About Us

Our Story

What started as a father and his four sons selling family-recipe pops at the farmer’s market has developed into more than a dozen stores across the south. Born from a vision of sharing delicious, high-quality treats with family and friends, our gluten-free pops are made in small batches to ensure the best flavor, and are made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible. We constantly put on our chef’s hats and thinking caps to find you the best flavors and ingredients around.

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Our Leadership

Pete Sodroski

CEO
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Pete is a New York transplant and a father of five who loves movies, Star Wars and Calvin & Hobbes. He got his management chops in corporate retail before moving to entrepreneurial small business where he has spent the last five years. Outside of providing delicious desserts all across the South, his passions are hiking, kayaking, and being a Dad.

Jim Watkins

Founder & Visionary
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Jim lives in Alabama with his wife, Amy, and their 4 boys: Fisher, Jude, Tripp and Levi. To help start up Steel City Pops, they all worked almost every job in every Steel City Pop store. Jim started Steel City Pops in May 2012 with a desire to share great food with great people. When not innovating new products, you can find Jim cooking with his wife or hanging with his family. He loves architecture, travel and reading.

Olivia Watson

Director of Production & Territory Manager- Kentucky
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Olivia is a Huntsville, AL native. She has traveled abroad to Asia to teach English at colleges in Indonesia, where she met her fiance! You can find Olivia drinking an iced vanilla latte while working on the latest pop creations.

Chris Jesse

Territory Manager- Texas
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Chris was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida until he moved to Birmingham in 2014. He has a wife named Carla, a son Anthony, and 2 dogs and 2 cats. He received his B.S in Sport Management from Troy University and his M.A from the University of Alabama. Chris loves sports, most specifically football and ice hockey. Currently, he plays hockey for an adult league in Pelham, AL.

Matt Bozeman

Director of Store Operations
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Matt was born and raised in Atlanta, GA where he currently lives with his wife and children. Apart from running operations, his 3 sons keep him on his toes. He graduated from Georgia Tech (Go Yellow Jackets). Matt is a season ticket holder at Truist Park where he watches his favorite team, the Atlanta Braves, play ball.

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