Cookie artist and confectioner, Rushell Hopkins serves as founder of Naples Cookie Company. Before moving to SW Florida, she began her career as an active duty member of the U.S. Air Force. A majority of her career was based at Otis Airbase on Cape Cod, MA where she served an extraordinary F15 unit in support of September 11th; to include a deployment to Afghanistan with a mobile air traffic control unit. After leaving the USAF in 2006, she finished her graduate degree, started a IT company with her husband and in her spare time, teaches computer science as a local adjunct professor and rescues dogs for a local humane society.
Whenever she wasn’t busy defending our country, coding software or teaching the youth of America, she could be found in the kitchen making tasty treats for her husband, daughter and granddaughter; she is passionate about creating cookies for friends for special occasions and hosting large cookie parties. After lots of prodding from her family and friends, finally In 2019, Rushell decided to follow her passion for baking and took it to the next level by launching the Naples Cookie Company.
Rushell truly believes that her attention to detail, belief in organic quality ingredients, love of baking and making people happy, are essential to creating extraordinary custom cookie confections, smash cakes, and specialty baked goods that you will love.