Craig Bowen | Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board
Craig is GiftTree's Chairman of the Board and co-founder along with his wife, Esther Díez. As the principle owner of GiftTree, Craig embodies a passion for impeccable quality in food, wine, and product presentation. He has built a values-based company making sure every employee understands that to work at GiftTree means that you will embrace teamwork, ownership, and passion. Craig is a native of Washington and an alumnus of Arizona State University and the University of Washington. He is active in multiple charities, is fluent in Spanish, and loves frequent visits to the Iberian Peninsula.
Esther Díez 1962-2020 | Co-Founder and Executive Vice President
Esther passed away in February 2020 in Madrid, Spain. As the co-founder and owner of GiftTree with her husband Craig Bowen, Esther was the key operational leader within the company. Esther ensured all gifts were beautiful and made to exacting quality standards. When necessary, she assisted in production on the warehouse floor, adding her input and refined taste to our signature design elements. Esther was a driving force behind GiftTree’s core values of Teamwork, Ownership, and Passion. She was a brave and tireless campaigner for equal rights and opportunities for all human beings. To carry on her legacy, the company has added Equality to its core values. She held both an Undergraduate and Master’s Degree from the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain. Esther was loved and adored by all that knew her. We will work tirelessly to honor her memory.