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I’ve spent my adult life working in the corporate world, the first decade of the 21st century as office manager for a water quality monitoring company. In 2008 the company was purchased and ultimately broken up by a larger corporation. Since I had been working non stop since completing school, and it was the height of the great recession I decided a break was in order before going back out into the work force. It was then that my younger sister became pregnant; needing a special gift for her baby shower I looked to my husband.

My husband Randy on the other hand has spent his entire adult working life taking raw materials and converting them into finished products, founding manufacturing companies in the bicycle, snowboard, and powersports industries. He had been experimenting with digital printing on various materials for a few years but had yet to do anything with it. I decided that a custom…

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  • Born on January 26
  • Joined April 22, 2011

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I’ve spent my adult life working in the corporate world, the first decade of the 21st century as office manager for a water quality monitoring company. In 2008 the company was purchased and ultimately broken up by a larger corporation. Since I had been working non stop since completing school, and it was the height of the great recession I decided a break was in order before going back out into the work force. It was then that my younger sister became pregnant; needing a special gift for her baby shower I looked to my husband.

My husband Randy on the other hand has spent his entire adult working life taking raw materials and converting them into finished products, founding manufacturing companies in the bicycle, snowboard, and powersports industries. He had been experimenting with digital printing on various materials for a few years but had yet to do anything with it. I decided that a custom art piece for my sister printed on hardwood was the perfect gift.

On the day of her shower the feedback from the guests was so positive that a light bulb went off in my head, and Chocolate Moose Design was born.

A slight diversion came several months later when after 10 years of trying we became pregnant, welcoming my second son named Rory in 2010. A full 17 years after my first.

Since 2010 I have been designing and manufacturing personalized artwork with help from Randy, in late 2013 Randy sold his business and has dedicated himself 100% to help with expanding Chocolate Moose Design.

Every piece is handmade start to finish in our Grass Valley, Ca. studio. 80% of supplies are purchased from vendors within a 30 mile radius of Grass Valley. Keeping money in and supporting our local economy. Whenever possible our supplies are USA made.

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Thanks,

Ali & Randy Schaffner

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