passionately made

warmly shared

OUR MISSION

In 2009, John Fezzuoglio created Owowcow with

the purpose of supporting local agriculture, serving his local community and creating an ice cream that was real and honest that he could share with his friends and family. 

Eleven years later, we work everyday to keep Owowcow true to its roots. We continue to source local & organic cream & milk, fruits and vegetables, cage free eggs and raw honey. As we grow, we pledge not to compromise our ingredients and the trust of our customers. Every year, we work tirelessly to do better than the year before, supporting more farms, removing plastics from our shops, creating more extraordinary flavors and supporting our local communities.  

OUR TEAM

Our team is a beautiful, crazy group of passionate ice cream enthusiasts,

chefs, artists, managers & staff from our local community. 

Our shared goal is to surprise and delight our customers every day. 

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John
Fezzuoglio

Owner & Founder

Core to John's formation were the streets of Brooklyn's Italian neighborhood, to his fine art training at The School of Visual Arts in NYC. What followed were many years of working in the NYC graphic design field. Fast forward to 2009, Ottsville, Upper Bucks County and the birth of OwowCow. John has come to embrace and cherish all things "design." Bringing ordered relationships out of disparity and isolation. So for him, ice cream making was in essence the designing of flavor relationships on the palette that he brought into existence...and then experiencing the great joy of sharing them.

John's love for pure vanilla will never fade. In his own words, "It's the one flavor that allows the quality of the base ingredients to shine. Then there's butter pecan, pure magical essence of indulgence when butter is added to local organic cream."

What John enjoys most about the Cow is that we are a wildly diverse group of deeply committed, highly talented people that collectively embody authenticity, goodness and selfless collaboration.

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Amanda 
Cox

Executive Chef

She may not look like it due to her undeniable youthful glow, but our executive chef has been throwing it down in kitchens all over NJ & the Lehigh Valley for over 16 years. Following her graduation from The Culinary Institute of America, Amanda became the youngest female Executive Chef in the Lehigh Valley (no big deal), she's launched a scratch ramen bar and whipped up homemade wood fired pizzas - and those are just a few of the highlights. You might know her as the mastermind behind some Owowcow favorites - but to us she’s just “Foxy Coxy”. When she isn’t creating the ice cream of our utter dreams, you can find her collecting vinyl, mountain biking, driving long distances for the best slice of pizza because it’s worth it, and adding herself to the waiting list of super exclusive hard to find flavors of Pringles- because we wouldn’t trust a chef that isn’t into the snackiest of snack foods. To know her, is to love her. 

“A scoop of Drunken Pineapple Caramel and Cookies & Cream (yes, together) on a wafer cone. Trust me. Or, when April rolls around a scoop of Rain & a scoop of Dirt.” - Chef

Chef loves the ability to express herself creatively through tasty treats and come up with unique and funky flavors and novelties on a daily basis

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Ali
Rizzo

Production  Manager

Our beloved Production Manager comes to us from the esteemed Culinary Institute of America. This led her to positions in the FOH & BOH of restaurants, driven by her immeasurable love of food. Ali is responsible for keeping the ship afloat in our ice cream making facility, and she makes a mean ice cream flavor to boot. Outside of oWowCow HQ you can find Ali cooking & baking up a storm at home (she truly never stops), drawing, reinventing her hairstyles with the brightest and funkiest of colors, and is our resident arm wrestling champ. Along with her high school sweetheart husband, she’s the proud parent of a beautiful bearded dragon, Sol. Ali joined us in March of 2019, and hasn’t looked back since! 

Alis' favorite is a small cup of midnight moon & mint chocolate chip on a waffle cone. In her own words "Mint cream is my all time favorite when it comes right out of the batch machine, no chocolate chips required. Amazing!"

Ali loves that the Cow supports the local businesses around us and strives for the best quality in everything we do. Integrity is incredibly important to her.

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Shira
Wade

General Manager

It was a cold, snowy Wednesday in the year 2012. Okay, maybe not. But the day the GM of our dreams joined us seems so long ago, and just like yesterday all the same. Shira began her career in advertising in NYC. From there she shifted gears to the world of organic produce, which would then lead to the natural descent into the world of...you guessed it. Ice cream! Makes sense, right? A true instance where following your heart pays off, and we couldn’t be more thankful for it. When she isn’t the answer to all things Owowcow, you can find her being a super mom to her (& let’s face it, our) beloved Daisy. When she's not working (ha), Shira loves taking adventures with her family, baking cookies, and documenting every moment of sweet sweet Daisy. 

Depending on her mood, Shira will always go for a wafer cone with mint chocolate chip, cookies & cream, or I Hate Chocolate.

In her own words, "I love the authenticity of Owowcow. We are what we say we are. I love our family here. I love our product. & I love more than anything that we make people happy!"

