Jeff Creswell

Jeff Creswell is the co-owner of family owned and operated company, Klean Kanteen. Growing up at the foot of the Sierra, Jeff at an early age developed a passion of the outdoors and the connection between human behavior and the natural world. This passion led him to pursue a degree in Fisheries Biology from Humboldt State University. Jeff worked in the Fisheries field for a few years before taking a job with his family and moving back home to Chico, California where for the past 14 years has dedicated his time to all things Klean Kanteen. There, Jeff has touched every functional role, from driving a forklift to driving the vision and mission of the brand throughout the company. Jeff's unique sense of self, community, and family is a touchstone throughout Klean Kanteen. As an unexpected businessman, Jeff has successfully performed the judo move of replacing himself with folks that have the brand passion and leadership skills to drive Klean Kanteen into the future. Jeff remains a steward of the brands mission, and vision and is executive sponsor of Klean Kanteens Environment and Fair Labor Department, and is often found checking in with the folks at Klean or daydreaming of mountain biking, trail running, fly fishing, and free flowing rivers.

3 words to describe Nature?

Healthy. Wild . Free

3 things Nature taught you?

To be present in the moment 

To be observant 

That every action has a reaction

3 most treasured Nature spots?

Pacific Ocean

Humboldt Redwoods

Sierra Mountains

When you look at the ocean, it makes you feel...?


When you see a forest, it makes you feel...?


When you see a volcano, it makes you feel...?

Full of wonder

When you see a sunrise or sunset, it makes you feel...?

At Peace

When you hear thunder, it makes you feel...?


When you hear the wind howling, it makes you feel...?

The need to hunker down

Are you an Ocean, Mountain, Forest, or Desert person?


On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is Nature to your well-being?


Share with us a childhood nature memory?

BMX bikes, fishing poles, and best friends exploring the local waterways during summer breaks.