Maximum Staff Listing
Bonnie Dugan is Southeast Natural and Specialty Independent Sales Manager. Bonnie has followed the natural food industry for years and is excited about the growth and future of the industry. She comes to Maximum Marketing with a strong sales background in retail and real estate, as well as merchandising. Bonnie has been with Maximum Marketing since 2007.
Gary Papendick is Central Region Natural and Specialty Independent Sales Manager. Gary has over 30 years of experience in the natural food industry including ownership and general management of natural foods stores. He is also a certified Food Safety Manager. Gary has been with Maximum Marketing since 2010.
Michelle Hainey is Northeast Natural and Specialty Independent Sales Manager. Michelle has over 20 years of experience in the health and wellness industry, including ownership and management of two restaurants and servicing natural and independent accounts as a broker sales representative. She earned a BS in Marketing from Johnson & Wales University and she enjoys competing in triathlons and other racing events. Michelle has been with Maximum Marketing since 2013.
Denise Manna is Sales Manager HBC and National Account Manager. She holds a certificate in Health Counseling from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Denise also is a board member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Denise has been with Maximum Marketing since 2008.
Nancy Schmedes is Sales Manager focusing on brand cultivation and development. Nancy has over 30 years' experience in the industry including sales team management, distributor management, and client management. Nancy initially joined our team in 2005.
Maria Montesdeoca is Office Manager, overseeing our team handling customer and vendor support paperwork as well as field team administrative support management. Maria has several years of industry experience working for manufacturers as a sales executive assistant. She holds a degree in Business Administration and is a certified Bilingual Judicial Interpreter. Maria has been with Maximum Marketing since 2013.
Susan Oelker is Account Manager for Whole Foods Global and Southwest Texas. Susan brings with her over 20 years of Sales Management and Buying experience with Whole Foods and other prominent retailers. She is fluent in all levels of retail program design and execution and has a proven record of improved customer relations and sales growth.
Shawn Carastro is the Sales & Marketing Coordinator for retail accounts. She joined the team after working in natural food stores, and has been with Maximum Marketing since 2001.
Troy Emineth is Northeast Account Manager. He has over 15 years of experience in the conventional and natural grocery industry including positions as Director of Purchasing at UNFI and Senior Buyer at C & S Wholesale Grocers. Troy holds a degree in Management and Accounting from Rocky Mountain College. Troy has been with Maximum Marketing since 2009.
Jerry Le Blanc is Account Manager for Pennsylvania and Maryland. Jerry has over 15 years of experience in the food industry, representing prestigious manufacturers for distributor accounts such as Tree of Life and Haddon House. He holds an undergraduate degree from Villanova University an MBA in Marketing from St. Joseph’s University. Jerry has been with Maximum Marketing since 2012.
Ken Buffington is the Grocery Account Manager for New England. Ken has more than 30 years of knowledge and experience in health and beauty care and general merchandise categories. His experience includes sales, merchandising and management of field and supervisor staff. Ken has been with Maximum Marketing since 2007.
Keith Sloan is a Grocery Account Manager for the Southeast. Keith has been in the food industry for more than five years, holding positions of account manager at Maximum Marketing and sales rep supervisor for a food company. Keith has been with Maximum Marketing since 2005.
David Lofthouse is Account Manager for Southwest Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. He has worked for both UNFI and KeHe as a territory manager. In addition he has previous broker experience and has been a sales manager with Pepsico.
Nancy Petrosino is a Mid-Atlantic Grocery Account Manager. She is responsible for the headquarter calls for Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and parts of New York. Nancy has worked in the food industry, holding the title of District Account Manager for Archway Cookies, Sales Rep for an in-house private label for Supervalu Accounts and has also managed an independent supermarket. Nancy has been with Maximum Marketing since 2007.
Eric Vogt is account manager for the Ohio and Missouri territory, including Kroger. Eric comes to us with a variety of experience in the food sales industry. He has handled food service, deli, c-stores, as well as sales director for a 6 state territory for Bridgeford Foods. He has been active in the industry for over twenty years.
Don Friedman is Supermarket Account Manager for the Western Midwest. Don joined Maximum Marketing with over 25 years of industry experience as a Distributor Account Manager, earning multiple awards as salesman of the year. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Elmhurst College. Don has been with Maximum Marketing since 2013.
Linda Amrich is Supermarket Account Manager for New England. She joins Maximum Marketing with over 25 years of experience in the supermarket industry, including over 10 years managing retail development for a portfolio of prestigious brands. Linda holds a degree in Business Administration from Western New England College. Linda has been with Maximum Marketing since 2013.
