my mom and i created stellar snacks with a dream of crafting pretzels infused with passion.

Along with our brilliant team, we bake our snacks from scratch daily right here in Carson City, Nevada. From hand-picked seasonings to sustainably harvested flours, we take pride in the natural ingredients used to make our ambitious flavors.

we believe that something as small as a pretzel can have a purpose.

That’s why we commission talented, budding artists to design one-of-a-kind artwork for our bags, making them a canvas for something truly Stellar. We lose sleep over baking the best tasting pretzels (we’re not kidding) because to us, it’s not just a pretzel... it’s a labor of love.

Our Salt

As a key contributor to flavor, our salt needs to be the best. So we import our salt from Italy.

Our Flour

We did the impossible and created gluten-free pretzels that actually taste good thanks to our innovative flour partner.

Our Malt

Our pretzels are made with natural and nutritious, non-GMO sweeteners, purchased from a family-owned business.

Our Butter

With such a rich, smooth flavor, you’d never know our pretzels are coated with vegan butter.

Your partner in all things pretzel

Though we love sharing our branded snacks with the world, we’re still committed to partnering with companies to bake great pretzels. As an end-to-end snack manufacturer, we help clients with everything from R&D to distribution. Learn more about our state-of-the-art equipment and commitment to quality snacks.

Our Facility

Meet Our Team

We are a team of passionate collaborators, hard workers and snack lovers! We wouldn't be able to create our tasty high-quality pretzels without the help and hard work of our team.

Elisabeth
Galvin

Passionate Founder

Entrepreneur, Elisabeth Galvin, took a leap of faith by opening her own pretzel and nut plant in early 2019. Her passion for healthy snacks encouraged the decision to fill the void she saw in the industry with Stellar.

Gina
Galvin

Compassionate Co-Founder

Gina's background in advocacy has led them to being a leader who centers employee empowerment, social responsibility and environmental sustainability. Gina envisioned the Stellar Artist Program and the creative identity of the brand you see today.

Bill
Eggers

Senior Vice President

"With 45 years of impressive experience in Engenieering & Packaging Design and 23 years dedicated to Food & Packaging, Bill is the ultimate pro. He is our resident jack of all trades and equipment mastermind. He is fueled by passion for the Stellar Family + Earl Grey tea."

Russel
Sparks

Director of Operations

Russ is responsible for the day-to-day operations of our plant to produce results. Previous to Stellar, he was the Plant Technical Manager for Baptistas Bakery for 15 years.

Joe
Papiri

EVP of Sales & Marketing

Joe has been creating and selling snacks for over 30 years. Also he has served two terms on the Board of Directors of SNAC international our industry trade organization. He has a passion for snacks.

Gary
Allen

VP of Projects

Gary is a diligent project manager offering a proven record of success leading all phases of diverse technology projects. He was Director of Projects for Northstar Connect.

Lety
Armenta

Production Lead

Lety is the heartbeat of the employee family as she has been working with Elisabeth for over 35 years. She has proven herself as a leader of the people and a expert operator.

Aidan
McAuley

Director of Sales

Aidan's experience in food and beverage spans over 20 years with both Fortune 500 companies, Anheuser-Busch and Coca-Cola as well as startups such as vitaminwater. He has a passion for building brands and forging relationships that last a lifetime.

Greg
Anderson

Director of Food Safety + Quality

Gavin
Pendergast

Controller

Gavin has a Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Washington University in Accounting and an MBA in finance. He worked for TreeHouse Foods as a finance manager.

Zach
Belway

Quality Assurance Manager

Zach has always been enthusiastic about snacking. Now, he’s channeling that enthusiasm into making sure every bag of Stellar Snacks is a something you can be enthusiastic about too!

Ileana
Rangel

Human Resources

Motivated, loving mom of two children and THREE AMAZING doggies!! Love of outdoors and nature!!

Kellie
Justice

Office Clerk

Tobias
Stewart

Quality Control Lead

Bernice
Lance

Quality Control Lead

Frank
Holsapple

Shipping & Receiving Supervisor

Sigmund
Rogich

Advisor

Sig Rogich Middle School was named after him to honor his contribution to education. Additionally, Rogich has served as Chairman of the Board for the Public Education Foundation in Clark County since 1997.

Jim
Rowe

Investor

Jim is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin. Founder and President of Rowe & Company LLC, a merchant banking company.

Kevin
Tappan

Investor

Born in Reno Nevada, Kevin’s earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with Majors in Finance and Economics from the University of Nevada. He began his career in commercial and corporate finance.

Reed
Henry

Investor

Reed Henry is the CEO of Aquera, a leading provider of connectivity solutions for identity management platforms. Reed has a history of defining new innovative products and taking them to market.

