The MadeMan Team

The MadeMan Team

Jeremy Gardner

Founder & CEO

Aaron Palmer

Director of Operations and Product Management

Ashlee Wakefield

Creative Director

David Larango

Head of Growth Marketing

Jenae Alt

Sales Manager & Brand Representative

Evan Burr

Content Creator

Kika Pok

Vp of Sales

Jeremy Gardner

Founder & CEO


Origins: Northampton, Massachusetts Education: Bard College & University of Michigan dropout

Experience: In his short but storied career, he has successfully taken on the roles of startup founder (Augur, SAAVHA), nonprofit chairman (Blockchain Education Network), public company board member (TraceSafe Inc.), magazine editor (Distributed), and venture capitalist (Ausum Ventures). There is no role, however, that he has enjoyed or focused more on than MadeMan.

Why MadeMan: Jeremy started MadeMan to solve his own problem: a need for highly effective, simplified skincare.

Hobbies: Cooking, philosophical debates, writing, dancing, live music, and extreme sports.

Nickname: The Captain

Aaron Palmer

Director of Operations and Product Management


Origins: Glencoe, IL Education: Master’s of Architecture, MBA from University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

Experience:Aaron is an actor, model, musician, and photographer with experience in sales, consulting, architecture, and digital marketing. He joined MadeMan as Head of Customer Service, and quickly found himself wearing many hats, leading to his current role as Creative Director.

Why MadeMan: I joined this company because of my conviction in both the product and the team. The company culture allows me to blend my creative and entrepreneurial skills to elevate the MadeMan brand.

Hobbies: Swimming and Water Polo, Hiking, Chess

Nickname: Loverboy

Ashlee Wakefield

Creative Director


Origins: Berkeley, CA | Oakland, CA Education: San Francisco State University (SF, CA) | Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia)

Experience: Ashlee is a Multidisciplinary Artist, Entrepreneur and Holistic Practitioner with over 10 years in Entertainment/Production, 8 years in Health and Wellness and 5 years in Technology, Startups and Blockchain. Constancy in marketing, sales and creative strategy have persisted throughout her career. She began painting at a young age, leading to a consistent flow of requests for commissioned art work. This developed her interest, study and furthermore her work, in film, photography and design. In 2018 Ashlee founded an organic skin care and self-care company and exited in 2020. In 2020 Ashlee established a Health Clinic, proving life-changing and beneficial to her clients given the global climate.

Why MadeMan; I’m passionate about helping others be the best versions of themselves. MadeMan aligns with this mission by helping men at a foundational level- introducing and enabling ongoing self-care and grooming into their lives-empowering confidence, good habits and wellbeing. When we feel good, we look amazing and when we look good, we feel amazing. MadeMan’s product and values truly promote this.

Hobbies: dj'ing, traveling + learning about new cultures + hosting intimate events with friends.

Nickname: Ash

David Larango

Head of Growth Marketing


Origins: Boston, MA Education: UC Irvine, Boston University

Experience: 12+ years experience heading growth marketing and growing DTC brands, including Forever 21, MAC Cosmetics, Clorox brands

Why MadeMan: The company and its message are sorely needed in today's world. Men need uplifting role models, a path to achieve greatness, and guidance on constant improvement. MadeMan captures this and more.

Hobbies: Playing guitar, traveling, basketball, swimming and trying new things

Nickname: Lorango Unchained

Jenae Alt

Sales Manager & Brand Representative


Origins: Grand Rapids, Michigan Education: UCB graduate, CHIC cosmetology Degree, GRCC

Experience: Jenae has experience in networking, sales, connecting, cannabis, life coaching, and physical and mental fitness. Jenae’s specialty is helping people take control of their lives. Jenae also Specializes in helping brands find their authentic self and bring awareness. Jenae work on Multiple platforms bringing awareness.

Why MadeMan: I love working with people that are Disruptors of our time. MadeMan believes in teaching good values. To find a program and stick to it. I love how MadeMan wants People to be the best version of themselves. My life’s journey is to help people boost Confidence and finally believe in themselves and others. Building a community built out of trust and understanding. Just one look makes a MadeMan impression❤️

Nickname: SkinnyQueen

Evan Burr

Content Creator


Origins: Nashville, TN Education: Bachelors of Marketing Management, WGU

Experience:While Evan was in his freshman year of college he learned web-design and development through a mentor. While building a web-design and development business he began creating graphics and video content for his clients' website.

Why MadeMan: Evan's photography, videography, web-design, and editing skills lead him to MadeMan where he found that he aligned personally with the brand and was inspired to create awareness for the company and for men's health.

Hobbies: Illustration, Mountain Biking, Traveling, and Personal GrowthDuis nec velit interdum

Kika Pok

Vp of Sales


Origins: Cambodia Education: Bachelor of Arts in Business and Humanities, Golden Gate University. Certificate of Marketing and Merchandising , FIDM

Sales, management, marketing and merchandising.

Why MadeMan: Love Jeremy's passion and story. The men's grooming market needs a simple routine for men to start taking care of their skin

Hobbies: Hanging out with my dog (zekie), travel, long weekends getaways, working out

Nickname: Kiks