Meet the Epic Team!
When Donald founded Epic, the goal was simple: craft a better way to help people like you fight back against cavities. Now, 17 years later, we’re living that dream bigger and better than ever before.
Despite all that, we’ve worked hard to make sure we stay true to our “aw shucks” small business roots. We definitely like to know a little something about who we’re in business with, so here’s a little about our team in return.
Donald Bailey - Founder and Chief Smile Officer
Donald has had a passion for peddling tasty treats ever since he was young, as seen from his first venture into the world of business as a 13-year old: selling candy out of his backpack to his fellow junior high students. When Donald’s having a bad day, his favorite thing to do is read through our most recent customer reviews as reminder of the difference our product can create. In addition to his work, Donald loves drone photography and stealing a few minutes to play a round of Golf Clash on his phone.
Monica Bailey - Chief of Staff
Donald’s wife and partner-in-crime Monica is passionate about taking Epic to the next level and loves managing the Epic Team. Monica enjoys making caramel apples and creme brule, was crowned Mrs. Utah America in 2016, and will never be spotted far from a cold can of Coca-Cola (with fresh lime).
Bennett B. - Unofficial Mascot, Lego Engineer
Bennett became our unofficial mascot a year or two back when we realized his photo was too dang cute not to share. Bennett is enthusiastic, inquisitive, and is always asking when it will be his turn to be "the boss of Epic." When he’s not assembling some new Lego contraption, Bennett loves to kick back and watch an episode of the Wild Kratts.
Preston C. - Production Manager
Preston started at Epic 9 years ago and has been a vital part of the Epic team ever since. When he’s not bulking up his muscle or touring with his metal band, Preston is hard at work leading the production and packaging team to keep up with the ever-growing needs of our customers. Preston’s dream is to one day own a home with its very own dedicated pizza oven.
Mercedes L. - Production Associate
She’s known mysteriously as “Ju Ju” to her closest friends and family. Ever since Mercedes joined the Epic team and has refused to explain the arcane significance of her nickname. As part of the production team, Mercedes works hard to make sure that every bag and bottle of Epic Gum or Mints are stuffed to the brim. Whether she’s at home or on her lunch break, Mercedes loves a good bowl of ramen.
Dan D. - Operations Director
Dan’s favorite thing about working for Epic is how much cleaner his teeth have become. Dan is one of those loons that loves hundred-mile bike races through the Utah wilderness, but the last thing you’ll catch him doing is sitting down for a scary movie. As Operations Director, Dan makes sure that everything on the practical, physical end of Epic runs smoothly.
Davis B. - Dinosaur Research Specialist, Junior Paper Shredder
Spending countless hours studying dinosaurs and dragons, Davis also makes time in his busy schedule to shred whatever documents need it for the Epic Team. According to his meticulous research, there’s a dangerous crocodile living inside the shredder that must be fed paper frequently.
Matt R. - Digital Marketing Strategist
In addition to being brilliant, handsome, wise, and incredibly underpaid, Matt writes most of the copy for all things Epic (including this page you’re reading right now!). As part of a small team, Matt also has his fingers in a number of different pies, including online marketing and email promotions. Matt loves board games (and has even traveled to compete in and win national and worldwide board game tournaments), and he’s currently studying up on all things barbecue.
Elle B. - Junior Fresh Fruit Mint Taste Inspector
When she’s not performing her taste-testing duties every Epic Fresh Fruit mint in sight, Elle loves distracting her dad from his work. Other Epic employees have noticed that she’s got Donald wrapped around her finger, but they don’t mind.
Hailey K. - Production Shift Lead
As our Production Shift Lead, Hailey oversees the packaging process for Epic Gum & Mints here in our clean room. A lifelong bowler, Hailey’s always looking for opportunities to perfect her skills, both on the production line and at the bowling alley. Hailey dreams of one day owning a whole bunch of pet bunnies.
Jennifer L. - Customer Service Wizard
If you’ve ever called our customer support line, you’ve probably met Jennifer. Jennifer loves Mexican food (so long as it’s not spicy or doesn’t include any meat… so she mostly just loves cheese quesadillas), and is a great sport about friendly teasing. Jennifer dreams of retiring to her own private island where she can watch romantic comedies and pursue her woodworking hobby.
Mariela M. - Production Associate
Mariela’s favorite parts of working the production line are, in order, her coworkers and the opportunity to smell the crisp minty flavors of Epic Gum all day. (Mariela highly recommends Wintergreen flavor). Mariela also loves aguachiles and mangos (but definitely not together… gross).
Chris C. - Warehouse Manager
Chris is famous around Epic HQ for his snark and sarcasm. If you dare to enter his warehouse domain, you’d better be prepared for some good-natured ribbing. Chris has some long-standing questions for former CIA director Allen Dulles and Bill Clinton that he needs to get answered someday, but until that opportunity arises he’s happy to play with his three sons and their pet dog.
Lindsey R. - Quality Assurance Manager
After working as a wilderness guide for troubled teens for several years, Lindsey knew that she needed to move on to help an even more unruly crowd… which is why she’s perfect for Epic. While often seen putting her eagle eyes to work ensuring that every Epic product is up to the gold standard before we send them out to the world, in her free time she loves to write and work up a sweat in her weekly Zumba class.