Meet the Team
Read ‘em and Steep is the brainchild of founder and CEO Jada Jones. She came up the idea a couple of years ago, at the beginning of the subscription box craze as a way of reaching broader audiences and to offer them something unique and special that they wouldn’t regularly have access to. Jada is a librarian and bibliophile. She believes that literacy shouldn’t be a privilege, it should be a right for all, which is why she decided to partner with Room to Read. She has a knack for great partnerships so you can rest assured that all your books and swag will be handpicked, amazing items that you will love! Jada has two cats, Silas and Thor and she is aware that they have people names!
Mehgan is a detail oriented business manager, certified fitness instructor and mother of three teenagers. When she’s not managing businesses or her teens, you can find working out or motivating others to positively change their lives, both physically and mentally. She is the founder and co-CEO of a health-focused summer camp for middle grade kids, and in her limited spare time she loves to binge watch Netflix shows (Luke Cage is her current favorite) and personally cater parties and events.
Zack Jones is a web developer who has been coding since the 90s (before it was cool.) His first love (well besides his wife) is poker. He doesn’t need to win (or lose) a lot of money. Just being near the cards is enough. Zack owns and reads hundreds of books, however they are all about poker! He has an extensive collection of books, chips, cards, and other poker ephemera. In his spare time Zack loves to cook and prides himself on actually cooking the Pinterest recipes that he pins. He is known by friends and family as a “cat lady” because he has 4 cats, only one of which his wife agreed to.
Lisa (Tiffany) Davis
Tiffany Davis has a creative eye for design. She has a background in communications and social media, and will be sure to offer you the best promotions, contests, and loyalty rewards around! In her spare time Tiffany likes to read murder mysteries and watch Gilmore Girls repeats. She also has a tiny Pomeranian named Keegan Mahoney.
Sally Zhao is a student at Montgomery Blair high school. She spends most of her time reading, doodling, and procrastinating (and sometimes all three at the same time!) when she isn't doing her homework in the middle of the night. In her most humble opinion, her dog Leo is the cutest thing in the world and deserves better than her.
Lakisha is a full-time homeschooling mother, and a contract interpreter who absolutely loves reading in French, Chinese, or English! Her idea of reading has changed overtime from my pre-teen Christopher Pike marathon days to currently squeezing in as many pages as she can before falling asleep on the sofa. She is a linguist in the truest sense of the word: a student of language. She loves how a word, or an intonation can be as important if not more important than the phrase itself. And who doesn't love a good story? Lakisha is looking forward to picking the most intriguing, beautiful books for you and helping to foster a newfound love of language!