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Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Manuel Avalos


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 [...]

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Manuel Avalos2023-01-09T10:31:37-08:00

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Claudia Lepe


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 [...]

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Claudia Lepe2022-09-12T11:44:50-07:00

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Lisa Salinas


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 [...]

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Lisa Salinas2022-10-24T12:54:18-07:00

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Zack Levinson


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 [...]

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Zack Levinson2022-03-14T21:14:51-07:00

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Laura Willoughby


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 [...]

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Laura Willoughby2022-02-23T17:08:18-08:00

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Jeff Rogers


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 [...]

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Jeff Rogers2021-11-24T23:03:51-08:00

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Alex Parsons


 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 [...]

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Alex Parsons2022-01-03T22:32:42-08:00

Post-harvest is the ideal time to amend and replenish your soils


Harvest season is winding down, which means it’s time to exhale, kick up your feet and take a vacation, right? Think again. Harvest season is the most stressful time of year on our crops, whether you’re shaking trees and vines, or wrapping up another round of alfalfa or tomato harvest. Our soils are depleted come September, lacking moisture and barren of critical nutrients that support soil health and a homogenous rootzone. Now’s the time to get in, get soil samples and see what amendments are needed to breathe life back into your soils heading into next year. Our agronomist team [...]

Post-harvest is the ideal time to amend and replenish your soils2021-09-23T14:09:35-07:00

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Dan Allen


Dan Allen, Chief Opperating Officer In every great company, there is an operations person behind the scenes who effortlessly makes it all come together. Walt Disney had Roy Disney, Steve Jobs had Steve Wozniak, and Holloway has Dan Allen. Allen is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for all of the Holloway Group encompassing its many different companies and business lines. He is most comfortable out of the limelight and in the thick of operations, getting things done. But he wasn’t always behind the scenes. For a majority of Allen’s career, he was in city government, first in water management and [...]

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Dan Allen2021-09-01T23:37:30-07:00

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Mike Kennedy


Mike Kennedy, Senior Sales Associate  Senior Sales Associate, Mike Kennedy is a straight-up, no fuss kind of guy. And that’s what his customers at Holloway Ag love about him. They know they will always get the best and most practical solutions coupled with excellent customer service. “I love building strong relationships with my customers,” Kennedy says. “It’s the best part of this job!” Kennedy is a native of Bakersfield, CA, with deep roots in the Valley. In fact, he and Holloway’s Director of Agronomy, Steve Lenander grew up together. Kennedy is also an avid fisherman and has always been drawn [...]

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Mike Kennedy2021-08-16T19:33:49-07:00
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