Real People •
• Real Purpose
• Real Bread
When keeping it real goes awesomely right
The idea for Inked Organics came about when a few of us real people, who had taken very different paths through life, got together and realized that we all were looking to make a difference. That meeting resulted in a promise to make the most healthy and awesome tasting bread people can buy.
Why the name Inked Organics?
The Inked Organics brand is built around the idea that art and craft are involved in the most enjoyable things in life and we feel that using tattoo art helps us communicate this idea. We like what tattoos stand for
The Inked Difference
- We believe in organically grown food because we respect this planet.
- The best food comes from the best ingredients – we do not compromise and there are no shortcuts.
- We believe in supporting and preserving the livelihood of family owned farms.
- We are committed to preserving the art and craft of artisan baking, and think it’s best done through supporting local bakeries.
- We are real people who make amazing bread with a real purpose.
Chief Executive Officer
As our Chief Executive Officer, Scott is responsible for just about everything that goes on here and is the first to remind us that he loves this job. A former Ohio farm boy, Scott joined the military at 18 and traveled the world. For the past 20 years, Scott has worked with companies towards one objective – to create shareholder value. For as long as he can remember, Scott has wanted to work with others as passionate as he is to build a great company that makes people’s lives better. When not working, Scott is a father (aka logistician) supporting the activities of his two sets of twins. His idea of heaven on a plate: Mojo with Turkey, Ham, Pepperjack cheese, and mustard, heated and enjoyed.
Chief "Make-It-Happen" Officer
With a name like Bakker, Dustin was born for Inked Organics. He is literally a second-generation baker and traces his love of good organic food and sustainable agriculture to his grandfather’s farm in Washington. With decades of experience in the food industry, Dustin has worked for huge national bakeries as well as building a regional bakery from ground zero to become a national player in the industry. But, that just wasn’t good enough and he wanted something more satisfying. He co-founded Inked Organics because “I got sick and tired of reaching to the shelf and picking up crumby bread that just didn’t have passion behind it”. We fixed that for you Dusty! As our Chief “Make-It-Happen” Officer, he heads up our sales team and loves to share his bread passion far and wide. A factoid about Dustin – at the age of three he performed in a rodeo as “Twinkie The Kid.” Dustin’s favorite Inked Organics Bread: Agave Super Seed, straight outta the bag baby!!
Chief Financial Officer
Chad grew up in Orange County, Yorba Linda to be specific, playing baseball, soccer, and basketball as a kid. Water polo kept him busy through high school and college before attending the US Air Force Academy and after serving active duty in the USAF for 5 ½ years he decided to follow his water polo roots and dream for about 3 weeks in Bolivia when his real passion sparked up for helping teams and businesses grow.
Chad has since cultivated a diversified background across multiple industries and geographic regions, focused on developing high performing teams, improving processes and making sure to have fun enjoying the outdoors camping, hiking and lounging at the beach with his wife and three daughters.
Chads favorite bread creation is Agave Super Seeds lathered with stone ground mustard and piled high with turkey, capicola, pepperjack, and peppers. When that’s not cuttin’ the mustard Chad will devour an entire bag of Ole’ Cornelius Von Glutens Ole’ Timey Snackin’ Flour all on his lonesome.
Chief Creative Officer
As our Chief Creative Officer, Ryan holds the world record for “most unusual path to being a baking guy”. A passionate professional musician, composer for video games and graphic designer by trade, Ryan is responsible for the Inked Organics brand and is hands on with all the bag design, website, sales copy, social media, van wraps and shirts! The inspiration for Inked Organics came together from watching way more cooking shows than one should and having an ‘AHA!’ moment after seeing so many pro chefs with tattoos. Ryan led the creative way to all the cool artwork you see on every Inked Organics package and equates launching the Inked Organics brand to releasing a new album with a great band. Ryan’s favorite Inked Organics Bread: Rosie’s San Francisco Sourdough Grilled Cheese Sangwich!
Chief Entertainment Officer and Chief Formulation Officer
Chief Bread Officer
Nicky’s bio is forthcoming but here’s the cliff notes: Nicky is from a family of bakers and farmers, he’s an acclaimed baker, runs ultra marathons, has had more Gigs as a Guitarist and Graphic designer than a Macbook Pro and I heard he once straight up punched a Grizzly Bear in the face…
FYI: We have a Chief Bread Officer because if you’re making bread for people, and you don’t have a guy that’s makin’ it happen on the bread front, then you’re probably doing it wrong.
If it involves getting Inked Organics bread from bakery to store shelves, Steve is on it. He’s so dedicated to his work, we had to build a small apartment next to our bakery so Steve could keep a close eye on every detail. And that’s ok with Steve, who believes, “If you love what you do, it’s not work.” With more than 30 years in the industry, Steve looks at Inked Organics as his chance to do something revolutionary. How big? “I want to create the best bread company possible. This is my lunar landing.” A die-hard Raiders fan, Steve got his first tattoo at the age of 42, of, what else, the Raiders emblem. Next up, the Inked Organics logo. Now that’s commitment. His favorite bread: Toasted Great White with butter.
Director of Communications
Randi found Inked Organics through one of our roadshows, and, drumming up some moxie, reached out to Ryan via social media to offer contributions through her Merchandising Management and Client Service background. That pluck paid off, and now she’s here to create client connections and get Inked Organics breads into every person’s hands as our official Bread Hype Queen!
When she’s not working, she’s studying Communications Management at University of Southern California, or training for her next half-marathon. She digs attending SC football games to heckle the visiting team, going to concerts with her oldest daughter, watching her youngest son in his athletic endeavors, and holding her own in the number of tattoos on the Inked team! Her “Go to” Inked creation? Grilled PB and J on Great White bread (so decadent and delish, don’t judge me).
Rafael can tear down a two stroke dirt bike motor only slightly faster than he can whip up a family barbecue for his beautiful wife and four kids. When he’s not rocking our Costco Roadshows he takes on the role of super dad taking the fam to the go-cart tracks, batting cages or cheering on the sidelines at soccer games. I can only imagine the perfect weekend for Rafael is taking the RV camping in the desert, jumping some dunes on quads with the kids, wrapping up the day with a killer campfire cooked meal and chilling with the family looking at the stars.