By Stacey Gualandi/April 29, 2019
Photos: Stacey Gualandi
In 2015, Witherow got sober, left a career in high-tech product marketing, and followed her passion for baking.
She opened her first store with “edible, bakeable, and ridiculously tasty cookie dough” on San Francisco’s PIER 39, then a kiosk at the Giants’ Oracle Park, and just recently branched out to the Miracle Mile shops inside Planet Hollywood.
It was at the opening of her Las Vegas Strip location that I first met Witherow and became instantly taken with her story.
Her relationship with alcohol she says, “was unhealthy … and I wanted to be the best version of myself, all the time.”
Now, this “cookie mom-ster” (as I affectionately call her) is taking cookie dough to the next level. In 2018, DOUGHP was voted a “Best Dessert” title in San Francisco so, you might say, she is rolling in the (cookie) dough! I’m very proud to say I’m an official DOUGHP “spoonlicker!”
To make the world a little sweeter, DOUGHP is also on a mission to recognize and donate to non-profits who support mental health and substance abuse issues.
And Witherow has more good news to share: On May 5th, she will be featured on the 10th season of ABC’s Shark Tank. She made the cut after some 40,000 budding entrepreneurs tried out for the popular reality show. Don’t miss her debut and find out if the five host titans of industry took a bite out of DOUGHP.
Not only has Witherow found success, but she also found herself, and now she’s too legit to quit.