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the Frios franchise team

We’re the happiest bunch this side of the Mississippi.

Frios Pops CEO Cliff Kennedy Headshot

cliff kennedy


Cliff is the captain of this ship, also the ceo, the OG.
Cliff runs a lot. Maybe running a lot is an understatement. He’s tough as nails. (Search Cliff Kennedy on youtube and peep him running like Forest Gump.)
He bought a popsicle company. He is intelligent, kind, and driven.
His wife is his high school sweetheart. True love still exists.
Things that make Cliff happy: good red juice, aka wine, his 3 little kiddos who keep him running, (they are his world), and Alabama football. He tells us all that his wife is more brilliant than him. Fishing is his happy place.

frios president patti rotherfrios president patti rother

patti rother


Patti Rother is our president.
Sometimes we call her madam president.
Sometimes she doesn’t think we are funny, (but we are.)
Patti comes to Frios with 15 years of experience in franchising and a heart of gold.
Patti has an abnormally long wingspan and a photographic memory.
Patti plays 256 instruments. Okay, we are kidding, but she plays like five, and that’s not a lie. Things that make patti happy: her daughter Maya,  her wife Sarah’s boisterous laugh, her epic garden, spontaneous adventures, and solitude with a good book.

frios director of operations adam herndonfrios director of operations adam herndon

adam herndon

director of operations

Adam is kind, hardworking, and fun.
He is the king of one-liners.
He comes from a big Irish family.
He’s an extrovert, and he gets terrible FOMO.
He’s a real sports fanatic.
Once he went on a 60 hour and 1-minute row trip
and only slept 3 hours in a $400 canoe.
He’s slow to anger, maybe because he loves to talk to himself?
Once, he sold his shoes for $20 bucks to a guy on the street.
He can’t stay awake, nor can he sleep.
He takes a cold shower almost every morning.

Things that make him incredibly happy: good bourbon, live music, long hikes where he finds solitude, lots of sports, his two kiddos, and his wife he met in high school, Ashley.

friso pops chief creative officer ingrid schneiderfriso pops chief creative officer ingrid schneider

ingrid schneider


Ingrid wears a lot of sombreros.
As the “chief happiness hustler,” she’s in charge of managing marketing, building a strong, fun, and natural culture that revolves around our people and she is the creative genius behind our brand.
Ingrid is the best kind of quirky, enjoys a good belly laugh, and truly knows f-u-n! Most importantly, she’s the same at work.

She’s always on the hunt for good food, adventures included.
Ingrid likes variety and has taken multiple avenues in her career, keeping it fresh and exciting. From owning body shops, managing the biggest comedy club in the nation, to restaurant entrepreneur. You name it, she’s done it.
Ingrid loves a good challenge, loves good opportunities, and absolutely loves good-hearted people.
Things that make Ingrid happy: her cockapoo Beatrice, an interesting podcast, music (especially live music), creative projects, an excellent deep conversation, a hearty laugh, learning something new, and coffee.

matt cook

director of accounting

When Matt grows up he wants to be a basketball coach.
He’s a slam dunk for us.
Matt is the keeper of the numbers at Frios.
He knows things like how many Frios pops we sold year to date.
He makes office-friendly bets with numbers.
Matt loves basketball, numbers, equations, spreadsheets, and data. God bless the man. It’s not everyone’s strong suit.
What makes matt happy? his wife Morgan, their daughter Raelynn, and dog Louie. 

Catch matt fishing to decompress. Also, if you are playing five-card stud, invite him, sorry if he takes your money. We warned you.

frios pops director of pops olivia dandapafrios pops director of pops olivia dandapa

olivia dandapa

director of pops

Olivia is quiet but fierce.
Don’t mess with her.
She is the queen of the “Happiness Heroes.”
The heroes make our pops, and there are no “Happiness Hustlers” and a lot less happiness throughout the land without pops.
We always find Olivia drinking Coke Zero or some iced coffee; she may be a caffeine addict.
Olivia is a natural at her job because she loves to cook and bake, even after she gets off work.
If you see her driving down the street with her husband, they are most likely jamming out to their favorite Indonesian songs.

Things that make Olivia HAPPY: going to the movies with her husband Rendi (movies about space make her EXTRA happy),  Kentucky basketball (We won’t tell anyone in Mobile), sleeping in on Saturday, spending time with her friends and family, who mostly live far away, and her new baby Naomi!

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