Johnny's Territory Sales Representatives

Serving the Small Commercial Grower

Meet Your Territory Support Team

Johnny's knowledgeable commercial sales team is here for you. We're 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 representative to learn about the benefits of becoming a commercial customer of Johnny's. We are vested in your success!

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

John Bauer
Territory Sales Representative • Central & Southern California
John Bauer
John Bauer
"In 1973, I was one of Johnny's first customers, meeting with Rob Johnston in his basement seed store in Acton, Massachusetts. Rob discussed my primeval organic crop plan with me and made some great variety and cultural recommendations. From those beginnings I farmed for over 30 years, and Johnny's has thrived for over 45."

John joined Johnny's Sales team in 2009, bringing his extensive history in agriculture to the position. John's past endeavors include 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 Director of Research and Production; and as GM for a large, organic vegetable and herb farm in California.

John's passion has always been discovering and trialing innovative new varieties, production methods, and equipment designs. In California he has broadened our knowledge base in the value of beneficial flowering insectary crops and hedgerows, exploring creative ways to manage insects and control disease within organic systems. He has also lent insight into leading-edge varieties bred and developed for the California vegetable and herb farming industry. John recognizes the tremendous challenges and opportunities facing California growers, and works energetically to service growers and businesses within this dynamic region.

Current Sales Territory
Southern & Central California

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

Johanna Willingham
Territory Sales Representative • Alaska, Colorado, Hawai'i, Idaho, Montana, Northern Oregon & Washington State
Johanna Willingham
Johanna Willingham

Johanna joined the team at Johnny's as the Pacific Northwest, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Hawai'i Sales Representative in 2020.

Johanna grew up farming in the foothills of North Carolina and has continued farming organically on diversified fruit, vegetable, and livestock farms across the globe, including Ukraine, Great Britain, and throughout the United States. She firmly planted her roots in the Pacific Northwest in 2008, managing large- and small-scale production farms and farmers' markets in both Alaska and Washington.

Johanna began her professional agriculture career in 2011, after obtaining her Sustainable Agriculture degree from the Evergreen State College. Throughout the decade she has worked with Washington State University Cooperative Extension program as a Master Gardener and Small Farms Coordinator, with Washington State Department of Agriculture in the Organic Food Program, and with several regional agricultural nonprofits in Washington and Alaska, focusing on production and educational incubator farming programs.

She has owned and operated 3 businesses to date, including a bakery in Colorado, a community-supported agriculture farm in Alaska, and currently a seaweed business in Washington and Oregon. She is currently apprenticing with draft horsepower mentors in the Pacific Northwest, and is enrolled as a part-time remote graduate student at Vermont Law School, working on her Masters degree in Food and Agriculture Law and Policy.

Johanna's career focus has been on farmland preservation, food security, and appropriate technology for large- and small-scale fruit and vegetable growers. With the increased consumer demand for sustainable diversified crops within the local food movement, Johanna aspires to help Pacific Northwest farmers select crop varieties and tools that best suit their climates and production needs.

Current Sales Territory
Alaska, Colorado, Hawai'i, Idaho, Montana, Northern Oregon, and Washington State

Email jwillingham@johnnyseeds.com
Direct Line 207-238-5320

Julie Fine
Territory Sales Representative • Northeast U.S.
Julie Fine, Johnny's Territory Sales Rep for the Northeastern US
Julie Fine
"I love putting agricultural research to work in the field. Connecting our growers with technical resources is my primary goal, whether that's in the form of new trial results, cultural practices, or proven varieties. The success of our growers is my mission."

Julie grew organic vegetables on both coasts before settling with her family in Western Massachusetts. In 2018 she earned her M.S. in plant and soil science from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMass Amherst. Her research focused on integrating cover crops into no-till sweet corn production.

As the field production manager at the UC Santa Cruz farm and Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, she taught organic farming and gardening from 2004 to 2007. She worked on a number of small farms in Massachusetts, New York, California, and New Zealand from 1998 to 2004.

Julie's passion is applying agricultural research to food production. She loves to be out in the field discussing soil health, cover crops, vegetable varieties, and production practices. You can find Julie out in her own garden when not at work.

Julie is our Territory Sales Representative for the Northeastern U.S. and is based in Massachusetts.

