LAUGHING GIRAFFE ORGANICS is a boutique family business that is owned and operated by the Gilmour family, who live in the San Francisco Bay Area. We entered the health food business out of a desire to learn about healthy eating and how it might improve our own well-being.
Our products are distributed throughout North America. Laughing Giraffe Organic owns its production facility, which is under strict GMP's & SOPs that are audited by NSF. Our facility is located in Phoenix, AZ.
Phil & Kathy Gilmour - Owners: Both Phil and Kathy, who just celebrated their 47th anniversary, retired early from previous careers. They returned to work by developing LAUGHING GIRAFFE ORGANICS out of a real passion for providing products that are good for people. They have three daughters and 7 grandchildren. They enjoy outdoor activities - especially mountain sports - and traveling. Their constant companion is their black lab. Phil can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chelsea Marshall - CEO: Chelsea, the oldest daughter, is married and has 4 children from grade school to high school. She is an outdoor enthusiast, loves music and is never without her yellow lab. Chelsea's career started with Crate & Barrel, where she started as a bookkeeper and advanced to a store manager and eventually a regional store design manager. Chelsea works closely with our brokers, distributors and outstanding retailers. She is also responsible for our product and packaging development. She can be contacted a email@example.com.
Emy Gilmour – Vice President of Sales: Emy is the youngest of the daughters. She joined the company after having a career as a Marriage & Family Therapist; working primarily as a counselor to emotionally challenged teenagers. Emy lives an active lifestyle. When she is not sampling the hottest new foodie spots, she is Team Captain of her adult Softball Team. She likes camping and any outdoor activity that involves water. Emy and her partner, Frank, love to grow vegetables in the home garden and pamper their cat, Natasha. Emy manages sales and customer service. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jaysal Valenzuela - Vice President of Production: Laughing Giraffe Organics is pleased to announce that Jaysal Valenzuela has joined our company as its Vice President of Production. In that capacity, Jaysal will manage all aspects of our Phoenix, AZ production facility. Jaysal comes to us from Treehouse Foods, which is one of the largest contract food manufactures in the world. Jaysal started his 18-year career in food production in an entry level position in Treehouse’s cereal division. He continuously increased his responsibilities to become the Night Shift Plant Manager for the Reno, NV facility. Jaysal is very experienced in all aspects of food production, including food quality standards and safety issues. Jaysal, whose father was a high school baseball coach grew up in several communities in Arizona. He has moved back to the Phoenix area to be with his extended family. He and his fiancé, Elizabeth, are in the process of purchasing their new home and Elizabeth has just been hired as physical education teacher in a local school. The couple have two Australian Shepard dogs and enjoy all types of sports. He can be contacted at email@example.com.