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Brendan
Carroll

Assistant General Manager, Creative Works

Our Assistant General Manager came to us through a series of serendipitous instances. Brendan began his career in Visual Merchandising and Planning Direction, where he honed his skills for roughly a decade in both NYC & Philly. He began working part-time as a senior shift manager at our Easton location because well...ice cream! He quickly became far and wide a staff favorite to work alongside for his work ethic, strong sense of our product & customer service. When things took an unexpected turn in 2020, Brendan found himself full-time with our team, lending a hand in Ottsville, and later was the man behind the visual installations of  “Owowcow Pantry”. In true “New Year, New Us” fashion, our team was growing at the beginning of 2021 and Brendan was just the guy for the job...the rest is history! When he isn’t busy being the Assistant GM that we always dreamed of, he loves all things interior design, mountain biking, world travel, and spontaneous bursts of speaking in a variety of different accents and flawlessly nailing every single one of them. 

Brendan's absolute favorite treat is Cherry Vanilla Stracciatella on sugar cone. One big ol’ scoop.

In Brendan's words “I love the creative and organic nature of the cow, the family atmosphere in all of our shops, and the dedication to our local farms and communities."

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Mandy
Douress

Bakery Manager

Mandy is our Bakery Manager. Much to our delight, she is equally as sweet as all of the sweet treat recipes she has up her sleeves. She came to us in May of 2020 and has been cranking out all the cookies, cakes, biscuits, and every confectionary delight you can think of ever since. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Mandy operated a small home bakery business for two years, before working as a cake decorator for five years. In our bakery Mandy can be found as the driving force behind our homemade, from scratch, and made with love confectionary concoctions. When she isn’t baking away, Mandy loves True Crime, live music, making jewelry, and of course - baking!

Mandy's absolute favorite flavor is Drunken Pineapple Caramel, but she also loves ordering any of the monthly specials.

Mandy is most proud of the authenticity of the cow. Even though there’s always something new going on, we always stay true to what we stand for as a company.”

Mandy
Douress

Bakery Manager

Mandy manages our in-house bakery. Much to our delight, she is equally as sweet as all of the sweet treat recipes she has up her sleeves. She came to us in May of 2020 and has been cranking out all the cookies, cakes, biscuits, and every confectionary delight you can think of ever since. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Mandy operated a small home bakery business for two years, before working as a cake decorator for five years. In our bakery Mandy can be found as the driving force behind our homemade, from scratch, and made with love confectionary concoctions. When she isn’t baking away, Mandy loves True Crime, live music, making jewelry, and of course - baking!

Mandy's absolute favorite flavor is Drunken Pineapple Caramel, but she also loves ordering any of the monthly specials.

Mandy is most proud of the authenticity of the cow. Even though there’s always something new going on, we always stay true to what we stand for as a company.”

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Lauren
Bowler

Ottsville Store Manager

Lauren holds it down in our OG store. It takes a special kinda someone  to manage the craziness that is Ottsville, and lucky for us, Lauren Bowler is a rock star.  

Lauren started her career in the hospitality biz as soon as she was old enough & someone would let her. Back then, it was the ripe age of 13 and as a shy, introverted teen, her experience in restaurants helped her break out of her shell. Now, what she loves more than anything is bonding with people through food. Lauren's earliest memories of her love for food are standing on a stool next to her Italian grandfather watching him stir a massive pot of sauce while he'd sneak her spoonfuls to see if it tasted just right. He was kind of scary otherwise, so the smile on his face when his grandkids showed interest in food and asked for a second plate of spaghetti is one I'll never forget. When she’s not at the shop, Lauren enjoys collecting cookbooks, early morning hikes, cold weather camping, lifting (seriously, she can take any one of us), and her (and our) best friend, George. 

Per Lauren, "Do not sleep on the simple perfection of our Salted Caramel Pop."

Nothing beats when you can turn around someones otherwise bad day and they leave with a delicious homemade treat and a smile. Ice cream heals all!"

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Peter
Piperata

Easton Store Manager

In the spring of 2018, Peter or “Pip” as he’s known around these parts, jumped ship from his career as a lead pharmacy technician in an effort to explore what else the world had to offer. Who better to take on the addition of our Easton location than a lifelong Easton native & self proclaimed ice cream connoisseur? A true foodie at heart, Peter has planned many a trip around what ice cream shop he wants to visit, and he has the receipts to prove it. Food is always on the brain when traveling, and we couldn’t love him more for it. He brings the experience of his travels back with him, and is notorious for dreaming up some of the most heavenly milkshake creations one can think of. When he isn’t holding it down in Easton, you can find him spending time with his soon to be wife Lauren, lifting heavy weights because *gains*, & riding his snowmobile every chance he can get. 

Pip loves a good milkshake, in his own words "C’mon, I’m a milkshake guy! You know that. You can’t go wrong with half espresso, half I hate chocolate.”

