There isn't so much an 'Us' as there is a 'Me.' My name is Tom and I'm the inventor, designer and manufacturer of the Pepper Pin.

By day, I'm a mild mannered band teacher for 4th and 5th graders. But late at night when I can't sleep, I think about machines and making things.

This business came to me in June, but it took some time to sort out the details. While the cornerstone of the design for the Pepper Pin is simplicity, it's not so simple to make. It took seven versions of the production machine before it was ready to start making pins up to my standards.