The Rise Bar Team

Our products are our lives. To most people, what we do is make great tasting, healthy bars. But to us, Rise Bar is a lifestyle and we value our connection with our customers. We hope you’ll take a moment to get to know each member of our team, as well!

Peter Spenuzza


To me, Rise Bar is an amazing company that just happens to produce nutrition bars. We love to connect with our consumers and our team strengths have created an even better environment for us to grow and build something truly special. I love the people that I work with. Each day we all bring something incredibly unique to the office, and our collective energy is contagious. It excites me to come to the office every day. Recently, I finished the hike to Yosemite’s half-dome and am now starting to rock climb… Never be afraid to face your fears!

Gerry Spencer

General Manager

What is Rise Bar to me? My destiny – if you had asked me if I would be in this industry five years ago, I probably wouldn’t have believed you! I love it. I love the atmosphere here. In my spare time, I love spending time with my two wonderful and active boys, hiking and gardening, or just relaxing with a good book. I’m a big fan of the San Fransisco Giants and Minnesota Vikings!

Kyle Krull

Southern California Sales Manager

I am excited to work with a tightly knit team of talented professionals who have a true passion for what they do. Rise Bar, to me, is opportunity to do something that matters. We’re not just selling bars, we’re setting the standard for what a bar (and health food in general) should be. My favorite bar – definitely the Macadamia Pineapple! When I’m not working, I spend my time romping around nature or exploring the depths of the sea. I have a passion for wild animal interaction and also greatly enjoy cliff diving, bungee jumping and skydiving.

Adam Bitting

Manager of Customer Service

For me, Rise Bar is a great way to challenge myself and continue beating my personal best. I can be very competitive! My favorite thing about being here is the team I work with, we’re like a family in many ways. I like to surf when I have the chance and bike to work most days. I also enjoy drawing, working with computers and competitive gaming. My favorite flavor? Sunflower Cinnamon – I love a protein bar before a good bike ride! When I want to relax I spend time with my two super-awesome cats, and enjoy a good documentary.

Heidi George

Northern California Sales Manager

I love the connection that I have gained with my fellow teammates, customers, store employees and others within the all-natural food industry. The Rise Bar team is close and knowing that I can call up any of them with a business or personal issue, means a lot to me. I also love educating people through my demos, events and daily visits to accounts. I am very passionate about health and fitness and my position with Rise Bar is a great way for me to cultivate that intention with others. I make sure to nourish myself each day whether it’s though my yoga practice, weight lifting, hiking, tracking, meditation and spending time with loved ones. These activities bring me much joy and happiness that I can take into my everyday life.

Natalie Gattrell

Marketing Manager

To me, Rise Bar is an awesome nutrition company that strives to support people’s goals for a happier and healthier lifestyle! I love our Almond Honey bar, and I love the opportunity I have here to be creative and inspire everyone I come into contact with! I’m happiest when I’m running, crossfitting, snowboarding and being with family.

Wendy Vasquez

Accounting & Purchasing

My favorite thing about Rise Bar is the positive attitudes that everyone has and that Rise Bar makes it fun to come to work. It is the place where I am growing as an individual and learning new things every day. I love playing soccer and I enjoy the competition. On long weekends I like to travel and visit new places, as well!

Carlos Ron

Shipping Manager

I like the positive atmosphere here at Rise Bar! Everybody is very friendly. I also like that Rise Bar is a healthy alternative to junk food. My favorite pick-me-up bar is our Raspberry Pomegranate! I like to hike, and it gives me a good chance to stay active and spend time with my wife and our two dogs. I also enjoy attending music festivals and I have over 100 fish in two tanks!