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Our Team

Ken Jacobus

Ken Jacobus

CEO & Founder

Ken is passionate about proving business can be a powerful force for good for people and the planet. He believes that global environmental and social justice starts with every individual in every community taking positive actions. After a 20 year career in technology and media sales in New York and San Francisco, he’s very happy to call New Hampshire his home. He loves biking, coffee, food, yoga, and exploring the world with his wife and children.

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Julia Hyndman

Client Services

Julia has always been passionate about the environment and dedicated to sustainability. She has traveled around the country in search of a company that shares her beliefs, her past experience ranging from the hospitality industry where she worked for a Farm to Table restaurant in Florida, to time spent WWOOFing on an organic goat farm in California. Outside of work, Julia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, making natural skincare products and volunteering for organizations focused on different social issues. She loves being outside and spends much of her free time hiking, mountain biking, and skiing.

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Evan Geddes

Senior Account Manager

Evan lives in Nashua, NH with his wife and two children. Evan graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Marketing. After years of long commutes to Boston as a Digital Operations Manager in both the radio and high tech fields, he chose a career that was closer to home and more personally rewarding. Given his love for the environment, Good Start was a perfect fit. He is active in the community as a Boys Club volunteer as well as a Little League and basketball Coach. In his free time, Evan enjoys skiing, golfing and hiking.

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Jo Harvey

Executive Assistant

Jo joined the Good Start team after taking the nontraditional route to complete her education. She returned to school to earn a B.A. in Environmental Science and Policy after raising her two daughters and spending 13 years as a small business owner. She strives to pursue and support sustainable options both in her personal and professional life. When she is out of the office, Jo loves spending time with her family for the occasional game night along with lots of good, home-cooking. She also looks forward to any chance for exploring new places through hiking or traveling

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Mark Winslow

Account Manager

Managing restaurants throughout the northeast, Mark has an extensive background in the foodservice industry. He has always had a passion for the environment and wants to make it a better place for future generations. Good Start allows him to use his experience with food service to make a positive social impact. He spends his free time with his wife traveling throughout the northeast.

Doreen Chaisson

Doreen Chaisson

Office Manager

Doreen earned her Bachelor of Science in Broadcasting and Film from Boston University and spent 14 years working behind the scenes in broadcast television. She then shifted direction and had a successful career in the financial services industry. She joined Good Start after tiring of the corporate world and wanting to pursue a career with a company whose mission benefits the greater good. Doreen enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and 2 children, volunteering at animal shelters, and spoiling her dogs and cats. She’s an avid reader, and loves to spend time outdoors puttering in her gardens, kayaking, and making her own maple syrup.

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