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 a father of 2 sets of twins and and long-time exercise enthusiast, Scott has a tremendous passion for healthy foods. He understands the considerable benefits that come from eating foods that are organic and is mindful about what he puts into his and his family’s bodies.
After buying bread that had too many artificial ingredients, reeked of chemicals, and frankly, just didn’t taste good, he decided to create a bread company that kept ingredients simple, organic, and pronounceable.
Never afraid of challenges, large or small, Scott assembled a Rockstar team of farmers, millers, bakers, and diehard bread fanatics to help people love eating bread again! To this day, Scott remains committed to sourcing the best ingredients and using crafted baking processes to deliver bread you can feel proud to eat and to serve your family.
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 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 Bay Sourdough Grilled Cheese Sangwich!
National Sales Director
A trained pastry chef from Culinary Institute of America, Greg has been in the food industry since the start of his career. Greg led culinary teams for some of the finest hotels and restaurants for 15 years. Yeah, he can make flan, eclairs, and get the most perfect burnt sugar topping on a creme Brule, but where Gregfound his niche is finding exponential growth opportunities for food retailers and distributors. He has played a key role in implementing large food retailers’ store openings in countries all over the world as well as setting standards for sourcing new products and staying ahead of the curve to solidify consistent business growth. His steady and unwavering commitment to helping businesses and teams succeed without a doubt shows in his daily involvement at Inked, and we know who we’re calling when we have a craving for something sweet!
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.
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.
Kim joins Inked Organics as the Administrative Manager to make sure everything in the back office is running smoothly and efficiently so everyone else can keep doing what they need to do. She brings experience in administration and accounting in a variety of industries including transportation, distribution, and pallet manufacturing. She started working in the office for her dad at 15 doing paperwork and has learned and worked her way into a variety of roles – all of which pertain to paperwork, details, and numbers. Her favorite saying is, “How can I help?” and loves when she’s working with the group at Inked Organics and her husband brings her some peanut butter toast on Rosie’s San Francisco Sourdough (or Great White, or Agave Super Seed, or Honey Whole Wheat, or Mighty Multigrain).