Elyse Petersen is the CEO of Tealet, a wholesale marketplace for direct trade tea. The company promotes a mission of environmental and social sustainability by focusing on the marketing of fine quality tea. Tealet is the tea supplier for Lucky Dragon and other hospitality professionals in learning about tea, terroir, and transparent sourcing.
Petersen has a B.S. in Food Science and Technology and a Japanese-focused MBA from the University of Hawaii. She spent the early part of her career as a Food Safety Manager and Quality Assurance Supervisor in several different food industries where she was responsible for FDA and USDA compliance.