Our Team

Steven Minisini

Steven Minisini

Co-Founder

Steven’s role at Nurture Life focuses on operations, customer experience, customer acquisition and human resources. Steven is an accomplished executive with 30 years of operating experience in the technology industry. He has held senior executive roles at both startup and public companies including i2 Technologies, a supply chain management software company where he played a significant role in its revenue growth from $50 million to $1.2 billion resulting in a market capitalization of greater than $40 billion at its peak. Prior to co-founding Nurture Life, Steven was CEO of Marketron Broadcast Solutions, one of the largest software companies in the media industry. Steven attended the State University of New York at Oswego. Steven’s love for fresh, wholesome food began at an early age when he spent summers helping his grandmother tend to her vegetable garden. Steven is the proud father of five.

Jennifer Chow

Jennifer Chow

Co-Founder

Jennifer’s work at Nurture Life is focused on marketing, customer experience and business development. Prior to Nurture Life, Jennifer spent 17 years in the tech industry, most recently as vice president of marketing at Engine Yard, a high-growth, cloud technology startup. She previously ran marketing at a media software company and cleantech startup. Jennifer has also worked in marketing and product management at the two largest business software companies SAP and Oracle Corporation. Jennifer received her B.S. in Economics and MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Jennifer is the mother of two incredibly loving, energetic, enthusiastic boys and loves spending time taking them to local parks, chasing them around their home and cooking with them.

Eric Bauer

Eric Bauer

VP of Culinary Operations

Eric is responsible for managing Nurture Life’s culinary operations including the creation and production of all menus and meals, packaging, shipping and logistics. Eric is a seasoned food and hospitality executive with more than 17 years of experience maintaining five star/five diamond statuses in luxury hotels throughout the world, including playing a key role in the transformation of Rancho Valencia in San Diego, California into its current award winning status and ten years spanning four hotels with Four Seasons Hotels worldwide. Eric started his culinary career at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago and attended the Culinary Arts program at Kendall College. Eric is a passionate chef and foodie always searching out interesting foods and products alike to continue to develop his and his team’s creations. Eric has a great love of all things food and beverage with a keen interest in healthy cuisine, organic and locally sourced products and wine.

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Katie Klepek

Director of Marketing

Katie combines her passions—family, food and healthy lifestyle choices—with crafting a personalized experience for Nurture Life customers through all aspects of marketing. She has over 13 years of experience in business, communications and event planning, having previously co-founded the successful event production company Reinventing Events. Katie’s diverse background allows her to effectively combine communication and organization skills to develop, plan and deliver results. Katie received her B.A. in English and Communications from the University of Illinois at Chicago. When she’s not spreading her cheer at Nurture Life, Katie can be found spending time with her daughter, running marathons and co-hosting a horror movie podcast with her husband.

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Brent Berger

Director of Finance

Brent’s role at Nurture Life revolves around the day-to-day and strategic financial operations of the company. He provides fact-based, data-driven insight that drives operational action. Brent is an accomplished finance professional with broad global operations, finance and accounting experience, primarily focused in the consumer products industry. During his 20 year career, Brent has made lasting and significant contributions to iconic personal care brands such as TRESemme®, Nexxus® and St. Ives® as well as category leading food brands Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farms ® and Ball Park® Hot Dogs. He has held critical financial roles in both private and public companies including Boca Burger® prior to its purchase by Kraft Heinz Co. Prior to joining Nurture Life, Brent handled global cash flow forecasting in Corporate FP&A at Cushman & Wakefield, a commercial real estate conglomerate. Brent received his B.S. in Communications from Northwestern University.

Lara Field

Lara Field

Pediatric Registered Dietitian
Lara has been working with Nurture Life since its inception, collaborating with the culinary team on the creation of all menus and recipes to ensure they are nutritionally appropriate and correctly proportioned for every age and stage of a child’s development and providing pediatric nutrition expertise to Nurture Life customers. Lara is the owner/founder of FEED—Forming Early Eating Decisions, a nutrition consulting practice specializing in pediatric nutrition and digestive diseases. Lara has over a decade of experience in clinical practice at two of the top ranked pediatric hospitals in the country, Lurie Children’s Hospital and University of Chicago Medical Center. Lara received her B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and M.S. and dietetic internship from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Lara truly enjoys the process of eating (and feeding!), from procuring the ingredients at various grocery stores and farmers markets, to organizing her pantry/refrigerator at home to make it easy to select healthy options, to preparing balanced meals with her children. Whether it be a decadent treat to a hearty, home-cooked meal, there is no greater satisfaction for Lara than enjoying food with her family.