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Meet Johnny's Commercial Sales Team

Serving the Small Commercial Grower


Johnny's knowledgeable commercial sales team is vested in your success.

We're here for you — ready to provide region-specific, year-round support in the form of information, resources, and the very best products to serve your needs.

 Crop Planning
 
Variety Selection
 
Trend Awareness
 
Regional Expertise

Contact your territory sales representative to learn about the benefits of becoming a commercial customer of Johnny's.


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For general inquiries about Johnny's Commercial Sales, email service@johnnyseeds.com.


Meet Your Territory Support Team

John Bauer       Territory Sales Representative   •   California & Arizona

John Bauer
John Bauer

John Bauer
John joined Johnny's Sales team in 2009, bringing an extensive history in the agriculture industry to the position. John's past endeavors have included opening an organic market garden in New Hampshire 40 years ago, farming over 200 acres of conventionally and organically grown crops in Massachusetts, serving as a former Research and Production Director, and holding the position of GM for a large organic vegetable and herb farm in California.

John's passion has always been trialing and discovering innovative new varieties, production methods, and equipment design. In California he has broadened our knowledge base on the value of beneficial flower insectary crops and hedgerows, exploring creative ways to control insects and diseases within an organic system. He has also gained insight into leading-edge varieties bred and developed for the California vegetable and herb farming industry. John takes this responsibility seriously and works energetically to service growers and businesses within this dynamic region.

Current Sales Territory
California and Arizona

Email: jbauer@johnnyseeds.com
Direct Line: 831-359-1905

Lainie Kertesz       Territory Sales Representative   •   Northwest US, Alaska, & Hawai'i

Lainie Kertesz
Lainie Kertesz
Lainie Kertesz
Lainie has worked at Johnny's Selected Seeds, in total, for more than 20 years. During her tenure she has worn many hats, working on variety trials in the early 80s, as a commercial technical sales rep from 1994 to 2001, and as one of our vegetable seed buyers for 12 years. In 2012, Lainie transitioned back to the Commercial Sales department, bringing vast knowledge of the industry with her. Staying current with industry issues and trends, market farming techniques, and consumer demands gives Lainie valuable insight into choosing the best varieties of vegetables, herbs, flowers, and tools available for Johnny's commercial growers.

Current Sales Territory
Alaska, Colorado, Hawai'i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington State, and Wyoming

Email:   Lkertesz@johnnyseeds.com
Toll-Free: 800-854-2580, ext. 5320
Direct Line: 207-238-5320

Luke Donahue      Territory Sales Representative   •   Northeast US

Luke Donahue
Luke Donahue
Originally from Connecticut, Luke's career in agriculture began on the West Coast, where he apprenticed on a California vegetable farm and quickly worked his way up to managing small market operations in Oregon. After returning to New England, he set up an organic growing operation on the banks of the Mousam River in Southern, Maine, supplying vegetables, herbs, and flowers to regional farmers' markets, CSAs, and restaurants. Luke has come to value the hard work, persistence, and commitment required to sustain a small farm operation. Recognizing that New England's strong local food system is reliant upon the success of small commercial growers throughout the region, Luke's role as Johnny's Northeast Territory Sales Rep is to support and advance that success in every way possible.

Current Sales Territory
Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

Email:   Ldonahue@johnnyseeds.com
Toll-Free: 800-854-2580, ext. 5363
Direct Line: 207-238-5363
Luke Donahue

Kristen Dubord       Territory Sales Representative   •    Northeast US & US Territories

Kristen Dubord
Kristen Dubord
Kristen began working with Johnny's in 2010. Kristen was raised in a family of avid growers who sold pumpkins, berries, and select vegetables from the family home. Those early years fostered a strong passion for growing, and with her husband Matthew, Kristen maintains a small, nearly self-sustaining farm along the banks of the Sandy River. Prior to joining Johnny's team, Kristen ran her own business and fostered her experience with client-oriented best practices and prioritizing customer care above and beyond expectations. Her focus on customer care and relationship-building has been a strong asset within the Johnny's team. She also has an extensive educational background in Environmental Science and is a passionate outdoor enthusiast.

Current Sales Territory
Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
and US Territories

Email: kdubord@johnnyseeds.com
Toll-Free: 800-854-2580, ext. 5308
Direct Line: 207-238-5308
Kristen Dubord

Ken Fine       Territory Sales Representative   •   North Midwest US & Massachusetts

Ken Fine
Ken Fine
Ken Fine
Ken has worked with commercial growers at Johnny's Selected Seeds since 1999. He has observed the evolution of small organic farms struggling on the fringe to the era of locally grown, organic produce being appreciated in the mainstream. He likes to stay current with successful market farming techniques, trends in consumer interest, and the best varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers available.

