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To bring women together and help their businesses thrive.

A woman that brings together and empowers women to succeed.

An assembly of strong women who come together to help each other succeed.

Who We Are

Gather Brands is a full service sales consulting agency focusing on women owned and women run companies in the CPG industry. We will act as your very own sales team; representatives of and for your brand and are always just one call, text, or email away. This includes everything from collaborating with you on building the most effective and concise presentation for the retailer, to setting up your products with the distributor of choice to get the items on the shelf and into the hands of the consumer! An example of just a few of these services are listed below.

Services

Account Management

New item presentations

Category review schedules

Expansion into other retailers and regions

Promotional planning

Primary contact for your retailers

Annual/Quarterly business reviews

Administrative

Distributor set up

New item submissions

Promotional submissions

Trade spend analysis

Our Team

MEET THE TEAM

Mia Medina

Founder/CEO

Get to know Mia


Mia Medina

Growing up in Mill Valley, CA, where natural foods were a staple long before it was mainstream, I’ve always been drawn to natural products, local fresh foods, and exploring new and different flavors. I’m especially fortunate that my passion for clean healthy food has not only been a lifestyle, but also the core of my career in the Natural Products industry.


While spending the last 20 years as a wife and a mother to our 5 amazing children, I have also had the opportunity to grow with and navigate through the CPG industry, with a primary focus on the Natural Channel. I’ve worked on the Broker side of the business with Acosta/NS Sales, the manufacturer side with Coca-Cola/Odwalla, and the distribution side where my husband and I expanded our local distribution company nationally, to become Whole Foods Market’s #1 DSD distributor in 8 of their 11 regions. It was here, I realized, that helping small businesses launch, grow, and expand into multiple regions and retailers was not only a career, but a calling.


Weaving together the unique threads of my early exposure to clean and healthy food, my personal resonance with the natural products industry, and a passion for helping start up brands grow and flourish in this space, it seemed time to start a consulting company and take that approach one step further; to help women owned brands and women entrepreneurs succeed in this male dominated space. Thus, Gather Brands was born!


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Carra Kelly

Director of Operations

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Carra Kelly

I’m a Massachusetts-born Colorado enthusiast. In response to the COVID 19 pandemic I founded a farmers market delivery business to provide fresh food to Denverites in a safe and sustainable manner. I know sustainable shifts require different minds from different backgrounds, and have the power to change the status quo and innovate for the better.I bring years of measurable impact across sectors through program management, strategic planning, event management, communications and volunteerism. I leverage my experience and passion for sustainable foods and women-owned business to elevate and empower our brands! In my personal time, I enjoy camping, hiking, live music, cooking, trash TV, and spoiling my dog, Koko.


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Somer Rodden

Director of Sales

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MEET Somer

I am a passionate enthusiast for anything Natural!!! I always knew I was drawn to everything unconventional! Getting a taste of the Natural Foods landscape at Mothers Market and Kitchen in SoCal I knew that this was for me! Spending a decade in Portland, OR where it seemed that this little piece of the country was ahead of the curve! I dove further into my passion for Natural Foods. I spent 15 years with Odwalla in several capacities of the business and then branched out to Bai Brands, Organic coffee and even Organic Alcohol! I am in love with the fluidity and everchanging landscape of the food and beverage space. 

Over the past 20 years I have been fortunate enough to create an amazing career in the CPG space and take on cross functional roles that play an integral function within both the retailer and distributor landscape. I believe this is much like a marriage as it requires give and take and demands mutual respect of one another. 

I am a mother of 3 growing children, and it is never a dull moment! It is important to me to live a healthy sustainable lifestyle. I am a west coast girl to the core! I enjoy CrossFit, spontaneous adventures, Tahoe and binging Netflix!! On the weekends you can find me at the local wineries or day hiking! 


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Rachel Bower

Business Manager

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Rachel Bower

Rachel graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor in Science in Hospitality and a double minor in communications and marketing! She worked through a Manager in Training Program for Compass Group in San Diego California. Rachel has been working in the CPG industry for 3 years now; managing retailers, brokers, and distributor relationships!


