All the crunchy granolas making your crunchy granola
Nat and Aaron, co-owners of GrandyOats started working together in April of 2000. In college, they were the only two guys in class that drove VW buses. They reconnected in Portland six years after graduating and have had an amazing partnership ever since. Aaron is the sales guy, Nat the bakery guy. The partnership works very well and believe it or not, their buses also still work.
Nat grew up in Scarborough Beach, Maine. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Hotel and Restaurant Management degree in 1994. After deciding not to join the corporate world, Nat opened the Bountiful Berry, a small organic café and bakery in Bridgton, Maine. While running the café and researching ideas for wholesale products, the opportunity to purchase GrandyOats arose. After purchasing the company and two moves in Bridgton, Nat settled GrandyOats into the converted barn in Brownfield. There, Nat made granola and lived with his wife Tara and son Silas until the spring of 2005 when their twin girls Maggie and Polly were born. They now live in a home in Tamworth, NH. In addition to granola, their lives revolve around family, community, and life in the country. As a family, the Peirces enjoy the outdoors year-round—snowshoeing, swimming in the river, and playing at the ocean.
- What do you do at GrandyOats? This, that and the other thing
- What is your favorite GrandyOats flavor? Maple Roasted Cashews
- If you were stuck on a desert island, what 3 items would you HAVE to have with you? Food, shelter and love
- Do you have any hidden talents? Bongo Board
- What would your preferred superpower be? Ability to fly would be nice.
Aaron grew up in Schenectady, New York, where he spent a great deal of time hiking the Adirondacks (often eating handfuls of granola as he went). He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1994 with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. After graduation, Aaron went to work for Stouffer Hotels and Resorts in the Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. Not long after, realizing that the corporate hotel world was not his element, he moved to Aspen, Colorado, to manage a vegan bistro. After three years in Aspen, Aaron moved back east to Portland, Maine, and went to work for the Fresh Samantha Juice Company. There he was involved in a fast-growing natural juice company, recruiting and opening new markets in Philadelphia, Miami, and Raleigh. In 2000, he carried this experience to the GrandyOats family. Aaron balances his time between selling granola, working on his house, enjoying the outdoors with his wife Kate, their daughters Sienna and Rubina and their dog, Luna.
- What do you do at GrandyOats? Chief Granola Officer
- What is your favorite GrandyOats flavor? Honey Apple Crisp
- Do you have any hidden talents? Aaron has no secrets, he has never been good at keeping them.
- What would your preferred superpower be? Ability to keep secrets!
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