Our Team

Jared Koch

Founder & President: Jared Koch

Jared graduated premed from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is a nutritional consultant and health coach certified by the Teachers’ College of Columbia University, the Global Institute for Alternative Medicine and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

After a very successful business career, Jared founded Clean Plates in 2009. Jared is an industry thought leader and speaks frequently on the topic of nutrition and wellness at such organizations as Google, Bank of America, Sony, WellPoint, Merrill Lynch, MTV and Time Warner. He has also appeared on such shows as Access Hollywood, Today in New York, and Good Day LA.

Jared believes in offering individuals and groups that are committed to living a more conscious, healthier lifestyle the education, inspiration, resources, and support to be able to do so. He is the happy father of a beautiful baby girl.

Beth Lipton

Senior Editor: Beth Lipton

Beth Lipton is a food editor, writer, natural-foods chef, recipe developer, and health coach. She is the former food director for Health magazine and the author of two cookbooks, Peaches (published by Short Stack Editions) and You Made That Dessert? (published by Globe Pequot). She’s a graduate of the chef training program at Natural Gourmet Institute and the health coach training program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and she holds a BA in print journalism from the University of Southern California. Her writing and recipes have appeared in Travel + Leisure, People and Time.

Beth is also the resident chef at Middleberg Nutrition, a NYC wellness practice, where she teaches one-on-one and group cooking classes. Her specialty is making fresh, healthy, energizing food taste delicious without hours in the kitchen. Learn more at BethLipton.com. Most importantly, she’s a proud mama to a precocious and hilarious school-age daughter.

Michelle Giove

Production Manager: Michelle Giove

Michelle is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis where she studied Film and Media and Psychology. Clean Plates is her first job in the media world and she handles all of the production of the newsletters, website, and more.