Courtnee Futch currently manages Branded Partnerships at HelloFresh in NYC, a global meal-kit delivery service. She is an Atlanta native who grew up baking her mother's coveted recipes. When she left for Syracuse University as a 16-year old freshman, she turned to baking again, first as a hobby. Later that year, she decided to start selling her baked goods. Courtnee started ThunderCakes in 2012 and grew it into an e-commerce bakery for the Syracuse community. After finishing her M.S. in entrepreneurship at Syracuse in 2016, she moved to New Jersey. She will be attending culinary school for Professional Culinary Arts in January 2018 and has her sights set on a career as a chief culinary/innovation officer.