Jason and Ali's families have been friends for a long time. Over the years, there have been many great memories built over vacations, beach trips, campfires, and BBQ's...
During one of those gatherings, Jason made a batch of popcorn using one of the creative recipes he and his family enjoyed growing up. Ali and her family absolutely loved it. Almost immediately, they began talking about ways to come together, and bring this creative and delicious popcorn to market.
They knew how delicious the popcorn was, but they also knew they wanted to be a part of something "bigger".
As fate would have it, during the companies' initial development stages...the Los Angeles Unified School District suffered major budget cuts. One of the first areas that got affected was the district's Arts programs. Jason's son lost both of his Art and Music teachers within the same school year.
With Jason being a life-long guitar player, and Ali growing up dancing and performing, they immediately knew their company's mission. It all made perfect sense.
With every bag sold, a portion of proceeds will go to Supporting The Arts in public schools.
BOHEMiYUM Popcorn was born!
A BIT ABOUT JASON...
I've played guitar most of my life, and have a deep connection and respect for The Arts. I also grew up in a musically rooted, artistic home where self-expression was always encouraged. In the kitchen, we often played with creative ways of flavoring our favorite snack - popcorn! I'm thrilled to share this delicious, "creatively inspired" popcorn...and be able to pursue our mission of Supporting The Arts in Schools!
- Jason Rhodes (Founder, BOHEMiYUM Popcorn)
A BIT ABOUT ALEXANDRA...
I grew up deeply involved in The Arts, dancing and performing. Through my own personal experiences, I am truly passionate about the importance of exposure to The Arts, especially at a young age. I've also spent many of my professional years in the nutrition and fitness field, and I definitely believe in the importance of snacking with purpose! I am truly inspired by our mission, and am thankful to be able to make an impact Supporting The Arts in Schools
- Alexandra Shields (Founder, BOHEMiYUM Popcorn)