Staff

 

Garrick Macek
General Manager

A Colorado native and psychology major, Garrick began his career in produce from the bottom up at Coosemans Denver. Packing, inspecting, driving, selling, he has done it all. He then went on to strengthen his foundation at USC's school of business. Committed to spreading the joy and benefits of specialty produce to all, Garrick leads our way!

 

Bruce Hoffman
Director of Sales

With the company since it’s inception in 1993, Bruce leads our team as Director of Sales. His well rounded produce knowledge and business savvy makes him one of the best in the business. He leaves no stone unturned when looking for that unique and hard to find ingredient your customers require as Bruce lives for the hunt and the satisfaction of providing our customers with the best possible service. An avid baseball fan and once an athlete until injury forced his retirement, he enjoys collecting sports memorabilia.


Corry Laurendine
Sales

Corry has been eating specialty produce her entire life and selling it for the past 20+ years. Definitely a “foodie”, Corry’s time outside of the office is spent on anything culinary: browsing local markets, attending chef demos, seeking out new trends and ingredients and most often, eating, photographing and analyzing food. This passion for food gives her that special edge in feeding your needs as customers and thus a natural as Sales Manager. Coming from a restaurant and hospitality family, Corry has the perfect blend of specialty knowledge and customer service know-how.


Lizandro Cisneros
Director of Operations

With us for more than a decade now, Lizandro heads up operations which is no easy task. His natural ability to trouble shoot and understanding of the big picture allows him to keep our production teams running in top form. An all around great guy and huge sports fan, his bias are of course for the home teams. Lizandro will engage in sports talk without prompting so feel free to invite some friendly banter.


 

John Shaughnessy
Director of QA & Food Safety

John brings 18+ years of experience with an academic background in Food Science & Technology with a focus on Food Safety both domestically and internationally for GAP's (Good Agricultural Practices), GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices), HACCP and food safety prerequisite programs and Global Food Safety Initiative requirements. Food Safety is an absolute priortity at California Specialty Farms. It is our company's commitment to provide the freshest, finest and most healthful products that are safe from the field to fork. An alumni of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, John is also an avid fisherman, so you might see him out on the So Cal lakes bass fishing with friends and family.


 


 




 

Jake Macek

Sales / Special Projects

A marketing graduate of Metropolitan State University of Denver, Jake also minored in sales. Having warehouse, inventory, driving and sales experience he is well equipped to service all your produce needs. He possesses a fierce desire to "make it happen" and that is definitely to the customer's benefit. When he's not slinging produce he's spending as much time with his son as possible. An avid golfer, you can also find him on the links.

 

 

Bernadette Berumen

Sales

A 25 year industry veteran, Bernadette began her career managing grocery store produce and floral departments. Eventually segueing to the supply side of things with Melissa's/World Variety she was a great fit as a supermarket sales representative. One thing led to another and she has embraced the foodservice segment and is here to take care of business! When time allows, Bernadette heads for Vegas or the river, keep your eye out for her on jet skis or at the tables!

 

 


Accounting Team

Left to Right: Mimi Subida, Menchie Bataller, Adriana Paez

 


 
Team California Specialty Farms