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Rachel Gomez

Rachel was born in Salinas and grew up in Soledad, CA. She began her career as an accounts payable clerk for a grower and moved her way up to payroll supervisor. Joining Ippolito Intl., in 2008 she now manages a department of six employees who issue over 500 payroll checks a week for harvesting crews. […]

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Mike Heisinger

Born and raised in Carmel, Mike is a 5th generation California Central Coast-resident. He graduated from Chico State, majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis on Financial Management. After working in cost accounting for the State of California and then for a custom grower in Salinas, he joined Ippolito in 2011. With the creation of Queen […]

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Kristen Colman

Kristen has worked in both the banking and fresh produce industries since graduating from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a business degree in accounting and finance. Today she is the accounting manager for Ippolito and also serves on the Executive Board for the local Salinas Valley Chapter of California Agriculture for Women. She loves […]

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Herman Cossio

Herman was raised in Southern California and obtained an electrical engineering degree from Cal Poly, Pomona. After graduation he worked in the construction and mortgage industries. He then switched gears and began working as a Food Safety manager at a vegetable growing company. This position along with his 30 years of management experience and being […]

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Katie Harreld

Katie is a life-long Salinas, CA resident. She began working in the produce industry as an intern in a major shipper’s sales office over three summers while attending college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. After graduating with a degree in Ag Business she worked as a coordinator at another Salinas shipper for one year […]

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