The Magic Team

Brian Kimball

Brian Kimball, Founder




From Northern Arizona originally Brian moved to the Bay Area in 2000 and has been living in the Mission District since 2002. Brian has worked as hydrologist, spatial data analyst, therapist as well as starting the Magic Curry Kart in March of 2009. Brian continues to be Inspired by travel and the creative communities surrounding Burning Man. Brian loves maps, photography, sailing, camping, hiking, scuba diving and watching old movies.

Brian founded the Magic Curry Kart in 2009 on a back alley in the Mission. In 2010, Brian received the opportunity to put his homemade Thai style curry paste on the shelves of Whole Foods Market. In 2012, Brian refocused the business around the wholesale product business. The Magic Curry Kart still shows up as the Magic Curry Shack for festivals from time to time.

Tom Cloutman

Tom Cloutman, Chef / Production / Product Development



Tom Cloutman was born in London and has been working in kitchens since he was 16 years old. He worked and travelled through Europe extensively before moving to California in 1999, Where he met his wife, the artist Ursula Young, in San Francisco.  His gastronomic travels have taken him to southeast Asia, South America, Central America, and the length and breadth of the United States. His favorite culinary adventures have been in Alaska, Brazil, Albania, and Singapore.Tom’s background in the ingredients and cuisine of Southeast Asia have allowed him to integrate easily with the Magic Curry Kart and is essential in developing new products and recipes. Tom is also a key player in acquiring new markets as the Magic Curry Kart expands production distribution beyond the Bay Area. Tom and his talented wife, Ursula Young, have been the creative cauldron behind product label design as well as the redesign of the Magic Curry Shack festival setup.  In his spare time he tends to his vegetable garden, makes electronic music, and tries to keep up with his daughter Bali.

Carter__2R. Carter McRee, Sales & Marketing



Carter is on a mission to help people live healthier with food options that are as enticing as they are sustainable. In 1991 he received a PhD in Biomedical Sciences before spending nine years doing scientific research. In 2000 he began a career as a medical liaison in the pharmaceutical industry where he explained the latest scientific breakthroughs to health care providers. An MBA focused on sustainable management resulted in an epiphany that improving our food production systems provides the best opportunities for Americans to improve their health. Carter has a science-based tactical approach when working with clients to solve their immediate problems while helping them implement a holistic strategy using sustainability to drive business.

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