Brook Eddy

Founder

Meet Brook
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Brook Eddy

Founder

1. What’s your favorite way to experience Bhakti? (hot/cold, flavor, favorite cafe, etc)
On those brisk Colorado mornings, I love to have Bhakti original steamed with almond milk. Warmer days, I crack open a Bhakti Chai Coffee Blend or Semi-Sweet Ready to Drink daily. In the heat of August, I love to cut up fresh Colorado juicy peaches and scatter them over a bowl of Bhakti Chai Chip Ice Cream.

2. What inspires you?
Brave, Resilient, and Bad Ass People.
Poetry.
Stories of Struggle and Triumph.
Travel.
Progressive Political Thought.
My Children.
Soccer.
Innovative Businesses.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Liberia’s President and First elected female head of state in Africa) is someone that stood up to constant opposition. She was able to turn Liberia from a state of constant violence to a country offering free education to all children, a balanced budget, instituted freedom of press, gay rights, and has set the tone and tenor to promote peace worldwide.

3. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and what would you be doing? (city/country)
Pushkar, India.

This little town surrounded by water in Rajasthan hums with vitality and love. I would be writing in my journal, sipping chai in an open air cafe overlooking the ghats (stairs leading down to the water) people watching, meeting other travelers from around the world, and hearing the subtle sounds of sitar, techno music, singing, and chanting wafting throughout town. 

4. If you could share a conversation or moment with any person, past or present, who would it be and why?
My mother. I would love to sit with her for hours over wine and talk love, politics, family, poetry, spirituality, and writing. Then, have Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Margaret Sanger, Mary Magdalene and Charolotte Perkins Gilman join us in the conversation!

5. What’s your favorite nonprofit or social movement?
I particularly resonate with any movement that works to empower and educate women and girls. I’m a huge fan of progressive nonprofits like the:

Urgent Action Fund – urgentactionfund.org

Global Fund for Women – www.globalfundforwomen.org

The White House Project- www.thewhitehouseproject.org

The Girl Effect – www.girleffect.org

World Pulse – worldpulse.com (a global network dedicated to bringing the voices, stories, struggles, and triumphs of women and girls around the world to the media.)

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Sarah Bird

CEO

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Sarah Bird

CEO

1. What’s your favorite way to experience Bhakti? (hot/cold, flavor, favorite cafe, etc)

Depends on the time of day and weather! On a chilly morning, I love a steaming cup of our unsweetened concentrate mixed with organic almond milk. In the summer, the ready to drink Toasted Coconut AlmondMilk blend is my favorite way to start the day.   Lemon Ginger Sparkling Tea is a perfect refreshing pick me up any afternoon.

2. What inspires you?

  • My family
  • A hike in the mountains, a walk on the beach, a great run (in running shoes or on skis)…fresh air, natural beauty, an adventure
  • Authentic, mission driven individuals and companies devoted to doing well and doing good
  • A great book
  • Cooking a special meal to enjoy with dear family and friends

3. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and what would you be doing? (city/country)

Visiting family on the coast of Maine always makes me happy!  I am always game for an adventure and there are truly so many places I’d love to visit; next up maybe hiking the Haute Route in Europe?!

4. If you could share a conversation or moment with any person, past or present, who would it be and why?

My mother who is ever wise and worldly, warm, loves life and is full of joy. She is an incredible inspiration and role model for me.

5. What’s your favorite nonprofit or social movement?

FoodCorps.  A truly amazing organization focused on connecting kids to healthy food in schools, though school gardens, the school lunch program and science classes.

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Mark Osborne

Senior VP Of Operations

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Mark Osborne

Senior VP Of Operations

1. What’s your favorite way to experience Bhakti? (hot/cold, flavor, favorite cafe, etc)
In the Winter, I love hot Bhakti on the way to work straight from my sippy cup. In the Summer, it would have to be the sparking teas while watching the sunset.

2. What inspires you?
Unexpected acts of kindness.

3. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and what would you be doing? (city/country)
Africa, touring by motorcycle.

4. If you could share a conversation or moment with any person, past or present, who would it be and why?
Philip K Dick, to find out if he was a time traveler from the future.

5. What’s your favorite nonprofit or social movement?
Doctors without Borders.

 

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Michael Friedberg

Director Of Finance

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Michael Friedberg

Director Of Finance
1. What’s your favorite way to experience Bhakti? (hot/cold, flavor, favorite cafe, etc)

Hot original prepared breve, at my local breakfast place.   Ideally with a baby sticking her entire hand into the mug.
2. What inspires you?
The most beautiful spreadsheet ever seen by man.
3. 
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and what would you be doing?
Backpacking in the San Juans with my family.
4. 
If you could share a conversation or moment with any person, past or present, who would it be and why?
A discussion with Ghandi and Genghis Khan because you know, different points of view.
5. 
What’s your favorite nonprofit or social movement? 
www.povertyinc.org
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Pete Kemper

Sales and Marketing Manager

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Pete Kemper

Sales and Marketing Manager

What is your favorite way to experience Bhakti (hot, cold, flavor, fave cafe, etc)
Hot, semi-sweet fresh off the bottler. Or in a to-go mug on an early morning adventure.

What inspires you?
Getting out of my comfort zone, trying new things, and enjoying the outdoors.

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and what would you be doing?
Exploring somewhere new!

If you could share a conversation or moment with any person, past or present, who would it be and why?
To be determined.

What is your favorite nonprofit or social movement?
Conscious alliance, art that feeds.

