Baked on the Bright Side


Meet the Team

December 22, 2010

At Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery, we have a great team of people who enjoy spreading the word about our great-tasting, all natural gluten-free breads. We’d like to take this time to introduce ourselves, since you’ll be hearing all of the latest gluten-free news from us in the future.

Doug

First up is Doug, the Marketing Guy (yep, that’s his official title). At Rudi’s, Doug does a little bit of everything, including marketing, but mostly he works with amazing people.

What’s your favorite sandwich?
My favorite sandwich is the classic PB&J, and sometimes when I’m feeling crazy, I’ll even grill it!

What’s your favorite thing about working at Rudi’s?
I love working for a company that cares about the type of food it provides for people. I have a personal passion for living a healthy lifestyle and eating foods that don’t contain artificial chemicals while still tasting fabulous. At Rudi’s, my personal passions come to life as the company tries to provide the most nutritious and tasty breads every day.

If you could build anything out of bread, what would it be?
My dream is to set the world record for the largest gluten-free PB&J sandwich, and then host a big party to eat it.

What is your favorite bread memory?
My favorite memory is the first time someone with celiac disease tasted the Rudi’s gluten-free breads and immediately hugged me. I’d never been hugged by a consumer before, but interestingly, I get hugs all the time now (because the bread is that good).

Maggie

Next up is Maggie, the Digital Marketing Manager. Maggie’s job is to manage the website, interact with Rudi’s fans on Facebook and Twitter, write for the Baked on the Bright Side blog, and make sure everyone in the digital world has heard of Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery.

What’s your favorite sandwich?
My favorite sandwich is a grilled turkey and Swiss on Rudi’s Organic Colorado Cracked Wheat.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Rudi’s?
My favorite thing about Rudi’s is working in a place that people are excited and proud of the product they are making, and getting to ride around in the Loafswagon.

If you could build anything out of bread, what would it be?
I would build a bread parka to take skiing, which would be great for a mid-run snack!

What is your favorite bread memory?
My favorite bread memory is my childhood breakfast of toasted bread with butter, cinnamon and sugar.

Jen

Jen Pieknik, Marketing Manager, is another important member of the Rudi’s team. At Rudi’s, Jen focuses on build the Rudi’s brand through events, promotions, advertising, and sponsorships.

What is your favorite sandwich?
My favorite sandwich is a grilled cheese. Since I began my job at Rudi’s, I’ve made about 1,000 of them, but I’m still not tired of their cheesy, melty goodness yet.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Rudi’s?
My favorite thing about working at Rudi’s is working with great people and a great company… and of course the smell of fresh bread when I walk into the office each morning.

What is your favorite bread memory?
When I was a little girl and I didn’t feel well, my mom would make me tomato soup and grilled cheese, which always made me feel better. That’s probably why the grilled cheese is my favorite sandwich, because it reminds me of my childhood.

Loafswagon

And last, but certainly not least, is the Loafswagon. Born in 1978, the Loafswagon is one of the older members of the Rudi’s gluten-free team (but she doesn’t look a day over 30). The Loafswagon travels around the country to bring the goodness of Rudi’s gluten-free breads to fans everywhere.

What is your favorite sandwich?
I don’t eat bread, but I do like premium fuel to keep me in top shape for my cross-country journeys.

What is your favorite thing about working at Rudi’s?
My favorite thing about working at Rudi’s is delivering great tasting breads to the doorsteps of Rudi’s fans, and visiting different gluten-free events around the U.S. I’m always on the lookout for more places to visit, and you can keep up with my travels on Facebook and Twitter.

If you could build anything out of bread, what would it be?
I would build a replica of myself to share with all of my friends.