Our Salterie Team
Our shared values include people, planet, and of course, palate.
Our TalentCombining decades of success in multiple careers and industries, we’ve assembled a talented team that is committed to a shared purpose — we handle all aspects of our business.
Lily Leedom, Founder and CEO
After 15 years in the corporate world of Real Estate Investment, Development & Sales, Lily decided to pursue her life-long entrepreneurial spirit and founded SalterieOne in 2018.
Tinkering with pots of slowly evaporated salt water in her kitchen, Lily ultimately found the right formula that resulted in beautiful, pure sea salt that had the consistency and texture she was seeking. Identifying consumer's desire for all-natural, healthy food, Lily realized that while there were many food categories that had been transformed — like coffee, tea, chocolate, snacks —the salt category didn't offer the same high quality, flavorful, pure & USA made options.
Starting out small, but setting forth a big vision, Lily is transforming the culinary world through her hand-harvested sea salt. Lily has turned a passion into a brand and a business. She is an ambitious entrepreneur with big dreams for herself & for SalterieOne.
On a personal level, Lily is a wife, mom, athlete and seeker of good health. She loves playing tennis, long days at the beach and spending time on her 13-foot whaler with her husband, two young children and two golden retrievers. When not at work or home she can be found dreaming up new business ideas and walking in nature.
Michelle Zoltowski, COO
As COO, she oversees critical facets of the business with a focus on product marketing, distribution, strategy, operations, human resources, and product distribution.
Michelle is an executive level communications and marketing professional with over 25 years experience in the healthcare, finance, and consumer packaged goods industries. Her previous positions include Vice President at Putnam Investments and Managing Editor at Staywell Consulting. Michelle is an active community volunteer. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the College of the Holy Cross.
Emily Goodman-Simeone, Director of Sales & Partnerships
Emily steadily pursues success by building partnerships, working with customers, and being part of an entrepreneurial team.
From her days as an elementary school principal, where she supported children with significant emotional challenges, to her work with large social service organizations and nonprofits, and in her current role as the Director of Sales & Partnerships for SalterieOne, Emily has consistently held positions she feels passionate about and has worked for organizations and people she deeply believes in.
Starting in high school with a lauded athletic career, and later as a record-holder for the Tufts University Women’s Basketball program, Emily enjoys competing and bringing that energy to her roles.
In addition to a BA in Psychology and Classics from Tufts University, Emily holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from Fordham University and an Educational Administration Certification from Stony Brook University.
Garth Rogers, Chief Financial Officer
Garth Rogers is an accomplished finance and strategy executive with over 27 years experience in media and consumer goods. Garth is currently serving as CFO of SalterieOne, leading finance and operations. His previous leadership positions include CFO of Bern Helmets and Director of Finance and Strategy for Sports Illustrated. In addition to currently serving as CFO of SalterieOne, he is the part owner of TGN Distribution, Inc. which operates as both a distributor and warehouse fulfillment center. He has previously collaborated with various companies as an experienced consultant on strategic planning and P&L development. Mr. Rogers holds an MBA from St. John’s University and has earned his BA in Finance from Sienna College.