Meet the Clean Copack Team

Liz Ward - Founder

Liz Ward


Liz oversees the overall direction of Clean Copack, guides brand strategy, innovation pipeline, marketing, and is responsible for the company’s tech needs. She created the first certified organic bar, BumbleBar, and has formulated a number of award-winning products for the BumbleBar brand and Clean Copack’s clients. When she is not dreaming up new ideas or downloading the latest app, Liz enjoys being active with her family and friends, cooking healthy food (no surprise), camping, and reading.

Glenn Ward - General Manager

Glenn Ward

General Manager

Glenn oversees the overall direction of the organization and leads the development of long- and short-term strategies. Glenn has served in leadership roles at a number of organizations as well as broke numerous sales records. Glenn earned his B.A. in Social Science with an emphasis in Economics and a minor in German from San Diego State University. He serves on the board of Oregon Tilth, a leading certifier for organic agriculture. Glenn loves to spend time with his family and fly fish.

Sarah Utesch - HR/Office Manager

Sarah Utesch

HR/Office Manager

Sarah handles all HR and office duties for Clean Copack. With 6 years’ experience in HR, Sarah enjoys being the support person for all the amazing employees while also building and streamlining processes for a better tomorrow. Sarah holds a BS in Personnel Psychology/Human Resource Management and Psychology from Washington State University. She enjoys spending time working in the garden during the summer, knitting various projects in the winter, and traveling and exploring new hiking trails.

Jim Teston - Supply Chain & Food Safety Manager

Jim Teston

Supply Chain & Food Safety Manager

Jim manages purchasing, scheduling, shipping/receiving, food safety, and all audits for Clean Copack. He holds a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Idaho and is currently working on his B.S. in Accounting. Jim’s certifications include Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI), HACCP, and IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. Jim helps clients stay in stock, and provide their customers with bars. He enjoys playing poker, reading, and watching math and physics-related shows.

Nick Garcia - Director of Operations

Nick Garcia

Director of Operations

Nick is responsible for overseeing and managing Clean Copack’s day-to-day operations necessary for business success and growth. He brings 20 years of leadership experience in building and running effective, best-in-class operations. The core of Nick's focus is on people as much as efficiencies and processes. In his spare time, Nick enjoys anything outdoors and is a snowboarding enthusiast. After many years, he has finally conquered the chair lift and waits for powder days.

Ryan McComb - Success Manager

Ryan McComb

Success Manager

Ryan is the primary point of contact for Clean Copack’s customers. He also oversees R&D alongside other processes to ensure customers are set up for success. Ryan is passionate about helping people and assisting teams to make their dreams a reality. He is dedicated to doing whatever he can to create and maintain outstanding, mutually-beneficial relationships with companies in the industry. Ryan performs stand-up comedy, goes on hikes with his mom, and spends time with his dog, Cleo.


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