Our Team

Beepods Company Owners Group Shot

Brad James

Brad James ~ Beepods CEOBrad James is the only guy on the team who can pull of a suit and tie in the bee yard. He covers the business of beekeeping and implementation of beekeeping systems from every angle — as well as occasional other topics. Before joining Beepods, Brad has helped many startups get off the ground through implementing organizational strategy that leverages current personnel and implementing tried and true business processes that promote business growth and leadership development. Brad’s personal goal is to make it as easy as possible for anyone to get into beekeeping. He sees that it to save the bees, it takes more responsible, forward-thinking beekeepers to make it happen. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @BJJames23 to see what he’s doing with beepods during all hours of the day.

Brian Schweitzer

Brian Schweitzer ~ Beepods
Brian joined Beepods after spending 16 years in Russia developing startups across multiple industries. He is responsible for the growth of the Beepods through innovative business development, sales, and digital marketing. Brian’s personal goal is “Saving the bees and our food source, one bee at a time…”



Laura Maigatter

Laura ~ Beepods BeekeeperLaura’s journey with Beepods really started years before becoming involved with the company. An advocate for local and sustainable food and the central role pollinators play in our food system, Laura was looking for a way to become involved in beekeeping. Today, Laura is involved in running our beekeeping operations, customer service and product development. She will be writing about Beekeeping How To’s and Bee Knowledge mostly, with some other things she is passionate about as well. Follow Laura on Instagram @LauraGater to check out some of the photos she takes of her “sweet ladies.”

Scott Offord

Scott Offord ~ Beepods CTOAs an entrepreneur, Scott enjoys identifying and reaching new business markets, growing online communities and partnering with business start-ups. With a strong background in the field of web development, Scott currently focuses on online marketing strategy consulting. In his off time, Scott enjoys running various tech meetup groups. He also spends as much time as possible with his wife, his baby girl and his Great Dane.

Sam Joseph

Samantha Joseph photoSam Joseph is an artist and aspiring beekeeper. Constantly immersed in the ambiguity of art, she turns to science as a logical counterweight. Bees enchanted her the moment she encountered them, and she is delighted to finally be working with them. She began volunteering with Beepods in 2016 as a beekeeping assistant and content writer, and she plans to stay on board to help and grow with the company in any way she can.


Tamur Farrokhnia

Tamur finds almost everything interesting, but his life-long passions have been for learning and technology. After spending a number of years doing freelance design and WordPress work, he returned to school and is currently pursuing a degree in web and software development at Waukesha County Technical College. He is excited to further develop his skills and share his knowledge and experience with the team at Beepods as a developer and web admin. When he isn’t working or at school, Tamur enjoys gaming, audio books, good food, and keeping up with consumer tech trends.

Devon Rowley

Devon Rowley Beepods Writer EditorWith a background in writing and biology, joining the Beepods team just seemed like the logical choice for Devon. Not having much experience with bees, she loves learning about the fascinating creatures while editing the content that her teammates write. When she’s got some spare time, Devon enjoys reading and spending time with her beloved cats.