• Black-and-white portrait of EPIC co-founder Taylor Collins

    Taylor Collins


    Taylor hails from Austin, TX and has an extensive background in both the food industry and health care. More importantly he is a master of doing epic things. His love of the outdoors embodies the spirit of EPIC. When not working, Taylor is often found trail running deep in the Barton Creek Greenbelt or looking for buffalo to befriend. Taylor is both a competitive runner and triathlete with many top podium finishes. He is no stranger to "running with the buffalo spirit" and finds bliss in pushing his body to its limits.

    Most EPIC Adventure:

    Staring deep into the eyes of a wild mountain lion on a week long camping trip in West Texas.

  • Black-and-white portrait of EPIC co-founder Katie Forrest



    Katie is a native Austinite with a Masters Degree in Women's and Gender Studies. She is a proven entrepreneur with the instincts of an Alaskan Gray. In addition to her powerful senses, she is a ferocious multisport athlete with big wins at Ironman Wisconsin and top finishes at many bike races. Her warrior spirit drives the EPIC team to setting goals and working hard to crush them. When out of the office Katie is often spotted on isolated country roads riding her bike and looking for hawks to tame.

    Most EPIC Adventure:

    Hiking the final 800 meters to summit Kilimanjaro at 4am (with 70 mph winds at -20 degrees F) while having hallucinations of a pink foam encapsulating the mountain.

  • Sidd Singhal

    Brand Manager

    Sidd was born in Bombay, India but moved to Boston, MA at an early age, cementing him as a die-hard Boston sports fan and a truth-talking east coaster. After graduating from Dartmouth College, he went to work on Wall Street as an investment banker specializing in M&A. While he learned a ton, his "truth-talking nature" wasn't the best cultural fit and he leaped at the chance to work at a food private equity firm in Dallas, TX. That experience kick-started Sidd's passion for food and its impact on people and the planet, a journey that 10-years later brought him to Austin, TX. When he's not engaged in debates about food, sports, or leadership, you can find Sidd chilling in the city, sipping a beverage and listening to some sweet tunes. 

    Most EPIC Adventure:

    Climbing to the summit of Mount Nyiragongo, an active volcano that has one of the world's largest and most volatile lava lakes.

  • Jessica

    Senior Associate Brand Manager

    Born and raised in Michigan, Jessica ventured around the country (out east, down south, then west) until she found her spirit city in Austin, Texas. She started her career as a writer in D.C. and gradually transitioned into marketing, helping to build content strategy for e-commerce startups. She received her MBA from Emory University and then jumped headfirst into brand marketing at a winery in California. After a stint on the retail side of things, Jessica was looking to join a mission-focused brand found her perfect fit at EPIC Provisions. On the weekends, you can catch her at a local music venue, writing outside a coffee shop, or sipping natural wine with friends.

    Most EPIC Adventure:

    Sailing the British Virgin Islands for a week-long racing challenge, complete with high winds, 20-feet waves, and no modern navigational tools.

  • Black-and-white portrait of EPIC marketing communications lead Hope Zeckmeister

    Hope Zeckmeister

    Marketing Communications Lead

    Hope was born and raised in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and grew up destined to be a badger. After fulfilling her destiny by attending the University of Wisconsin, she moved to Minneapolis and eventually made her way to Austin. Her passion for food began at a young age by turning science projects into cooking projects and hosting at-home “cooking shows” and has grown over her time working in the food industry. Hope thrives in tackling the unknown, whether that be a new HIIT class or traveling to countries by herself. When she’s not off traveling, you can find Hope at home cooking or getting her bearings in Austin.

    Most EPIC Adventure:

    Diving into a cage surrounded by sharks alongside marine biologists in Cape Town, South Africa

  • Black-and-white portrait of EPIC marketing associate Emily Scott

    Emily Scott

    Marketing Planner

    Emily hails from a small Texas town—so small, most of her fellow Texans haven’t heard of it. Her “wild and free” spirit eventually led her to Austin, where she found a home amongst the rabid wolfpack she now calls family. A film acting student and character on the local comedy scene, Emily is passionate about the environment, enjoys finding new ways to recycle, and loves to expand her knowledge of health and nutrition. When she’s not telling bad jokes at EPIC HQ, she can be found with her dog, doing yoga, doing yoga with her dog, or listening to an obscene amount of 90’s pop music.

    Most EPIC Adventure:

    Hiking on Mount Hood and "glamping" on the Columbia River. There may or may not have been a Sasquatch sighting.

