LoveBook began as a simple idea—a handmade notebook listing all the reasons why one guy loved his wife. The gift was a hit, giving birth to the first "LoveBook". Rob Patterson knew that his wife adored the book, but would anyone else? That's where John Baranowski, Kevin Zalewski, and Chris Sonjeow came in. They all saw the potential of the present to help people connect with their loved ones in a meaningful way.
Working 9-5 at a manufacturing company, the guys met after work each night to refine the platform meant for the masses. It wasn't until May 2010, when they were contacted by The Today Show to be on a gift segment with Kathy Lee and Hoda, that the guys knew this was something special.
After that, the idea blew up. They were able to quit their day jobs and hire two graphic designers. Fast-forward to 2016, and the company has had major growth, and has hired 9 employees (and growing each year). What started as a little side gig, LoveBook is now a major contender in the gift category, going up against flowers and chocolates (to name a few).
John, Chris, Rob and Kevin are not quite the Beatles, but this fab four still believed that all you need is LOVE…and a little determination.
Co-Founder and CEO
Loves trees and scary movies.
"Taxation is theft"
Co-Founder and CIO
Loves Hallmark movies and driving fast.
"You don't know what you don't know" or "I'm on my way"
Co-Founder and CTO
Loves puppies and sneezing.
"Better keep track of your backpack"
Co-Founder and CMO
Loves Vegas and poppin' bottles.
"You're so money and you don't even know it"
Director of Graphics
Loves Harry Potter and kitty snuggles
"I solemnly swear I am up to no good"
Loves rice. That is all.
Graphic Designer/Text Support
Loves Kyle Tuttle and quinoa salad.
"Do you f**k wit da war?"
Loves animals and creating things.
Loves movies, books, and mash'n.
"Grande Latte for...Trump? Aww hell naa!"
Loves her kids and going 'Up North'.
"Stop Snapchatting me!"
Likes picking things up, and occasionally putting them down.
Loves horses and Texas.
"I have been putting a lot of thought into it, and I just don't think being an adult is gonna work for me"