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Northeast Territory Managers

Sara Christ
  • Sara Christ
  • Western NY
  • Sara is a life-long member of the western NY agricultural community and has a background in garden-center sales, owner-operator of a farm market retail business, and was territory account manager for a commercial vegetable seed distributor. She brings valuable experience in vegetable crop production, produce marketing, retail sales and customer service. Sara and her family reside in Brockport, NY.

 

 

Tim Clark
  • Tim Clark
  • WI, MN, IA, NE, SD, ND
  • Tim is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earning a BS in Ag Economics and Ag Journalism. He has over 12 years of sales and crop advising experience. Tim has a deep passion and consultative approach for fresh market produce with a specific interest in sweet corn, green beans, cabbage, onions, carrots and pumpkins. Tim along with his wife and 3 sons reside on a small farm in East-Central Wisconsin.

 

 

Tom Dauria
  • Tom Dauria
  • NJ, VA, PA
  • Tom is a dedicated professional in the greenhouse, flower and commercial vegetable seed industries with over 35 years’ experience. Tom’s main areas of expertise are broccoli, squash, corn, pepper, greens, fresh-cut sunflowers and more. Tom has significant marketplace knowledge of the southern New Jersey and northern Virginia production regions. Tom resides in Central New Jersey.

 

 

Randy Demay
  • Randy Demay
  • NY
  • Randy graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Plant Science and has over 40 years of experience in the seed business. Randy works primarily with the New York grower-shippers and onion producers. Bean, squash, cucumber, sweet corn, cabbage, and onion are Randy’s primary area of expertise. Randy lives with his wife in Western New York.

 

 

Jason Detzel
  • Jason Detzel
  • Eastern NY, VT, ME, RI, CT, MA, NH
  • Jason earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Psychology from the University of Massachusetts and a Master’s degree in Business from the University of the People. A native of Massachusetts, Jason is an active member of the Hudson Valley NY agricultural community and brings a diverse skill set to the Stokes Seeds sales team. With experience in livestock, forages, vegetable crops, and as a former senior Cornell Cooperative Extension educator, he is well prepared to work with growers to find profitable solutions to their crop production challenges. Jason and his family reside in Hudson, NY.

 

 

Karen Grybko
  • Karen Grybko
  • ME, VT, NH, RI, MA
  • Karen is a graduate of UMass Amherst, earning a BS in Plant Pathology. She has been working with vegetable growers for over 35 years. Karen and her husband live on a small farm in southern New Hampshire where they raise sheep and enjoy working in their large vegetable garden.

 

 

Bryan Hannigan
  • Bryan Hannigan
  • NJ, MD, DE
  • Bryan is a graduate of Rutgers University, with a degree in Agricultural Science. He has been selling vegetable seed directly to farmers for over 40 years. Bryan sells almost every species as he supports both wholesale growers, and roadside market growers in one of the most densely populated areas of the country. His specialty areas include sweet corn, peppers, winter and summer squash and many herbs. He resides with his wife in southern New Jersey.

 

 

John Hoffman
  • John D. Hoffman
  • OH, IN, IL, MO
  • John is a graduate of The University of Pittsburgh, holding a BA in Economics. He has over 20 years of sales experience, with the last 10 being in the vegetable seed industry. He has experience growing sweet corn, peppers, and tomatoes, with his primary expertise in pumpkins and fall ornamentals. John's prior management and consulting experience drive his desire to improve his customers' bottom line. John and his wife reside in north central Ohio.

 

 

Tom Jacobs
  • Tom Jacobs
  • MI, OH, IN
  • Tom is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, earning a BS in Agri-business. He has over 30 years of sales experience in agronomy, irrigation, and fresh market products. Tom is well versed in cucumbers, pumpkins, and pepper production, with a primary expertise in sweet corn. Tom and his wife reside in west Michigan and have 5 children.

 

 

 

Tom Pagels
  • Tom Pagels
  • NJ, MD, DE, PA
  • Tom is a veteran of the commercial vegetable seed industry with over 40years experience. He specializes in watermelon, peppers, corn, greens and more. Tom is a graduate of Clemson University with a BS and MS in horticulture. Tom has an extensive background in agriculture / horticulture and is particularly well-versed in the southern New Jersey and Delmarva marketplaces. Tom and his wife reside in southern New Jersey.

 

 

 

Southeast Territory Managers

Wayne Cline
  • Wayne Cline
  • Central FL
  • Wayne has over seven years of experience in the vegetable seed industry. Prior to joining the seed industry, Wayne developed his vegetable industry knowledge working for several years for one of the largest tomato and pepper producers on the Florida west coast. His strengths also include his understanding of the Florida sweet corn market. Wayne and his wife along with their daughter reside in southwest Florida.

 

 

Kyle Tisdale
  • Kyle Tisdale
  • GA, North FL
  • Kyle earned a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business and Mechanization from Clemson University and worked for the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, specializing in watermelon and peaches. He also has extensive experience in crop scouting, variety trial evaluation, and management of vegetable crops. Kyle and his family reside in Jacksonville, FL.

 

 

Eric Zunica
  • Eric Zunica
  • Southeast Product Development Manager
  • Eric earned a bachelor’s degree in Plant Science from The University of Florida and has extensive experience in commercial vegetable and strawberry production, with particular emphasis on green beans. He also brings valuable farm management experience, including equipment, fertilizer, irrigation systems, IPM programs and food safety. Eric resides in Southwest FL.

 

 

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