Our Team

HEIDI

Why did you start working at Mason Jar Lifestyle (MJL)?

The opportunity to be employed at Mason Jar Lifestyle presented itself in February of 2018, as I worked for one of the largest school districts in Colorado. I needed a change. I needed employment that would not drain my energy. I needed a job that I did not bring home every night and on the weekends. MJL has proved to be relaxing with a great environment

What do I love about working at Mason Jar Lifestyle (MJL)?

Working at Mason Jar Lifestyle has provided a ton of flexibility for my family! My heart melts when my sons say “Working at Mason Jar lets you spend more time with us!” I was a teacher before. The hours are super flexible allowing me to be present for my family. The extra bonus, my kids enjoy being at the warehouse too!

Favorite perks:

  • I love the appreciation and generosity that is provided by the Owners for the work being completed. I love the Trust that is given and we are not micromanaged.
  • I love that the warehouse has a great Sound System! Music is fuel to my Soul!
  • I love all the great products and enjoy my employee discount! Woot!
  • I love that I don’t have a long commute by car or bike.

Two truths and a lie:

  • I request Salsa for the warehouse kitchen.
  • I secretly play the song “Moves like Jagger” when the Owner arrives.
  • I am the most extroverted person my boss has met.

Favorite Mason Jar Lifestyle Item

Hands down the 24oz Mason Jar!

What do you love about it?

It fits perfectly in the cup holder! 24oz is the perfect amount of beverage to quench a thirst.

How do you use it?

I especially love this jar in the warmer months when I make “Agua Frescas”

HOLLY

Why did you start working at Mason Jar Lifestyle (MJL)?

Because I knew Maggie, Ryan, and Heidi for years and the job sounded fun and like exactly what I needed to be doing. Plus I love being a part of this fun community of people!

What do I love about working at Mason Jar Lifestyle (MJL)?

I love the people first and the products second! I also really enjoy seeing what people order together and how they use the accessories differently. I think the warehouse is a really zen place too — people, coffee, music, and sweet products. It’s a happy place to be!

Favorite perks:

  • I love our office/warehouse space
  • I love how flexible the jobs is – it’s essential with a family
  • The people!

Fun fact:

  • I can burp the ABCs

Favorite Mason Jar Lifestyle Item

Frog lid!

What do you love about it?

Because I love having flowers around! It makes me feel happy.

How do you use it?

To keep flowers on my desk.

JANINE

Why did you start working at Mason Jar Lifestyle (MJL)?

I was new to Denver and met Maggie and Ryan while our oldest kiddos were in the same Kindergarten class. I was always interested in what they were doing because I love mason jars! Being around friends and meeting great people was the original reason I wanted to start working at MJL. The flexibility MJL allows was a definite perk to get started!!

What do I love about working at Mason Jar Lifestyle (MJL)?

Fun work environment! It can be listening to music, having a bunch of kids around or just chatting about life, there is always some fun being had while getting MJL items packed! I have really enjoyed becoming familiar with all of the amazing mason jar accessories and adding them to mi casa. Learning more about the versatility mason jars offer and how to be more eco-friendly has been refreshing.

Favorite perks:

  • Flexible work hours
  • Having first dibs on new amazing products
  • Wearing what I want to work
  • No school days? Take your kids to work day it is!!!

Fun facts

  • I have a guilty pleasure of watching bad reality television.

Favorite Mason Jar Lifestyle Item

I use so many products daily, but one of my favorites is the Stainless Steel Cold Brew Coffee and Tea Maker. I am a big coffee fan and love iced coffee, especially in the summer. It really brews my coffee exactly how I want it.

What do you love about it?

Having perfect, cold brewed coffee on tap!

How do you use it?

I have learned that I can brew coffee in advance of a camping trip and then have coffee ready to warm up and drink in the morning. Game changer!

MARY

Why did you start working at Mason Jar Lifestyle (MJL)?

I’m the newest addition to the Mason Jar Lifestyle family, but I’ve been friends with Maggie and Ryan since 2004! I love getting to work and create with friends who really are like family!

I also deeply embrace a more environmentally friendly lifestyle (you should check out our 25 panel solar array!) and contributing to a business that does the same – well it inspires and motivates me every day!

What do I love about working at Mason Jar Lifestyle (MJL)?

Mason Jar Lifestyle is truly a company that understands balancing family and work life, which I desperately need with two young daughters. Flexibility is essential and I love being able to work from home as well as in the warehouse.

I love that we have SO MUCH FUN together! The energy we share as a team is contagious (and the sweet sound system definitely contributes to our shenanigans).

Favorite perks:

  • Ummmm hello – employee discount to buy the world’s coolest Mason Jar accessories!
  • Feeling like I’m giving Mother Earth a big old hug just by going to work
  • Flexible hours and decent pay (hey, we all gotta live!)
  • Getting to work with the best people ever!
  • Selling awesome products that really make a difference

Fun facts:

  • I love good coffee with milk and enjoying it in peace… but that pretty much never happens!
  • I straw bale garden and think homegrown cucumbers are the bee’s knees! I grow 3 different kinds!
  • I’m an outgoing introvert (don’t let the talkativeness fool you!)
  • I have the two best daughters ever. That’s a fact.
  • I met my husband online in 1997 in an AOL chat room – true story!

