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.

Sales Team

Design Team

Application Team


James Holleman

Manager - Sales
James Holleman is the Manager of Sales at JKD Brands. With a background in sales and customer service, James manages and supervises our Sales Administrators, accessory procurement, and customer service.

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 Tallada

Sales Administrator
Michelle Tallada is a Sales Administrator at JKD Brands.  She helps customers select products to fulfill their business needs.

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 McGill

Sales Administrator
Meet Alyssa McGill, our Sales Administrator with a passion for all things cannabis! Originally from Arizona, Alyssa brings her expertise in the cannabis industry to our team.

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 Tomalonis

Sales Administrator
Vincent Tomalonis is a Sales Administrator with a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Alaska Anchorage and an AA in Business Administration from Alaska Pacific University.

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.

Sales Team

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 Chan

Manager – Business Development & Design
Audrey is Manager of Business Development and Design at JKD Brands. She focuses on new opportunities, marketing, and graphic design. Her design specialties are modern concepts with vintage twists, bold calls to actions, and exploring typography. While digital design is her bread and butter, she enjoys creating art through physical mediums including clay, textured/sculpted paintings, and life drawings.

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 Kaitchuck

Supervisor of Design
Kiara Kaitchuck is the Supervisor of Design at JKD Brands and leads the graphic design group. They have a Bachelor of Fine Arts focused on painting with a minor in psychology. Kiara’s art style integrates traditional art forms with digital art to create mixed media.

They are originally from Anchorage and have also lived in California.  Kiara enjoys painting, hiking, playing with their dog, video games, and family time.

Danielle Morgan

Danielle Morgan is a Designer at JKD Brands, focusing on package design, label design, regulatory compliance, and social media. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at UAA, focusing on watercolor.

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.

Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson is a Designer at JKD Brands who specializes in packaging solutions, custom branding, print production, typography, and website work. Her clean, modern art style is influenced by the iconic Bauhaus movement.

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.

Shu Mayer

Shu Mayer is a Designer at JKD Brands, who focuses on printing labels, designing packaging, making sure the website is working, and the JKD’s social media. They specialize in clean, simple, and bold design with an eye for color.

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!).

Imani Graves

Imani Graves is a Designer at JKD Brands, focuses on printing gorgeous custom labels, contributing to collaborative design projects, and label design. She earned her degree in Mixed Media, with an emphasis in print & photography, at Alfred University in Upstate New York.

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.

Design Team

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 Story

Technical Specialist
Kevin Story is a Technical Specialist at JKD Brands. Kevin handles UV printing, technical projects, carpentry, electrical work, and maintains our IT network. Kevin holds an Associate degree in Computer and Networking Technology from UAA and a wealth of knowledge from his 22 years in the USAF.

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 Roy

Information Technology Specialist
Garret Roy is JKD Brands’ IT Support Technician. Garret routinely helps people solve IT puzzles and spends his days untangling technology.

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 Yaqubi

Information Technology Specialist
Ghafor Yaqubi is JKD Brands’ IT Support Technician. Ghafor develops and maintains our IT infrastructure here at JKD Brands. He attended Herat University where he earned his degree in Computer Science.

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 Fredenburg

Supervisor - Warehouse and Production
Jordan Fredenburg is the Supervisor of Warehouse and Production here at JKD Brands. In this position, she provides direct supervision and guidance over the warehouse and production team and focuses on streamlining communication.

Jordan is originally from upstate New York and has lived in Hawaii. She enjoys hiking in her free time.

Kate Hallstrom

Packaging Technician
Kate Hallstrom is a Packaging Technician at JKD Brands. Here Kate performs label application, warehouse organization, inventory, and shipping. She has a background in retail sales, customer service, cosmetology, and sanitation.

Kate is originally from Minnesota and enjoys camping, video games, and spending time with friends.

Carla Santos

Packaging Technician
Meet Carla Santos, the packaging technician from Rhode Island who now calls Anchorage her home. Here she performs label application, warehouse organization, inventory, and shipping..

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 Keays

Packaging Technician
Meet Justin Keays, the labeling and organization expert from Anchorage, Alaska. With his experience in retail and package handling, Justin ensures every label is perfectly applied and inventory is expertly organized.

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 Ting

Sourcing Manager
Kai-Ching Ting is our Product Sourcing Manager and spends time in both our Anchorage, Alaska and our Donguan, China offices. Kai-Ching has a Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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 Dyer

President & CEO
Kelly Dyer is President and CEO at JKD Brands, focusing on strategic planning, sourcing, packaging design, and customer satisfaction. She attended Gothenburg University in Sweden, where she studied the Swedish language. She also has a degree in mass communications from Min Chuan College in Taipei, Taiwan.

Kelly has lived and worked in Taiwan, Sweden, Malaysia, and Texas.  She enjoys real estate, cooking, and spending time with family.

Jim Dyer

Chief Operating Officer
Jim Dyer is Chief Operating Officer at JKD Brands. His expertise and background include packaging materials & design, regulatory compliance, product management, product development, product sourcing, project management and engineering. Jim attended Southern Methodist University where he earned a degree in Electrical Engineering.

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 Dyer

Director of Operations / Board Member
Josephine Dyer is Director of Operations at JKD Brands, leading the design, sales, warehousing, and production teams. She manages the company’s day-to-day operations. She attended UAA, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

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 Kuhle

Board Member / Advisor
Cameron Kuhle is a Board Member/Advisor at JKD Brands.  In this role, Cameron deals with long-range planning & strategy, policies, contracts, and business agreements.

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.

Leadership Team

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.

Want to join the JKD Brands Team?