At Market Fresh Produce, we are a part of one of the greatest produce brands in the nation. We pride ourselves on top-quality service and products, this is the talent behind the excellence.


Steve phipps, ceo/president

Born and raised in Springfield MO, my life has truly been blessed in many ways.  In addition to running this successful company, I also own and operate a cattle ranch with over 100 head of beef, many horses, a few donkeys and cats and dogs.  I love to ride horses, which brings me piece of mind and time to think strategically. I believe the success that I’ve been blessed with is due to my conviction to the following three points; Integrity, hard work, and perseverance.

A favorite quote of mine comes from the movie Forrest Gump, “ My momma always said ‘Life was like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you’re gonna get’”


Jeff jones, vice president of sourcing
nixa, mo

Quitters never win.
Winners never quit.
-- Dan Gable Olympic wrestling Champion from my hometown Waterloo, Iowa


Ray Rollison, director of procurement
nixa, mo

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
-- Philippians 4: 6-7

 


brett lamar, category manager
nixa, mo

"Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea, and ideas are bulletproof."
-- V for Vendetta


joel laughlin, category manager
nixa, mo

I grew up on a farming operation with over 400 horses and enjoy hunting, fishing, and riding horses. I received my bachelors in Agriculture from Missouri State. I worked on my family farming operation prior to coming to Market Fresh in December of 2014.


ASPEN berning, category manager
nixa, mo

“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change.”
-- Heraclitus

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Frank pichler, category manager
nixa, mo

I have been an NRA Firearms Instructor for over 10 years!


kyle thiltgen, category manager
nixa, mo

I’m terrified of roller coasters! But I love to bowhunt – I’m ate up with it!

 


Mike kemp, senior executive business analyst
St. louis, mo

I started in the grocery business in 1970, and have always worked in this industry in one capacity or another. I have a BS in Marketing and went back to graduate school full time at the age of 60 to get my Masters in Marketing. My favorite hobby used to be playing golf, but now it seems I'm obsessed with my 6 grand babies under the age of 5!


mike combs, Senior Director of sales & Marketing
nixa, mo

I have worked in sales and management for over 25 years, and enjoy building relationships with customers and competing for their business. I really enjoy driving my boat, and teaching people to wake surf and wake board behind it.

 


Kaylyn Bender, Director of Marketing
nixa, mo

I love to laugh, kayaking, paddle boarding, dirt biking, archery, and all things outdoors! I always love being creative, Pinterest has nothing on me!


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Joe holecek, Customer Satisfaction Specialist
st. louis, mo

“Against the assault of laughter nothing can prevail."
-- Mark Twain


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brenna george, Customer Satisfaction Specialist
nixa, mo

“Rise up and become the person you were meant to be.”
-- Dieter F. Uchtdorf

 


Bob stevenson, customer satisfaction specialist
nixa, mo

“We get to choose every day to be happy or sad. I choose happy.”
-- Bob Stevenson to his children

 


Berrah brown, packaging manager
nixa, mo

“Don’t find fault, find a remedy.”
-- Henry Ford


Todd Greene, National Sales Director
tampa, FL

I enjoy NFL football and am an avid NASCAR fan; started the Daytona Coke 400 from the flag stand. I'm also a music lover and play piano and brass instruments (I specialize in the Trombone).


April music, regional produce sales manager
tampa, fl

I love college football and going to football games! I also love the beach! Something you wouldn't know,  I own and love guns. I enjoy going to the range and shooting. Diamonds are played out, I like ammo!

 


brian morris, director of VMI
nixa, mo

My favorite days are spending time with my wife Jodi and Cat Cookie. I enjoy playing golf and vacationing on a sunny beach.

