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, CEO
Whether it was racing mountain bikes, going to business school at night while working full-time, clocking in long hours at a tech start-up, guiding women in the wild, or being a mom, over time Celestia depended on nutrient-dense food to fuel her busy life. She started Cofo with a commitment to clean, performance food that works. 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.
Mary Allard, Head of Business Development & Partnerships
Mary is a brand architect through and through which draws from her career in foodservice, grocery, retail, and brand management. Her dynamic educational background in business, nutrition, and psychology inspires her holistic approach to life and business, you'll notice this immediately if you meet her! As a native Colorado girl, Mary often retreats to the mountains to spend time in the woods with her family, where you can find her mountain biking, hiking, or practicing yoga.
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.
Charlotte Monke, Marketing & Media Intern
Charlotte is finishing up her final year at CU Boulder and working as a marketing and media intern here at Cofo. Growing up at a summer camp and spending a lot of time in the Sierra Nevada mountains ignited her love for nature and spending time outside when she was just a baby. Charlotte’s favorite things to do outside are backpacking, camping, trail running, and swimming in any body of water! When she’s not playing outside or going to class, she loves spending time with her friends and family, and meeting new people.