The food/beverage industry has been a huge part of Marc's life since he was four; that's when his dad left academia and started working for Frito-Lay. Over the next 14 years, his family moved 6 times as Marc's dad made his way around the PepsiCo system. He worked as a waiter, an employee insurance claims processor and shipping operations intern before deciding to leave food forever to focus on school.
After receiving his Master's degree, Marc was unable to find a job, so got a job at Trader Joe's, where he loved to crush all the boxes in the stores giant compactor. It was amazing to see how much packaging was thrown away at such an "eco-conscious" store!
When Marc lost his job at a tech startup in 2010, he joined his father and a family friend to start Kicking Lizard Salsa. That's where he really learned about all the different packaging options available!