Peter most loves the work environment and the customer interaction because we have such a fun product!

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Nikki
Cadiz

Chalfont Store Manager

Nikki came to Owowcow in April of 2019. As fate would have it, she began her ice cream career at her first ever job, an ice cream shop in her hometown of Milford, NJ. She has been a server, bartender, and office manager for some of the finest restaurants NJ and PA has to offer. If you think you know someone who’s organized, a methodical master of employee training, and a grammatical expert, you haven’t met Nikki. And we highly recommend that you do and visit her in Chalfont, where she runs the show for our fifth and newest location! In her downtime Nikki loves hiking, cooking and therefore...eating, crossword puzzles, coffee on the weekends, walking around bookstores, exploring cities, concerts (remember those?), & zoom dates with her adorable nephew. 

Nikki's favorites include an espresso milkshake or mint chocolate chip in a rainbow sprinkle waffle cone

In Nikki's words “First and foremost, the ice cream! I love the relationship we have as a team and the camaraderie we share. I love being able to serve up scoops and smiles to folks young and old. You can’t beat having a fantastic community to share our product with.”

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Sam
Zotter

Facilities Manager

Sam is our Facilities Manager and a longtime employee of the cow. With several years in retail as a coffee extraordinaire and serving up delectable baked goods, she brought her expertise with her and joined our team back in 2015. Whenever any of our employees has a question regarding an ingredient, ask Sam. Need something around the shop fixed, installed, or an expert to help with troubleshooting? Ask Sam. She’s the answer to any & all of our questions, and is the ultimate handy woman. She’s truly a do-it-all kinda gal, and we couldn’t make it happen without her. While at home she enjoys baking cakes, “nerding out” with her husband, building extravagant lego sets with her son William, and has quite possibly the most stylish wardrobe of funky leggings & hats we’ve ever seen.

 

Sam loves a scoop each of mocha chip and espresso served over a warm brownie, with a hot caramel drizzle over top, because she's a boss. 

In Sam's words“I have always loved the uniqueness of what we make and how we stay true to fresh and local as much as possible.”

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Kelly
Cleaver

Lambertville Store Manager

Kelly came to Owowcow in January of 2019, but her love of ice cream runs deep. She grew up working in an ice cream shop (it's a real thing around here!), and loved every minute of it. Tale as old as time, she was feeling a little burnt out by her job in corporate America, and was in search of a work environment that would rejuvenate her spirit. She was determined to be a part of a formative work experience for kids today, much like she had experienced & the rest is history! When she isn’t serving up scoops and smiles at our Lambertville store, she can be found reading, spending time in the great outdoors, preferably with her two dogs in tow. 

Kelly's favorite is Cookie Monstah with plenty of our homemade hot fudge.

In Kelly's words “I love the laid back family attitude here, we don't take anything too seriously but we still make the BEST ice cream!’ 

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Leslie
Morrow

Wrightstown Store Manager

Leslie came to Owowcow following her graduation from St. Joe’s University back in 2015. She had spent most of her time prior to joining us in a physics lab, interning at a local hospital, and working as a research assistant. After several years of rigorous studies, she was searching for a bit of a break from it all and found a position as a shift manager at our Wrightstown location. She immediately fell in love with the cow and everyone she worked with, and even spent some time at our Lambertville location once upon a time. After a brief hiatus exploring other career paths, she quickly realized that what she loved was being able to interact with people and bring joy through ice cream. She’s been lovingly doing just that in Wrightstown ever since! When she isn’t running the shop you can find her reading, sewing, snowboarding, hiking, and cooking and baking at home. 

Leslie's cow favorite is a combo of espresso and cinnamon bourbon in a milkshake with a caramel drizzle coated cup. Fancy!

In Leslie's words "The people and the environment we have. I couldn’t ask for a better group of co-workers and employees. Everyone is so passionate and kind, and we’re always looking out for one another. I feel lucky to be able to work with such wonderful people.”

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Maria
Shankin

Special Events Manager & Head Baker

We don’t mean to brag but, it is with great dignity that we announce we have the greatest chocolate chip cookie baker on Earth. Nay, in the universe. Okay, maybe we can’t promise that, but we feel pretty strongly about it nonetheless. Maria is our head baker and manager of all special events and came to Owowcow with 15 years of catering experience under her belt. She took on our Party Animal - where she flawlessly manages the ins and outs of all of our weddings and special events. When she isn’t filling our bakery with all the heavenly smells, she’s a supermom to two teenagers (eep!) and a doggo mom. She loves to hike, is an amazing cook, and is guaranteed to keep everyone around her laughing. 

Maria's very favorite is a cup of Espresso ice cream with our house fudge.

Maria loves the sense of family at the cow and knows that she is truly cared for by every person around her.