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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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Cash Cranson

Account Manager

Cash has a Master's degree in Public Administration from Suffolk University with a specialization in non-profit management and leadership. Cash left a eighteen-year career in the public sector helping vulnerable populations and doing fundraising work for local non-profits, to pursue work for one of his other major passions, the environment.Outside of work Cash lives in Manchester, NH with his wife and they are expecting their first child in Fall '18. In his free time Cash enjoys pursuing a variety of hobbies and passions, including being an avid skier, surfer, and part-time bartender. He loves being outside, and has an extensive cactus collection.

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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Chris Scott

Director of Sales

Chris graduated with his MBA from Springfield College in 2013 and has set out to earn a living dedicating his time to something that serves the greater good. Chris shifted gears from the Tech industry to join the Good Start team in our growing effort to make a positive, lasting impact on the world we share. Chris plays and coaches organized basketball year-round, and enjoys spending the rest of his free time hanging with family. A self-described "people person", Chris' favorite aspect of business is actively collaborating with clients to help generate long-term successful partnerships.


Evan Geddes

Client Services

Evan lives in Nashua, NH with his wife and two young 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 decided to pursue a career that was closer to home and more personally rewarding. Given his love for the environment and the ways we can improve it, Good Start was a perfect fit. He is active in the community as a Boys Club volunteer as well as a Little League Coach. In his free time, Evan enjoys traveling, skiing, golfing and hiking.


Michele Lash

Director of Sales

Michele came to Good Start Packaging to combine her 20+ years of digital marketing experience with her B.S. degree in Environmental Science. She is inspired by healthy living, good food, and promoting sustainability. While originally from Pittsburgh, PA, she loves living in N.H. and what the area has to offer (but will always be a Steelers fan). Outside of work, she can be found making avocado ice cream and training for triathlons.

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Heather Connolly

Client Service Manager

Heather has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and has had a successful career in Office Management & Administration. She is committed to healthy living, and has spent the last six years as a Fitness Instructor helping people reach their individual wellness goals. She loves working with people, empowering others, and finding creative answers to tough problems. When she isn’t working, Heather loves hanging out with her husband and two little girls. On weekends you can find her outside running with her dog, reading on the couch or trying out a new healthy recipe!


Courtney Hawkins

Client Services

Courtney is a recent graduate from the University of Rhode Island where she received her B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics and B.A. in Biology, in addition to being a member of the university's cross country and track and field teams. She is now pursuing her MBA in Sustainability and Environmental Compliance at Southern New Hampshire University with the desire to make a difference in the world.Outside of work, Courtney volunteers as a high school cross country coach, and trains for marathons, mountain races, and road races. She enjoys spending her free time hiking, biking, running, and adventuring with her friends.

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