Meet the Makers
Hello, nice to meet ya.
Co-Founder & CEO
Why, hello! Lauren & Preston here.
I (Preston) am chief of all things chocolate, have achieved certification from École Chocolat in Chocolate Making, and as a Professional Chocolatier.
I've always had an interest in culinary crafts, and my background is in chemistry, which has turned out to be a perfect fit for chocolate making. I'm passionate about educating our customers in the complex world of chocolate and our bean-to-bar process. Through our many creations, I want people to experience chocolate in a variety different flavors, textures, and applications.
I (Lauren) am our business-side-o-things and creativity gal. My background is in cultural anthropology and economic development in the nonprofit sector, where my international work experiences shaped my desire to build a business that could positively impact communities through commerce and the supply chain. My goal is that Markham & Fitz has more than one bottom line, so that business success can be measured not only in profit, but in impact, both within our local community and globally.
I also just love craft chocolate. And the wild world of creativity - aesthetically, culinarily, experientially - that this industry has opened up for us to explore with our community.
We love to collaborate, swap ideas, and meet new folks. Drop us a line if you'd like to connect.
Lauren & Preston
Markham & Fitz Chocolate
Oh, and then there's Mark,
He runs the numbers and stuff.