Patty Vanderstelt is account manager for the eastern Midwest region, including Eastern Wisconsin and Michigan. Patty has held various positions in the supermarket industry, such as regional rep for Partners Crackers, account manager for a specialty broker, an account manager at KeHe for 13 years and owned her own company for 10 years.
Janet Saboe is Supermarket Account Manager for the Eastern Midwest. Janet brings over 10 years of industry experience to Maximum Marketing, having worked as a buyer and category manager for a major retail chain, a business manager for a sales & marketing agency, and a sales manager for a leading specialty food manufacturer. Janet has been with Maximum Marketing since 2014.
David Doak is Account Manager for Alternative Channels. David brings almost 30 years of industry experience, having served as a Sales Representative, Sales Supervisor and Account Manager for nationally known brands. David has been with Maximum Marketing since 2016.
Linda Schnitzer is Account Manager Northeast. Linda has worked in the Industry for 25+ years, having served as district manager, space management manager, account and brand manager. She has worked in HBC, grocery, frozen, and produce departments representing national brands. Linda has been with Maximum Marketing since 2018
Gray Parsons is Account Manager for Mid Atlantic. Michael has a background in both medical and nutritional sales and marketing. He previously owned his own sales and distribution business for 17 years. Michael has been with Maximum Marketing since 2006.
Greg Todora is account manager for northern Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. He is a native from Texas as well as an avid music lover. Greg has worked for some industry leaders such as Nestle, Knouse, Glaxosmithkline and Odwalla. Greg has a BS in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Texas.
Ken Oehler is Southeast Supermarket Merchandising Manager, supervising all territory managers from Virginia to Miami. Ken has 25 years experience in the grocery business, including 14 years with different brokers. He was Merchandising Manager at Tree of Life where he introduced natural food sections into stores such as Publix, Bi-Lo and Krogers. Ken has been with Maximum Marketing since 2003.
Alan Chamberlain is the NE Merchandising Manager. His 24 years of experience includes Hannaford Supermarkets and UNFI. He holds a BS in Business Management and resides in Keene, NH with his wife and daughters. Alan has been with Maximum Marketing since 2004.
Bernie Clavelle is Territory Manager for retail grocery accounts in Southern Florida. He has over 20 years of management and merchandising experience with Tree of Life and Winn Dixie Supermarkets. While at Tree of Life, Bernie achieved membership into the Tree of Life Presidents Club. Bernie has been with Maximum Marketing since 2010.
Marianne Kasper is Territory Manager for retail grocery accounts in Northwest Florida. Marianne has over 15 years of retail merchandising and sales experience, including territory management with Maximum Marketing from 2000-2003 and returned to the company in 2009.
Sue Warner is Territory Manager for retail accounts in Central Florida, where she serves grocery stores. Her experience includes 10 years of working with brokers and distributors in food sales. Sue has been with Maximum Marketing since 2001.
Helena Hazelwood is Territory Manager for Georgia and Alabama. She has 10 years of experience in broker and retailer sales, marketing and merchandising. Helena has been with Maximum Marketing since 2013.
Maria Devia is Territory Manager for retail grocery accounts in the Mid-Atlantic region. Maria brings over ten years of team leading merchandising experience in all categories throughout mass market and big box retail stores.
Chris Ierley is Territory Merchandiser for New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has industry experience with a major retailer as a Dry Grocery Buyer and has several years of experience in purchase order management, customer service and merchandising. Chris holds an associate degree from Northern Virginia Community College. Chris has been with Maximum Marketing since 2013.
Frank Godfrey is Natural Merchandiser for Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and Eastern Tennessee. He served 4 years in the US Navy and holds a degree in Criminal Justice from Reinhardt College in Canton, Georgia. Frank joined Maximum Marketing with over 10 years of experience in merchandising. He has been with Maximum Marketing since 2007.
Chuck Covatis is Territory Merchandiser for the North Atlantic Region. He has over 35 years of retail management, sales, and merchandising experience with companies including Bradlees, Millbrook, and KeHE. In his spare time, Chuck enjoys golf and tournament ping pong. Chuck has been with Maximum Marketing since 2009.
Terry Woody is Territory Merchandiser for retail grocery accounts in Virginia. He has over 20 years of experience with distributor sales and merchandising. He holds an Associate Degree from National Business College. Terry has been with Maximum Marketing since 2014.
Milton Leon LaFebre is Territory Merchandiser for retail grocery accounts in the New York Tri State area. Milton has over 11 years of sales, merchandising and management experience in the supermarket industry. He is also working towards his degree in business. Milton has been with Maximum Marketing since 2013.