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

Email jfine@johnnyseeds.com
Direct Line 207-660-4309

Amy Dolley
Territory Sales Representative • New York & Pennsylvania
Amy Dolley
Amy Dolley
"Working in my garden and growing my own food is one of my greatest pleasures in life. I am proud to be involved in the business of agriculture, and look forward to learning from and with the growers in my territory and assisting with their needs in any way that I can."

Amy brings to the team a wealth of experience and working familiarity with Johnny's varieties from prior positions within our Contact Center and the Albion Research & Trialing 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, and cultivating, to harvesting, 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 deep 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 a range of vegetables, fruit, and free-range livestock. Amy looks forward to connecting with commercial growers throughout her territory.

Current Sales Territory
New York and Pennsylvania

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

Paul Gallione
Territory Sales Representative • Maine & the Greater Central & Eastern Seaboard States
Paul Gallione
Paul Gallione
"I have been actively engaged in agriculture since the early 70's, growing vegetables with my grandfather. Once older, I started working as a field hand on a large fruit and vegetable farm in northern New Jersey. This experience led to a degree in Agronomy from SUNY Morrisville in 1981. Since then I have worked in research at the Connecticut Ag Experiment Station and as an agricultural service provider, and operated two small organic farms, initially in North Branford, Connecticut and later in Waldo, Maine. At Moosehead Trail Farm I produce greenhouse tomatoes, hydroponic lettuce and basil, strawberries, and sweet corn, along with a mix of other vegetables and flowers to supply my farm stand and farmer's market. On the farm I utilize sustainable practices, including IPM, cover cropping, season extension, and hydroponics. Additionally, I have served as chairman on the Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District Board, from 1998–2014."

Paul began at Johnny's in 2011 as Technical Services Technician for the Product Development team. In this capacity he responded to customers' technical growing questions, maintained and updated the technical information available to our customers, and instructed Johnny's staff regarding technical and product concerns. Soon after starting Paul was additionally tasked with the roles of Product Trial Technician in the Tools & Supplies area as well as for Cover Crops. More recently he has filled the role of Technical Advisor, assisting customers and staff with technical growing information. Now Sales Representative for Maine and the greater Central and Eastern seaboard states, growers in these important regions are in good hands with Paul. A natural life-long learner and educator, Paul is also a Certified Crop Advisor.

Current Sales Territory
Maine, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, and West Virginia

Email pgallione@johnnyseeds.com
Toll-Free 800-854-2580, ext. 4306
Direct Line 207-660-4306

Ken Fine
Territory Sales Representative • Northern–Midwest/Great Lakes U.S.
Ken Fine
Ken Fine
"It is an exciting time to be a professional vegetable grower. There is an expanding community of new and seasoned growers to learn from — and with whom to celebrate the renewed interest in locally grown fresh produce."

Ken has worked with commercial growers at Johnny's Selected Seeds since 1999. He has observed the evolution of small organic farms, from struggling on the fringe to an 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, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin

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

Charlotte McClure
Territory Sales Representative • Southwestern–Central U.S.
Charlotte McClure
Charlotte McClure
"I want you to consider me an extension of your team. Put me to work! "

Charlotte is the Territory Sales Representative for Arizona, Ohio, Nevada, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.

Originally from Houston, Charlotte studied food security at U.T. Austin. While there, she assisted on several research projects and wrote an honors research thesis on small farms in Texas. She also gained field experience while working on vegetable farms in Texas, Canada, and Croatia. Most notably, she served as Assistant Farm Manager of a 200-acre diversified organic vegetable farm in Austin. She has also worked as a photographer, vegan chef, and small business marketing specialist. Charlotte joined Johnny's Commercial Sales team with the goal of contributing to the success of small and mid-sized farms throughout the country. She brings with her a tireless work ethic, meticulous attention to detail, and unending enthusiasm for growing good food.

Current Sales Territory
Arizona, Ohio, Nevada, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas & Utah

Email cmcclure@johnnyseeds.com
Toll-Free 800-854-2580, ext. 5348
Direct Line 207-238-5348

Wesley Palmer
Territory Sales Representative  •  Northern California, Central U.S. & U.S. Island Territories (excluding Puerto Rico)
Wesle Palmer
Wesley Palmer
"A farm is more than just land and crops, it's a family's heritage and future. I am honored to be able to help farmers cultivate their businesses and sow seeds of succes for future generations to harvest."