Ken's background in farming dates back to 1981, with an apprenticeship at the UC Santa Cruz Farm Project. In 1985 he founded a mixed vegetable market farm in Liberty, Maine, growing specialty lettuces, greens, and a full line of quality produce of all types. The harvest was sold directly to stores and restaurants in regional Mid Coast Maine and shipped to restaurants as far afield as Portland and Boston.

Current Sales Territory
Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Email: kfine@johnnyseeds.com
Toll-Free: 800-854-2580, ext. 5307
Direct Line: 207-238-5307

Randy Cummings       Territory Sales Representative  •   South Central US

Randy Cummings
Randy Cummings
Johnny's 2013 Employee of the Year, Randy Cummings is the Territory Sales Representative for the South Central United States. He joined the Johnny's team in 2011, with a public relations and customer service background cultivated over more than 20 years, with experience in businesses ranging from his own family's small neighborhood market to large corporations. Randy shares his passion for better understanding Johnny's customers' diverse needs and seeks to improve the customer experience in everything he does.

Current Sales Territory
Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and West Virginia.

Email: rcummings@johnnyseeds.com
Toll-Free: 800-854-2580, ext. 5348
Direct Line: 207-238-5348
Randy Cummings

Rod Heyerdahl       Territory Sales Representative   •   Southeast US

Rod Heyerdahl
Rod Heyerdahl
Rod Heyerdahl
Rod joined the team at Johnny's as Southeast Sales Representative in 2011. With degrees that include a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master's in Agricultural Entomology, Rod has been in the vegetable industry since 1988. Although the majority of his experience has been gained in field production of major vegetable crops, Rod has broad interest in the many different growing systems utilized by Johnny's customers. Located in Tifton, Georgia, one of Rod's primary goals is to learn firsthand about the challenges that growers in the Southeast are facing.

Current Sales Territory
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Email: rheyerdahl@johnnyseeds.com
Direct Line: 229-392-3844

Amy Dolley       Sales Support Specialist   •   California & Arizona

Amy Dolley
Amy Dolley
Amy Dolley
Amy is the Sales Support Specialist for John Bauer in California and Arizona.

Amy brings a wealth of experience and working familiarity with Johnny's varieties from prior positions within our Contact Center and the Albion Farm. While at Johnny's Research Farm, she acquired hands-on experience spanning our entire seed-production process, from starting crops in the greenhouse, transplanting, cultivating, and harvesting, to sluicing and cleaning seeds. This past experience has given her insight into, and appreciation of crops not just for the edible harvest they provide, but for the seed potential they generate.

Amy additionally possesses extensive working knowledge accrued from running her own homestead farm, with the goal of meeting her family's needs to every extent possible, in year-round production of an extensive array of vegetables, fruit, and free-range livestock. Amy looks forward to connecting with commercial growers throughout her territory.

Email: adolley@johnnyseeds.com
Toll-Free: 800-854-2580, ext. 5305
Direct Line: 207-238-5305

Dave Veilleux       Sales Support Specialist   •   Northwest & South-Central US

David Veilleux
Dave Veilleux
Dave Veilleux
Dave is the Sales Support Specialist for Lainie Kertesz in the Northwest and Ken Fine in the North Midwest and Massachusetts.

Dave joined us as the most recent addition to Johnny's sales team, in 2013. His interest in gardening and growing took hold about 10 years ago, upon planting his first vegetable garden. Since then he has worked in several different fields, all with a dedicated emphasis on customer service, sales, and client relations. Since his first foray into the world of growing his own food, he has been fortunate to meet other growers, kindle working friendships, and help out on locally-owned farms, gaining a first-hand look into the daily tasks and challenges of small farmers everywhere. He is pleased to join Johnny's, and is excited to begin creating and improving relationships with the growers in his region.

Email: dveilleux@johnnyseeds.com
Toll-Free: 877-564-6697 ext. 5358
Direct Line: 207-238-5358

Joy Frost       Sales Support Specialist   •   Northeast & Southeast US

Joy Frost
Joy Frost
Joy is the Sales Support Specialist for the Luke Donahue in the Northeast and Rod Heyerdahl in the Southeast US.

Joy has worked at Johnny's since 1996. She has worked in the Contact Center and in Customer Service, and has also provided support for International Sales. Joy's experience allows her to provide excellent support for her Territory Sales Representatives, as well as great customer assistance.

