Meet Our Team

Get to know the friendly faces behind Georgette! 

Jennifer Appleby Vines, Chief Executive Officer

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.

Kris Lewis, Chief Strategy Officer

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. 

Sarah Sabine, Senior Packaging Consultant

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, Packaging Consultant


WHAT DO YOU DO HERE?
 
I was destined to build relationships and share my passion for the environment and sustainability! I help businesses achieve their branding goals, alongside communicating the value of making their packaging work hard for both them, and the environment.

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?

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 (Currently on parental leave)

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. 

Kaitlin de Gouw, Business Operations Lead

WHAT DO YOU DO HERE? 
As Business Operations Lead, I support our executive team and our overall business objectives. I help keep everything and everyone organized to ensure that we continue to excel in everything we do. I also help to keep all of our ducks in a row when they go wandering off.

WHAT’S CURRENTLY IN YOUR RECYCLING BIN?
Food containers, shipping boxes, diaper boxes and an abundance of flyers. 

IF YOU WERE TO PERFORM IN THE CIRCUS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
I’d love to do aerial acrobatics!

TWO THINGS YOU’VE NEVER DONE, BUT WOULD LOVE TO TRY
1. Snowboarding
2. Paragliding 

IF YOU COULD INSTANTLY BECOME AN EXPERT IN SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Parenting! For everything else, there’s a YouTube video or instruction manual, but I’m still waiting on a foolproof guide to parenting. 

IF GEORGETTE WENT CAMPING WHAT WOULD SHE PACK?
She'd pack all of those dang flyers from her recycling bin to use as fire starter. And a s'more kit... obviously!