About Paleo Treats

Let's start with this:  We're a bunch of savage heathens who love dogs, fine dining, and cold starry mountain nights more than damn near anything.  We curse like sailors, work like devils, bake like Motta and sleep like babies.

Started in May 2009, we have grown from making batches of cookies in a small kitchen to operating out of a commercial bakery. Although we've grown tremendously since starting we still ship every package ourselves (an excuse to continually sample Paleo Treats®).

We use the finest ingredients we can find, we keep it local as much as possible and while we're focused on selling "healthy" cookies if they don't taste the same or better than their standard equivalent, we won't make it.

We are based out of Southern California and when we're not working at Paleo Treats® we're probably sleeping, or crushing another gym rat workout, or installing a rainwater catchment system while softly cursing, or blacksmithing in the garage, or surfing with friends, or hiking (preferably in Patagonia), or gardening in our (of course) totally organic garden.

Whatever we're doing, it's damnably good to be doing it. Hopefully our customers are engaged in similar pursuits, although there are no requirements to enjoy Paleo desserts other than appreciation for the finer things in life.

Whether you are gluten intolerant (our desserts are certified gluten free) or can't drink milk or are just intent on fueling your body with the cleanest food you can find and are jonesing for dessert, you've come to the right place.

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Lee Selman
Lee Selman

An adventurous spirit, Lee is a professional camel handler by trade and spent time running an expedition company in West Africa in the Sahara. When she’s not running the numbers or strategizing for Paleo Treats Inc she creates art with a partner under the name ManRabbit. She also practices filipino street fighting with stick, sword and knife with Blackline Fight Group in Carlsbad, CA. under the tutelage of Roy Harris.

Nik Hawks
Nik Hawks

A lover of information and wild places, Nik is a cross between tech-geek & Luddite. He has one of the greenest thumbs you’ll ever find and is crazy about water conservation; greywater, rainwater, and not keeping a lawn. When he’s not at the office working on marketing you can usually find him running in the local parks of San Diego or hanging out with his dogs, Birdie & Marvel.

Virgen Graciano
Virgen Graciano

Responsible for the graphic excellence at Paleo Treats, Virgen has a big job! A classical trained dancer, she’s got a mean moonwalk and a secret hunger for fine tequila. A cat lover par excellence, she is also surprisingly friendly with dogs. When she’s not working on art for Paleo Treats she's usually hanging out with her cat François or finding something beautiful to inspire her.

Marielle Salden
Marielle Salden

Every good business needs a Dutchie, and Marielle is proud to represent The Netherlands here at Paleo Treats. A yoga aficionado and teacher, you can often find her half-mooning into the freezer to pick up Paleo Treats. Marielle is in charge of Operations; if you call in to schedule anything or want to know just what the heck is going on in the next few months she’s the best person to connect with.

Chase Besuden
Chase Besuden

Wholesale guru Chase is our resident lover of lifting heavy weights and explaining various and sundry finer points of nutrition to the rest of us heathens. Under the drab cloak of running the Wholesale Division shines a knight in gleaming armor: Chase has his JD degree and when he’s not working at Paleo Treats Inc you can find him volunteering at a local law organization working hard to help folks understand our complex legal system and how it can protect them.

Zarifa Sattar
Zarifa Sattar

Born in Afghanistan, Zarifa moved to Pakistan with her family when she was very young. Pakistan can be hard living without a male to represent you, so with 8 sisters and her mother she was granted asylum to the United States in January of 2014. She helps with shipping, writing many of the notes that go with your order. She’s learning to type and has progressed from 7 wpm to 40 wpm as of May 2015! She also answers the phone, so if English doesn’t cut it for you you’re welcome to speak with her in Hindi, Urdu, Pashto, and Farsi; she’s fluent in all of them.

Birdie Selman Hawks
Birdie Selman Hawks

Birdie is our most famous canine greeter and is one of the reasons Nik became a Paleo true believer. Eating Paleo cured his dog allergies, and Birdie helped test this extensively.  An opportunistic bitch with an attitude to match, if she's not sleeping or jealously guarding her ball she'll probably come up and sniff to see if you're carrying any food she can steal. Sharp as a tack and with a high ball drive, she doesn't like snuggles but she'll tear the ass out of a deer carcass. She is an Australian Cattle Dog, she gets more love than any 3 children you know, and there are a lot more like her at the local shelter; adopt, don't buy!