Hamilton Colwell, Founder
Hamilton grew up in suburban Connecticut as the oldest of 3 children. Ever since he was a little kid, he exhibited traits of an entrepreneur. After graduating from Colgate University in 2001, Hamilton ventured into the restaurant world. Definitely not your average post college restaurant employee, he traveled to experience the industry from Colorado to the Island of Martha’s Vineyard to Germany, before he settled in New York City.
Hamilton spent five years working in the investment banking world, enjoying fast-paced world of the financial markets. In 2007, things changed. He witnessed his first real ‘pregnant’ friend go through 34 weeks of pregnancy, and was compelled to help. He combined his love for yogurt and family, with his entrepreneurial spirit, to bring Maia Yogurt to the world. Hamilton spends much of his time traveling and sharing the Maia Love, but misses the serenity of Martha’s Vineyard where he can turn back the clock, kick back and enjoy the island.
Mary-Jane Detroyer, Chief Dietitian & Health Guru
Mary Jane Detroyer (MS, RD, CDN) is a leading Registered Dietitian with over 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. She holds a MS in Nutrition and Applied Physiology from Columbia University and a BA in Movement Science from Hunter College. Her mission is to motivate and empowerher clients to improve their health and quality of life through simple diet and lifestyle changes. Through a doctor’s referral, Maia was introduced to Mary Jane, she’s been a key player in Maia’s development. Mary Jane is a mother of two, and grandmother of four. She has a private practice in New York City specializing in nutrition and exercise for Women’s Wellness, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Weight Management.
Jon Miller-Meeks, Senior Sales & Marketing Associate
Jon joined Team Maia in 2010 as the first full-time hire after graduating from Colgate University. As a former Varsity athlete hailing from an Iowan family of doctors and nurses, Jon has always had a passion for health and fitness. After a stint in Financial Research, Jon rejoined the team full-time in 2013.
Zach Gutierrez, Regional Market Manager, Quality Supervisor
Zach, a lifelong yogurt aficionado, comes to Maia with extensive experience with some of the cities most successful start-ups. When not at Maia Headquarters you can find him experimenting in his kitchen, watching football with his dog Alberto, or at one of his favorite burger spots. A native of Connecticut and a family man, Zach attributes his excessive energy to the fact that he eats 3 Maia yogurts everyday.
Lillian L. Worthley, Regional Team Manager
Lillian’s childhood days in Brooklyn NY were spent helping her family run a coffee soda business that focused on perfecting their product while using all natural ingredients. Since then, she has continued to implement her passion for nutrition and all natural products into her lifestyle as well as in her varied business careers.
As a professional with years of sales experience she has supported and directed sales organizations from e-commerce solutions to retail sales. She successfully imported and built brands for many different product lines. Lillian also developed a passion for baking decadent cakes for weddings, parties, and other formal events always using pure all natural ingredients. However, Lillian’s true passion is the care of her three outgoing, sports-mined, high-energy children.
Lillian is proud to be part of the Maia Family Team and live her passions everyday.
Rich Steinlauf, New York Sales Leader
Rich Steinlauf joined Maia in early 2016, and brings a mathematics related background. In his current position, he leads the New York area sales team, following a career in basketball analytics. When not watching sports you can find Rich in many NYC grocery stores demoing product and gathering customer feedback. His astute customer insight has allowed him to break every Maia sales record during his rapid ascension through the Maia organization. An 80% free throw shooter, Rich attributes his accuracy to his low sugar diet highlighted by a cup of Maia vanilla bean every morning.