The Fennel Family

Investors

Owners of Dickson Realty in Reno, NV and day-one supporters of Stellar Snacks!

Carly
Agopian

Stellar Artist Ambassador

Carly Agopian is our resident Stellar Artist. Her passions include people, new places, and photography. She has designed everything from bags and boxes to business cards and these team portraits!

Pepe, Coco & Toby

Stellar Pups

These doggies are truly a part of the Stellar Fam. They welcome all with wags, taste test pretzels when no one is looking and their daily duty is to make everyone smile.

Elisabeth
Galvin

Passionate Founder

Entrepreneur, Elisabeth Galvin, took a leap of faith by opening her own pretzel and nut plant in early 2019. Her passion for healthy snacks encouraged the decision to fill the void she saw in the industry with Stellar.

Gina
Galvin

Compassionate Co-Founder

Gina's background in advocacy has led them to being a leader who centers employee empowerment, social responsibility and environmental sustainability. Gina envisioned the Stellar Artist Program and the creative identity of the brand you see today.

Bill
Eggers

Senior Vice President

"With 45 years of impressive experience in Engenieering & Packaging Design and 23 years dedicated to Food & Packaging, Bill is the ultimate pro. He is our resident jack of all trades and equipment mastermind. He is fueled by passion for the Stellar Family + Earl Grey tea."

Russel
Sparks

Director of Operations

Russ is responsible for the day-to-day operations of our plant to produce results. Previous to Stellar, he was the Plant Technical Manager for Baptistas Bakery for 15 years.

Joe
Papiri

EVP of Sales & Marketing

Joe has been creating and selling snacks for over 30 years. Also he has served two terms on the Board of Directors of SNAC international our industry trade organization. He has a passion for snacks.

Gary
Allen

VP of Projects

Gary is a diligent project manager offering a proven record of success leading all phases of diverse technology projects. He was Director of Projects for Northstar Connect.

Lety
Armenta

Production Lead

Lety is the heartbeat of the employee family as she has been working with Elisabeth for over 35 years. She has proven herself as a leader of the people and a expert operator.

Aidan
McAuley

Director of Sales

Aidan's experience in food and beverage spans over 20 years with both Fortune 500 companies, Anheuser-Busch and Coca-Cola as well as startups such as vitaminwater. He has a passion for building brands and forging relationships that last a lifetime.

Greg
Anderson

Director of Food Safety + Quality

Gavin
Pendergast

Controller

Gavin has a Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Washington University in Accounting and an MBA in finance. He worked for TreeHouse Foods as a finance manager.

Zach
Belway

Quality Assurance Manager

Zach has always been enthusiastic about snacking. Now, he’s channeling that enthusiasm into making sure every bag of Stellar Snacks is a something you can be enthusiastic about too!

Ileana
Rangel

Human Resources

Motivated, loving mom of two children and THREE AMAZING doggies!! Love of outdoors and nature!!

Kellie
Justice

Office Clerk

Tobias
Stewart

Quality Control Lead

Bernice
Lance

Quality Control Lead

Frank
Holsapple

Shipping & Receiving Supervisor

Sigmund
Rogich

Advisor

Sig Rogich Middle School was named after him to honor his contribution to education. Additionally, Rogich has served as Chairman of the Board for the Public Education Foundation in Clark County since 1997.

Jim
Rowe

Investor

Jim is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin. Founder and President of Rowe & Company LLC, a merchant banking company.

Kevin
Tappan

Investor

Born in Reno Nevada, Kevin’s earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with Majors in Finance and Economics from the University of Nevada. He began his career in commercial and corporate finance.

Reed
Henry

Investor

Reed Henry is the CEO of Aquera, a leading provider of connectivity solutions for identity management platforms. Reed has a history of defining new innovative products and taking them to market.

The Fennel Family

Investors

Owners of Dickson Realty in Reno, NV and day-one supporters of Stellar Snacks!

Carly
Agopian

Stellar Artist Ambassador

Carly Agopian is our resident Stellar Artist. Her passions include people, new places, and photography. She has designed everything from bags and boxes to business cards and these team portraits!

Pepe, Coco & Toby

Stellar Pups

These doggies are truly a part of the Stellar Fam. They welcome all with wags, taste test pretzels when no one is looking and their daily duty is to make everyone smile.

Beautiful inside and out

We believe our pretzels are little works of art, so we create packaging that’s as creative as the tiny twists inside. Stellar partners with emerging illustrators and designers to bring our packaging to life. Artists are given a platform to showcase their talents and you get a work of art on every bag.