Our independent tea company is based in a small mountain town in Colorado. When you call us, you’ll get a team member on the phone because we want the best for your tea program and your customers.

Richard Rosenfeld

Founder & CEO

Richard thinks of himself as the “Chief Tea Officer.” Our fearless leader makes sure our products are worth drinking on a daily basis, and says it’s a pain because he knows he’s never satisfied. Richard loves doing something different every day, and thinks of our team like a family. Aw. His big secret? He loves coffee and tea. (Also, Richard is fluent in Italian; when he’s speaking, his gestures get bigger.)

His Cuppa’: Richard starts with Paisley Label Tea English Breakfast — two teabags in a large mug, steeps them for under a minute resulting in a strong, bright-flavored cup! He then moves on to various teas: Organic Assam or a great green tea in the afternoon.

Jen Okeson

National Sales Manager

Jen works on getting Two Leaves into cafes, restaurants, hotels and, well, anywhere else you might order a cup of tea!

She’s inspired by seeing what our wholesale customers (in cafes and restaurants) are doing with their businesses. Jen is based in New Jersey, but she’s an Iowa girl who discovered two leaves when she lived down the road from us in Redstone, Colorado. She’s loved a Siberian Husky for 14 years, a husband for 14 years and an adorable son for almost five years!

Her Cuppa’: Jen’s all about our Organic Assam, straight up, because, “why mess with something so darn good?”

Bess Hammer

National Sales Manager

Bess works with our local Colorado café, restaurant and hotel customers and distributors as well as those west of the Rocky Mountains. Bess has been with the company for 13 years now and is a pro at tooting our horn. On the road or in the Roaring Fork Valley, making friends and spreading the Two Leaves ‘ love is her favorite part of the job!

Bess’ terrible sense of direction makes us laugh because she can get lost, even with a GPS, on all of her trips.

Her Cuppa’: Bess loves black teas (like our Organic Assam) doctored up with both milk and honey … but she tends to drink it straight up in the office because it’s good both ways.

Hannah Paradise

Customer Care Associate

Hannah works with wholesale orders and addresses any problems and concerns (not that we ever have any problems, wink, wink). She’s a native of Denver and therefore a big Broncos fan, and was a culinary arts major.

No wonder she loves great tea! She’s also a snowboarder and photographer who listens to metal music. (We love that about her.) Hannah sits underneath our new stockpile of Paisley Brand Tea, so she knows which tea comes in which pretty box by heart.

Her Cuppa’: Tamayokucha green tea, hot! It’s a great way to start the day with a nice smooth taste and just the right amount of caffeine

Gigi Durand


Gigi has worked for this company for 17 years­; in other words, since before it existed. She lives across the street from Richard and they are friends and great coworkers.

As our comptroller, Gigi loves the “p” in comptroller. We all wonder what a comptroller actually does. Does she comp-troll? Troll for comps? She’s in charge of money (and wrote our first-ever check), and her husband calls her the “Accounts Payable Princess.” Maybe we should print that on her business cards….

Her Cuppa’: Gigi has long been addicted to our Bai Mu Dan, loose, and she has an interesting ritual of making sure she drinks it every day out of a Curve mug with a top that doesn’t match. She’s quirky, just like us.

Christy Garfield

Marketing Manager

Christy talks tea all day long, chatting with our sales team, purveyors and media to get Two Leaves and a Bud tea into more mouths.

She loves helping with product development. (Read: tasting new teas!) Christy has a lifelong passion for dance and musical theater, and has only ever owned white Subaru wagons, which is a strange fact about her.

Her Cuppa’: Christy rarely starts a day with the same tea in a row, but at the moment, she won’t go a day without at least one cup of Early Harvest Darjeeling from Gielle Garden.

Tessa Lagunas

Marketing Associate

Tessa enjoys interacting with and helping our customers, as well as finding solutions to any design problem. Originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, she says the mountains here stole her heart, and we can relate to that.

Her Cuppa’: Tessa loves a good cup of Matcha Mint in the mornings.

Megan Kranzler

Sales & Training Associate

Megan is a Colorado native who lives in Greeley, Colo., and helps us spread the word about high quality tea to our shop-owning, tea-loving brethren. As a former barista, she can’t live without both coffee and tea every day. In her free time she hikes or snowboards in the mountains with her husband, and is mommy to a Goldendoodle named Rhubarb.

Her Cuppa’: Megan loves anything herbal because she’s usually hyped from all the caffeine of coffee. Her go to is our delicious Organic Peppermint because “it’s a classic!” We all agree that you can’t go wrong with that one.

Lindsay Winkler

Accounting Officer

Lindsay works under Gigi, our comptroller, as well as has her hands in many other pots (of tea).

She’s a Fort Collins, Colo., native who graduated from both massage school and the Art Institute! Lindsay gives out gold stars in the office when she notices someone doing a great job, so on her last birthday we gave her a necklace featuring (what else?) a tiny gold star.

Her Cuppa’: Lindsay loves our Jasmine and Tamayokucha green teas, and is “obsessed” with the Thermos Travel Tumbler, which keeps her tea piping hot all day, and seems to be indestructible.

Dena Albright

Imports and Purchasing Manager

Dena has the most exotic-sounding title.  She plans bulk tea purchases and shipping to China and the US.

She has a good head for numbers and tries to keep our tea in stock. She also says our jobs are “separate cogs in the wheel of progress,” which sounds kind of lofty but awesome. She has three active boys ages 12, 14 and 17 (bless her), wouldn’t want to live anywhere else and is an avid tennis player and bowler — she plays on leagues for both sports!

Her Cuppa’: Dena says she’s a Tamy Girl! That’s Organic Tamayokucha green tea to the uninitiated, and she loves it medium hot with no additions.

Katie Dehler

Customer Care Team Member

Originally for Minnesota, Katie was a professional dancer with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet for 13 seasons before joining our team! She loves living here in the Roaring Fork Valley with her family (including two cats).

Her Cuppa’: Katie makes sure you get the tea that you ordered, all the while sipping happily on her favorites: Darjeeling and Matcha Mint.