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james holder, vmi manager
nixa, mo

I enjoy going to NASCAR races and I can ride high wheel bicycles. Also, I am a four-time youth national champion racer. No big deal.


kayla raymond, vmi specialist
nixa, mo

“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
-- John Wayne

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angie hanson, vmi specialist
hopkins, mn

I’m the youngest of 4, my sister is 16 years older than me. And there is only a 7 year age difference between me and her oldest daughter.


brandon chavis, vmi specialist
mechanicsville, va

“A lot of people never use their initiative because nobody told them to.”
-- Banksy, Street Artist

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otis chamblee, logistics/procurement
nixa, mo

Since my childhood, I have always held a curiosity for how we get things; i.e. food, consumer goods, materials, etc. I’ve had the good fortune of making a living learning, understanding, and improving upon the processes that afford consumers the benefits of enjoying these items on a daily basis. And in my spare time I enjoy playing 2 instruments; the alto saxophone and drums.


dan thompson, senior director of operations
tampa, fl

I enjoy living in the hot southern culture of Florida, barbeque ribs are my favorite food and To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite book. I love German Shepherd dogs, I enjoy training them and watching dog competitions.

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adam faust, produce operations specialist
tampa, fl

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and
learning from failure.”

-- Colin Powell


david ferrera, sourcing/production specialist
tampa, fl

I have worked in the produce business for over 20 years now. My favorite hobby is to play soccer for Dynamo Soccer Club.       

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tomas bobadilla, warehouse manager
tampa, fl

“ Every Job is a Self Portrait of the person who did it – Autograph your work with Excellence”
-- Ted Key


nebali rodas, supervisor of packing room/qc
tampa, fl

I enjoy watching and playing soccer

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paco soto-fuentes, shipping & receiving specialist/transport operator
tampa, fl

I am a movie buff – I enjoy all genres!


jordan jackson, vice president of finance
nixa, mo

I joined the Market Fresh team in 2010. Prior to that, I graduated from Southwest Baptist University with degrees in Accounting and Finance. I have gained accounting and finance experience through prior positions in the banking industry and hold a CPA license in the state of Missouri.


Alison lee, senior director of finance
nixa, mo

I am a certified CPA and have been in the accounting industry for over 15 years. I love being active, reading, cooking and baking in my spare time!

 


carolyn wall, accounting supervisor
nixa, mo

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. "
-- Henry David Thoreau

 


Betina morelock, staff accountant
nixa, mo

"Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get inside you and weigh you down."

-- Unknown


tracy daugherty, staff Accountant
nixa, mo

“Happiness is not ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
-- Dalai Lama XIV


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Cynthia Williams, Accounting Staff Support
nixa, mo

I enjoy all outdoor activities.  I own a kayak which is my favorite hobby.  I would float every weekend if I could.  I also enjoy hiking and camping.  I love traveling but my favorite places are Florida or Mexico for the beaches or Colorado for the hiking.


chellsie cutbirth, accounting support staff
nixa, mo

“In this world there is no force equal to the strength of a woman determined to rise.”
-- W.E.B. Du Bois

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JIm maynard, senior director of human resources
nixa, mo

My favorite hobby is mountain biking.


debbie doolittle, human resources manager
nixa, mo

I enjoy getting away from town and spending time at beautiful Table Rock Lake.  I don’t need a boat just put me on a raft add in some friends, and I’m happy as can be. 

 


beth hughs, receptionist
nixa, mo

“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."
-- Angela Schwindt


tara ewald, director of office administration
nixa, mo

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense."
-- Thomas A. Edison


kelli bilyeu, procurement support staff
nixa, mo

I enjoy team roping and barrel racing.

I grew up around rodeo as my parents owned and ran a rodeo business which allowed me to always be outside which led to my love of animals and the outdoors. I went to Northwest Missouri State University and graduated with a Bachelors in Science of Animal Science.   


Karen flores, procurement support staff
nixa, mo

Market Fresh gave me my first administration job and I loved it (even being the youngest on the team), they gave me a chance to move up and I did. I am currently working on my business degree at Crowder College, and when I'm not working or caught up in school my favorite thing to do is spend time with my two kids!


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Karri Spooner, Procurement Support Staff
Nixa, MO

"The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears."
-- Arabian Proverb


nancy vega, administrative operations manager
tampa, fl

Be Kind - Work Hard - Stay Humble - Smile Often - Stay Loyal - Travel Often - Never Stop Learning - Be Thankful Always and Love……Natural Life

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Jeremy krall, it manager
nixa, mo

 "The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course."

-- Billy Graham

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