We're a diverse team comprised of outdoor enthusiasts, cyclists, and runners. We lead busy lives and balance work, family, and pursuits. We're hypersensitive about the food we use to fuel our bodies, and saw the need for something that met the demands of our active lives. Cofo was born out of a passion to lift our lives up through community and nourishing food without junk. Oh yeah, we're a bootstrapped, self-funded, employee & women-owned team.
Celestia Howe, Founder, Chief Community Officer
When working long-hours at a tech company, trying to stay active outdoors and taking care of her daughter as a single mom, Celestia quickly became physically tired. Bars and gels didn't work since she has Celiac disease and she didn't want to load up on lots of sugar. She realized she needed a new kind of easy-to-take nutrient-dense food to keep her feeling strong and energized. She started Cofo with a commitment to clean, real food that helps others feel good inside. She craves day-long mountain bike adventures and guiding women in the wild as co-founder of Howl Often, a women's community that inspires women to venture into nature for self-empowerment.
Shan Wo, Head of Operations
Shan comes from a ten year structural engineering career combined with organic farming. We're pretty sure she's the only person who has this unique combination! Shan heads up product development and operations with an attention to detail we are continually inspired by. She's an ultra-runner and finds herself following the circuit in her Sprinter van between the West Coast and the Rocky Mountains.
Erica Fagan, Head of Community Outreach & Media Relations
Erica is a veteran in multi-channel marketing specializing in business development and sales. She spent most of her career in New York City before moving to Boulder, CO, where she and her family developed a love of the outdoors. At Cofo she leads community outreach and media relations to build awareness, impact and community interaction for our mission, culture and purpose.
Uriell Carlson, Lead Nutritionist
Uriell “Uri” Carlson is our registered dietitian and nutritionist. She specializes in athletes how to fuel using real food, recipe development, nutrition research and customized meal planning. After growing up an organic farm in Vermont, she graduated from the acclaimed Bastyr University, specializing in nutrition and dietetics and went on to earn her master's degree in nutrition. She is the founder of Inner Wild Nutrition in Breckenridge, CO. When not helping others improve their wellness, she can be found on the trails as a Juliana Bicycles Ambassador and the head mountain bike coach for Summit Endurance Academy.