Our small but mighty company

How we got here

The story of Batch is a story of connection.

Established in 2013 by three friends — Sam Davidson, Stephen Moseley and Rob Williams — who wanted to make it easier to discover and share the cool stuff made in Nashville, Batch launched with a single product: a monthly subscription box featuring items handmade in and around Nashville.

The idea quickly caught on and by that holiday season, Batch was selling dozens of items online and fulfilling corporate gift orders shipping nationwide, all supporting the hard work of small businesses and entrepreneurs deeply passionate about their craft.

In 2014, Batch opened its flagship store inside the Nashville Farmers Market (currently closed due to COVID-19) where it sells over 1,000 different items, including select regional finds from iconic Southern cities. You'll find an equally great selection in our online store, where you can search by gift type, price, or purveyor.

All of this has allowed Batch to sell more than 1 million locally made items to date, shipped to all 50 states (and several countries). During these past seven years Batch has been a vehicle for the most important connections and sentiments we have as humans: gratitude, congratulations, sympathy, celebration, belonging - all delivered with impeccable service using the hard work and finely crafted handiwork of hundreds of makers. (If you'd like to be part of our purveyor network, reach out to us here.)

And should you need a little extra help finding that perfect gift, drop us a line. We'd love to help you stay connected to those who matter most, whether it's one person or 1,000.

The folks who make it happen

At Batch, our entire team works hard to curate and deliver locally made, artisanal goods, from Nashville and all across the South. We offer meaningful, specialized gifts featuring high-quality, handcrafted items from our growing network of purveyors. And: no robots. Each batch we ship is hand-packed (with a handwritten note if you like) by a real human being.

Here are a few faces of those human beings that make up our team:

Sam Davidson

Co-founder and CEO

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Sam's passion for and experience as an entrepreneur span the last 14 years and four different companies. When not spending time at Batch or seeking out new local beers, he'll be with his family or at the community pool all summer.

Favorite saying: "We can do that."

Rob Williams

Co-founder and CBO

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Rob's eye for design and appreciation of quality communication helps shape Batch's commitment to solid story-telling. Rob is also proud of other things he's helped create, like his daughter.

Favorite saying: "Here's why we should do that (or not)."

Stephen Moseley

Co-founder and CTO

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Stephen's work with media and technology brands runs the gamut from nonprofits to app companies, and online video to consumer brand. When not handling all things digital for Batch, he's spending time on the trails, maybe even with the family and doggy.

Favorite saying: "That being said..."

Heather Ainsworth

Product and Event Sales Director

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With a background in entrepreneurship, Heather knows the real work that it takes to make and scale a business, which is why she loves to help event clients find the perfect ways to say "Welcome!" "Thanks!" or "See Y'all Soon!" (Which are the same things she says to her family most evenings, cocktail in hand.) Read More

Favorite saying: "You would not believe..."

Chap Cuthbert

Operations Director

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He's been everywhere, man. Having called several states "home", and badly missing the Iowa plains, Chap's keen eye for operational excellence goes hand in hand with his keen eye for his family, his bike, and the warehouse playlist. Which is why when Sam says, "We can do that" what he means is, "Chap can do that." Read More

Favorite saying: "Sure!"

Brittany Dufaud

Gift Concierge

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Brittany prides herself on the perfect gift. She'll "Goldilocks" your gift just like she found the right fit for herself in Nashville after growing up in Colorado. When not curating gifts for any occasion she's spending time with Laurence and friends enjoying her neighborhood. Read More

Favorite saying: "You guys!"

Zach Anderson

Operations Associate

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Everyone's favorite "Zatch" lights up any room with his infectious smile and personality. With experience in many areas of customer service (and a lot of experience delivering the perfect scoop of Jeni's Icecream), Zach brings a "can do" attitude to every situation. Next time you see him, make sure you ask him about The Dreaded Laramie.

Favorite saying: "Y'know?"

Mark Newsom

Fulfillment Manager

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With a sharp wit and a Kronk impression that'll know you out of your flip-flops, Mark brings the force of an entire film crew to each and every task as fulfillment manager. Read More

Favorite saying: "Oh yeah. It's all coming together!"

Jean White

E-Commerce Manager

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In the time that it took to read this caption, Jean White has responded to four emails, gift-wrapped seven boxes, and solved a Mindbender. Originally from Hilton Head, South Carolina, Jean has a hardworking spirit that constantly pushes and inspires everyone around her. She’s the reason that thing you just ordered is already on its way. Read More

Favorite saying: "You can’t spell 'Genius' without spelling 'Jean'."

RJ Thornton

Inventory & Accounts Payable Manager

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Who’s that guy in the tie-dye giving you the eye when the boxes you’re holding fly? It’s RJ: Nashville drummer, avid chef, and encyclopedia of Reddit threads. RJ always has suggestions of ways to make Batch better, and does so just by being on the team. He brings the spirit and zest of a Grateful Dead cover band every day to work, and our inventory would be unmanageable without him. Read More

Favorite saying: "Glad you got to see me."

Erica Penley

Operations Associate

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Applying to work at the retail store, Erica gracefully pliéd into our warehouse in what could only be described as divine intervention. With an artistic eye, honest heart, and precise diligence, Erica transforms the crinkle-coated concrete of our warehouse into a dance floor, delivering beautiful work with efficiency and grace. She has quickly become essential as both a team member and friend, despite only having moved to Nashville less than a year ago.

Favorite saying: "Does it have dairy in it?"

Sarah Leach

Blogger

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A Tennessee girl who's learning to love Alabama, Sarah appreciates a good turn of phrase...especially when she can use it to describe her favorite products from Batch. With a career that has focused on nonprofit communications, she’s enjoying the shift to supporting the small businesses she loves to patronize. When Sarah is not writing, she is wrangling young children or exploring her new city of Montgomery. Read More

Favorite saying: "Can do."

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