Brady Breese: A football player, a chef, a physical therapist, a financial advisor... all the careers Brady Breese thought would be his calling in life – but none panned out. Instead, he became the owner and creative director of his own organic bake shop – Urban Cookies and OllieCake – specializing in gourmet cookies and cupcakes.
A self-taught, home-grown culinary artist, Breese started out with a passion for cooking and a love-hate relationship with baking. Until in 2004, while working as a life insurance agent, he entered an employee bake off and won with a decadent flourless chocolate torte; much to the dismay of his female counterparts who had held the first-place spot in previous years. And, so the baker was born and one year later so too was his bake shop – a venture he launched with his wife, who handles marketing for the company.
Salvador Garcia: Sal spent nearly 20 years in the construction industry mostly as an iron worker in California and in 2008 he made a drastic career change; one that brought him to Arizona and combined his two best assets: his hard working mentality and his hard working hands. Earning his certificate of baking and patisserie at the Le Cordon Bleu Scottsdale Culinary Institute, he joined the Urban Cookies team as an intern and quickly became only the second hire in our company’s history.
He’s a dedicated family man and father to three boys Chaz, Jesse and Nicholas. He spends his extra time hanging out with his dog Grizzly Bear, watching football and baking of course.