I am a lover of life, a father, an artist, a musician, a crafter, a foody, and a nature enthusiast thankful for this experience and time on this planet. I came to the natural foods industry through a long history of executive level marketing, advertising, business consulting and sales management positions. I knew I needed to find a place to focus my energy in a positive environment that produced positive results for the enhancement of our world more so than creating advertising campaigns for beer companies or hybridized pig’s bread for a Japan delicacy (yes, seriously). I couldn’t think of a more fun way to create change than helping bring healthy good food to our communities. I’ve been a long time natural foodie and know my way around a natural food store and supplement section like I do my own kitchen. Superfoods lined up with my lifestyle and was a natural fit.
I thoroughly enjoy working with Manufacturers and juice bars to find the right ingredients to formulate or enhance products for winning results. Looking for something? Missing something? Needing suggestions? Or even if you know exactly what you want, let me know and I am happy to help!
Outside work life: Dad’ing, Yoga, Ultimate Frisbee, Bushcraft and Primitive Skills, Beach Volleyball, New Age Woo-Woo stuff, Tea, Balisong, Visionary Art, Organic Gardening, Close-up Magic, Overlanding, Hardcore Crystal Nerd, Musician (banjo, djembe, guitar, harmonica, lyricist), and so many other things.
Every interaction is another opportunity to practice being a better person; I’m looking forward to our next opportunity!
My interest in achieving and maintaining optimal health and wellness (i.e. superfoods, holistic, and complementary medicine) is multi-generational ― I come from a family of physicians, alchemists, and chefs.
Having Italian heritage comes with a passion for good food. When I was a youngster my parents introduced my sister and I to many kinds of food preparation, including macrobiotics. Growing up in an atmosphere that fostered curiosity, my desire to eat well evolved, and the bar was continually raised as we sought out the freshest organic ingredients at farmers' markets and health food stores. Food enhanced every aspect of my young life, particularly my growth as a competitive athlete. Though there was, and remains much to learn, and so far I have been blessed with many great teachers.
In 2010 I attended the Natural Products Expo East in Boston, MA. Of all the companies present, I was drawn to the glowing, and knowledgeable staff of Ultimate Superfoods. A few months later the process of joining Ultimate Superfoods began, and the rest is history.
Every day I love learning from my teammates, and customers alike. Ultimate Superfoods affords the opportunity to support indigenous peoples of many beautiful nations who produce the most nutrient-dense, mineral-rich superfoods on the planet; while enhancing the health, and quality of life among local communities in the States. Now specializing working with manufacturers, and bulk customers, each interaction is deeply meaningful, and I look forward to them all!
In my free time I can be found outdoors exploring the natural world, playing saxophone, guitar, singing, practicing yoga, brewing kombucha, making chocolate, pond skating, and whipping up juices, smoothies and meals for my loved ones, always growing in the light direction!
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