Cat & Craft was founded by Caroline & Andrew Vaught in 2018 and fueled by a heart for animals, a love of hand-crafted food and beverage and a spirit of entrepreneurship.
(Caroline & Andrew at Cat Con 2018 Los Angeles)
Caroline Vaught graduated from Auburn University with a B.A in Merchandising and a minor in Business. An internship with an Atlanta based advertising agency led to a 15 year career in corporate marketing, with management based roles spanning various consumer product and service sectors including; the National Association of Stock Car Racing, Inc. (NASCAR), Newell-Rubbermaid, Verizon Wireless, Aflac and Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
Caroline relocated to Carlsbad CA with her husband Andrew in the fall of 2016, and seized the opportunity to merge her passions for both business and animal rescue via the creation of Cat & Craft. In her spare time Caroline practices yoga, attends concerts, loves trying new restuarants and volunteers for Love Your Feral Felines. She is the proud kitty-momma of Guinness, Elvis, and Letty.
After graduating from Georgia Tech with degrees in Industrial & Systems Engineering and Management, Andrew took on business analysis and product management roles with organizations such as CompuCredit, Inveshare, Primedia and Forbes Travel Guide. As a product manager at Sharecare, Andrew focused on delivering highly interactive health and wellness tools to consumers while also working with the Department of Defense to bring the latest digital health and wellness resources to the Army’s Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program.
Merging his passion for craft coffee with skill sets in digital products and marketing, Andrew then founded Stay Roasted, an online membership community that connects coffee lovers to the world’s finest coffees, delivered freshly roasted at a steep discount, and provides individuals in need across the globe with fresh drinking water. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys golf, standup paddle boarding, Brazilian jiu jitsu, electric guitar and cooking.