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About Good Start Packaging

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.




Ken Jacobus | CEO

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.









Patrick Nichols | Business Manager

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 Scott | Account Manager

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 Connolly | Client Service Manager

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!






Doreen Chaisson | Office Manager

Doreen earned her Bachelor of Science in Broadcasting and Film from Boston University, and spent 14 years working behind the scenes in broadcast television.  She then shifted direction and had a successful career in the financial services industry.  She joined Good Start after tiring of the corporate world and wanting to pursue a career with a company whose mission benefits the greater good. 

Doreen enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and 2 children, volunteering at animal shelters, and spoiling her dogs and cat.  She’s an avid reader, loves to putter in her gardens, and pursues the hobby of making her own maple syrup.




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