Native Austinite, Builder of Brands, Sustainability Nut
Just Trying to Make The World Better
Mason is an award-winning entrepreneur, Sustainability advocate, and co-parent to two amazing kiddos. Raised in Austin with a degree in Chemical Engineering from UT Austin, Mason has started and helped start 8+ companies centered around the health of people and the environment. He and those companies have won or been recognized in 30+ awards for entrepreneurship, innovation, and business model. He also continually serves on non-profit boards and advocates for Sustainability and Organics at state and national policy levels.
Current Focus – Mostlygreen.life
Mostlygreen.life is a community of people trying to do all the things – being better environmental stewards, achieving greater health and wellness, trying to have good relationships, and having fun along the way! It’s hard and we fail sometimes. We think that’s ok and what’s most important is to just keep trying to move in the right direction. With a podcast interviewing inspiring people to help us take more baby steps and events to gather and connect, check out more at www.mostlygreen.life
Prior to Mostlygreen.life Mason founded Cece’s Veggie Co (originally Veggie Noodle Co). Cece’s was a rapid-growth Organic food company that hit #3 on the Inc 5,000 list and won all kinds of industry awards for disrupting the food space with pasta products made out of fresh veggies. Mason invented the machine to make the best veggie noodles in the country and quickly dominated the industry. Prior to Cece’s, Mason co-founded Greenling®, the first and largest Farm-to-Table grocery delivery company in Texas. Locally, Mason has served on the board of the Sustainable Food Center and Naturally Austin as well as being a mentor for the SKU program. Mason drafted and lobbied for legislation, that passed, in the state of Texas creating an Organic Advisory Board to the Texas Department of Agriculture. Nationally, Mason serves on the United Fresh Produce Association Board of Directors, a major national trade group representing 2,000 fresh food companies. He also serves on the Organics Working Group for UF advocating for Organics in Washington DC and advising the National Organic Program.
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His Kids Couldn’t Eat Gluten, So This Founder Started a Company That Sold $25 Million in Veggie Noodles Last Year
Mason’s latest company, Cece’s Veggie Co, was #3 on the Inc 500 list of fastest growing companies in the country in 2019.