Johnny's Territory Sales Representatives
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Serving the Small Commercial Grower
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!
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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
Direct Line 831-359-1905
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 Master's 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
Direct Line 207-238-5320
Amy brings to the team a wealth of experience and working familiarity with Johnny's varieties from having fulfilled a series of roles 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 for crops not only for the edible harvest they provide, but also for their seed potential.
Amy possesses deep working knowledge accrued by running her own homestead farm, as well. With the goal of meeting her family's needs to every extent possible, she engages in year-round production of vegetables, fruit, and free-range livestock. She looks forward to connecting with commercial growers throughout her territory.
Current Sales Territory
New York and Pennsylvania
Toll-Free 877-250-9854 x 5305
Direct Line 207-238-5305
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
Toll-Free 877-250-9854 x 4306
Direct Line 207-660-4306
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
Toll-Free 877-250-9854 x 5307
Direct Line 207-238-5307
Becky Hume is a commercial vegetable grower who, long before joining Johnny's Commercial Sales team in 2021, had become a Johnny's customer.
Becky knew farming was her life's work after completing her first farm apprenticeship at the age of 16. She went on to earn a degree in agriculture from Cornell University and has spent the last 12 years working in various sectors of the agricultural industry. She worked on several cut flower and vegetable farms in the U.S. and abroad before moving to Texas in 2014. Since then, she has managed a 200-acre organic vegetable farm, an aquaponic facility, and a regional microgreens operation. She currently owns and operates her own diversified vegetable farm just outside of Austin, Texas.
As a Southwestern grower, Becky has first-hand experience with the unique climatic and regional needs of her customers and is passionate about helping growers find the varieties that perform best in Texas and the Southwest.
When she is not helping farmers find the perfect varieties to thrive on their farms, Becky can usually be found tending the fields on her own farm, cooking lavish meals for friends, or out at the local honky-tonk, two-stepping.
Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas & Utah
Toll-Free 877-250-9854 x 5348
Direct Line 207-238-5348
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. Wesley then joined our Commercial Sales team, to provide coverage to Northern California, Southern Oregon, the Central U.S., and U.S. Island Territories, while building a homestead and family with his fiancée.
Current Sales Territory
Arkansas, Northern California, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Southern Oregon, South Dakota, Wyoming, and U.S. Island Territories
Toll-Free 877-250-9854 x 5396
Direct Line 207-238-5396
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, South Carolina, and Tennessee
Direct Line 207-660-4310
Johnny's currently has several career opportunities open for prospective members of our Commercial Sales team.
Regions of focus for new Territory Sales Representatives interested in joining our team include New England; New Jersey; Ohio, Michigan & Indiana; and Pennsylvania.
Please see our job postings for more information.
New England; New Jersey; Ohio, Michigan & Indiana; and Pennsylvania
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 first served as Sales Support Specialist. He became the International and Puerto Rico Territory Sales Representative in 2019 and is now the Territory Sales Representative for Canada.
Current Sales Territory
Canada (other than Wholesale & Dealer accounts)
Toll-Free 877-564-6697 x 5309
Direct Line 207-238-5309
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 all around the globe, as well as home and commercial growers internationally (other than Canada).
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 wholesale dealers worldwide, as well as international home garden and commercial growers (except Canada).
Toll-Free 877-250-9854 x 5310
Direct Line 207-238-5310
Kim joined the Commercial Sales Team in 2020 as the Sales Support Specialist for Johanna Willingham and Paul Gallione. She began working for Johnny's in 2019 in the Customer Care Department.
Originally from Oklahoma, Kim spent 20 years in Dallas, Texas before moving to Maine with her husband in 2013. They were seeking a change of pace, less concrete and more woods.
Kim gained experience in the agriculture industry by working for two Maine-based certified-organic farms and an apple orchard. That experience allowed her to see firsthand the challenges growers face. She has also studied Sustainable Food and Farming at UMASS. Prior to working in agriculture, Kim acquired an extensive background in customer service and sales support, which helps her to provide excellent service to the growers she serves.