In addition to her support role, Joy coordinates Johnny's Wholesale Packet Program and packet seed company sales, and serves as the Lead for our Sales Support Specialist Team.

Email: jfrost@johnnyseeds.com
Toll-Free: 800-854-2580, ext. 5319
Direct Line: 207-238-5319

Bethany Allen   Sales Support Specialist   •   Northeast US, US Territories, & South Central US

Bethany will soon be joining us as the Sales Support Specialist for Randy Cummings and Kristen Dubord.

Bethany has served as a Contact Center specialist here at Johnny's since December 2013. Prior to that she worked as a year-round market attendant for Fairwinds Farm in Topsham, Maine, and as the Field Manager Apprentice at Crystal Springs Farm in Brunswick, Maine. She has also been employed as a Development Associate for Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger, in Boston, Massachusetts. Bethany attended Brown University, studying International Development, with a focus on nutrition. We're excited to welcome her to Johnny's Commercial Sales Team.

Chris Siladi       Territory Sales Representative   •   Canada

Chris Siladi
Chris Siladi
Chris Siladi
Chris started with Johnny's in 1998 with over five years of experience working on market farms and in the fresh vegetable retail trade. He has enjoyed growing vegetables, herbs, and flowers for over 40 years. Chris has more than 15 years' experience helping growers in Canada and international markets, during which he has remained current with emerging farming techniques and acquired extensive knowledge of existing markets. He has helped many growers to become more efficient and successful while building a strong relationship between the grower and Johnny's Selected Seeds.

With his extensive knowledge of the Canadian markets and a detailed understanding of Canadian import regulations, Chris is responsible for all Canadian sales.

Email: csiladi@johnnyseeds.com
Toll-Free: 877-564-6697, ext. 5311
Direct Line: 207-238-5311

Eva Littlefield        Sales Support Specialist   •   Canada

Eva Littlefield
Eva Littlefield
Eva Littlefield
Eva is the Sales Support Specialist for Chris Siladi, Canada.

Eva has worked at Johnny's since December of 1998. Previously, as a member of our Contact Center, she has built strong relationships between Johnny's and customers, and has specialized in assisting the Canadian Sales team to process orders. Her excellent customer service and first-hand knowledge of growing help customers become more efficient and successful in their quest for high-quality seed and produce. Eva has been an avid gardener and homesteader for over 35 years.

Email: elittlefield@johnnyseeds.com
Toll-free: 877-564-6697 ext. 5396
Direct Line: 207-238-5396

Anthony Stevenson       Territory Sales Representative   •   International

Anthony Stevenson
Anthony Stevenson
Anthony Stevenson
Anthony joined Johnny's International Sales Department in 2007. Anthony holds a Master's in Business Administration and is fluent in Spanish. He is the Territory Sales Representative for all countries excluding the United States and Canada.

Anthony works to ensure his customers' success from garden to market by staying up-to-date with gardening techniques, culinary trends, and technical growing knowledge. Every spring he looks forward to starting his own garden — something he has done nearly every year since childhood.

Email: astevenson@johnnyseeds.com
Toll-Free: 877-564-6697, ext. 5310
Direct Line: 207-238-5310

Brittany Richard       Sales Support Specialist   •   International

Brittany Richard
Brittany Richard
Brittany Richard
Brittany is the Sales Support Specialist for Anthony Stevenson, International

Brittany has worked in customer service for the past 8 years. She started working in the Contact Center in January of 2012, and created an Employee Recognition Program to reward excellent service. She also gained valuable knowledge while working on the Research Farm to help harvest, clean and sluice seeds, and prepare for the end of the growing season. Brittany's background and experience in customer service allow her to provide seamless support for the International Sales Representative.

Email: brichard@johnnyseeds.com
Toll-Free: 877-564-6697 ext. 5346
Direct Line: 207-238-5346

Nathan Marquis        Strategic Accounts Manager  •   All US Dealer/Wholesale Accounts

Nathan Marquis
Nathan Marquis
As part of our ongoing effort to address specific wholesale account needs, Nathan joined Johnny's team in 2013 as our Strategic Accounts Manager. With a 10-year background in Business-to-Business sales and a Master's in Business Administration, Nathan understands the importance of delivering a level of quality that will bring customers back to Johnny's again and again.

Email: nmarquis@johnnyseeds.com
Toll-free: 877-564-6697 ext. 5309
Direct Line: 207-238-5309
Nathan Marquis





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