Originally from Georgia, Wesley graduated with a degree in biology from Valdosta State University, where he began his professional career as the Natural Resources Specialist for Moody Airforce Base. Following his passion for agriculture, he moved to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, where he worked on an organic farm as the assistant farm manager. Wesley moved to Maine in the winter of 2018 and began his career at Johnny's taking inventory in our warehouse. He then worked two seasons at our research farm, specializing in mechanical cultivation and tractor work. Most recently Wesley joined our Commercial Sales team, providing coverage to Northern California, the Central U.S., and U.S. Territories, while building a homestead and family with his fianceé.

Current Sales Territory
Arkansas, Northern California, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wyoming, and U.S. Island Territories (excluding Puerto Rico)

Email wpalmer@johnnyseeds.com
Toll-Free 800-854-2580, ext. 5396
Direct Line 207-660-5396

Blake Thaxton
Territory Sales Representative • Southeast U.S.
Blake Thaxton
Blake Thaxton
"Growing in the Southeast can be a big challenge, and it takes constant vigilance to stay ahead. Let me be another person to run ideas by, for your farm, greenhouse, or market garden. Please reach out to me directly if I can offer any assistance to you and your operation. As a part of our Johnny's sales team we also have the continued support of our Sales Support Specialist, Joy Frost, who can provide additional help from our office in Maine."

Blake joined the team at Johnny's as the Southeast Sale Representative in 2018.

Blake began his career in Agriculture as a University of Florida Extension Agent after attending Auburn University, where he completed bachelor's and master's degrees in Horticulture. Most recently Blake became a Certified Crop Advisor through the American Society of Agronomy.

Blake's career focus has been on protected agriculture production and field production of vegetables, and new and emerging IPM techniques. With the increased interest and momentum of the local foods movement, Blake aspires to help growers in the Southeast choose the varieties and production methods suited for the climate and markets.

Current Sales Territory
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina

Email bthaxton@johnnyseeds.com
Direct Line 207-660-4310

Molly Sadowsky
Territory Sales Representative • Canada & Southern Oregon
Molly Sadowsky
Molly Sadowsky
"No one works harder than farmers, and it's not easy to be financially successful. Every decision is important, down to the seeds and varieties you choose to grow. My job is to do everything possible to set my customers up for success. I feel fortunate to be able to work with growers to help them make the best choices for their farm and for their business."

Molly joined Johnny's Sales team in early 2020, bringing small business experience and a passion for helping farmers succeed.

She started working with growers in 2001, buying farm-direct produce for the vegetarian café she owned with her husband in Portland, Oregon. She later worked with local flower growers to develop a floral program for a chain of natural grocery stores, then held a variety of leadership positions at a farmer-owned wholesale flower market in Seattle, including general manager and product manager.

Molly's business experience — both buying from farmers and selling on behalf of farms — gives her a unique perspective on how to support the needs of commercial growers. She loves working collaboratively with her customers to find varieties that fuel their passion for growing, perform well, and help them compete in the marketplace.

Molly earned a B.S. in biochemistry and a Master's in Public Health. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she enjoys hiking with her husband and 12-year-old Belgian Malinois, cooking a good meal for friends, and spending time gardening on her small city lot.

Current Sales Territory
Canada (other than Wholesale & Dealer accounts) and Southern Oregon

Email msadowsky@johnnyseeds.com
Cell 971-334-1281
Toll-Free 800-854-2580 ext. 5358
Fax (Outside U.S.) 207-238-5375

Tara Berry
Sales Support Specialist •  Arkansas, California, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wyoming & U.S. Island Territories, excluding Puerto Rico
Tara Berry
Tara Berry
"Working at Johnny's gives me the chance to help our customers earn a living, feed their families, and have a good experience with our products. Each day brings an opportunity to interact with wonderful people across the country and to learn something new. That is a true blessing!"

Tara is the Sales Support Specialist for John Bauer (Southern and Central California) and Wesley Palmer (Arkansas, Northern California, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wyoming, and U.S. Island Territories, excluding Puerto Rico).

Tara was born in Maine and has lived in many states throughout the country. Although she loved her time in the western part of the U.S., she returned to Maine in 1993 to raise her daughter and live closer to her family.

She started working for Johnny's in 2007. Over her years at Johnny's she has worked in Data Services, the Contact Center, and Customer Care. She enjoys applying her knowledge of Johnny's website, ordering systems, and customer account maintenance to assist commercial customers with their needs.

