Who are we?

Zachary Goodman

Owner, Chef

The owner and founder of Oak City Hot Sauce Co.. While training under chef Devin Bayles, he set out to make a distinct and balanced hot sauce, perfect for any dish or occasion. In his free time he enjoys music and gaming. He dislikes writing blurbs about himself and poorly seasoned food.

Emily Maples

Marketing and Accounting

Born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Emily has a love of design, magic, and animals of all sorts. As a local as well as a hot sauce lover, the passion for Oak City Hot Sauce has always been there. Her favorite sauce is the Devil's Housewife!

Devin Bayles


Devin is a Raleigh, NC native that has worked in the culinary industry all around the Triangle for the last 7 years, including 4 star 4 Diamond hotels. He is a fan of local beers and spirits, as well as North Carolina's outdoors and competitive contact sports.

Rowan Pippin

Graphic Designer

Rowan Pippin is a Freelance Illustrator and Concept Artist based out of Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2017, and currently specializes in projects involving Prop and Environment Design, Tattoos, and Branding. His work can be found on Artstation, Behance, and on Instagram.