Pops Diabetes Care was founded in May of 2013 by Lonny Stormo, Dan Davis, and Curt Christensen. The concept of Pops was created while Lonny and the co-founders were catching fish in the middle of a remote lake in Minnesota. While watching Dan reel in a large walleye while trying to check his blood sugar with a traditional testing kit, Lonny asked the group, “Why can’t I use my phone to check my blood sugar while I’m out fishing or jogging? This kit hasn’t changed in the 20 years I’ve been using it and only shows me one result at a time. It’s frustrating.” They hooked that idea and went back to the shop where they engineered a simple, all-in-one meter that connects wirelessly to an app on a phone – showing weekly and monthly trends at the touch of a button. Pops was founded with the intent of putting simple technology in people’s hands to enable them to Own Their Life®.
Hufflepuffs (3 Ravenclaws, 1 Slytherin)
Cups of Coffee
Dad Jokes Told
Years of Collective Experience
What We Do
Speak in GIFs
Play Old Town Road on repeat
Challenge the status quo
What We Don’t
Work > life
Resist Red Vines®
The Experience is Everything:
We are committed to inspiring our clients and owners by providing a simple and consumer focused approach to diabetes management. We work to solve their daily challenges, understand their pain points, and to go above and beyond in serving them.
Make Change Happen:
To be the leader, we need to dream big, and we use our strengths to invent, tinker, engineer, imagine, inspire, design, create, and trailblaze our dreams into actionable change.
Be a Good Human:
We show up as real, vulnerable, transparent human beings who speak from the heart, value others’ contributions, and invest in each other’s growth. We operate as a tight-knit unit that creates a culture of well-being and support for one another.
Pops Leadership Team
Click on image to read more.
Have you ever stood in the middle of a city and wondered why did the first person settle here and what made this city grow? Lonny loves blending history, trends, and strategy for his historical and nerdy curiosity (driving his family nuts) and in looking at why trends and businesses fail and succeed.
Dan loves to tackle complex problems with science and engineering. He also has an extensive tackle box as an avid fisherman. His favorite fish is walleye fried in butter. You can often find Dan jogging around scenic Stillwater, playing with his grandkids or fishing in the middle of a remote lake.
VP R&D & Security Officer
Curt enjoys learning how things work and then making them better and is an avid DIYer with endless home projects. He enjoys traveling to see new places and having new adventures.
As a CFO to more than 45 medical companies in her 30 years’ experience in the financial sector, it’s safe to say that Nancy loves numbers. Family is her #1 love, followed closely by the outdoors at #2. When not at work, you can find Nancy at family gatherings, biking, golfing, or involved in her local church.
Tamara loves figuring out how people think and creating materials to fit their personalities. She also loves reading the Classics and wild birding. You’ll usually find her sitting in her sun room with a book in her lap, a coffee in hand, and cardinals at the feeder.
Nancy loves to create meaningful and lasting partnerships to advance healthcare delivery. She also enjoys experiencing live music, creating ceramic art and gardening. You can often find Nancy spending time with her family and dog, or on an early morning stand up paddle on the bays of San Diego.