We are a small team of people who are passionate about promoting sustainability through the use of compostables. We believe that composting is the environmentalism of the future, and work hard to spread the knowledge that there are alternatives to disposable plastic. Our company's founder Ken Jacobus started Good Start Packaging in 2009 because he wanted his children to know that he valued the earth - and had the courage to act on those values - to create a healthier place for them to live. Reducing disposable plastic use is our key mission, in addition to helping our clients be more successful. We know food service operators need reliable, fast delivery, so we operate multiple warehouses in the U.S. and deliver most orders in 24-48 hours. We are deeply grateful to our clients and to everyone who takes steps to help the environment.
Prior to founding Good Start, Ken pursued a career in the media and technology industries in New York City and San Francisco. After a successful technology sales career, he decided to pursue his passion for the environment. Ken lives with his family in Wilton, New Hampshire. He enjoys the outdoors, music, and dining out with his family, and is an active member of his community.
Kim recently shifted her career from client services to marketing, where she employs her creativity, critical thinking skills and passion to make a difference. She has a holistic approach to marketing, and wants the world to know Good Start's mission.
She loves going on adventures with her husband and two little boys; exploring state parks in the Northeast and taking day trips to the city. She enjoys photography & digital arts, trying new recipes and being outdoors.
Courtney has a passion for sustainability and graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Conservation from UNH in 2012.Courtney recently moved back to NH after living in Boston for three years working in office management and administration across several different industries. She enjoys interacting with clients on a daily basis to help them make their businesses more environmentally friendly.
In her spare time, Courtney loves spending time with her husband and their two dogs Rasta and Ellie, volunteering at the local animal shelter, cooking with in-season food, and traveling.
Patrick is a recent graduate of Saint Anselm College, where he received his B.A. in math with accounting. He enjoys being the problem solver in any way that he can.
Outside of work, Patrick volunteers as a hockey coach with the local youth programs and his former college team. He spends any time left over with his dog, paddle boarding, and exploring the local beer and food scene throughout the Northeast.
Chris graduated with his MBA from Springfield College in 2013 and has set out to earn a living dedicating his time to something that serves the greater good. Chris shifted gears from the Tech industry to join the Good Start team in our growing effort to make a positive, lasting impact on the world we share.
Aside from playing and coaching organized basketball year-round, Chris values family time between his 8 younger siblings, his Godson, and his girlfriend, Ashley. A self-described “people person”, Chris’ favorite aspect of business is actively collaborating with clients to help generate long-term successful partnerships.
Heather has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and has had a successful career in Office Management & Administration. She is committed to healthy living, and has spent the last six years as a Fitness Instructor helping people reach their individual wellness goals. She loves working with people, empowering others, and finding creative answers to tough problems.
When she isn’t working, Heather loves hanging out with her husband and two little girls. On weekends you can find her outside running with her dog, reading on the couch or trying out a new healthy recipe!
Brittany graduated with a degree in business administration. After 8 years in the customer service / hospitality industry, she began her search for a career she was passionate about. While looking for a career in the outdoor / sustainability industry, she continued to work in restaurants and building her portfolio as an artist. She has a passion for the planet and the people who reside on it and enjoys being able to share her passion with others. She believes empathy and compassion are two of the most important qualities to possess and strives to always practice both.
Outside of work, Brittany is in constant search of the next adventure. She enjoys hiking and being outdoors with her dog, Goose. When she is not hiking, you can find her painting, skiing, running, working on DIY projects or relaxing and enjoying the presence of friends and family.