Meet Our Team

Get to know the friendly faces behind Georgette! 

Kris Lewis, CEO

WHAT DO YOU DO HERE? 
Relationships are my thing - the days I love best are spent talking to our amazing team and our brilliant clients - hearing their ideas and plans, helping them stretch towards their dreams and making sure they have what they need to be successful (i.e - good snacks, hot coffee, etc.). I spend a good part of my time dreaming about what it takes to make Georgette the best possible version of itself and how we will put that into action with the grace and thoughtfulness that Georgette is known for. The unofficial roles in my job description include: head cheerleader, office picture taker, plant caretaker and climate action champion.

WHAT’S CURRENTLY IN YOUR RECYCLING BIN?
Later Pizza box (not greasy), Method floor cleaner bottle, The Economist (March, April and May editions).

IF YOU WERE TO PERFORM IN THE CIRCUS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Trapeze artist. To be clear, I am envisioning the folks who swing from one bar to another... not the tightrope walkers. My toes are too weak for that.

TWO THINGS YOU’VE NEVER DONE, BUT WOULD LOVE TO TRY?
1. Scuba diving, with whales. The deep ocean is intimidating to me and I'd love to overcome this and what better company to do so with than some of the most majestic creatures in the world! 2. Living cell phone free. Definition of free: No messaging apps, no email, no social media. Phone calls, pictures and navigation only. Oh, and perhaps the Wikipedia app.

IF YOU COULD INSTANTLY BECOME AN EXPERT IN SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Etymology. This way I would know many languages and be able to communicate anywhere in the world, while also learning a significant amount of human history.

IF GEORGETTE WENT CAMPING WHAT WOULD SHE PACK?
A one or two person tent. A journal. A bug net hat. A clear plastic bag for recyclables. A black bag for waste. Two books (one fiction, one non-fiction). Binoculars. A towel with a cute but classy design. Fire starter. Travel Boggle. 

Jennifer Appleby Vines, Managing Partner 

WHAT DO YOU DO HERE?
My days at Georgette are filled with checking off ALL the to-do lists, guiding our team to check off their to-do lists, and making more to-do lists for the future of Georgette. Keeping the business in motion and moving forward, at a comfy pace, is where I feel most at home. In my spare office hours, I enjoy long walks with team mates around DTK and stirring up friendly banter at the lunch table. Oh, and office snacks. Definitely here for those - but they better be chocolate.

WHAT’S CURRENTLY IN YOUR RECYCLING BIN?
Lots and Lots of cardboard (not greasy - moving boxes) 

IF YOU WERE TO PERFORM IN THE CIRCUS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Something on the ground - Hula Hoops!

TWO THINGS YOU’VE NEVER DONE, BUT WOULD LOVE TO TRY?
1. Flying a plane (counterintuitive to the last answer I know)
2. Drive a motorcycle

IF YOU COULD INSTANTLY BECOME AN EXPERT IN SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Singing! In a parallel universe I'm on Broadway starring in Hamilton.

IF GEORGETTE WENT CAMPING WHAT WOULD SHE PACK? 
The best baked goods for breakfast, compost bags and bin, a great camera.


Abi Conners,
Senior Account Executive


WHAT DO YOU DO HERE?

Where do I start?! I've been helping our clients improve their brand presence and marketing strategy with stellar (and sustainable!) packaging since 2017. I'm basically a Georgette dinosaur but I learn something new every day!

WHAT’S CURRENTLY IN YOUR RECYCLING BIN?
Empty wine bottles haha.

IF YOU WERE TO PERFORM IN THE CIRCUS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Something with animals! I’d be a lion tamer and train poodles to dance and jump through hoops.

TWO THINGS YOU’VE NEVER DONE, BUT WOULD LOVE TO TRY? 
1. Heli-skiing
2. A West coast road trip, preferably in an RV

IF YOU COULD INSTANTLY BECOME AN EXPERT IN SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Languages!

IF GEORGETTE WENT CAMPING WHAT WOULD SHE PACK?
Gourmet S'mores and a cute bucket hat. 


Sarah Sabine,
Senior Account Executive

WHAT DO YOU DO HERE?
My family and friends would say “she finally has a job that allows her to do what she does best” - which is talking people’s ears off. But in all seriousness - I form new and strengthen existing relationships through consulting businesses on their packaging needs and strategies while creating awareness around the environmental impact of packaging and how companies can leverage carbon offsetting to lessen this impact.

WHAT’S CURRENTLY IN YOUR RECYCLING BIN?
Egg carton and Bubly sparkling water (so refreshing) 

IF YOU WERE TO PERFORM IN THE CIRCUS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
A tightrope walker - I have great balance 

TWO THINGS YOU’VE NEVER DONE, BUT WOULD LOVE TO TRY?
1. I would love to be a contestant on the Amazing Race along with my cat or my work mate Heidi.
2. I’ve always wanted to be a vegetarian.  

