Divine Chocolate is a company driven by a social mission.
Meet Our USA Team:
Molly Skelly, Chief Financial Officer
Favorite Adinkra symbol & what it means to you: Denkyem - Adaptability - I love the symbolism of the turtle to show adaptability. I also love turtles.
Favorite Divine Chocolate product: Dark Chocolate with Whole Almonds -- I love the perfect blend of our dark chocolate with the whole almonds. It's delicious!
What do you like most about working at Divine? I like the amazing group of co-workers, the mission of our company, and working for a small company during a tremendous growth period.
Most memorable place you've ever visited: Skellig Islands in Ireland
Something someone would be surprised to know about you: I once took first place in a mountain bike race in my age group.
Troy Pearley, EVP General Manager
Favorite Adinkra symbol & what it means to you: Nkyinkime - Balance in Life - For me that means there is time to laugh, cry, relax, love, work, worship God, play and enjoy whatever you like. It's about balance. Too much of anything is not good.
Favorite Divine Chocolate product: White Chocolate with Strawberries -- it tastes like a milkshake!
What do you like most about working at Divine? I love the diverse team and the business model with farmer ownership. I love that it’s a fair trade brand that cares about the welfare of folks. I love what Kuapa Kokoo represents.
Most memorable place you've ever visited: Cape Town, South Africa and Kumasi, Ghana
Something someone would be surprised to know about you: I'm a mama's boy.
Steve Barrella, Director of Sales
Favorite Adinkra symbol & what it means to you: Funtunfunefu - Denkyemfunefu - Democracy and Shared Destiny - It means that to live in conflict is harmful to all who engage in it, and to truly prosper we need to get along with all living beings and learn to live in harmony just as the "Siamese Crocodiles" Funtunfunefu & Denkyemfunefu did.
Favorite Divine Chocolate product: 70% Dark Chocolate with Mango & Coconut -- the tropical flavor of the Mango combined with the texture and sweetness of the coconut is divine.
What do you like most about working at Divine? Giving back is a priority in my life, and as a social enterprise business providing a better means for the people and the planet is at the heart of what we do. In addition my co-workers at Divine all share the same vision which makes it a stimulating environment for the exchange of ideas, strategies, and problem solving.
Most memorable place you've ever visited: The Grand Canyon -- the enormity of it was overwhelming, and to be exposed to something so vast in nature was humbling.
Something someone would be surprised to know about you: I am one of 65,000+ amateur musicians who enjoy making music as a hobby.
Liz Miller, Senior Marketing Manager
Favorite Adinkra symbol & what it means to you: Dwennimmen - Humility & Inner Strength – Remaining humble is the only true way to cultivate empathy. I find inner strength in empathy because it enables me to constantly learn from others and grow as an individual.
Favorite Divine Chocolate product: It’s a toss-up depending on my mood. The Dark Chocolate with Whole Almonds is my usual go-to because I love the satisfying crunch and flavor of the almonds. The 85% Dark Chocolate is perfect for a little pick-me-up in the afternoon with coffee. The 70% Dark Chocolate with Raspberries is reserved for days when I really feel like treating myself.
What do you like most about working at Divine? I like that I am able to work for a company made up of people who are genuine in their messages and sincere in their motivations. We are all working toward a vision of success that prioritizes human rights and sustainability in cocoa farming. At the end of the day, I know that even in the smallest of ways, I am contributing to something that matters.
Most memorable place you've ever visited: Ghana! I traveled there in 2008 as part of a study abroad/service-learning trip in college.
Something someone would be surprised to know about you: I really wish that I was a morning person.
Deidre Lee, Finance & Operations Analyst
Morgan McKenna, Trade Marketing Associate
Michelle Hyden, Natural Sales Manager
Aurora Haydostian, West Coast Regional Manager