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Meet the Delicious Living staff!
Jessie Shafer, RD
Content Director / Editor in Chief
My favorite quote is “Whether you think you can or think you can’t—you’re right.” ~Henry Ford
My super power is predicting the perfect size Tupperware for any amount of leftovers. My husband thinks it’s amazing.
My favorite movie is Tombstone. There’s just something about those cowboys.
When I’m not working, I’m usually testing out recipes, working out, or planning my next party or getaway.
Content Design Team Manager / Art Director
My favorite quote is “Quiet people have the loudest minds.”
When I’m not working, you will find me in my saddle (on my road bike), on a trail, or on the slopes.
My favorite movie is The Princess Bride—an oldie, but a classic!
I get my design inspiration from typography and being outside in nature.
Senior Food Editor
My must-have natural product is cashew butter! It’s creamier than peanut or almond butter, and here’s my guilty secret: I eat it straight from the jar with a spoon.
My favorite quote is “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” ~Maya Angelou
When I’m not working, I’m usually riding my road bike into Boulder’s beautiful canyons. When it’s snowy, you can find me at the rock climbing gym, skiing the slopes, or throwing dinner parties in my tiny apartment.
My favorite movie is Jiro Dreams of Sushi. It’s a beautiful film about a world-class sushi chef. Even though I’m vegetarian, I love seeing the artistry and dedication that goes into choosing perfect ingredients and cooking them with grace.
For lunch I often mash an avocado with sea salt and hot sauce, then eat it with cucumber slices and whole-wheat crackers. I pair it with chia-infused kombucha and I’ve got myself a filling, healthy lunch.
Senior Beauty Editor / Content Marketing Director
My must-have natural product is MyChelle Fruit Enzyme Cleanser. Obsessed.
My favorite expression is “The tides are turning.” It represents what happens when consumers wake up to the importance of buying safe, natural products. And I believe this is finally becoming a reality.
When I’m not working, I’m usually working on some kitchen experiment or trying a new restaurant.
My favorite movie is Muscle Shoals—a must-watch for music lovers.
For lunch I usually pack leftovers or go to one of downtown Boulder’s healthy options. For dessert, I go for a nice long walk with co-workers!
Digital Content Producer
My must-have natural product is Creative Snacks Organic Coconut Bites. Who doesn’t like coconut?
My favorite quote is “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
When I’m not working, I’m usually reading, watching a flick, playing with my dog and cat, cooking, or checking out what’s at the local art museum.
My favorite movie is … Forrest Gump
My favorite place is … western Colorado. I’ve lived in Colorado all my life and still haven’t seen all its natural wonders.
Retail Account Manager / Digital Marketing Services
My super power is parallel parking—I am really good.
When I’m not working, I’m usually doing something creative: painting, singing, or collaging!
My favorite kitchen item is my clay tagine. It cooks everything perfectly—plus it sounds fancy, but it’s not!
I make a mean Gourmet Chocolate Truffle.
Cindy Van Schouwen
Retail Account Manager / Digital Marketing Services
My must-have natural product is Vega vanilla protein powder. I add it to my fruit smoothie every morning.
My favorite quote: “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
My favorite book is Personal History by Katharine Graham and The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.
When I am not working, I’m usually trying to hang out with one of my daughters, running, swimming, riding or going to a yoga class.
My super power is my plant-based diet! Ever since I went from vegetarian to vegan I have a ton more energy.
For lunch I usually eat tofu or beans and rice and some sort of veggie…never gets old!