Meet The Team
Nicole is an obsessive dog owner from Chicago with a background in hotel management who loves crafting, chai lattes, and all things Chicago sports. Stout is a goober of a dog from California who does not understand the concept of personal space. The two joined forces in November of 2012 and have been inseperable ever since. After exhaustive searches for dog toys that appealed to both of their tastes, Nicole set out to create one. They founded Simply Stout in December of 2013.
Since its creation, Simply Stout has expanded its line of toys to offer dog bow ties, accessories, and gifts for humans. The Simply Stout blog was launched in 2015 and regularly keeps everyone updated on the happenings of the Simply Stout headquarters as well as offering tips, tricks, and words of wisdom to dog owners everywhere.
The team does their best work while blasting 90's rap in the studio or over a glass of bourbon. Stout is most productive while napping on Nicole's feet. The team currently resides and works in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, and can be found at the Belmont dog beach all summer.