is the co-founder of Clearly Kombucha especially on the days when everything is smooth sailing. Clearly Kombucha is the first thing that she thinks about when she wakes up, the last thing that she thinks about while drifting off to sleep, and sometimes the thing that wakes her up in the middle of the night. Ali prides herself on her stellar organizational skills which she has put to good use by making hundreds of folders in her email inbox.
Favorite Flavor: Strawberry Hibiscus & Raspberry Ginger.
Strangest Question about Kombucha: Random man in grocery store: “If I buy a bottle now and then come back later, can we grab a coffee together?” Ali’s response: “I only drink Clearly Kombucha, but feel free to come back later to buy another bottle!”
is the co-founder of Clearly Kombucha. He graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2007 and moved to California to research Organizational Behavior and Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He fell in love with “entrepreneurship” and the idea that you can co-create a better world by building socially responsible businesses. A future dream is to be a visiting business school professor and teach on entrepreneurship! His favorite part of the job is dreaming, specifically the day-dreaming that surfaces during running or practicing yoga. His favorite colors change from time to time, but right now it is ORANGE representing spontaneity and optimism! When he’s not studying entrepreneurship, Caleb is running, yoga’ing, cycling, or Hulu’ing (and occasionally researching quantum mechanics and the possibility of time travel/parallel universes).
Favorite Quote:“Go forth boldly in the directions of your dreams; live the life you have imagined.”
Hailing from Los Angeles, calling San Francisco home, cheering on the Stanford Cardinal, Ashling Loh-Doyle
is a born and bred Californian. She’s the lead of the Identity team at Palantir Technologies
, a Palo Alto-based startup that provides a robust data analysis platforms to enterprises worldwide. At night, she keeps her passion for paper alive with LOTUS&ASH
, a stationery business that has grown out of her college dorm room to provide design, web development, and identity support to for start ups and brides alike. She believes in no-computer-Saturdays, and makes the most of them with hiking in Muir Woods, cycling to Tiburon, and day tripping to Napa. She’s been a Top Shelf, and now Clearly Kombucha fan since day one and loves designing for the brand.
Favorite Flavor: Original. (Did I mention I’ve been a fan since day one?)
has been working for Clearly Kombucha since its inception, spending late nights hand-bottling the first batches, caulking cracks in the old brewery floor, and posting the occasional picture to “The Facebook.” She especially enjoys working as a taste-tester for new flavors – she seems to have an opinion on everything – and correcting grammatical errors. Incidentally, she is Ali’s younger sister.
She enjoys writing and has written for The Atlantic.com, Food52, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She also loves cooking, art projects, working out, dogs, and all things Italian.
Favorite Flavor: Original, Strawberry Hibiscus, and Black Currant.
Strangest Question: “You’re in sales, so answer this: where does money come from?”
During his training as a chef, Brewmaster Nick
learned to pick the best raw ingredients, combine flavors and create something that would please his audience. Living in Napa he then learned to pair those flavors with not only wine, but beer and spirits as well. Becoming a brewer was only the next logical step in his career when he took the helm of a small craft brewery & pub in Northern California. When the opportunity presented itself to join the Clearly Kombucha team as Brewer & Head Scoby Wrangler, Nick jumped at the chance to further his learning of the wild world of fermentation. Combining Clearly Kombucha’s wide palette of flavors into Nick’s cooking and cocktail mixing has been a great challenge and treat to everyone who has sample the outcome.
Favorite Flavors: Asian Pear and Raspberry Ginger. Fun flavor combo 1/2 Black Currant and 1/2 Strawberry Hibiscus.
