Roger served 20 years in the U.S. Army, including 13-years in Special Operations and 14 combat tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. He retired in 2017 and drove inbound receive operations as an Area Manager with Amazon before launching Grind. Roger has 22 years of experience in logistics; and 18 years of leadership experience. He holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB). Today, Roger is a Lead Program Manager for the U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center by day; and runs Grind by night.
As a 20-year military spouse, including 13 years in the fast-paced Special Operations community, Mary Ann is highly adaptable and flexible to any situation. She is a tested volunteer that is committed, passionate and resilient. Today, Mary Ann drives the day-to-day Grind operation.
Marques blocked for the Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens, and the Jacksonville Jaguars during his 5-year NFL career. Marques is now in the trenches combating oral care problems! Today, Marques is on Offense, leading marketing efforts as Grind competes with the Toothpaste Giants. As a former athlete, Marques wants to win; and with his ambition and drive, Grind is ready to compete.
Dr. Jay Grossman, D.D.S., Co-Owner & Chief Dental Advisor (CDA)
Dr. J is a celebrity dentist; and an expert in cosmetic and comprehensive dentistry, ranging from the prevention and treatment of cavities to the creation of porcelain crowns. Dr. J is also the Founder and executive director of the non-profit Homeless Not Toothless (www.homelessnottoothless.org). He has made it possible for thousands of homeless people to receive over $2-million of dental care over the past 20 years. The United States Navy recognized Dr. J for his philanthropic efforts and he's been the subject of national media coverage in magazines including Time, People, and Better Homes & Gardens. As a dentist active on the national stage, Dr. J maintains three licenses: the Northeast, Nevada, and California. As a foremost dental expert, he has been involved in mediating over 300 dental malpractice cases.
A 2020 graduate of the University of Kentucky, Camron previously worked in marketing with the Baltimore Ravens and media relations with the University of Kentucky Men’s basketball and football teams. He has a certificate in entrepreneurship, and has represented the University of Kentucky in numerous statewide competitions, winning outright, and directors choice. Camron also wrote a book about the changing of media consumption habits!
Jabari has gained credibility operating his own personal training company and mentoring North Carolina youth. He is a retail trader on the foreign exchange market and coaches youth basketball.
Grind is a lifestyle toothpaste brand designed to deliver; and destined to disrupt. We solve problems through grit, determination, innovation and the relentless pursuit of perfection. Grind is a mindset and a movement. A movement that will enable this side hustle to compete with the toothpaste ‘giants’ of the world and change the industry as we know it today!
Do great through toothpaste. We push ourselves harder, faster and stronger to deliver on this promise by building trust with you; Customer First - Mission Always. We build trust through transparency. Transparency with every single ingredient in every product we create. From where the ingredient was sourced to why it's being used. Transparency with who we support and how your purchase matters. Bottom line - we deliver full transparency, great products and great value in order to achieve a great mission.