January 25, 2021 by Grace
Member Spotlight: Michelle Pusateri – Founder of Nana Joes Granola
Michelle Pusateri, Founder of Nana Joes Granola and OSC Rising Star Member, takes five to reflect on 5 simple questions. Enjoy!
OSC: What is your hometown?
MP: Dallas, Texas
OSC: What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
MP: I absolutely love to sing and dance. I do it any chance I get around the house while my husband rolls his eyes.
OSC: What is it about the mission of your company that really ignites you?
MP: To support our community by providing jobs where people can grow and learn so they never have to work another entry level job again. Creating a safe environment for all who walk through our doors by supporting them in all circumstances.
OSC: What’s a favorite childhood memory of food that you have?
MP: My favorite memory of food was always making Caponata with my dad. He absolutely loved to cook and I miss the times we would cook and totally wreck the kitchen. One time we even found ravioli on the ceiling! No idea how it even could have gotten there. My mom was not impressed.
OSC: What’s one thing that keeps you up at night?
MP: Cash flow and not being able to support my team and to be able to uplift them without a strong cash infusion but not investment. How can we make our organic granola more accessible to everyone? This is definitely a big one for me and an issue I know will be solved with time and purchasing power. Also, product launches keep me up at night! Wondering are people going to like this new creation? How will they respond to something different?
Nana Joes Granola is about more than just EPIC granola. We believe a business is only as strong as its community and the path to success must include the health and wellness of the people around you. We have always made sure to include our community in our day to day and big picture decisions because without our community we are nothing.
Nana Joes Granola was founded on the idea of creating a granola that is truly different and unique by focusing on whole food ingredients. A piece of that is using 100% whole food ingredients, straight from mother earth. We skipped the refined sugars, the ‘weird’ oils, the preservatives and ‘natural flavorings’ to make room for REAL ORGANIC ingredients that will leave you full and sustain you all morning long.