LISTEN to today's conversation with Dawn H. Kelley!
About Dawn H. Kelley
Dawn Kelley, Barney Butter’s President and CEO, comes from a background of executive leadership in the technology and e-commerce industry, previously holding executive positions at United Tote, Orbitz.com, and Careerbuiler.com. Passionate about the symbiotic relationship between health and food, in 2010 Dawn set out to grow Barney Butter, a tiny California Almond Butter company, into the best-in-breed brand – both domestically and internationally.
Dawn leads Barney Butter’s day-to-day business; including sales, marketing, operations, and product development. By adopting a three-bottom-line approach of People, Profit, and Purpose, Dawn crafts harmonious short and long-term strategies for the business. Through Dawn’s direction, Barney Butter has evolved as a consistent category leader, growing to the number three brand in the category, all the while, focusing on maintaining the most conscientious, quality-focused product on the market.
Dawn Kelley embodies a balanced lifestyle rich with yoga, meditation, peloton, clean foods and coffee! She is a respected member on the board of advisors for Purity Organic Coffee, a member of the Young Presidents Organization, and breathes through the mantra “Make Something.”
Dawn was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky and graduated from The University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She currently resides in Maine with her husband (and business partner), three children, and two dogs. Dawn logs a lot of miles commuting to the Barney Fresno plant and visiting retailers across the country!
We believe in leaving things better than we found them. That means the earth, the people whose lives we touch, and yes – even your sandwich.
We believe in the Honeybees and support the bio-diversity of our almond suppliers as well as the Xerces Society.
We believe in supporting local farmers. We buy 100% of our almonds from local growers, also reducing the carbon waste produced from shipping the millions of pounds of almonds we process annually.
We believe in using recyclable packaging when possible. Our jars are made of 100% post consumer recycled #1 PET plastic, which is BPA Free.
We believe variety is the spice of life, so you’ll never get bored with the almond and almond butter options here.
We believe in the almighty almond and think they are the perfect food. We will continue to bring them to you in as many ways as possible.
We believe that genetically modified foods should be labeled as such, and we support the Non GMO Project with all of our heart (and wallet).
We believe in using organic and fair trade ingredients when possible.
We believe quality food should be affordable and accessible, not just for those who can pay a high price tag. While almond prices fluctuate, we always try to offset rising prices with coupons and promotions.