LoveBook about us group


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.


Rob Patterson
Co-Founder and CEO
Loves trees and scary movies.
"Taxation is theft"
John Baranowski
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"
Kevin Zalewski
Co-Founder and CTO
Loves puppies and sneezing.
"Better keep track of your backpack"
Chris Sonjeow
Co-Founder and CMO
Loves Vegas and poppin' bottles.
"You're so money and you don't even know it"
Robyn Smith
Director of Graphics
Loves Harry Potter and kitty snuggles
"I solemnly swear I am up to no good"
Adam Merrifield
Senior Programmer
Loves rice. That is all.
Brendan Maidment
Graphic Designer/Text Support
Loves Kyle Tuttle and quinoa salad.
"Do you f**k wit da war?"
Mary Plunkett
Social Media/Photography
Loves animals and creating things.
Kpaku Hage
Customer Relations
Loves movies, books, and mash'n.
"Grande Latte for...Trump? Aww hell naa!"
Kaye Baranowski
Customer Relations
Loves her kids and going 'Up North'.
"Stop Snapchatting me!"
Shugmi Shumunov
Likes picking things up, and occasionally putting them down.
"Hello... Housekeeping!"
Caylin Horton
Customer Relations
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"