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co-founder / managing partner
Tony Patron is an owner and co-founder of EarthBaby. After searching for an environmentally friendly diapering solution for his two children, he realized very quickly that the only options out there were cloth and disposables. After trying both, Tony and his wife Amanda decided there had to be a better solution and EarthBaby was born. Tony was determined to complete the cycle from cradle to compost. For Tony and his family, EarthBaby is the solution that completes the cycle.
Prior to EarthBaby, Tony was an Engineering Director at IDEO's Palo Alto headquarters. He lives with his wife, son, and daughter in Mountain View, CA.
Mark Siminoff was an early investor in EarthBaby and worked to establish EarthBaby as the world's first compostable diaper service.
Prior to EarthBaby, Mark was a senior mechanical engineer at IDEO. Before that he spent three years managing the engineering, design, and development of electronic accessories and components for Specialized Bicycles. He also spent seven years doing special effects for Hollywood movies. Mark received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Kirsten's road to EarthBaby was a circuitous one. After eight years as a professional driver, she was fortunate enough to qualify for a federal grant to assist displaced transportation workers post-9/11, receiving office skills certification from Opportunities Industrialization Center West. Kirsten was hired to establish EarthBaby's customer service department in the fall of 2009.
A life-long resident of the Bay Area, Kirsten was part of the San Francisco Chronicle’s “Faces of Burning Man” photo-essay in 2005. A true passion in her life, 2017 marks her fifteenth year volunteering for the event, where she is a member of the advisory council for the Department of Mutant Vehicles (DMV). She has also volunteered locally for a number of science fiction conventions over the past three decades.
Kirsten lives in Santa Clara with Douglas, her husband of 26 years, who is a dispatcher and freelance game designer with several titles to his credit.
operations / route manager
Beau is EarthBaby's operations manager and leads our driver/concierge team. Previously, he was in transportation and retail management for several well known logistics and food-based companies. Beau and his wife Nancy also have a growing jewelry company that keeps them both very busy when not working for EarthBaby..
marketing & sales
Katie manages EarthBaby's marketing and sales efforts. She attends events, delivers diaper samples, and is the voice behind every EarthBaby post, tweet, pin, and newsletter. Katie is a former doula and mom of 3 kiddos (who all were EarthBabies) and is passionate about sustainability.
Kit is a member of EarthBaby's diaper concierge team. He has a degree in commercial art from the American Academy of Art, Chicago. In his spare time Kit plays drums professionally at various venues and events in the Bay Area, and enjoys drawing cartoon portraits of the characters he knows - both real and imaginary!