 IF YOU COULD INSTANTLY BECOME AN EXPERT IN SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Any new language 

IF GEORGETTE WENT CAMPING WHAT WOULD SHE PACK? 
Bear spray and chocolate covered pretzels both equally important. 


Taijah O'Meally,
 Account Executive


WHAT DO YOU DO HERE?
 I was destined to build relationships and share my passion for the environment and sustainability!  On the daily, I connect business with beautiful custom branded carbon neutral packaging. Helping them achieve their branding and packaging goals and I’ve been loving every second of it! 

WHAT’S CURRENTLY IN YOUR RECYCLING BIN?
Lots and lots of Bubly sparkling water cans…

IF YOU WERE TO PERFORM IN THE CIRCUS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
A trapeze act!

TWO THINGS YOU’VE NEVER DONE, BUT WOULD LOVE TO TRY?
1. Driving a go-kart
2. Skydiving

 IF YOU COULD INSTANTLY BECOME AN EXPERT IN SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
All the languages of the world

IF GEORGETTE WENT CAMPING WHAT WOULD SHE PACK? 
Definitely lots of snacks and chocolate, who needs a tent?


Dave Gackstetter,
Account Executive


WHAT DO YOU DO HERE?
 Having a background in sales and passion for making a difference has brought me here. I am grateful that I am able to culminate these two pieces together within Georgette. I enjoy the opportunity to build trust and good partnerships with my customer base while delivering exceptional packaging in conjunction with environmentally preferable practices.

WHAT’S CURRENTLY IN YOUR RECYCLING BIN?
Junk mail and used envelopes.

IF YOU WERE TO PERFORM IN THE CIRCUS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Some sort of crazy stunts on a motorcycle!

TWO THINGS YOU’VE NEVER DONE, BUT WOULD LOVE TO TRY?
1. Fly a helicopter
2. Scuba diving

 IF YOU COULD INSTANTLY BECOME AN EXPERT IN SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Professional athlete; and the ability to speak multiple languages frequently - that would be cool!

IF GEORGETTE WENT CAMPING WHAT WOULD SHE PACK? 
Only the essentials and she would leave her phone in her vehicle.

Heidi Wade, Account Executive


WHAT DO YOU DO HERE?
 For as long as I can remember, I’ve been passionate about helping the environment and reducing my own harmful impact on the Earth. Working at Georgette, I am fortunate to be able to combine this passion with my years of sales and consulting experience, to provide businesses with beautifully branded, environmentally preferable packaging. I pride myself on building great relationships and serving clients’ needs efficiently and with a smile!

WHAT’S CURRENTLY IN YOUR RECYCLING BIN?
Everything! Lol. My kids roll their eyes at me frequently, as I will pull out recyclables that they've put in the garbage and chase them down with the item to remind them to recycle.

IF YOU WERE TO PERFORM IN THE CIRCUS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Lion Tamer

TWO THINGS YOU’VE NEVER DONE, BUT WOULD LOVE TO TRY?
1. Scuba diving
2. Snowboard in the Alps

IF YOU COULD INSTANTLY BECOME AN EXPERT IN SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Finance! How to invest and grow my savings quickly into a small fortune.

IF GEORGETTE WENT CAMPING WHAT WOULD SHE PACK? 
She'd load up the vintage 1968 camper that I spent this summer restoring, along with fire roasting sticks to cook any number of things over the fire

Jennifer MacKenzie, Operations and Pre-Production Specialist

WHAT DO YOU DO HERE? 
As pre-production coordinator, I liaise between clients, account executives, and our manufacturing partners to ensure a seamless and smooth transition with the preparation of prototypes, dielines, art and proofing. I help make sure our clients' vision of their packaging comes to life and assist in getting it to them as quickly as possible!

WHAT’S CURRENTLY IN YOUR RECYCLING BIN?
Nothing, it just got emptied 

IF YOU WERE TO PERFORM IN THE CIRCUS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Orchestra saxophonist, or a contortionist.

TWO THINGS YOU’VE NEVER DONE, BUT WOULD LOVE TO TRY?
1.Traveling to the Mediterranean
2. Whitewater rafting

IF YOU COULD INSTANTLY BECOME AN EXPERT IN SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Juggling-- that’s what I kind of do here! 

IF GEORGETTE WENT CAMPING WHAT WOULD SHE PACK? 
A very large croissant, and a jar of capers.

Sara McMurphy, Operations Specialist

WHAT DO YOU DO HERE? 
I drink cold tea while helping our logistics team orchestrate the Symphony Of Shipments that happens here every day. I also have a daily minimum requirement of two lame jokes.

WHAT’S CURRENTLY IN YOUR RECYCLING BIN?
Mostly wine bottles, but also a tomato pasta can.

