About the Author
Joshua Davis, Co-Founder and CEO: Josh was 24 years old when he founded Gelato Fiasco with Bruno, who was 23 at the time. Josh focused on the customer service and management aspects of the small company, a role that he continues to this day. He grew up hoping to be a naval officer or a businessman. Josh was named one of the Portland Press Herald's "40 Under 40" nominees and, with Bruno, was the Small Business Administration's Young Entrepreneur of 2014 for New England. He's been quoted by Reuters, Bloomberg News, and CNN/Money. He enjoys listening to NPR, reading historical fiction, visiting the midcoast's beaches, and appreciating good food and drink. A native of Belgrade, Maine, Josh graduated from Bentley University in Waltham, Mass. He lives in Brunswick. Bruno Tropeano, Co-Founder and President: Bruno grew up taking yearly trips to Italy to visit relatives (his parents immigrated to the United States before Bruno was born). That's where he honed his taste for gelato -- a taste that comes in most useful as the overseer of all Gelato Fiasco recipes and flavor quality. He makes gelato, develops new flavors, manages ingredient supply sources, and trains staff members to become expert gelateri. With Josh, he was honored as an Empact100 winner at the White House in 2012. When not making sure your gelato is absolutely perfect, he enjoys playing video games and watching virtually all types of television. Bruno graduated from Bentley University in Waltham, Mass. He lives in Bath. Cynthia Finnemore Simonds owned a catering firm for many years and is the author of three previous cookbooks: Fresh Maine Salads (2006, 4,285 net), Superb Maine Soups (2007, 5,569 net), and Delicious Maine Desserts (2009, 2,392 net), and for two years she hosted a cooking show on MPBN, the Maine PBS affiliate. She lives in Newcastle, Maine.