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Kylee Hoynacki

Social Media Manager

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Kylee Hoynacki

Kylee graduated from BYU with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health! She loves natural products, nature, and gardening! Kylee has extensive marketing experience in both agency and in-house CPG brand settings!


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Nadia Joubert

Director of Graphic Design

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Nadia Joubert

Nadia graduated from North-West University of Potchefstroom with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Graphic Design. She has 15 years of experience in graphic design, 6 of those being exclusively focused on branding and packaging! Nadia loves freelancing and helping brands bring their ideas to life!


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Allie Rossi

Content Creation Coordinator

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Allie Rossi

Allie graduated from University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and a minor in Spanish! She played professional soccer abroad for four years and has been working as a freelance blogger and social media manager for 4 years!


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Board Members

DOGS OF WAVE

(AKA the goodest part of Wave)

Retailers

Brand Partners

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Doughp was created in 2017 after their founder found her happy place in the kitchen and came up with an egg-less cookie dough that was safe to eat! Since then, Doughp has been featured on Shark Tank and has continued their success. They also contribute to multiple mental health and recovery foundations!

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Good Mylk Co. is a game-changing, industry disrupting, plant-based milk product for the masses! With proprietary flash-blast freezing, Good Mylk Co. is on its way to being a women-owned nationwide favorite

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Chill Pop is a totally hip and truly unique frozen novelty! They use only clean and quality ingredients and believe in the importance of knowing where your food comes from and how it's made! Sweet treats can be healthy and taste delicious with Chill Pop!

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Fly By Jing was started in 2018 and prides itself on being personal, not traditional. With the best ingredients available, Fly By Jing packs natural, rich, real and complex flavors!

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Element Apothec includes over 40 high quality, organic CBD and other cannabinoid products. They are committed to using the most pure ingredients available and believe that what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in it!

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Lupii offers a new perspective on protein! Their tasty, plant-based bars are the perfect way to nourish your body and protect our planet. They have 3x the protein of eggs, 3x the fiber of oats, AND all 9 amino acids!

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Watermelon Road was born out of love for wholesome food, fresh flavors, and providing family and friends with better snack options, that are as nutritious as they are delicious. Each small batch is prepared by hand, from their family to yours!

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Muchacha is changing the world for women in coffee, one cup at a time! Their mission is to support female leadership through the entire coffee supply chain. Muchacha is making a positive social impact while also providing a quality product!

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Mylk Labs is committed to sharing wholesome food that nourishes and fuels the body. They deliver healthy food without compromising flavor, nutrition or convenience. Nothing artificial, nothing processed—just real ingredients from whole foods.

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Jiminy's has created a sustainable and tasty dog treat that is beneficial for your pet and the planet. Their use of cricket protein is a great alternative for conventional animal protein!

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Wave Soda is a company on a mission to redefine soda. Their refreshing soda alternative has no added sugars or sweeteners, and stays between15-25 calories. With all-natural ingredients, the San Diego company aims to give you all the good parts of a soda without any of the bad!

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Lil Bucks are protein-packed, raw, vegan, paleo, sprouted superfood seeds. The seeds (which are actually fruit seeds) are sprouted buckwheat groats; sprouting releases enzyme inhibitors, which allows our bodies to better absorb the amazing nutrients and antioxidants in the seeds! After the seeds are soaked, they are dehydrated to preserve their nutrients and give the Lil Bucks their crispy, delicious texture and nutty taste.

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Prevail was looking for a clean, healthy, high protein snack without compromising flavor. They are confident that when people say they don't like jerky, they have never tried Prevail!

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Dress it up Dressing is a company that aims to add a bit of glamour to any simple meal! Starting with an original family recipe, they now offer 6 delicious dressings for any recipe!

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mmmpanadas offers a variety of empanadas that have gone from local coffee shops and bars to regional grocery stores! This wife and husband duo fell in love with empanadas after spending time in Costa Rica and were inspired to make their own! mmmpanadas also has a passion for giving back and does so every chance they can!

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Skynn Revival is an all natural hand sanitizer and insect repellent in a beautiful vintage inspired atomizer. A portion of the proceeds will go to Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch in Napa Valley, to support the care of animals displaced by California Wildfires.

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