In this Episode
Megan Reamer never imagined she would own and operate a snack company, especially after taking 12 years off from working to care for her four children. Reamer’s brand, Jackson’s Honest, was born out of the necessity for nutritional changes that her eldest son required to cope with his rare autoimmune disease. After intense trial and error of different diets, Reamer and her husband found Jackson’s condition responded well to “healthy fats” — a discovery that leads to the first-ever coconut oil based chip brand. This innovation filled a gap in the snack industry sought after by health enthusiasts and other equally desperate parents.
With no CPG experience and a sick child, Reamer used this promise of positive change for others to fuel the mission and growth of Jackson’s Honest — encouraging health and happiness through great tasting snacks. Through channeling her authentic vulnerability and leaning on a supportive community of customers, farmers and other snack industry leaders, Jackson’s Honest grew from the Reamer’s small kitchen in Denver, Colorado to multiple manufacturing facilities. For women looking to chase their passions and to make a lasting positive difference in the world, Reamer emphasizes the importance of being comfortable being uncomfortable and channeling perpetual optimism in the face of an unrelenting reality.