Strangest question: Can you eat the Scoby? (gross)
Regional Market Reps
Kristen, Southern Cal Market Manager,
has been with CK for 2 years.She has represented many brands but it wasn’t until she started working with Clearly Kombucha that she found a family business that brought her deeper enjoyment than she had experienced in the past. Kristen’s outgoing personality has lead her to perform stand up comedy in clubs around the country. Her hobbies include volunteering for local animal rescues, doing yoga and spending time on the beach that she so fortunately lives near. She also is fortunate to live nearby many great grocery stores so she can always eating healthy and deliciously, specifically whole wheat pasta with lemon, tomatoes and capers. Kristen also has an obsession with her cat named Munson and the earlier part of the 20th century. If she didn’t live now, Kristen wishes that she (and her cat) could have played in a jazz band in the 1920′s in New York City. But since that’s not going to happen, she spends her Sunday nights watching HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.
Grape and Asian Pear. “Grape is like a grape popsicle without all of the sugar and chemicals and Asian Pear is like taking a sip of summer!”
“I like to drink things very slowly. I like to take a sip from something then come back to it the next day. Do you think a bottle of Clearly will last more than two weeks without a top on it?” AND “I heard the things that float in kombuchas are alive. Do you think they have feelings?”
Samantha, Northern Cal Market Manager,
joined Team Clearly in November of 2013. After graduating from The Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, Samantha heard the [Santa Cruz] mountains calling her name, and so there she went. After 10 years of blissful Texas dwelling, her adventure-loving spirit had finally brought her back to The Golden State.Sam’s move to Santa Cruz quickly opened the door to an exciting way of healthy living. It seems as though everyday she learns of natural ways to fine-tune her life and she totally loves it! Joining Clearly Kombucha was a great part of the natural progression into her new lifestyle. Sam is stoked to be promoting a wonderful product while working with such fun and inspiring people. In her spare time, Sam enjoys all things outdoors. From kayaking to disc golf, she appreciates the finer things in life. She loves wandering, exploring, taking photographs, good live music, meeting new people and spreading joy. Her favorite places to roam include: The Great Pacific Northwest, Guatemala, and The Texas Hill Country. Keep a lookout for Sam rockin’ out to some sweet tunes while driving the CK Prius around NorCal! Shout out how much you love our Kombucha and maybe she’ll toss you a pair of our awesome CK sunnies.
is a third year at California State University East Bay, majoring in PR/ Communications. She enjoys exercising, shopping, wine-tasting, surfing, and volunteering for my community.
Strawberry Hibiscus with Raspberry Ginger as a close second
Is Kombucha a country in Asia?
enjoys singing, making music, spreading love and is interested in international relations, social justice, and the truth. Her favorite book is “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
Strangest question: “Is this that superman stuff?!”
is a student who, when not repping CK on the West Coast, attends school three blocks away from the White House. She enjoys hiking, traveling, exploring new places, photography, and cooking.
Chai Cola and all of Caleb’s secret concoctions
Strangest question: If another Brand Ambassador was single.
is studying human biology, focusing on cross cultural approaches to food and wellness. She enjoys cooking, eating, journaling, writing, reading, philosophizing, meditating, singing, jamming (mostly, but not exclusively, on the piano), running, discovering new places, going on adventures that involve all of the above. She likes elevated perch-like places in nature where she can curl up her knees, and enjoy a coffee and/or company in comfortable silence. She has a splinter in her pinky from third grade.
was born and raised in Yaroslavl, Russia, speaks fluent Russian, and was a 2012 Olympian in synchronized swimming. She likes pilates, cute animals, Pinterest, trying new restaurants, travel, CLEARLY KOMBUCHA, Stanford, synchronized swimming, and being goofy.
Black Currant (we LOVE currant in the motherland)
is studying science and working toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She loves traveling and has explored Honduras, Belize, The Bahamas, France, Germany, Austria, Japan, Portugal, The Republic of Kiribati, Canada, several areas of Mexico, and nearly all of our fifty states. She loves the way clean, raw, and organic eating makes her feel and is always on the hunt for creative, new recipes. She rarely turns down ice cream.
Raspberry Ginger. “I’m a ginger lover!”
“Can I drink this if I just had part of my intestine taken out?”