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About Us

Grace Ventura, Founder

Grace Ventura was born with a passion for wellness: a desire to help others heal and live healthy lives, and has decades of experience as a licensed massage therapist, yoga instructor and wellness coach.

When Grace was fighting a cold in the winter 2014, she was craving soup but too sick to cook something from scratch. She made it to the grocery store, but couldn’t find a vegetable soup that would fulfill her craving, and not fill her with preservatives, excess sodium or sugar. With that realization came the idea to create Beyond Broth.

Grace knew she wanted her broths to offer an everyday wellness boost AND help address people’s health concerns: everything from tummy troubles and lack of energy to illnesses. Working with two of her daughters, Anjaneya and Galadriel, both of whom are licensed massage therapists and herbalists, the qualified trio experimented with different vegetable and herb combinations until they found the perfect intersection of flavor and wellness with three flavors: Immune, Yummy Tummy and Vitality. All are vegan and nutrient-dense, and each variety provides a different wellness benefit.  

Grace believes everyone deserves to be well-nourished every day for better overall wellness, and with Beyond Broth, Grace is empowering people to take control of their health.

Sarah Bird, CEO

Sarah is fueled by a passion for doing well and doing good.  Prior to Beyond Broth, Sarah was CEO of Bhakti, Inc., the #1 selling chai in the natural channel.  Before that, Sarah had a variety of sales and marketing leadership roles:  Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Three Twins Organic Ice Cream; Chief Commercial Officer at Ecologic (sustainable packaging company); CMO at Annie’s, Inc. (from when Annie’s was a small mac and cheese company thru its IPO and up to the General Mills acquisition).  Sarah began her career with marketing roles at Frito Lay, followed by Nestle and then PowerBar.  Sarah loves all things outdoors – her passions are running, hiking, sailing and skiing.   She also loves to cook and lose herself in a great book while savoring a cup of Beyond Broth

Anjaneya Kennedy-Sardonicus, Co-Creator of Broths

Anjaneya is a licensed massage therapist and early childhood educator. She received her bachelors degree in 2010 from Naropa University and graduated at the top of her class from Denver School of Massage Therapy in 2015. She is an avid outdoor adventurer and loves to travel with her son and husband. She also loves to cook and uses her love to work closely with Grace to create the flavors of Beyond Broth.

My favorite way to enjoy broth is straight up! I am often on the go... balancing my son, careers, and personal life. Beyond Broth is a wholesome drink I can quickly take and enjoy wherever I go. When I have a little extra time I also love to use bone broth as the liquid base, adding my favorite Beyond Broth flavor, Vitality, along with miso and spirulina. Yum!

 

Jasper Sardonicus, Our Brainiac

Jasper is a Business Systems Analyst at HubSpot and received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from UMass Amherst. He is a creator, designer, engineer, thrill-seeker, and outdoorsman in his free time, and is always looking for new and exciting adventures to go on. He likes to enjoy delicious and nourishing broth wherever possible, such as at work, on a hike, or simply laying in bed to help keep his body strong and healthy.

 

 

 

 

  

Galadriel Sardonicus, Herbal Wizard

Galadriel is a licensed massage therapist and herbal practitioner with a B.A in Integrative Wellness. She is also a traveling performer and clown, offering holistic wellness practices such as yoga, creative expression, and folklore through story-telling, puppet making and giant parades all over the west coast. She is passionate about an excellent quality of life and maintaining optimal health. Integrating nourishing whole foods and wellness herbs into a convenient, easily prepared packet is just what it takes to keep herself and the world satisfied, healthy and smiling!