Email tberry@johnnyseeds.com
Toll-Free 800-854-2580, ext. 4324
Direct Line 207-660-4324

Joy Frost
Sales Support Specialist • Northeast & Southeast U.S.
Joy Frost
Joy Frost

Joy is the Sales Support Specialist for Julie Fine in the Northeast and Blake Thaxton in the Southeast U.S.

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.

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

Eileen Hagerman
Sales Support Specialist • Canada & Southern Oregon
Eileen Hagerman
Eileen Hagerman

Eileen joined the Commercial Sales Team in 2020 as the Sales Support Specialist for Molly Sadowsky, whose territory comprises Canada and Southern Oregon.

She initially began at Johnny's in 2018, working seasonally in the fulfillment center while working on her doctoral research, which focuses on twentieth-century New England agriculture with a special emphasis on the back-to-the-land movements in that region.

Eileen brings to the team a background in agricultural history, human ecology, teaching, and editing. She also brings horticultural and landscape-design experience, having completed a permaculture design course and helped found a community garden project at the University of Maine. Her current interests include eco-inclusive and native-plant-based agriculture, habitat restoration, beneficial insects, phenology, and nature journaling.

Email ehagerman@johnnyseeds.com
Toll-Free 800-854-2580, ext. 4308
Phone 207-660-4308

Nathan Belcher
Sales Representative • Wholesale Dealers Globally
Nathan Belcher
Nathan Belcher
"I have a strong desire to provide excellent customer service and satisfaction. I want to make sure that the people I work with know that I care about their concerns, and that I will do everything possible to make their experience with Johnny's the best that it can be."

Nathan started with Johnny's in 2015 as the Sales Support Specialist for Canada and soon advanced to to Territory Sales Representative. He has worked with nearly every territory in the U.S. and now represents Johnny's for our wholesale customers across the U.S. and all around the globe.

Born in Massachusetts and raised in beautiful Midcoast Maine, Nathan spent his childhood years working on a lobster boat. He attended the University of Maine at Farmington, where he earned a degree in education.

Using his strong background in sales and customer service Nathan looks forward to providing the best service he can to his customers and making sure their Johnny's experience is a great one.

Current Sales Territory
Nathan is the Sales Representative for all Wholesale dealers, worldwide.

Email nbelcher@johnnyseeds.com
Toll-Free 800-854-2580, ext. 5310
Direct Line 207-238-5310

Thomas Macy
International & Puerto Rico Sales Representative • Commercial & Home Garden
Thomas Macy
Thomas Macy
"I initially started working in agriculture because I wanted to use my hands and work under the sun. I have continued to work in agriculture because of the supportive and thoughtful people I've met. It is my hope that I can support my customers by answering any questions or concerns they may have while delivering the products they need to keep their business enjoyable and profitable."

Thomas has worked as a field hand on an organic vegetable farm, as a field technician at the University of Maine, and as a research assistant for the USDA in Urbana, Illinois. Thomas started at Johnny's Contact Center in 2015 and moved to International Sales in 2017, where he served as Sales Support Specialist before becoming International and Puerto Rico Territory Sales Representative for Commercial Growers and Home Gardeners in 2019.

Current Sales Territory
Thomas is the Sales Representative for International and Puerto Rican Commercial and Home Garden accounts.

Email tmacy@johnnyseeds.com
Toll-Free 877-564-6697 ext. 5309
Direct Line 207-238-5309

Kathy Bolduc
International & Wholesale Sales Support Specialist
Kathy Bolduc, International & Wholesale Sales Support Specialist
Kathy Bolduc
"Being born and raised in a small family grocery store, I was taught the value early in life of supplying the customer with high-quality service at a fair price. It has always been easy for me to believe in Johnny's mission of providing our customers with the highest quality products available at a fair price. I look forward to working with you."

Kathy started at Johnny's in 2004, when she began handling all of Johnny's internal and external mail; assisting Data Services with web, mail, and fax orders; and serving as a switchboard operator. In 2008 she fully transitioned into Data Services, concentrating solely on web, mail, and fax orders. Over the years, she has grown very familiar with Johnny's website and assisting customers. Kathy is now the Sales Support Specialist for International and Wholesale accounts.

Prior to working at Johnny's, Kathy spent 17 years as a full-time mother, raising 5 successful children before reentering the work force. During her time as a stay-at-home mother she was very active within the community, involved in parent teacher organizations, boy and girl scouts, and youth sports.

Kathy grew up in a family-owned Mom & Pop store, always ensuring that customer expectations were not just met but exceeded.

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

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