Live Life Full

At Savory Spice, we strive to help you live life full - of meaningful moments, delightful experiences, and of course, flavorful food. 

About Us

We are Mike and Janet Johnston. As avid home cooks and bakers, we have always loved the idea of creating new blends and recipes to share with our family and friends. In 2004, we decided to combine our individual skills and experiences in marketing and in the retail spice industry to open the very first Savory Spice in Denver, Colorado. From there, the business quickly expanded, and now we're happy to be able to offer hundreds of spices, seasonings, and other specialty food products at over 20 locations nationwide and online through our website. Our spices are ground fresh in small batches for superior quality and flavor and jars are still hand-filled at our Denver warehouse and in each one of our shops.

We also strive to keep things innovative which is why we're always adding new creations to our lineup. Like Chicharron Salt, the only seasoning of its kind. It's made with real pork rinds, unlike most bacon salts which are made with artificial flavors. And our lineup of Spice 'n Easys, packets that are filled with just the right amount of custom seasoning blends to make a variety of family-friendly meals, snacks, beverages, and desserts.

We hope you enjoy all of our offerings and we are so happy to be able to help you Live Life Full. Happy cooking!

Meet the Savory Spice Team


Mike Johnston

Co-Owner & Chief Creative Officer

Janet Johnston

Co-Owner & President

Store Operations

Christine Horvath

Director of Store Operations


Debra Gerard

Office Manager

Marketing & Website

Molly Martin

Marketing Manager

Matthew Osier

Digital Marketing Manager

Ariana Cuadra

Sr. Marketing Associate

Emily Bishop

Marketing Associate

Jonathan Garcia

Master of the Graphic Arts

Joseph Garcia

Master of the Graphic Arts

Dan Chick

Full Stack Developer

Ashlee Redger

Test Kitchen Content Manager

Dan Baker

Test Kitchen Development Manager

eCom & Food Service

Alicia Abad

Ecommerce Manager

Cate Nilsen

Ecommerce Assistant Manager

Melinda Carney

Food Service Sales

Robert Carriere

Food Service Sales


Joseph Vohland

Director of Finance

Shannon Tchida


Jim Hersey

Software Programmer

Warehouse Operations

Stephanie Bullen

Warehouse Operations Manager

Aimee Blaine

Purchasing Manager

Bryce Clifton

Production Manager

Marcus Abad

Distribution Manager