Meet The Staff

At Fascia’s Chocolates everyone is part of the family! Our staff is full of fun-loving and passionate individuals dedicated to providing the best chocolate experience. Get to know us here or stop by the store to say hi!

Family Picture 2003

Our Founders
John and Helen Fascia

John and Helen started Fascia’s Chocolates in 1964 in the basement of their Waterbury home. John was an Electric Technician in a local factory. To earn some extra money, he would buy and package nuts to sell to his coworkers. Eventually, they decided to add chocolate to the mix. With the help of their three daughters the family slowly built up the business, eventually moving out of their house to a full time occupation. John and Helen are so proud of how far the business has come, but they are prouder that Fascia’s is still all about family. They can still come into work and can see their daughters, son-in-law, and grandchildren all working hard to upkeep the family name.

The exact beginning of John and Helen’s relationship is still a subject of debate. Helen likes to say they met when she ran out of gas. In reality, they met a year before through some mutual friends and when John first asked her out, she said no. Then one night, Helen was picking her mother up from work and her car ran out of gas. That’s when John came driving down the road and pulled over to help. Helen’s mother commented on how nice the young man was and Helen agreed. They started dating and two years later they got married. The rest is history.

Management and Family

LOUISE

COO

Favorite Chocolate: Chocolate covered nuts

What’s your favorite thing about working at Fascia’s? How creative you can be with chocolate.

What’s a fun fact about you? Even though I’m afraid of heights, I’ve gone parasailing and zip-lining. I believe in trying new things.

Louise is the eldest Fascia daughter and is proud to be a part of continuing what her parents started.  Though she has always had a job at Fascia’s she explored other career paths after college before coming back to the chocolate shop.  It was a big decision to agree to working with her husband Carmen but she loves how it all turned out!  Louise oversees the front end of the business and is the ultimate authority on our quality and freshness so she is the real keeper of her parents’ legacy.

LYNNE

Production Manager

Favorite Chocolate: Mocha Meltaways

What’s your favorite thing about working at Fascia’s? . It means a lot to me when Fascia’s customers tell us how much they appreciate the quality of our product.

What’s a fun fact about you? Cooking and baking is my life. You’ll always find me reading a cook book or watching the food network.

Lynne has worked at Fascia’s her whole life and is the creative force behind our confections and baked goods.  She graduated from Post University with a degree in marketing and is a vital part across the whole business though her passion for baking and all things product related keeps her overseeing the production floor.   Lynne is the middle Fascia daughter and is happy to now be mentoring her son Jonathan in the business as her father did with her.

CARMEN

President

Favorite Chocolate: All of them

What’s your favorite thing about working at Fascia’s? I get to work with my family.

What’s a fun fact about you? I’m a bit of a daredevil. I’ve gone skydiving and bungee-jumping.

Carmen Romeo married Fascia daughter Louise in 1996 and, while being in the family really means being part of the business, he did not officially join Fascia’s Chocolates until 2009.  As an engineer, he loves the science behind chocolate and enjoys educating people about all things chocolate through all the tours and events at Fascia’s.  Carmen also loves representing Fascia’s in the community at fundraising and business events and serves on several boards.

MATT

Wholesale Manager

Favorite Chocolate: Butter Crunch

What’s your favorite thing about working at Fascia’s? Working with my family on something I care about. It’s a passion.

What’s a fun fact about you? I love golf, Post Malone, and The Office.

Matt is the eldest Fascia grandson and has grown up with chocolate. When he was a kid, he would spend his snow days working at the shop, excited to make chocolate instead of snowmen. Some of his favorites memories are of helping his grandfather on the production floor.  As the Wholesale Manager at Fascia’s, Matt is responsible for gathering and delivering our product to our growing network of retail partners and enjoys bringing new accounts to the Fascia family.

Retail and Customer Service

CAROLINE

Retail Manager

Favorite Chocolate: All of them

What’s your favorite thing about working at Fascia’s? Everyone here cares about each other’s successes.

What’s a fun fact about you? I like digging in the dirt. Composting, gardening, that sort of thing.

