{Click on the profile photos below to learn more about your resident Teamakers}

Say hello to the team of talented teamakers who make Smith Teamaker go. Every one of us is proud to have been hand-picked by Steve for what we bring to the mix—tasting, sifting, blending, packing, and counting every last sachet and carton of the best tea you ever tasted. Click on us one by one and you’ll meet a nice mix of ages and background, including former Tazo veterans and new recruits to the craft of teamaking, adding up to one lively Portland blend of enthusiasm and experience. So, now, hold on just a second—if everyone’s in the picture, who’s minding the store?

This is Steve: the tea guy, the energy and sage behind<br>the label; CEO and "chiefy", master of ceremony and<br>founder of Smith Teamaker. This is Kimberly: a.k.a. Mrs. Smith – neatnik, creative, and<br>lover of parties. The perfect green to Steve’s black, marketing<br>maven, company mom and co-founder of Smith Teamaker. This is Dave: all things mechanical, manufacturing and<br>operational. Mastermind of getting old things to work and<br>engineering new stuff – a philosophic problem-solver. Meet Amy: Connecter of all the dots, pillar of strength<br>and organization; Director of Sales and Customer Service,<br>frequent backpacker, volunteer and true heart of gold. Meet Tony: Taster, mixologist, Director of Operations, great<br>dad, master woodcrafter and teamaker extraordinaire.
Meet ML: Writer, cyclist, t-shirt model, world traveler<br>and Manager of Production and Packaging. Meet Claire: Calm, kind and easy to talk to, tasting<br>room goddess; renowned Darjeeling Creme Caramel<br>maker and trusted guide for gift-giving suggestions. Meet Nova: Fulfillment and Logistics mistress, infamous for<br>being the "hand" behind all the gift notes, drinks her<br>weight in Lord B. every morning, resident crafter and avid motorcyclist. Meet Tiffany: Retail renegade, photographer,<br>and globetrotting Smith Tea evangelist. Meet Joe: Artist, cyclist, strong silent type, Manager of<br>Production Line, soon-to-be dad, and known for staying<br>cool under pressure.
Meet Alex: Our kindhearted, tech savvy, tea guru. Always<br>ready to tackle the next problem with a genuine smile and<br>can-do attitude, aficionado of all things Japanese. This is Jason: Head Blender and Captain of Production,<br>able to heft a 50 lb. bag of tea, build a pallet, and drive<br>a forklift like a Ferrari - a fierce bocce ball competitor. Meet Aaron:  Jazz enthusiast, wordsmith and maker of the best<br>Matcha Latte in town, an adept conversationalist on almost any<br>subject; holds court in the tasting room a couple of days a week. This is Tyson: Quiet and thoughtful, artist and manga fan,<br>Captain of Production, and presently the most buff teamaker. Introducing Ryan:  Managing Production with the grace of a<br>Southern gentleman, detail-oriented, dependable and whip<br>smart - has been known to spend his vacation tracking the<br>World Cup or backpacking in the woods.
Disguised as Claire Kent, Jayna is a wiz with spreadsheets,<br>columns and numbers; all a decoy to her superior skills with<br>pie crusts and baking utensils. It's suspected she keeps a<br>superhero cape in her desk. Michaela: The voice on the telephone, answers the<br>most challenging questions, directs phone traffic<br>enjoys getting out for special events; marketer, wedding<br>planner and Smith's own fashionista. Donovan: Boasts a swell collection of vintage sweaters and<br>is the only guy who wears a tie around here, warmhearted,<br>great smile, Customer Service and Tasting Room Pundit. The other Kim: Give her a call and find out how pleasant, how professional<br>and how much she enjoys helping you select your next favorite tea. <br> She may be sipping a freshly brewed cup of Lord Bergamot<br>with milk, but you’ll only hear her smile. Have what it takes to join the team?<br>Drop us a line, we are always in the market for talent.<br>PeopleResources@smithtea.com