Your Blue Diamond Growers Member Relations Department is a diverse group of individuals with backgrounds deeply rooted in California’s agricultural community. They share a passion for farming that often began on their grandparent’s farms. Engaging with our Grower Owners to help improve their crop production, provide technical advice or consult on variety selection are just a few of the things that motivate them each day to help ensure that our crops earn the highest possible returns. Built on a foundation of integrity, honesty and trust, our Regional Managers are the liaison between our growers and Blue Diamond’s® management, providing insight into the cooperatives operations and conveying questions and information.
Contact the Regional Manager in your area for information on the benefits of marketing your crop through Blue Diamond Growers.
Vice President, Member Relations
“Growers appreciate my diverse farming background—I have a wide range of experience working with different crops in different areas and a pretty technical background as well, so I can look at the crop and analyze the factors that can affect a grower’s crop and profitability. The Blue Diamond Field Staff sees quite a bit and crosses a lot of country. We have the network and the knowledge to be able to look at a problem and solve it as quickly as possible.”
Director, Northern Region
Sacramento County, San Joaquin West of Austin Rd.
“Growing up a “Cannery Brat” surrounded by the bountiful crops grown in the Sacramento Valley, I understand the hard work and dedication it takes in the process from farm to table. As a member of the Blue Diamond Team, I get the opportunity to help in the business of families growing what they love on the land they cherish. It is worthwhile knowing that people all around the world enjoy eating Blue Diamond Almonds and almond products, allowing our growers the many benefits of the cooperative.”
San Joaquin East of Austin Rd; Stanislaus South of Tuolumne, East of San Joaquin River & West of Hwy 99; Merced North of the Merced River, West of Hwy 99
“In 1982, I planted my first almond tree, and our family has been part of Blue Diamond ever since. I love the fact that, although I’ve been involved forever, I’m learning something new every day. I see the passion and desire our growers have to be the stewards of their land, producing the highest possible quality and volume of almonds. It’s important to observe what the best growers are doing well, identify challenges, and take this knowledge to other growers.”
Stanislaus, South of the Tuolumne River and East of Hwy 99; Merced North of the Merced River, East of Hwy 99
“I grew up in Hughson on an almond, peach, and walnut farm and still help out when possible. My passion for agriculture runs deep. The best part of my job is interacting with growers and assisting them with any issues they may have. I am always a phone call away.”
Stanislaus County North of Tuolumne River & West of San Joaquin River; Northern Merced County
“My passion for the almond industry began as a child growing up on a small almond farm in Hickman, and that passion brought me to Blue Diamond. Our commitment to quality and living up to our values is what makes our co-operative the best place to work. It gives me a great sense of accomplishment to be working with our growers year-round to produce the best almonds in the world.”
Director, Southern Region
Merced South of Hwy 140; Madera North of Ave 12; Tulare & Kern County
Southern Madera County & Northern Fresno County
“I basically do three things: I provide advice on how to improve crop quality and get the best out of the premiums we offer. I have an extensive background in the science of production agriculture combined with an MBA in business management and marketing. And I’ve learned how to communicate effectively with our growers. All three aspects—growing the crops, getting the most money for crops, and communicating with the growers—help me bring value to this job.”
Southern Fresno & Kings Counties