About Us

About Us

What does “Maia” mean?

According to Greek mythology, Maia is the Goddess of growth and rebirth, and the Grandmother of Magic. We believe that the Goddess Maia helped us magically blend local milk and fruit into our unique yogurt, to feed families in the best quality possible.

Our Story

Maia founder, Hamilton Colwell, understood the value of simplicity when creating the best quality yogurt by keeping the recipe honest and simple.

We make Maia taste homemade. Hamilton first created Maia in his small apartment kitchen in Uptown Manhattan, simply utilizing a double boiler, a heating pad, a beach towel, and basic utensils. Maia’s rustic beginnings impressed even the harshest critics, determining the worth of its uniqueness.

Hamilton’s goal was to work with local family-owned farms and make a positive impact on the consumer’s health. He, therefore, perfected his recipe when teaming up with the Registered Dietician Mary Jane Detroyer, MS RD CDN, and dairy experts from Cornell’s School of Agriculture and Life Science.

In 2010, Maia launched locally to Hamilton’s native Connecticut and New York City stores as the only Less-Sweet yogurt with natural cane sugar, superior probiotic levels, and nutrients necessary for better family nourishing.

Meet the team!

Hamilton Colwell


School: Colgate University

Favorite Flavor: All of them.

“Sugar is the devil, and all cows are family.  Grass-fed yogurt is better for you, our cows and our world.”

Michael Trsuchelli

Ecommerce, Sales & Digital Marketing

School: Western Connecticut State University

Favorite Flavor of Maia: Blueberry


“Have you ever seen a happy cow?
Experienced a sensation of taste?
Impacted the sustainability of our planet?
Maia’s focus on regenerative agriculture along with their sustainability initiatives drew me in. To sum up Maia you may think, “better tasting, better for you, better planet.”

Lydia Chase


School: Connecticut College

Favorite Flavor of Maia: Cherry Pomegranate

As an Environmental Studies major and (self-proclaimed) yogurt fanatic, I take my probiotics very seriously. That said, I think that the Maia company has created something really special–a delicious and sustainable grass-fed cow’s milk yogurt that you can feel good about eating AND buying. I’ve tried a lot of yogurts in my lifetime, but I’m confident I won’t be looking any further than Maia… And that says a lot.”

Interested in a career?

Email you resume and cover letter to jobs@maiayogurt.com