Caroline likes to describe her job as making people happy. She turns people’s wants into chocolate. If you ask her, she will tell you about every product we sell. Caroline has a BS in Design Management and has been working in retail her whole life, but she’s found a home at Fascia’s.

KRISTIN

Customer Service Manager

Favorite Chocolate: Dark Coconut Cream

What’s your favorite thing about working at Fascia’s? Everyone here enjoys being a part of a team.

What’s a fun fact about you? I have a certificate in Gemology.

Kristin is familiar with working at a small family business: her own. Her father sold model trains out of his basement, a story we can relate to. Kristin took over after her father’s passing, and while she still loves that business, Kristin felt her passion and work-ethic were needed somewhere else. Fascia’s was the perfect fit.

JASMINE

Digital Manager

Favorite Chocolate: Dark Chocolate Truffle

What’s your favorite thing about working at Fascia’s? It has a long and sentimental history.

What’s a fun fact about you? I have 4 cats, a dog, and a bunny.

Jasmine is one of the most helpful people at Fascia’s. As the online manager, she handles anything that has to do with that pesky invention called the internet. That means online orders, social media, and our wonderful website. We don’t know what we’d do without her.

 

Kim

Events Coordinator

Favorite Chocolate: Caramel Pretzel Turtles

What’s your favorite thing about working at Fascia’s? This is the best family you could ever work for.

What’s a fun fact about you? I look for humor in every situation and I love to make my friends and family laugh.

Kim started at Fascia’s in 2015. She is a full time school teacher but keeps all of the events on track at Fascia’s.  She handles all of the private group bookings and takes care of the many donation requests we receive.  She is a wonderful host at our birthday parties and coordinates all the other special events we hold. 

DOREEN

Retail Associate

Favorite Chocolate: Glazed Orange Slices

What’s your favorite thing about working at Fascia’s? I adore everyone here and I love being a part of our family.

What’s a fun fact about you?  I love baking, and I’m trying to teach myself to play the cello.

Always ready with a smile and a kind word Doreen makes every day better. She’s always loved Fascia’s Chocolates and was a loyal customer years before joining the Fascia Family in January of 2021. Doreen was a nurse for thirty-two years, because she loves helping others. When she retired, she wanted to do something that involved her passion for baking, and Fascia’s was the perfect fit.

Abril

Retail Associate

Favorite Chocolate: Milk Pecan Turtles

What’s your favorite thing about working at Fascia’s? Everyone is treated like family here.

What’s a fun fact about you? Sometimes, I’ll just start randomly dancing.

Abril is one of the most essential members of the Fascia team. Whether its gift-wrapping boxes or jamming out to music, she’s guaranteed to make your day a little brighter. Abril is also going to school to become a dental assistant.

Operations and Production

BILL

Operations Manager

Favorite Chocolate: Dark Lemon Cream

What’s your favorite thing about working at Fascia’s? Small businesses give you the chance of working closely with others.

What’s a fun fact about you? I keep fit in the summer by road cycling and I’ve gone swimming with stingrays.

Bill keeps everything at Fascia’s organized and in order. He joined the Fascia Family in October of 2019 but has worked in operations for three decades. Before coming to Fascia’s, Bill worked in educational publishing where he would help ship textbooks, CDs, and hand-puppets to classrooms.

FIDA

Product Manager

Favorite Chocolate: Dark Meltaways and Dark Almond Clusters

What’s your favorite thing about working at Fascia’s? Fascia’s feels like home and I love being a part of the family.

What’s a fun fact about you? I like swimming and sightseeing.

Fida does a lot of stuff at Fascia’s, but mainly she’s the one that makes sure all our products look beautiful and perfect.  Everyday she brings her energy and determination and encourages everyone to work harder. Fascia’s would fall apart without her.

ILDA

Confectioner

Favorite Chocolate: Hazelnut Meltaways

What’s your favorite thing about working at Fascia’s? This is my home, and everyone here is my family.

What’s a fun fact about you?  In my free time I like watching cooking shows and spending time with my two grand kids.

Ilda is the one to thank for making all our delicious chocolate. She has been in the Fascia Family for over 20 years, and we couldn’t imagine life without her. She likes to stay busy, which she can easily do at Fascia’s.