but when I found out about Teeccino’s work in preserving the rainforest, along with the direct and new trade partnerships that it has with rural communities, I was sold on the brand and began working immediately in September of 2012. 

One of my greatest joys in working for Teeccino is getting to travel around the country and share with people the wonderful benefits of this herbal coffee alternative. It’s not always easy, with America’s dependance on caffeine, but it is incredibly rewarding to open people’s minds to the fact that they don’t actually NEED caffeine 24/7. As a rock climber and outdoor enthusiast, I use Teeccino every day to stay hydrated and energized. Plus, now I don’t drink 2 iced coffees a day! As I started working for Teeccino I dropped the iced coffee habit because I didn’t want to HAVE to drink coffee every morning to feel like a normal person. These last few years without dependence on coffee has drastically increased my energy levels, and I couldn’t be more thankful. Since I hardly drink coffee, I get to use coffee as the drug it is, and boy does it jack me up when I need it to!


Tim Transon, Demo & Events Coordinator - I was introduced to Teeccino by my roommate Galen during my freshman year at UCLA. Little did I know, four years, one Political Science degree, and two trips to Asia later, I would be a part of the team creating this incredible product and sharing it with the world.

Though I remain solidly incompetent in all manners of instrumentation, music is the pulse of my life, and it accompanies me in all other pursuits, from climbing to cooking, writing to snowboarding, and the full spectrum of general shenanigans.

When I’m not beating the No-Caf drum for Teeccino, I also serve as the Director of Communications for The Unatti Foundation, a non-profit that serves the people of Bhaktapur, Nepal with a community library, after-school art program, and a home for orphaned or abused girls and young women.


Ashley Vincenti, Brand Ambassador Program - I began working at Teeccino in December 2009 and it was a very exciting time to start. The company was just about to release the new holiday boutique flavors (French Vanilla was a smash hit!) and soon after, the Tee-bags they had been working on intensively all year.  It was amazing to suddenly be part of a company so committed to the health and well-being of its customers, right here in my hometown of Santa Barbara.

I manage Teeccino's Brand Ambassador program and support our Ambassadors' events. The best part is, I get to talk with people all around the country and the world who feel that they have absolutely made a miracle discovery in Teeccino, for the taste and health benefits.  It is a great way to spend the day, and I look forward to the years to come as Teeccino, America’s favorite coffee alternative, expands its reach around the world.


Eric Schulz, Office Manager - 

Nadia Taran, Controller - My story with Teeccino starts in 2007 and it has been a very fulfilling experience ever since. After graduating with a Masters in Economics, I have been in finances my entire life, including over a decade of foreign experience. It has been a pleasure to watch Teeccino grow and become the company is it now today.

I had never let myself indulge in excessive coffee drinking although I do enjoy the taste, so discovering Teeccino was a fabulous solution for me to enjoy the taste of coffee without any of the side effects of caffeine!

One of my passions is photography and I enjoy traveling to new places for the opportunity to take photographs. I also enjoy reading and love discovering new countries across the globe.

Greg Glass, Health & Fitness Sales - I have spent my entire adult life working with food, health and the natural products industry. After completing the Culture, Health and Science program along with a B.A. in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts in 2000, I went on to study holistic healing modalities through several schools and apprenticeships. 

I have worked as a buyer and assistant manager at natural food stores, in sales/marketing and product development for artisan food companies, herbal medicine companies and organic farms, as well as providing consultations at natural medicine clinics and yoga centers. For several years I owned an herbal medicine company where I tinctured 250 herbal extracts and formulated more then 50 other products. In addition, I opened two herbal product stores and clinics in the SF Bay area. I still love to research and write about various holistic health topics and make herbal formulas/super food tonics.

I'm obsessed with live music (Ive probably seen close to 1000 shows) and love traveling internationally, great food/farmers markets, hiking and doing nothing on the beach for hours.
Eddie Bolvito, Warehouse Manager
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