Laurin Mills, Founder
Laurin, a mother of three active kids, came up with the idea for The Dinner Daily as a means to end her own weeknight dinner rut. Laurin believes that dinnertime should be healthy, delicious, stress-free and affordable.
“Too many of us end up getting stressed every evening trying to figure out what to make for dinner. Having an organized plan based around healthy, easy, delicious dinners that don’t cost too much, that BOTH adults and kids will enjoy, is the key to making the ‘dinner time dread’ a thing of the past!”
Prior to founding The Dinner Daily, Laurin was a CPA with EY and has culinary training from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. She holds a BA from the University of New Hampshire and a MBA/MS from Northeastern University. Laurin has won numerous business awards, has been featured on Rachael Ray Every Day and many news shows and major print media.
Sally Harris (Advisor), Product
Sally leads the charge to make The Dinner Daily’s menu, shopping list and coupons easier to use and add new capabilities to the service to make our subscribers’ lives less stressful.
“I have always liked cooking, but after years of producing 6 to 7 dinners every week, I was SO tired of coming up with dinner ideas. It got so bad that when my kids asked “Mom, what’s for dinner?”, I felt mad at them! I wanted to say “Why don’t you come up with an idea?” Then I heard about The Dinner Daily. What heaven to have someone else come up with dinner ideas every night! I was sold and am delighted to be working with The Dinner Daily to provide a solution to the “What’s for Dinner Dilemma”…and to use it myself.”
Prior to joining The Dinner Daily team, Sally’s impressive experience includes companies such as Apple and IBM, and she holds both AB and MBA degrees from Harvard University.
Randy Corke (Advisor):Operations and Marketing
Randy works to spread the word about The Dinner Daily to the many families and corporate wellness programs that would benefit from it.
“I enjoy cooking and trying new flavors, but never have the time or patience to look for recipes and plan the ingredients. The Dinner Daily has made it easy for my wife and me to eat more healthy, delicious dinners at home and we use it weekly. I enjoy spreading the word that making dinner doesn’t have to be stressful! It’s been wonderful hearing similar positive feedback from our new subscribers.”
Randy has worked with a number of successful innovative companies over the past twenty years and has an AB from Middlebury College and MBA from Cornell University.
Art Wu, Technology
Art works to make The Dinner Daily become a more useful and delightful service for more subscribers.
“The Dinner Daily has expanded our repertoire so much that our kids are enjoying the adventure of trying new things and eating more healthy food. We reclaimed our freezer from the dinner staples of the bad old days!”
Art has worked with a series of technology startups and run a successful consulting business. He holds a BSEE from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MEEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Rachel Baer, MS, RD, LD is a Registered Dietitian who believes healthy food should taste great. With a deep passion for nutrition education, she has held positions in clinical, community, and corporate settings all centered around teaching people how to live healthy and fulfilling lifestyles. Personally, Rachel loves nothing more than cooking great dinners and gathering people around a table. Rachel holds degrees in nutrition from Purdue University, Emory University, and Tufts University.
Cassandra Suarez, MS, RDN, LDN, cPT is a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Communication Specialist. Her specialties include both individual and corporate wellness. She completed her dietetics training at Tufts Medical Center and has a Master of Science in Nutrition Communication from the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy.
Menus and Recipes
Mary Corke, Menu and Recipe Development
Mary oversees menu production and recipe development. She makes certain our Magic Meal Maker algorithm is working well to produce healthy, balanced and easy-to-prepare menus, and leads the charge to expand our recipe selection.
“I have loved The Dinner Daily meals from the start! I no longer wander the aisles of the supermarket trying to figure out what to cook for dinner. I come home less stressed because I know the meals will be easy and delicious. Eating has become an adventure rather than a chore. I am literally taking photos of my meals and showing them to my friends – that is how excited I am about what I have cooked.”
Mary has a varied background,ranging from being a mom (all three now launched!) to working in education, organic farming and as both a fitness and ski instructor. She has a BA from Middlebury College.
Jane Morrill, Food and Recipe Consultant
Jane is a self-described ‘foodie’ from the Pacific Northwest. Having raised three boys and often feeding a houseful, she understands the need to get food on the table quickly, made from quality ingredients without too much fuss.
“Cooking a tasty meal at home without too much prep or cleanup is the key to enjoying the whole process. It’s hard to beat that sense of satisfaction when you feed your family with something you have easily made yourself, rather than by simply opening a box or purchased meal with ingredients you cannot pronounce.”
She is a graduate of the highly regarded Oregon Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon, both from their culinary arts and restaurant management programs. She is a French Wine Scholar and has completed levels 1 and 2 with the International Sommelier Guild. She has taught cooking in Portland and at the university level in China. She also holds a BA from Colby College.
Jamie is a Solutions Architect and Strategic Technology Consultant and is Managing Partner of All Points Digital, a Technology and Digital Marketing Agency. Jamie has helped to guide the development of The Dinner Daily’s sophisticated algorithm-driven platform. Jamie has significant experience in developing leading edge commercial technology and is a Phi Beta Kappa alumnus of Trinity College, where he was named the Presidential Scholar in Computer Science.
Kevin is a Professor of Business Strategy at Tufts University, and a highly accomplished business leader with 35 years of experience leading product development, corporate strategy, and merger and acquisition teams. As a board member, company officer, executive, and an engineer, Kevin lead initiatives where new products and technologies drove industry transformations in both startups and large corporations. Kevin was VP of Systems and Technology at Sycamore Networks, Inc. and VP, Strategy and Business Development at Lucent Technologies. He started his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he held various engineering and management positions, including being a member of the founding team that built the flagship enterprise communication system that went on to achieve over $1B/year in revenues. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Tufts, and his MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Stewart was a senior executive in a number of highly innovative small and medium sized consumer and technology businesses, including VoiceSignal Technologies, a company that developed speech recognition software for mobile phones; Covidea, a Chemical Bank and AT&T joint venture; Tiger Electronics, where he developed and marketed Furby; and Ideal Toy where he marketed Rubik’s Cube and Evel Kneivel toys. Stewart has has been a SCORE mentor for the past 8 years, where he has helped entrepreneurs, startup companies, and small businesses develop and build their business, with a focus on marketing, business development and sales and MBA from the Harvard Business School.