Katherine Reed is the CEO and co-founder of Chequessett Chocolate and the co-founder of its parent company FarmMaid Foods, Inc. She holds a certification as a Living Light Culinary Arts Institute Chef and Instructor. A graduate of Bard College, she holds a Bachelors degree in Urban & Environmental Studies and Anthropology.
Josiah Mayo is co-founder of Chequessett Chocolate and the resident food stylist, recipe innovator and official taste tester. He has 20+ years experience working in commercial fishing, whale watching, and sailing/fishing charters. With a decade of exploring cacao and chocolate in Latin America he likes to think in global and historical terms. As an avid mushroom hunter and berry picker on Cape Cod, Josiah is instrumental in the acquisition of local ingredients for the chocolate line. He holds a Bachelors degree in Cultural Anthropology from The University of Massachusetts Amherst.