A recognized innovative leader in the meal assembly industry, Tina Kuna was instrumental in creating the innovative Dream Dinners business model, which has become the industry standard. Tina directs Dream Dinners' legal strategy while overseeing the company's financial, franchise and internal operations and staff.
Tina's 20 - years of professional experience includes financial and management expertise. Prior to launching Dream Dinners in April 2002, Kuna spent five years as the controller for Northport Fisheries and was the business manager for ITS (Inventory Technology Systems). She also owned and operated Port Gardner Bookkeeping for five years and has held a number of leadership positions across a variety of industries.
A working mother of three, Kuna adopted the assemble-and-freeze method for her family in 1996, as taught to her by eventual business partner Stephanie Allen. Under Tina's strategic direction, the company has expanded rapidly, and developed a leading-edge infrastructure that includes a central consumer website and a comprehensive intranet for franchise owners.
In 2006, Tina and Stephanie were awarded Ernst and Young's Entrepreneurs of the Year in the Pacific Northwest, having been selected from numerous nominees and over 20 finalists. Awards are given to entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
A strong advocate of families eating together, Tina plays a key role in bringing the Dream Dinners solution to communities across the nation as the company continues to grow. She also a co-author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book, The Hour That Matters Most.