Your JKD Team
Our team of experienced sales administrators, designers, applicators, and logistics staff is here to help you achieve your packaging goals. From the initial concept and business modeling, all the way to the final products on the shelves, JKD can assist with every step.
Here to assist every step of the way.
James HollemanManager - Sales
James was born and raised in Anchorage and is a true Alaskan. He enjoys photography, snowmobiling, gardening, 3D design, video games, boating, and traveling.
Michelle TalladaSales Administrator
Michelle was born in Tamuning, Guam and grew up there. Before coming to Alaska, she lived in Texas for a period of time. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys shopping, watching shows Netflix, and going on long drives around Alaska.
Alyssa McGillSales Administrator
When she’s not managing our sales operations, you can find Alyssa pursuing her creative hobbies, such as art and tufting, or going on adventures. She also enjoys gaming and watching anime in her downtime. One thing you may notice about Alyssa is her love for the color pink! We’re thrilled to have Alyssa as part of our team, bringing her unique skills and enthusiasm to our company.
Vincent TomalonisSales Administrator
Originally from White Mountain, Alaska, Vincent enjoys cross country skiing, watching Black Mirror on Netflix, and skiing the coastal trail. He is a fan of Drum & Bass and Dubstep music.
Ready to help you process orders, find perfect products, and start custom packaging projects.
When you stop by our warehouse, you’ll always be greeted by a familiar face! Our Sales Team is always at the front of our main warehouse, ready to welcome everyone stopping by in person, answer phone calls, and respond to emails.
Looking for something specific or not sure where to start? The Sales Team is always ready for your inquiry. No matter what industry you’re in or what type of packaging you’re looking for, our Sales Team has you covered. If we don’t have it, they’ll find someone who does. Our Sales Team always helps you find the best products for your business and help you stock up on supplies.
Audrey ChanManager – Business Development & Design
Audrey is originally from the Bay Area in California and has a degree in Graphic Design from Lassen College in Susanville, CA. Audrey’s background includes marketing, graphic design, and business development. Her hobbies include archery, camping, drawing, painting, and music/jamming.
Kiara KaitchuckSupervisor of Design
They are originally from Anchorage and have also lived in California. Kiara enjoys painting, hiking, playing with their dog, video games, and family time.
She is an active artist who enjoys creating artwork in various media and forms, including jewelry making. She is originally from California but was raised in Valdez, Alaska. She has also lived in Florida. Danielle enjoys drawing, painting, video games (Animal Crossing), and camping.
She has lived all over Alaska and has been creating art since a young age. Melissa attended Laguna College of Art & Design, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design & Digital Media. In her downtime, Melissa enjoys playing video games, hiking, camping, kayaking, and spending quality time with her fiancé and cat.
They have lived in Alaska most of their life. Shu went to UAA and double majored in Graphic Design and History. In their free time Shu enjoys drawing, reading, video games, and traveling (they’ve been to 8 countries!).
Hailing from the Big Apple, Imani was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She has created art across a variety of different mediums and loves to experiment with materials. Imani loves conquering challenges, working with others, and learning new skills. Her hobbies include roller skating, dancing, and karaoke.
The best products always have great design. Choose our designers for yours.
Want unique custom packaging that will make you stand out? Custom labels to enhance your product further? Maybe even some help making your branding pack a harder punch? Look no further! We’re JKD Packaging– and Design. With a team of six strong designers, we have all the bases covered.
The JKD Design Team has a designer for every project. We have professionally trained experts in fine art, digital design, branding, packaging design, and more. There’s never a need to worry about files not being factory ready. Our designers work directly with factories and handle all the design coordination. Let our design team streamline your journey to good packaging. Brand identity is important, and we know how to make yours catch the consumer eye. Tasteful design will always make your brand stand out against the competition.
Kevin StoryTechnical Specialist
He is originally from Houston, Texas. He has lived in Mississippi, the Philippines, Las Vegas, New York, Florida, and South Korea. Kevin enjoys working on cars and home projects.
Garret RoyInformation Technology Specialist
Originally from Olympia, Washington, he has spent much of his life around the Anchorage area. In Garret’s spare time, he enjoys tinkering with cars, computers, and anything mechanical.
Ghafor YaqubiInformation Technology Specialist
Ghafor is originally from Daikundi, Afghanistan and he moved to Anchorage in 2022. He enjoys hiking, sightseeing, and playing video games in his spare time.
Jordan FredenburgSupervisor - Warehouse and Production
Jordan is originally from upstate New York and has lived in Hawaii. She enjoys hiking in her free time.
Kate HallstromPackaging Technician
Kate is originally from Minnesota and enjoys camping, video games, and spending time with friends.
Carla SantosPackaging Technician
When Carla isn’t ensuring that every package is perfectly sealed and ready to ship, you can find her creating beautiful rugs or exploring the Alaskan wilderness on hikes. She’s also a foodie at heart and loves trying out new restaurants. Carla treasures spending time with her kids, whether it’s playing games or watching their favorite movies together.
Justin KeaysPackaging Technician
When he’s not busy with work, Justin loves nothing more than diving into his favorite video games or embarking on epic quests with his friends in Dungeons and Dragons.
Application and Warehouse Team
We do the heavy lifting so you don’t have to. Leave shipping & label application to us!
Behind the scenes, the Application and Warehouse Team is always hard at work. Pulling orders, preparing orders, applying labels to packaging– they do it all. When you get a delivery from JKD, you’ll see members of this team!
The Application and Warehouse Team maintains all three JKD warehouses and sure everything is well maintained. Without this essential team, operations would be nowhere near as smooth. Let JKD handle packaging construction and label application for you! Our team is your team.
Kai-Ching TingSourcing Manager
He has direct experience with both product development and product management and has managed several factories, where quality was highly emphasized. Kai-Ching is familiar with quality optimization, quality inspection, and defect minimization techniques. He enjoys golfing with his colleagues and spending time with his family.
JKD Brands China Team
Here to assist you in sourcing your custom-designed projects and packaging.
JKD Brands has an international product sourcing office for locating and identifying high-quality products and manufacturers in East Asia. We have trusted partners in both China and Taiwan, and our direct relationships with key factories allow us to save costs and pass those savings along to you.
Our manufacturing partners have experience with ISO quality certifications and work with a variety of materials and automated processes. Having qualified and experienced JKD Brands personnel with boots on the ground in the region allows us to monitor the execution of your project step-by-step.
Kelly DyerPresident & CEO
Kelly has lived and worked in Taiwan, Sweden, Malaysia, and Texas. She enjoys real estate, cooking, and spending time with family.
Jim DyerChief Operating Officer
Over the years, Jim has primarily lived and worked in Texas, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, and Jamaica. He is originally from Kansas and enjoys playing guitar.
Josephine DyerDirector of Operations / Board Member
Josephine has lived in Texas, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Alaska and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping, building furniture, making jewelry, collecting rocks and fossils, and taxidermy.
Cameron KuhleBoard Member / Advisor
He is a life-long Alaskan and discovered cannabis at a late age. Cameron is a self-taught Adobe Creative Cloud enthusiast. He enjoys hiking, biking, snow skiing, snowshoeing, growing cannabis, playing with his dog, and is an ethical vegetarian.
Why not rely on our expertise? We’ll handle all the fine details for you.
Leaders of JKD Brands have over twenty years of experience in packaging design and product development. Whether your project is large or small we will work with you from initial concept to final product. Packaging and presentation are key parts of each product’s image and viability.
We are a local small business ran by Alaskans for Alaskans. We know the local markets and economy. Why go with someone out of state who doesn’t know Alaska? Let us help you make your products compelling and attractive at an affordable cost.