About Us…Who Are We?

Some call it luck, we call it divine intervention. In 2004, we became neighbors living only a few doors down from each other and instantly… a friendship was born! Our kids were the same age, our husbands have the same “first” name, and we share the same (great) full time job….being a mom!

In 2006, Tamara moved to beautiful Southern Utah and we longed to have something that would keep our long distance friendship alive. In 2007, Marianne surprised Tamara with an unexpected visit for her birthday along with a homemade gift. It was a unique “emergency kit” made out of a hot pad and some snack baggies! Tamara loved it! In fact, it wasn’t long after that she called Marianne with the vision to make and sell these amazing little organizers to other busy moms like us!

This adventure hasn’t always been easy, but we’ve grown both personally and professionally— and, we have learned MANY things along the way.  Life’s Crazy and we find ourselves “In A Pikle” a lot, (we could tell you a few stories!) and this little organizer has helped us “Dill With It.”

We hope you will try our product, love it enough to tell your friends about it and share your own “In A Pikle” Moments with us too! On occasion we award FREE products through our Facebook pages of customers who give us a public #PikleProps shout out on their social media accounts. How it works is you let the world know how your “Pikle” or “Bundle” saved the day on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter; use the hashtag #PikleProps and check back frequently to see if your moment is highlighted! It’s that easy!!

Thank you for visiting our site and sharing in our dream! Good luck to all those with similar dreams. We wish you determination, success, and a good friend to take along for the ride!

Founders

marianne

Marianne

I am a crazy busy mom of 5 amazing kids. From 16 years old down to 5 we are in the thick of it!!!  Our family motto is “Work hard, play harder!” We enjoy camping, fishing, and boating in the summer!  We also enjoy the “best snow on earth” in our home state of Utah.  I’ve been married to my awesome, funny, and incredibly smart husband for over 18 years ….so grateful he’s stuck with me!  I earned my Bachelors degree in Marketing and I have always had the entrepreneurial itch, but building a product from the bottom up, has given me a whole new appreciation for entrepreneurs! My favorite part is creating new products and designs to delight our customers!
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Tamara

The “In A Pikle” vision began for me as a part time “creative outlet”…something a little different from my full time Real Estate career of “contracts and legalities.” I have been married for over 22 years to a remarkable man who supports me toward my goals and cheers for me along the journey. I am the mother of three kiddos who are full of life and much comic relief to boot! We live in Southern Utah and love it! In my “spare time,” (does a “mom/Real Estate Agent/”In A Pikle” entrepreneur” really have spare time?) I enjoy reading, hiking, traveling, and just relaxing with my family.
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Meet Our Team

Beccah Hardman, Product Design/Marketing

I started design development with “In A Pikle” while studying Interior Design at Utah State University, never thinking my knowledge of drafting would go from “buildings” to “bags.”

Between school projects and finals I worked with Marianne and Tamara to create fun, fashionable bags that are functional as well as fabulous.
I’ve also had the chance to develop my graphic design skills while creating the company branding and marketing materials. I’ve since graduated and work as an Interior Designer with GSBS Architects in Salt Lake City, Utah where I get the chance every day to do what I love.

When I have a spare moment I spend it laughing with my funny family and friends. I enjoy traveling, sushi and cinnamon bears, but most of all, design of any kind.

Lynnae Bouwhuis, Customer Service

I returned to the workforce with “In A Pikle” after a nearly 20 year absence while I took on my greatest adventure, raising my 5 awesome children. I also went back to school to finish what I started all those years ago and received my Associates of Science degree. I intent to go back for my Bachelor’s degree one day, when I decide what I want to be when I grow up. When I’m not busy spending time with my amazing husband and kids in the great outdoors, I can be found napping, browsing Pinterest, or singing along to Broadway hits. Music is my passion. I also love to travel, while crossing things off my bucket list. “Life is too short to be grumpy,” is my personal motto.

Alisha McKaughan, Customer Service

I am a busy mom of three and married to a wonderful husband of 14 years. Some of my hobbies include reading, trying new recipes and spending time with my family and friends. I love to learn and am constantly studying and teaching myself new skills. I look forward to traveling with my husband after he retires after we caught the bug when we traveled together to Ireland back in 2002.

I love working with the “In A Pikle” family and feel lucky to be surrounded by such positive women. I feel this translates over to the quality products that are created by our AWESOME team!

Rachel Bouwhuis, Warehouse

I am a mom of 4 and soon to be a grandma! One of my favorite things is being a fan of whatever sport my kids are playing. I love working at the “In A Pikle” warehouse, where I get to package up and see all the fun places our Pikles get shipped! I enjoy gardening, family time and my early morning runs with my friends.