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Laura Hluchanek

Purchasing & Logistics Manager

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Laura Hluchanek

Purchasing & Logistics Manager
1. What’s your favorite way to experience Bhakti? (hot/cold, flavor, favorite cafe, etc)

The RTD’s are the best when you need a tasty refreshment on the go, with the Almond Blend being my favorite. Now with the new Sparkling line, I recently tried the Lemon Ginger Fizz recipe and it was so delicious! Can’t wait try to more recipes with the Sparklings.
2. What inspires you?
Seeing people in the pursuit of their own happiness; making moves until the soul is complete.
3. 
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and what would you be doing?
Anywhere that involves cool beach sand, blue ocean water, and big trees to hang my hammock because there will probably be some heavy napping taking place.
4. 
If you could share a conversation or moment with any person, past or present, who would it be and why?
I would want to reconnect with family members that have passed away. Oh, to hear all the laughs again!
5. 
What’s your favorite nonprofit or social movement?
Any movement towards progress and equality for all humanity.
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Julie Durham

Customer Service & Logistics Manager

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Julie Durham

Customer Service & Logistics Manager

1. What’s your favorite way to experience Bhakti? (hot/cold, flavor, favorite cafe, etc) .
Hot or cold, I love to mix the Unsweetened Bhakti concentrate almost 3 to 1, so that it is extra strong, with cashew milk and lots of stevia.

2. What inspires you?
People who are strong enough to focus through all the darkness in the world to make their lives a source of light, joy, and inspiration for others, serving in what ever way is their gift. 

3. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and what would you be doing? (city/country)   
I would be surfing beneath a rainbow in a crystal smooth blue barrel, surrounded by a pod of playful dolphins and a few whales, off the coast of a wild beach in the tropics of NSW, Australia.

4. If you could share a conversation or moment with any person, past or present, who would it be and why?
Jesus.  He obviously had it going on.  I want to experience what it is to be in his presence…and I have quite a few questions for him…

5. What’s your favorite nonprofit or social movement?
Toss up between two : Alianca da Terra and Sea Shepherd

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Jared Mandeville

Lead Brewer

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Jared Mandeville

Lead Brewer
1. What’s your favorite way to experience Bhakti? (hot/cold, flavor, favorite cafe, etc)

1/2 unsweetened concentrate and 1/2 semisweet RTD usually does the trick.

 

2. What inspires you?
Music, sunrise/sunset, people who follow their passion and make the world a better place, my family, and Matthew Sessa AKA (Quality Assurance Extraordinaire).

 

3. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and what would you be doing? (city/country)
It doesn’t matter as long as I’m with family and friends.

 

4. If you could share a conversation or moment with any person, past or present, who would it be and why?

 

5. What’s your favorite nonprofit or social movement?

Calling All Crows, Fair Trade, Farm to Table

 

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Scott Pedelty

Denver Delivery

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Scott Pedelty

Denver Delivery
1. What’s your favorite way to experience Bhakti? (hot/cold, flavor, favorite cafe, etc)

Iced i love it with two shots and toddy ice cubes.  Hot, I love 60/40 Bhakti/heavy cream with cinnamon.
2. What inspires you?
I derive my connection to humanity from the simple pleasures in life, but most of them come from nature.  My most recent awareness manifested when I was tilting my head upwards to gaze at the Milky Way while counting satellites.  Losing yourself in the expanse of incomprehensible size the night chill suddenly brings you back down to what matters in your life.  I’ll take the daily variety of a beautiful sunrise and the saturated leaves as well.
3. 
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and what would you be doing?
 I’d be in the south of Spain riding the coast on an R1200 in a suit.
4. 
If you could share a conversation or moment with any person, past or present, who would it be and why?
I would enjoy going back to the 70’s in Santa Monica with the Zephyr team and riding the fusion of surfing and skating.  Those guy lives were driven by the thrill of the moment; there is nothing about that time I wouldn’t enjoy.  
5. 
What’s your favorite nonprofit or social movement? 
I have to give that award to the Boulder locals at Community Cycles.  They work tirelessly to get the neighborhood on two wheels and on track to living better, more productive lives.  A ride a day keeps the doctor away.
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James Chavis

Food Service Delivery - San Francisco Bay Area

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James Chavis

Food Service Delivery - San Francisco Bay Area
1. What’s your favorite way to experience Bhakti? (hot/cold, flavor, favorite cafe, etc)

Cherry Tart Sparkling Tea hands down. Great cherry taste, Rooibos give it a whole other world of taste to your palette!
2. What inspires you?
Life inspires me, I never take any day for granted. I try to find inspiration through all walks of life. From the common working man to how complex our own conscious minds work! Life is amazing! Give as much to life as it can give to you.
3. 
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and what would you be doing?
 In South America looking for Cortes gold! Adventuring anywhere really!
4. 
If you could share a conversation or moment with any person, past or present, who would it be and why?
I doubt I could keep up with him but I would love to have a conversation with Albert Einstein about everything. I would love to pick his brain on all topics of life from the universe and how it works to everyday life. Why things are, why things aren’t.
5. 
What’s your favorite nonprofit or social movement? 
Really anything that promotes awareness of persons with developmental disabilities. I have always felt that they don’t get enough recognition in society for their efforts and how they themselves are heroes and survivors of adversities. They are a forgotten people most of the time and sometimes with the help of others in their communities they can achieve AMAZING things and make others around them feel proud of what they can accomplish for coming together as one.
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Oliver Moore

COLORADO LOCAL DELIVERY

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Oliver Moore

COLORADO LOCAL DELIVERY

1. What’s your favorite way to experience Bhakti? (hot/cold, flavor, favorite cafe, etc)
My favorite are the toasted coconut bottles.
2. What inspires you?
Those who work hard day in and day out.
3. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and what would you be doing? (city/country)
Tokyo, It seems like a fun city to just take in for a weekend.
4. If you could share a conversation or moment with any person, past or present, who would it be and why?
My great great grandfather, to know what his life was like.
5. What’s your favorite nonprofit or social movement?
National parks foundation

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