Matt Kenney is Territory Manager/Merchandiser for the North Atlantic region. Matt has over 11 years of distributor and broker customer service and merchandising experience in the supermarket and natural retail industries. Matt has been with Maximum Marketing since 2013.
James Schickler is Territory Merchandiser for New York City and Long Island. James has several years of experience in merchandising, customer service and sales management. He holds an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Queensboro College. James has been with Maximum Marketing since 2014.
Chuck Lewis is Territory Manager for North Florida. Chuck joins us with many years of retail and wholesale sales, training and merchandising experience, working with brokers and national retail chains, as well as owning his own business.
Lawrence Gabriel is Territory Set Team Merchandiser for South Florida. He has several years of merchandising and customer service experience. He is also certified in Security. Lawrence has been with Maximum Marketing since 2014.
Tony Defeo is Territory Set Team Merchandiser for South Florida. Tony has over 20 years of supermarket grocery management experience with key retailers in New York and Florida as well as expertise in merchandising, sales and customer service in the dairy, frozen, HBC, dry grocery and housewares departments.
Trudy Karydis is Sales Management Support and Account Manager in Northern Florida. She has worked in the Health Food Industry for 12 years in both management and buying, as well as serving as sales broker. Trudy has been with Maximum Marketing since 2003.
Sheryl Kula is Natural Territory Manager for Western New England. She holds a degree from University of New Hampshire and has many years of experience in Natural HBC management, sales, and customer service. Sheryl has also been actively involved in many community volunteer programs and holds a certification from the Community Leadership Institute in New York. Sheryl has been with Maximum Marketing since 2008.
Coco Frey is Account Manager based in Florida and Field Support Trainer for the Southeast and Southwest Regions. Coco has founded, managed and represented several small food retail and educational businesses. She graduated with honors from Texas Women’s College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Nutrition with a minor in Entrepreneurship. Coco has been with Maximum Marketing since 2013.
Kelly House is Territory Manager for North Carolina and Virginia. Kelly has over 10 years of natural industry experience as a broker sales representative, natural trade writer and as a Health and Body Care manager. She holds a degree in Pre-Med, is also a trained Life Coach and Teacher of Ascension Meditation. Kelly has been with Maximum Marketing since 2013.
Chad Bennett is Natural Territory Manager for North Florida. Chad has almost 30 years of management and operations experience, as well as experience in marketing and training staff at all levels, with a leading Southeast retailer. Chad has been with Maximum Marketing since 2013.
Paula Viala is Natural Territory Manger for South Florida and the Caribbean. Paula has over 10 years of experience in the natural foods industry working at the retail level in sales, training, and purchasing. Paula has been with Maximum Marketing since 2018.
Christopher Stricklin is Territory Manager for Maryland, West Virginia, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Chris has experience in product placement, quality control, Merchandising and customer service. He holds a Bachelors degree in Communications and Media Studies from Goucher College, where he was also an awarded goalie for the varsity lacrosse team. Chris has been with Maximum Marketing since 2013.
Chris Kelly is the Natural Merchandiser for North Carolina, Virginia and the Southern Mid-Atlantic, covering Whole Foods and Earth Fare stores. Chris has 35 years in the foods business with experience in supermarket sales and merchandising. Chris has been with Maximum Marketing since 2007.
Andrea Huff is the Natural Territory Manager for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and lower New York state. She has an extensive background in natural foods, including work as a personal chef for individuals and groups, creating one of the first organic school lunch programs and producing a children’s natural food cooking show. Andrea has been with Maximum Marketing since 2007.
Kenny Siegel is Territory Manager for Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota. Kenny has over 40 years of food industry experience, including sales management and marketing. He also holds a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from St. Paul Technical College. Kenny has been with Maximum Marketing since 2016.
Lucas Grecky is Territory Manager for the New York Metropolitan Area. Lucas has almost 20 years of Account Management and Retail Management experience in the natural and specialty food trade, working for companies such as UNFI and Grace’s Marketplace. Lucas has been with Maximum Marketing since 2015.
Dawn Foley is Territory Manager for Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee. Dawn has several years of experience in Supermarket merchandising and replenishment. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of South Florida and an MBA from the University of Miami. Dawn has been with Maximum Marketing since 2016.
Mark Reardon is Territory Manager for Eastern New England. Mark has over 20 years experience in the natural food industry. He is an experienced broker, has owned his own natural food store, and has managed multiple store locations. Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. Mark has been with Maximum Marketing since 2016.
