Posting from Jean: October 25, 2011
When I started at Seattle Chocolates nine years ago, I was in the midst of raising my kids Danny and Ellie. It was kindergarten time for my youngest. So, I decided while Ellie was busy with her 3 R’s, I would get busy with a new challenge of my own.
Several years earlier, I had invested in Seattle Chocolates, originally founded in 1992. I loved having my own private stash of chocolate, but I was also excited by the potential I knew this business had. Since my background was in marketing, I jumped in hoping to bring some new energy to sales. Quickly, it became clear that the business needed me to play a different role. I surprised myself by knowing instantly that this was a challenge I wanted. And so I took on the job of CEO.
Since then we have moved from our original offices and factory into a 65,000 square foot facility south of Seattle. We have doubled our business and have spread our truffles across the country. I visited my son Danny at college last weekend and my kindergartener Ellie is a freshman in high school!
Last weekend, in California visiting Danny.
And here’s one more because this is fun.
And you really should meet my dog Scarlet!