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

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

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

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..."

Nancy VanReece

VP of Business Development

With a career that spans music business, community arts, and politics, Nancy's experience in and love for Nashville is felt in every client conversation she has. When not repping Batch or District 8, you'll find her at a local park with her wife and pup.

Favorite saying: "Salutations!"

Heather Ainsworth

Regional Sales Director

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.)

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

Caroline Espy

Retail Manager

An Alabama girl who's learning to love Tennessee (except for the third Saturday in October), Caroline has a knack for design and style, be it in fashion, stickers, or some well drawn chalk art. That's why she makes Batch's in-person retail experience memorable for each shopper. Ditto for lapel pins. And her momma's cookin'.

Favorite saying: "Roll Tide!"

Brittany Dufaud

Gift Concierge

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.

Favorite saying: "You guys!"

Chap Cuthbert

Operations Manager

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."

Favorite saying: "Sure!"

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