Nickname?

Curt “ The Raw Father” Griffing 

Position in the company?

CFO (Chief Flavor Officer) 

Favorite RAW meal?

Depends on the season. Half of a crispy watermelon; grapes; blended summer garden tomatoes with lettuce and sunflower seeds.

How did you get into RAW?

I suffered from severe rheumatoid arthritis and was given no hope for a cure, only to be told that stronger drugs and artificial joints would help me to better live with it. I didn’t want to learn with this terrible disease, I wanted to learn to live without it. I was determined to find a reason why arthritis in its many forms attack the body and was even more determined to find out how to be free of it.

Favorite snack of Raw Food Central?

Our Flax Crackers.

Favorite athletic activity?

l love to walk.

Fun random fact about you or random hobby?

I love to help people realize their true potential for great health.

How did you get involved with Raw Food Central?

I started Raw Food Central in 2001 to help people heal and improve their lives with a raw food diet, the way I found it could help me. I have been living an arthritis free life for over 30 years. I’m so active now you would never know I was so crippled earlier in life. No drugs, supplements, treatments, or gimmicks were used to get me to where I am today: completely arthritis free. I founded Raw Food Central to help others.


Nickname?

Windsor "Skinny" Griffing  

Position in the company?

King of Production

Favorite RAW meal?

No-oat meal.

Like oatmeal, but not.

How did you get into RAW?

Into raw? Never been out of it. I was raised in a raw vegan family.

Favorite snack of Raw Food Central?

The one and only Snack Mix.

Favorite athletic activity?

RUNNING. I’m currently a competitive runner and run 5k’s whenever given the chance. I notice that being on the raw vegan lifestyle I have an advantage over the other runners, with more energy and stamina.

Fun random fact about you or random hobby?

I play guitar, including at my church and jamming with friends. I unicycle and longboard too. Not at the same time though.

How did you get involved with Raw Food Central?

I grew up into the company since day one of its existence. I’ve been a raw vegan my whole life, and grew up seeing my father, my brother and then myself participating in Raw Classes, food demos, speaking events and helping other people.


Nickname?

Josh "Griff" Griffing

Position in the company?

el Presidente

Favorite RAW meal?

Wynter’s Zucchini Mac & Cheese

How did you get into RAW?

I started including raw meals when I began working with my family “The Griffing Guys” at Raw Food Central. Although I’m not 100% raw I can say that a majority of my meals are raw and I feel great! Lost 15lbs since I started and feel better mentally and physically!

Favorite snack of Raw Food Central?

Snack mix all the way! The Peas and Corn complement our kale chips perfectly!

Favorite athletic activity?

Mountain Biking, and I’m not talking about the kind you do on a paved bike trail around town. The real deal, cross-country or all-mountain kind of stuff. I love to get gnarly on the trail! I ride at least once a week and sometimes twice a week.

Fun random fact about you or random hobby?

I love working on jeeps, growing a beard and playing with my kids (and my wife)! Family means the world to me and spending time with them is my favorite thing to do!

How did you get involved with Raw Food Central?

Raw Food Central started for me during a visit to my uncle “The Raw Father’s” shop when I tried some of his kale chips for the first time. He had been making them for friends and family. From our perspective kale was the food that food eats. But after trying and realizing how delicious kale could be my father and I decided to go all in with Curt and support the organization and growth of Raw Food Central. Our goal became to support Curt and his sons in spreading the word about these healthy raw vegan snacks and education on incorporating a raw vegan diet into the American family nationwide.


Nickname?

Kelly "Kells" McDonald

Position in the company?

Customer Service / Admin/ Do-It-All’er

Favorite RAW meal?

Fresh Fruit Smoothies

How did you get into RAW?

After battling with Fibromyalgia and chronic illnesses since 19 years of age, I decided it was time to make some changes. One of these major changes was what I was eating. Since I starting incorporating raw meals into my diet a few years ago I have lost 30 pounds, I’m in less pain and I feel better than ever!

Favorite snack of Raw Food Central?

The Spicy Kick of Macho Nacho!

Favorite athletic activity?

Pretty much anything active or athletic, except soccer. I am horrible at soccer.

Fun random fact about you or random hobby?

I am a dancing, painting, writing, photographing, video creating, weightlifting, hiking, fishing, cooking and camping jack of all trades.

How did you get involved with Raw Food Central?

I have worked several different jobs and always felt like it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for. I came across Raw Food Central’s website when looking for health food companies during a job search in the area and here I am! I feel like I found my calling and can’t wait to help people get into a healthier lifestyle with these delicious snacks.

 

Nickname?

Robin Winchell

Position in the company?

Depends on the day, but usually the designer and marketing.

Favorite RAW meal?

Guac. Or any fruit smoothie.

Favorite snack of Raw Food Central?

It's a secret, they're coming soon.

Favorite athletic activity?

Depends on the season but I can be found surfing at the beach, snowboarding up north or mountain biking all over.

Fun random fact about you or random hobby?

I collect sneakers. Lots of sneakers.

How did you get involved with Raw Food Central?

I've worked a wide variety of jobs, from Mortgage Lending, Retail Banking and Auto Sales. I went to school for Graphic Design, and had always been looking for a position in that field. Josh said he needed a new sales person, and somehow I managed to land a job as the Graphic Designer and Marketing Guru.


Nickname?

 Matthew "MASH" Foley

Position in the company?

I have been called “Matt Foley: Motivational Vegan” and "Jambassador". I like them both.

Favorite RAW meal?

Smoothies in the morning, and Salads all day long.

How did you get into RAW?

I was born Raw! (weren’t we all?) I have been fortunate to be vegan and organic for 30 years. The more raw I eat, the better I feel. The best I’ve ever felt in my life was when I did a raw foods fast. My mental clarity was amazing.

Favorite snack of Raw Food Central?

Currently our Kale Chips, but v e r y excited about our upcoming 2 items…shhhhhh

Favorite athletic activity?

Dancing to a different drummer!

Fun random fact about you or random hobby?

Songwriting! Music in any form: Writing, recording, performing…

How did you get involved with Raw Food Central?

 I was looking to meet some cool people and I found the RFC Raw Vegan Potluck/Meetup, then I found the website, the company and the job. I am very grateful for the opportunity to work here ( : 


Nickname?

Jeff Greenblat

Position in the company?

Director of Sales

Favorite RAW meal?

 Curt's Nearly Famous "Refried" Sunflower Seeds.

Favorite snack of Raw Food Central?

 They're coming soon, and packed with Cashews and Flax.

Favorite athletic activity?

CROSSFIT! 

Fun random fact about you or random hobby?

In 2013, I started Crossfit and eating healthier. 8 months in, I'd lost 70 pounds, 10" in my waist, and best of all for all intent purposes reversed the onset of Type 2 Diabetes. 

How did you get involved with Raw Food Central?

I was Kidnapped.