IF YOU WERE TO PERFORM IN THE CIRCUS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Likely die in an accident involving a bear.

TWO THINGS YOU’VE NEVER DONE, BUT WOULD LOVE TO TRY?
1. Make cheese
2. Drive Route 66

IF YOU COULD INSTANTLY BECOME AN EXPERT IN SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Politics, I currently just don’t care enough.

IF GEORGETTE WENT CAMPING WHAT WOULD SHE PACK? 
Shower flip flops, a wet washcloth, cherries, a quilt that isn’t normally on the bed, OMG a suction cup toothbrush!!

Ellen Piazza, Operations Specialist

WHAT DO YOU DO HERE? 
As an operations specialist I do what it takes to ensure shipments move as expected after production.

WHAT’S CURRENTLY IN YOUR RECYCLING BIN?
Annie’s Mac’n Cheese box and a can of Bubly.

IF YOU WERE TO PERFORM IN THE CIRCUS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
I would hand out tickets and help people to their seats or Irish dance.

TWO THINGS YOU’VE NEVER DONE, BUT WOULD LOVE TO TRY?
1. Be in the studio audience of a talk show taping.
2. Run a marathon (once in my life) 

IF YOU COULD INSTANTLY BECOME AN EXPERT IN SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Soil science :) 

IF GEORGETTE WENT CAMPING WHAT WOULD SHE PACK? 
An iPad for drawing, fixings for s’mores, bandaids, her pet, bug spray that is also tick spray. 

Heidi Christensen, Business Development Representative

WHAT DO YOU DO HERE? 
At Georgette I provide the sprinkles on top. I get to do all the fun stuff including operations, marketing and other sweet tasks like fixing coffee makers and mailboxes. All while providing the best experience to clients and jumping in to support the team anyway I can. 

WHAT’S CURRENTLY IN YOUR RECYCLING BIN?
Lots of organic toddler snacks, wet cat food cans, and a pile of my recent online shopping boxes.

IF YOU WERE TO PERFORM IN THE CIRCUS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
I would be a fancy pink poodle that could do tricks and dance to the Spice Girls. I'd get my own trailer and do meet and greets with my fans. 

TWO THINGS YOU’VE NEVER DONE, BUT WOULD LOVE TO TRY?
I’d like to have an online store. Not sure what I would sell? I’d love to learn how to make sushi - yum.

IF YOU COULD INSTANTLY BECOME AN EXPERT IN SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE? 
I'd become a motivational spin instructor or I would be a pop star. 

IF GEORGETTE WENT CAMPING WHAT WOULD SHE PACK? 
Trail mix, a cool reusable cup and champagne. Also ski goggles they're good for smoke in the eyes :) 

Adeline Tan, Operations Specialist

WHAT DO YOU DO HERE? 
I’m an Operations Specialist and I help plan, organize and coordinate functions relating to the operation of the business. 

WHAT’S CURRENTLY IN YOUR RECYCLING BIN?
A broken colander and a mountain of flat boxes.

IF YOU WERE TO PERFORM IN THE CIRCUS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
A high flying trapeze artist twirling in the air doing all my own stunts.

TWO THINGS YOU’VE NEVER DONE, BUT WOULD LOVE TO TRY?
1. Bungee jumping 
2. Skydiving - I’m a thrill seeker looking for my next adventure.

IF YOU COULD INSTANTLY BECOME AN EXPERT IN SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Arts and crafts, get out the glue stick and scissors it’s time for crafts. 

IF GEORGETTE WENT CAMPING WHAT WOULD SHE PACK? 
Georgette would bring a radio to listen to music in the woods.

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Kaitlin de Gouw, Executive Assistant (Currently on parental leave)

WHAT DO YOU DO HERE? 
As Executive Assistant, I directly support our executive team members and our overall business objectives. I am hands on in supporting a variety of projects and help to bring our big ideas to life. 

Sarah Landstreet, Founder 

ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
Sarah Landstreet founded Georgette Packaging in 2013 with the purpose of helping businesses navigate the technical world of manufacturing by providing beautifully designed and responsibly made packaging. She continued to build Georgette over the next 8 years into a well-known brand that provides this important service to clients all over North America. In 2019, Sarah made the business-changing decision to carbon offset all of Georgette’s packaging. As an engineer by trade with a focus on sustainability, Sarah knew that climate action was especially important in the packaging industry and that carbon offsetting was the most effective way to make an impact on climate change.

Sarah’s interest in stewardship, social good, and her respect and love for the team she built lead her to the unique and ground-breaking decision to sell Georgette to two of her employees. In late 2021, Sarah sold the company to Kristopher Lewis and Jennifer Appleby Vines.

Sarah is pursuing a life-long dream to go to medical school and continues to support Georgette Packaging as a member of the Board of Directors.