The Crew

Emily Monaco

Chief Kookie Chemist

Emily Sawyer

As the Chief Kookie Chemist of Kaeli-O-Kookies, Emily’s #1 priority is continuing to perfect our Kookie flavors and to expand K-O-K offerings. Emily has had a love for baking for many years. Emily has a true passion for fitness and health, which predates her years of CrossFit training. However, it was when she entered the CrossFit community that her passion for both baking and fitness collided. Now Emmy bakes with a purpose of helping others “Satisfy Their Caveman Cravings” without compromising their health…

Braden Monaco

Chief Kookie Dealer

Braden Monaco

As the Chief Kookie Dealer of Kaeli-O-Kookies, Braden’s responsibility is to spread the word about the K-O-K brand. As an active Crossfitter and Paleo inspired eater, the inception of Kaeli-O-Kookies came easily for Braden. Being a CrossFit Coach and Paleo Preacher, many of the pushbacks to the paleo lifestyle that Braden received were all about how to satisfy your “sweet tooth.” Braden has a love for helping others and has found that being able to offer a healthier option to a person’s “sweet tooth” has allowed him to enjoy giving back.

“I get so much satisfaction in seeing people’s responses to their very first bite into a Kaeli-O-Kookie. Most people don’t know what to expect when biting into our Kookies, but once they have had that first bite, it is often very evident that they found enjoyment in our kookies.”

Katie Kiely


As the new addition to the Kaeli-O-Kookies team, Katie has enjoyed spreading her passion for paleo treats creatively through social media outreach and blogging. Katie is a CrossFit coach and competitor and has been living a paleo lifestyle for several years. She also developed paleo recipes and grew to love food photography through her own personal blog for several years and is now taking these skills and experiences into her role with K-O-K. Whether she’s coaching functional fitness or sharing delicious paleo Kookies with others; helping and teaching others about her passions comes naturally to Katie.

The Bakery

The Bakery

Some would argue the most important and integral part of our team is the Bakery. Without this heavy equipment we would not be able to produce the Kookies to the necessary quality and quantity.Our product is produced in a local Certified Commercial bakery in the heart of downtown Newburyport, Massachusetts; a small coastal community north of Boston.

Want to contact Braden or Emily? Head to our Contact page.