Kristy Lewis is the Founder/CEO of Quinn Foods LLC, based in Louisville, CO.
Kristy, mom of three little boys, launched Quinn Foods with no prior food industry experience just three days after her first son, Quinn, was born. Disappointed by the chemicals and artificial flavors in her favorite childhood snack, microwave popcorn, Kristy invented and patented a Pure Pop® microwave popcorn bag, which is the first bag without chemical or plastic coatings, such as PFOAs and PFCs. Kristy continued her mission of making better-for-you classic snacks (that never ever compromise on flavor) by launching a line of gluten-free and grain-free pretzels. Since starting Quinn ten years ago, Kristy has been a pioneer in agriculture and ingredient transparency. Quinn’s ‘Farm-to-Bag’™ Policy connects consumers directly to the source where the ingredients come from and their ‘Be Better. Do Better.’™ mission takes these ‘Farm-to-Bag’ relationships a step further by encouraging growers to improve agricultural practices that will not only benefit them, but also the planet.
Kristy was chosen by Whole Foods as one of the 'Women Makers: Raising the Bar' highlighting women and industry leaders who inspire and motivate others to create new and better products. She was honored as one of the ‘Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs’ by Fortune Magazine, and Quinn Snacks was named ‘Snack Producer of the Year’ by Snack Food and Wholesale Bakery.