Toll-Free 877-564-6697 x 5311
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).
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.
Toll-Free 877-250-9854 x 4324
Direct Line 207-660-4324
Joy is the Sales Support Specialist for Texas, the Southwest 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.
Toll-Free 877-250-9854 x 5319
Direct Line 207-238-5319
Chanda joined the Commercial Sales Team in 2021 as a Sales Support Specialist for the Great Lakes and New England regions.
Chanda comes from a background in academia for the past 20 years. She moved to Maine from North Carolina in September 2020 to embark upon a career change and engage with a company where the employees are as passionate as their customers are about growing crops.
Chanda has been a home gardener for more than 25 years, and brings a combination of home garden, customer service, and people skills to Johnny's Commercial Sales Team.
Toll-Free 877-250-9854 x 4317
Zach joined the Commercial Sales Team in 2021 as a Sales Support Specialist for Amy Dolley's territory, New York and Pennsylvania.
Born and raised in Unity, Maine, Zach graduated from Unity College with a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Management. As an avid outdoorsman and conservationist, Zach places deep value on sustainability and diversity of ecosystems. The correlation between wildlife and agricultural ecosystems led him to pursue various sustainable ag courses, which in turn led him to Johnny's Selected Seeds.
Zach's first three years with Johnny's were spent at the research farm, gaining valuable hands-on experience with our varieties and practices. He has experience both with our trialing processes and seed production techniques. From the farm he transitioned briefly to the contact center then into his current role as Sales Support Specialist.
Zach brings to the sales team a strong commitment to supporting local food and food systems, driven by his experiences and love for small communities in the Northeast.
Eileen joined the Commercial Sales Team in 2020. She is on the International Sales Support Team, currently acting as Sales Support Specialist for Canada and working closely with Canadian Commercial Sales Representative, Thomas Macy.
Eileen first became acquainted with Johnny's Selected Seeds as a gardener and environmental history graduate student, conducting research for her master's thesis on twentieth-century New England agriculture with an emphasis on the back-to-the-land movements in the region. In 2018, she began working seasonally in the fulfilment center while working on her doctoral thesis. There she found inspiration in the company's rich history and impact on the low-input and organic farming movement, as well as in the communitarian ethos inherent in working for an employee-owned company, and wanted to explore a more tangible connection to her growing interest in agriculture.
Eileen brings to the team a background in agricultural history, human ecology, and teaching. 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. Areas of interest include eco-inclusive and native plant agriculture, habitat restoration, beneficial insects, and phenology. In addition to her duties as a Sales Support Specialist, she serves on the company's Social Action Committee, working with her fellow employee-owners to explore new ways for Johnny's to build upon its existing commitments to social responsibility.
Toll-Free 877-564-6697 x 4308
Kathy has worked at Johnny's since 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 on the International Sales Support Team, working closely with Nathan Belcher as Sales Support Specialist for Wholesale accounts worldwide.
Kathy grew up in a family-owned Mom & Pop store, always ensuring that customer expectations were not just met but exceeded. Prior to working at Johnny's, she was the full-time mother of 5 children, during which time she was very active within the community, involved in parent teacher organizations, scouting, and youth sports.
Toll-Free 877-564-6697 x 5346
Direct Line 207-238-5346
Jacquelyn Titus is a member of the International Sales Support Team, providing support for both Thomas Macy, our Canada Sales Representative and Nathan Belcher, our International Sales Representative, having previously provided support for our Commercial Sales team across Canada and multiple U.S. territories.
Jacquelyn holds a B.S. in Parks and Forest Resources with a focus in natural resource management from Unity College. She moved to Maine from Philadelphia in 2017 to study environmental science and learn self-sustainable practices. Since then, she has worked with Maine Regional Parks and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry, as well as working on an organic farm in Unity, Maine. Jacquelyn brings her passion and background in organic agriculture, conservation, and plant biology to our team.
Toll-Free 877-250-9854 x 4316