Maya French is a Co-Founder of Koia, the protein packed, 100 percent plant-based beverage that uses natural ingredients to deliver deliciously nutritious flavors. Prior to founding Koia, French struggled with food-based allergies, such as being lactose intolerant, until she discovered the benefits of plant-based proteins. French realized her calling was to create a functional product that would contribute to providing consumers with a healthier lifestyle. With only journalism and fashion retail experience, French took a leap of faith into unknown territory to follow her dreams with partner Dustin Baker. After years of trials and customer research, she has become a natural foods industry expert and professional.
French is passionate about growing the Koia brand as well as driving general awareness on how plant-based, healthy lifestyle choices can benefit consumers. Guided by that mission, she’s helped Koia to quickly scale to become one of the most productive refrigerated protein brands.