Jessie Kimmell and Rachael Sheridan are the co-founders of Solstice Canyon almond butter. Close friends and prior food industry co-workers, both women share a deep interest in natural remedies and healthful cooking. Solstice Canyon was formed after they realized there was a void in the market when it came to the type of snack that they both favored day-to-day: deliciously flavored nut butters made with raw, organic, unpasteurized almonds.
Jessie worked in restaurant and food brand public relations for seven years before she began to consider founding her own organic food line. In her previous career, she enthusiastically secured millions of dollars worth of placements for her clients in A-list publications and media channels, and recently was credited as a Co-Producer of Eat Drink Love, an unscripted series focused on women working in the LA food industry that aired on Bravo in 2013. Jessie is a passionate natural-health devotee who spends her spare time practicing yoga and learning about how to create the cleanest, healthiest, most delicious foods that benefit our bodies and minds.
Rachael is a former gourmet buyer who spent over 10 years scouring the globe to find the most unique, esoteric, and mouth-watering foods available. During her tenure as head buyer at LA’s Cube Marketplace, the products that she sourced gained nationwide media exposure for the store in outlets including The Today Show, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Food & Wine. Sheridan was also personally profiled as a tastemaker in California Home & Design and featured in Bon Appetit. Rachael is a talented long-time home cook who is inspired by international cuisines and is motivated to create products that are both incredibly healthy and flavorful.