Most boys love playing with Tonka trucks in the dirt. And some boys never grow out of it. Gypsum Pit Forman Mikeal Parker has been playing in the dirt at Holloway for more than 25 years and shows no signs of abandoning that playful spirit.
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The first thing you need to know about Sales and Account Manager, Brooke Ranes is that she’s a problem solver. Brooke has a mind for logistics and is solutions driven, something any grower can appreciate in an ever-evolving landscape.
Matt Woessner is one of those people you can’t help but like. You can feel his genuine smile and warmth from the moment you meet him.
Manuel Avalos, Environmental Superintendent Manuel Avalos, Holloway Environmental Superintendent Manuel Avalos is a man of few words but lots of action. As Holloway Environmental’s Superintendent, Manuel and his team have long-range goals and action plans to maximize the Environmental side of the business and make waste sustainable. Quite literally taking trash and turning it into environmental treasure. Holloway Environmental was born out of the need to reclaim the exhausted gypsum mine pits from Holloway Ag. Once a mine has expended all of its resources, the company responsible has to do something with the void that is left. Holloway [...]
Claudia Lepe, Accounts Receivable Clerk Do you want to know what was going on with Holloway in 2008? Claudia can tell you. Do you want to know how much Holloway has grown in the last decade? Claudia can tell you. Do you want to hear some fun stories about old-school orders done in triplicate? Just ask Claudia! Our Accounts Receivable Clerk, Claudia Lepe has been with HM Holloway for 16 years. She is one of our most tenured employees and has seen first-hand the company’s growth in products and services for the farmers of the Central Valley. Claudia was introduced [...]
Lisa Salinas, Accounting Clerk and DMV Admin Lisa Salinas is the definition of a self-starter. Throughout her career, Lisa has never been afraid of a challenge and has always loved to learn, grow and try new things. From her roots growing up the daughter of a Kirby Vacuum salesman to her role at Holloway for the past seven years as our Accounting Clerk and DMV Admin, Lisa dives all in. Lisa grew up in Bakersfield where her dad and mom had a Kirby sales office on Chester Ave & 11th St., where it still is to this day. Her parents [...]
Zack Levinson, Mine Superintendent Zack Levinson is not one to sit on the sidelines. He thrives on being in the action, making decisions, and putting strategic plans into motion. As our geologist turned mine superintendent, Levinson is working to take Holloway through the next 90 years with sustainable reserve planning and proper allocation of today’s resources. Levinson discovered his passion for geology when he went back to school after several years in the catering industry. He took a geology class and fell in love with the field. Levinson holds a master’s degree in geology from Sacramento State and worked with [...]
Laura Willoughby, Senior VP of Finance Laura Willoughby, front, is Senior VP of Finance for Holloway. Joined from left to right by President Vard Terry, COO Dan Allen and CEO Brian Maxted, Holloway was named Inc. Magazine's fastest-growing Ag & Natural Resources company in 2021. While some might flee from their problems, Laura Willoughby runs at challenges head on. When she's not balancing the books at Holloway, the Senior Vice President of Finance is an avid runner who competes in marathons at both the local and national level – running in everything from the Bakersfield Marathon (finishing second [...]
Alex Parsons, Ag Operations Manager Alex Parsons, Ag Operations Manager You know those people who always say “yes” to an opportunity or the unexplored? Now combine that person with a guy who is always smiling, and would give you the shirt off his back, and you have Holloway’s Ag Operations Manager, Alex Parsons.Even though his immediate tenure with Holloway has been short, his affiliation with Holloway has been almost lifelong. Parsons grew up around agriculture living in the San Joaquin Valley where his parents owned a livestock hauling company started by his grandfather.Around the age of eight, his family moved to [...]
Jeff Rogers, Environmental Superintendent & Logistics Manager The old adage of “wearing many hats” can often be over exaggerated, but in the case of Holloway’s Environmental Superintendent and Logistics Manager, Jeff Rogers, it is an exact fit. Rogers has a reputation for being down for anything. He is willing to take on any challenge and figure out the best way to make things work smoothly. When he started out at Holloway four years ago, Rogers was in sales with Holloway Ag. “I had always known about Holloway growing up in Shafter,” Rogers said, “But Dan [Allen] is a family friend [...]