Leader bags are designed, developed and tested by moms (and sisters) Liz, Meghan and Jess.
A California-bred, Montana-raised woman, Meghan is the embodiment of the spirit of the American West. She brought that spirit with her when she relocated from Portland, OR to Kennebunkport, ME, her husband Dave’s hometown. Together they live with their two children Julien (6) and Robben (5 mos.). Meghan has embraced a sugar-free lifestyle after battling thrush with baby Robben, and has stated that her next business will be creating and selling delicious sugar-free treats!
An Arkansas native, Jess now makes her home in Portland, OR with her husband, CJ, and their two children Wilson (5) and Emmy (1). In addition to her work with Leader Bag Co., Jess’s career has been focused on serving children, first as a teacher in West Philadelphia and currently as a pediatric psychiatric nurse in Portland. Jess is passionate about helping children and families have the healthiest and happiest lives possible. Though she has taken to life in the Pacific Northwest, Jess still appreciates good southern food eaten while calling the Hogs.
Liz lived in Maine before braving New York City to attend Parson’s Design & Technology program. After soaking up city life, holding various tech jobs and playing bass in a punk band, Liz migrated south to sunny Florida and met her husband, Ken. Together they have two (surprisingly) blonde-haired, blue-eyed kids, Trip (6) and Kristen (2), who keep her very busy when she’s not focused on her job as Product Manager at Hello Labs, or working on Leader projects. After becoming a mom, Liz devoted herself to building a healthier lifestyle through fitness, nutrition and lots of time in the sun.
Made in Australia and raised with a healthy dose of California, Berlin and New York City, Jay began working with Leader Bag Co while living in Manhattan, NY. He has since relocated back to his native Australia with his wife, Ebonee where, in an effort to combat home sickness, they plan to genetically engineer the first bald-eagle/boxing kangaroo hybrid. In addition to his work with Leader, Jay co-founded Paradise, a product and design studio based in New York and Sydney. Fun fact: Jay can do an infinite number of chin-ups.