Our Family

Kipper and Pimms Cup, our furry assistants

Small, but Mighty

Chief Executive Otter

Jess Hunt-Ralston

Jess is a writer and photographer exploring equity, ecology, ethics, education, and sustainability through stories, strategy, and science. Before Little Otter, Jess studied industrial design, founded Where With Elle, and worked as communications director for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and senior designer for the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech. She now serves as director of communications for her alma mater's College of Sciences.

Chad likes mountains, so his photo includes mountains in the background
Chief Operations Otter

Chad Ralston

Chad is a writer, whiskey and college basketball enthusiast, and recently accepted the Bill Gates book challenge. Oh, and he really, really likes bees. He thinks a lot about regenerative agriculture, the origins of consciousness, history since the Agricultural Revolution, and Gonzaga basketball, although not necessarily in that order. An Emory and UGA alum, Chad is a partner at ASW Distillery, having built out its brand portfolio, growth strategy, and more for their wonderful world of craft spirits. Chad started using Little Otter a week after Jess made that first batch way back in 2017 (we think).


Assistant Aromatics Otter


Kipper is sixteen (we think). Everyone thinks that he is a girl. He is a friend to all creatures and has the nose of a regal bloodhound. Along with discovering new scents on long walks, Kipper enjoys shredding papers for recycling and sunbathing. But not bathing.


Assistant Acquisition Otter

Pimms (Original No. 1) Cup

Pimms is a Min Pin Blue Heeler mix (we think). Everyone thinks that she is a boy. An experienced cuddler and armchair butterfly hunter, she is almost always hungry. Pimms enjoys attempting to break into the backyard compost pile and bounding through fern gullies.