  • Black-and-white portrait of EPIC marketing logistics support associate Cory Robertson

    Cory Robertson

    Brand Associate + DTC Lead

    Born and raised in Victoria, Texas, Cory spent his early years on large amounts of land surrounded by animals and nature. This gave him a close connection with and love for animals and the outdoors at any early age. After high school, he migrated to Austin, where he spent several years in the food industry as a swiss army knife. Since then, he earned his BA in graphic & web design from the Art Institute of Austin. Nowadays, Cory works hard to ensure the continued success of the EPIC brand and is growing rapidly in his immersive role in the company. On a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, Cory can be found running around the trails of Austin, soaking up the sun at a baseball game, or at the park with his girlfriend and dog.

    Most EPIC Adventure:

    Snorkeling around the Astron shipwreck in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, with sharks circling below.

  • Black-and-white portrait of EPIC brand journalist Liz Harroun

    Liz Harroun

    Senior Brand Associate + Brand Journalist

    Born and raised in Dallas, Liz got to Austin as soon as she could by attending the University of Texas. After graduating with degrees in business and Spanish, she navigated the corporate finance world for a couple of years before exploring her creative side in the outdoor and wellness industries. Since her biggest passions have always been the environment and nutrition, Liz officially landed her dream job when she started writing for EPIC. Outside of the office, you’ll find her daydreaming in her garden, teaching yoga at local climbing gyms, and riding her bike to Barton Springs.

    Most EPIC Adventure:

    A summer spent traveling solo in South America at age 20, which included volunteering in cities, working on farms, and even a last-minute adventure to the Galapagos Islands!

  • Kaitlyn Luskin

    Trade Planning Lead

    Kaitlyn was born in the Midwest, but her roots are in Ireland where most of her extended family still resides. You can guess she's 100% Irish by her quick wit, appreciation for a proper gin and tonic, and ability to chat with any stranger. Her Irish background hasn't limited her travels to Western Europe though; she visited every continent by her mid-20s with a strong appreciation of all cultures, food, and music. In fact, she has won three international photography competitions and speaks fluent Swahili, which catches most by surprise. Kaitlyn grew up a Cleveland sports fan (more often a curse than a blessing) and attended the Ohio State University. She began her career in sales with General Mills, and most recently moved coast to coast from Tampa to San Francisco. When she's not selling EPIC across the country, Kaitlyn's passions are threefold skiing, international travel, and running/endurance sports. (She's also a huge fan of brunch, if you consider that a sport.)

    Most EPIC Adventure:

    Scuba diving then skydiving over the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns Australia, followed by a week living in a traditional village on the remote island of Fiji in the South Pacific.

  • Hayden Coussens

    Regional Sales Manager - Grocery, Central & Western

    A true Midwesterner, Hayden grew up in Kansas City. Though his love for KC runs deep, Hayden headed south to attend the University of Arkansas where he learned to call the Hogs. After graduating as a Razorback, he started his career with General Mills in Arkansas but has since made his way up to Minneapolis to work with the EPIC sales team. In the summer months, he loves to take his bike on the many trails the city has to offer. During winter, he dreams of warmer days spent at the Lake of the Ozarks. Outside of the office, you can find him staying active, hanging at a brewery (life's all about balance), or listening to live music.

    Most EPIC Adventure:

    Spending three weeks traveling across India. We visited remote villages, hiked a mountain in the Himalayas to meet a yogi, and went on wildlife safaris that were straight out of The Jungle Book.

  • Black-and-white portrait of EPIC head of non-protein purchasing Kara Griffin

    Kara Griffin

    Head of Protein Sourcing

    Making her debut in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Kara has moved numerous times to mulitple states before calling Austin her home. Traveling still remains her most favorite hobby, along with sports, drawing and music. A former collegiate basketball player, Kara continues her love of the sport by coaching youth teams and cheering on the McNeil Maverick's. She is currently a member of The Junior League of Austin and attends local Great Dane Meetups with her "little" Dane, Madea. Kara's passion of health, animals and the community made being a part of EPIC a perfect fit. 

    Most EPIC Adventure:

    Daring a horseback ride on the edge of a mountain in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Apparently "trot" in Spanish translates to a Kentucky Derby race and "ALTO" does not flow off the tongue when holding on for dear life! 

  • Natalie Muench

    Supply Chain Brand Planner

    Natalie hails from the bold north, which instilled the grit to survive polar vortexes and gave her a strong appreciation for food and family. She spent years at the intersection of non-profits, business, and government while studying the global political economy and value chains. After experiences living in the cornfields of the Midwest and abroad in Latin America, Natalie became fascinated with understanding the cultural significance of food and how it reached her plate in different regions around the globe. This led her to a career in supply chain, partnering with the EPIC team to develop food solutions to better people and the planet. When offline, you can find her near a soccer pitch playing or watching the beautiful game.

    Most EPIC Adventure:

    Playing soccer internationally and winning the World Youth Cup in Sweden. After grueling training and competition, belting out "we are the champions" while celebrating in Gothenburg was truly EPIC.

