Our Team

We’re a small team of food lovers who are mighty passionate about creating delicious products we can believe in.

Phil Gatto

Phil Gatto

Phil’s the son of salumi maker and was the former President of Columbus Foods. He has a high expectation for taste and quality. He is driven to make sure our products are highly sustainable, clean and more important delicious!

Lisa Prange

Lisa Prange

Lisa has been working in the food world for over 10 years. She’s committed to bringing organic and non-GMO food to families everywhere.

Rob Engelhart

Rob Engelhart

Rob’s family has owned a production facility in Northern California since the 1910. He’s obsessed with taste and his own family’s recipes are what make our clean, simple meats way more delicious.

Angie Erickson

Angie Erickson

The voice and visionary of everything digital when it comes to marketing, there’s nothing Angie likes more than a good hashtag! Married to a chef, she admits her role at home is “expert taster” (and she loves it!).

Matt Gatto

Matt Gatto

Matt grew up in the family business and worked alongside his dad Phil to launch Columbus’ first artisan brand. He has a passion for animal welfare and works with farmers who share our welfare standards to source the best ingredients for our meats.

Russ Kramer

Russ Kremer

Russ is a fifth-generation farmer with a 150-acre spread in the Missouri Ozarks, and he’s our ethical farming guru. He raises heirloom-breed hogs the right way: sustainably, humanely and cleanly.

Colin Harter

Colin Harter

A consummate salesman, Colin has been with True Story since inception. He is passionate about building brands that differentiate themselves within the marketplace and is focused on bringing retail partners innovative solutions for an ever-changing grocery environment.

  • Thank you for making awesome and great tasting sausage my family and I love to eat. Your company is doing a awesome job. Keep up the fantastic work and thank you.

    – Tricia

  • We just served the apple and wildflower honey chicken sausage... the best tasting ever, not to mention the added benefit of knowing the products are high quality and the company prioritizes animal welfare, both of which are very important to my family.

    – Deborah

  • I loveeee your guys’ products! Its been helping me eat healthy and trim some weight. My whole family loved these!!

    – Tammy

  • I recently purchased your Organic Uncured Italian Dry Salame and am extremely impressed. You can really taste the difference between other dry salame and this one. Keep making delicious Organic Uncured Italian Dry Salame!

    – Matt

  • We've tried the Organic Beef Hot Dogs and were so pleased to find them as we don't eat hot dogs unless they are free of chemicals, etc. Thank you so much for producing healthy alternatives for us!!

    – Elizabeth

  • I just tried your old fashioned hot dogs for the first time, WOW! I have spent decades sampling every hot dog available and was blown away by how fantastic yours is. The flavor, the snap, and the authentic taste of beef. By far the best.

    – Mark

  • I have shared how delicious your sausages are with several friends who care about what they put into their bodies. I have multiple food allergies and my body loves this. Your Organic Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage is the best!

    – Debbie

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