Favorite Mason Jar Lifestyle Item

I love anything that enables me to get coffee to my mouth — so our sexy, faux leather coffee sleeve and silicone drink lid are the bomb!

What do you love about it?

Coffee. Coffee. Coffee…

In all seriousness though, I think the faux leather sleeve is really good looking, insulates my jar, and the handle and lid keep me from dumping coffee all over myself! I love it for hot tea too!

How do you use it?

To drink coffee. All the time. All day. Every day.

NIKKI

Why did you start working at Mason Jar Lifestyle (MJL)?

I’ve known Maggie for literally my whole life–she’s my sis! I have also known Ryan since way back when he and Maggie first started dating in high school. I won’t say exactly how many years that was, since I might get in trouble (hehe), but let’s just I’ve known him since I was a kid, and that he feels more like a big brother than an in-law.

A couple years ago, I was working a job that involved a lot of strenuous activity, which was starting to take a toll on my joints. Around the time that I realized I needed to make a change for the sake of my poor knees and aching back, Maggie and Ryan were looking for help with things at MJL that could be handled remotely via computer. (I lived in Minnesota at the time.) Maggie asked me if I’d be interested in joining the team. Heck yes I was!!!

What do I love about working at Mason Jar Lifestyle (MJL)?

The people! The staff here is THE BEST. I love my work family, some of whom are literally family. 😉 I also really enjoy getting to chat with customers who reach out to us with questions and comments; I get to interact with so many great people because of this job!

Favorite perks:

  • Being part of a company that shares my values
  • Working from home–there’s no commute, and I get to hang out with all of my pets at “the office”
  • That feeling of joy when I think of a new use for my jars & knowing there are several people I can tell who will be as excited about it as me

Fun facts:

I love camping and hiking and just nature in general. Hunting for edible mushrooms is a really enjoyable way to spend a day outdoors! Make sure you know how to identify them correctly, though–don’t just start eating random mushrooms you find, ya hear me? I will not be held responsible for the outcome. 🙂

I’m a bit of a sci-fi nerd. My DVD collection includes the full series of Star Trek: TNG, X-Files, and Quantum Leap, among others.

I’ve been an avid aquarium enthusiast for more than 20 years. I got my first tiny 1 gallon fish tank when I was about 8 years old. Except for the year that I lived in a college dorm room, I’ve basically had an aquarium constantly every since. I currently have two small saltwater tanks, and one larger freshwater tank.

Favorite Mason Jar Lifestyle Item

Stainless Steel Storage Lids w/ Silicone Seals

What do you love about it?

Decanting my pantry items into Mason jars with airtight storage lids has totally transformed my kitchen. It’s so pretty and organized that I enjoy cooking way more than I did before, since now I don’t have to dig around looking for things anymore. There’s also less food waste/spoilage because being able to see everything gives you a much better sense of what you have on hand; food items don’t get shoved to the back of the cabinet and forgotten anymore.

How do you use it?

So many things! Where to start… Storing coffee, spices, flour, sugar, grains, beans, rice, nuts, granola, candy, dried fruits, dog treats…basically any dry goods. If I have a container of broth or other perishable liquid in the fridge that I don’t think will get used up before the expiration date, I portion it into smaller jars, stick a lid on, and put them in the freezer for later.

Instead of plastic storage bags, I’ve used lidded jars as containers for the small toiletries that tend to make a mess in your suitcase during air travel. The air-tight jar even helps keep the air pressure steady so they don’t blow open! Plus, the jar itself often comes in handy during a trip, since you can use it to hold your toothbrush, makeup brushes, etc., or as an environmentally friendly alternative to the single-use, plastic-wrapped cups in your hotel room.

SUE

Why did you start working at Mason Jar Lifestyle (MJL)?

When I heard that Maggie and Ryan were looking for help with their new business I jumped at the chance to work daytime hours only with flexible hours, great products and fun people.

What do I love about working at Mason Jar Lifestyle (MJL)?

I love that it is a local business. The products are fantastic and I get to see them as soon as they come in the door. The flexible hours are amazing. We dress casually and I can bring my grandsons when I need to.

Favorite perks:

  • Flexible hours
  • Fun people
  • Employee pricing

Two Truths and a Lie:

  • I was born in Nebraska
  • I have a Masters degree
  • My husband is 11 years younger than me

Favorite Mason Jar Lifestyle Item

Oil cruet

What do you love about it?

It’s versatility

How do you use it?

I use it for dishwasher liquid, evoo, salad dressing, bubble bath

TERRY

Why did you start working at Mason Jar Lifestyle (MJL)?

Because I knew Maggie and Ryan and knew they were great people to work with.

What do I love about working at Mason Jar Lifestyle (MJL)?

I like the casual atmosphere, the people, and the work that I get to do customizing glass jars for people.

Favorite perks:

  • Flexibility
  • The people
  • Customizing products

Fun facts:

  • I love to travel with my family
  • I love bike riding
  • I’m a behavioral specialist by day, glass artisan by night!

Favorite Mason Jar Lifestyle Item

I love the new Ball blue jars and think they make great pendant lights.

What do you love about it?

The blue color looks better and the shape has more style. The color will also let more light through than the older blue jars.

How do you use it?

Pendant light.