  • Black-and-white portrait of EPIC QRO product manager Senthil Krishnamurthy


    QRO Product Manager

    Senthil was born in Dallas, TX but moved to Chicago at an early age.  He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for Industrial Engineering and minored in Business. After graduating from school he joined General Mills. During his 5 years in Minneapolis, Senthil became interested in strength and conditioning, movement, and eating well. Naturally he evolved to becoming a champion Crossfit athlete as well as a yogi, rock climber, and tennis all-star. When not shredding his muscles, Senthil is spotted going to concerts, enjoying the local food culture, and traveling (most recent trips - India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Alaska, to name a few).

    Most EPIC Adventure:

    Going to Burkina Faso to visit a friend in the Peace Core. We backpacked throughout the country for several weeks.

  • Black-and-white portrait of EPIC category creator Eric Rasmussen

    Eric Rasmussen

    Category Creator

    Texas born and bred, Eric’s obsession for the outdoors was instilled in him at a very young age.  His love of nature is only surpassed by his passion for creating and consuming amazing food. Eric’s culinary journey began with honing in on his skill set at Austin’s own Le Cordon Bleu. After nearly a decade in the food industry as a master chef, Eric has found his calling by overseeing the EPIC production plant and now manages the creation of meat masterpieces. When not in the kitchen, Eric is found standing high atop podiums at regional cook-offs. When not winning at cook-offs, Eric can be found surrounded by mesquite trees and cactus, doing his part in wildlife and land conservation in South Texas.

    Most EPIC Adventure:

    Roaming wild and free in the great Canadian wilderness amongst grizzly bears and squirrels.

  • Black-and-white portrait of EPIC office manager Clint Clancy

    Clint Clancy

    Office Manager

    Clint graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor's Degree in English. His experience spans over a decade, which includes roles in middle, upper, and executive management. Fate lent a hand when it put EPIC founder Taylor and Clint at the right place at the right time. Clint was looking for his next adventure and Taylor was on the hunt for someone who possessed charisma, good looks, and experience. Clint's passion for perfection keeps all aspects of the EPIC operations running smoothly. When not creating epicness at the Austin Headquarters, Clint can be found flexing his muscles at the gym, or on his weekly run around Lady Bird Lake.

    Most EPIC Adventure:

    Ragnar Trail Race 2018. 24 hour relay race running 15 total miles on no sleep, fueled by 3 EPIC bars due to the food trucks running out of food.

  • Black-and-white portrait of EPIC office coordinator Ashley Leline

    Ashley Leline

    Office Coordinator

    A self proclaimed foodie and lover of health and wellness, Ashley dove head first into the "eat local, support local" mentality that Austin advocates. She spent many moons as a juicing deity at Whole Foods Market where she was continually inspired by a culture of sustainability and real food. Before joining the EPIC tribe, she started a business that educated women on the importance of consuming whole foods and focusing on setting and reaching personal health & fitness goals. When outside of the EPIC World HQ you will likely spot Ashley on her paddle board, the greenbelt, the flea market, live music venues, or bonding with her wolf pack that consists of her husband, daughter, and loyal lab.

    Most EPIC Adventure:

    Living in a small camper with her family for close to a year as they restored a 100 year old home in Michigan.

  • Black-and-white portrait of EPIC fulfillment specialist Shawn Gray

    Shawn Gray

    Fulfillment Specialist

    Shawn is from New Jersey, but knew from a young age that he belonged in a much warmer climate. Having spent his entire professional career in the commercial food industry, he was thrilled to discover in EPIC a company completely in line with his nutritional beliefs as well as those of humane animal stewardship. Now he makes sure EPIC products get into the hands of EPIC people at lightning speed. Shawn's leisure time is spent running around the beautiful streets and trails in Austin, playing and writing about video games, watching anime with his wife, or playing guitar. 

    Most EPIC Adventure:

    Encountering a wild bull while exploring the forests of Mexico on horseback.

  • Mike Mock

    Senior Warehouse Team Member

    Mike grew up a military brat, raised all over before settling down in Texas. He began his career creating graphics for a t-shirt company which led him to explore jobs in printing, purchasing, and warehousing. His career eventually led him to a small Austin warehouse that sold dog grooming products and then to a huge fulfillment warehouse that was pushing out over 60,000 orders per day, where he averaged 80-hour work weeks during the holidays. Once the fatigue of busy season wore off, he found a new home with the EPIC Wolfpack, where he immediately put his experience to work.

    Most EPIC Adventure:

    Taking a month-long solo road trip to New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado, and never spending a day or night indoors, carrying only what I could fit in a two-seat Honda CRX!