Dan DiCosmo is Territory Manager for Michigan and Ohio. Dan brings over 20 years of industry experience in marketing, business development and sales management. Dan earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan.
Jenny Stierch is Territory Manager for Northern Florida, the Florida Panhandle and Southern Alabama. She has several years of awarded sales experience in the health and beauty care industry. Jenny is also a professional photographer and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography from Indiana University. Jenny has been with Maximum Marketing since 2016.
Katherine Leyva is HBC Specialist Northeast. Katherine has a passion for natural health and beauty care and has experience working in retail for the natural industry. Katherine has hosted TV and radio shows in Cuba. She records audio books for the congress library and holds a degree in drama education from the National Theatre School of Cuba. Katherine has been with Maximum Marketing since 2018.
Stephanie Cafano is Territory Manager for Upstate New York. She brings to us extensive experience in Sales, customer service and product promotion. She has also hired, trained and grown new and successful sales teams. Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Feature Writing from Ithaca College. Stephanie has been with Maximum Marketing since 2016.
Amanda Liptak is Natural HBC Specialist and Account Manager for the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut territory. She has several years of experience with merchandising and sales for retailers such as Whole Foods. Amanda also has experience with Floral Design and is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist. Amanda has been with Maximum Marketing since 2012.
Chris Voso is HBC Specialist for The New York Metropolitan area. Chris has over 20 years of experience in the Natural products industry including experience in sales management with supplement manufacturers and distributors. Chris holds a degree in literature from SUNY Purchase College. Chris has been with Maximum Marketing since 2013.
Bronwyn Townsend is Territory Manager for the Mid-Atlantic region. She is a certified Health Counselor through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and holds a Bachelor Degree in Art from the University of Southern Maine. Bronwyn has been with Maximum Marketing since 2016.
Michelle Matlack is HBC Specialist for Chicago. Michelle has over 15 years of sales, buying and merchandising experience in the natural products and health and beauty care industry. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Kent State University. Michelle has been with Maximum Marketing since 2014.
Beth Flood is the HBC Specialist Beauty Advisor, New England. Beth has over 20 years of experience in the food industry, including servicing Whole Foods and independent accounts as a broker sales representative. She earned a BS in Food Service Management and Catering at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Beth enjoys tennis, yoga, gardening, and cooking.
Adine Stevens is the Supermarket Sales Assistant. She is responsible for supermarket promotions and new items in addition to the needs of the department. Before joining Maximum Marketing, Adine worked for the tax department at Barclay’s Bank. She has been with Maximum Marketing since 2001.
Nancy Leonard is a Sales Assistant. She handles promotions of new items and existing retail products, as well as the execution of ad and demonstration programs. Nancy has more than 20 years experience in sales and management in the garment industry. She has been with Maximum Marketing since 1998.
Heather Martin is a Sales Assistant. Heather comes to us with administrative management experience and was the liaison between directors, field, and office team’s within the Security Services Industry. She holds an Associate degree from Palm Beach State College.
Neil Banning is Data Analyst. Neil brings to us a background in technical consulting and support. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Management Information Systems from Elizabeth City State University. Neil has been with Maximum Marketing since 2014.
Karin Vismantas is in Accounting and assists with wholesale support. Karin has over 10 years of experience in marketing services, financial planning and logistics. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Florida Atlantic University and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University.
Kirsten Doxsee is Office Assistant and Purchase Order Processor. Kirsten brings over 30 years of experience in office management, accounting and customer relations and holds an Associate Degree in General Business from Palm Beach State College.
Shevaughn Priest is Administrative Assistant for southeast supermarket accounts. Shevaughn has several years of office administrative experience and is working towards a Bachelor Degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from Florida International University.
Michelle Latchman is Data Administrator and has been on the team since 2015. Michelle is working towards a Bachelor Degree in Accounting at Florida Atlantic University.
Trina Mazner is Administrative Assistant for Southeast Supermarket Accounts. She has several years of customer service and administrative experience. Trina earned Teacher’s Assistant Certification from Central Washington University and an Associate Degree from Yakima Valley Community College.
Gabby Da Silva is Executive Assistant. Gabby received her Bachelor's Degree from Florida Atlantic University with a concentration in Leadership and Administration. Prior Gabby spent several years working at a retirement community in South Florida where she performed various roles in management, supervising, training, and assisting the Director in day to day operations. Gabby joined the Maximum team in 2018.
Kerry A. Josephson is an Office Assistant. Kerry has over 20 years of administrative office experience which includes office management, data entry, and customer service. She comes to us with extensive knowledge from a distributor perspective. Kerry joined the team in 2018.