COLORADO & WYOMING SALES TEAM
Rich O’Brien – Managing Partner
Rich has been repping foodservice manufacturers since 1989 when he worked for his Dad’s firm in Kansas City. He has always loved this industry and is thrilled to now have the opportunity to run an agency with the most talented team in foodservice history. In his spare time, he loves skiing and spending time with his kids.
Howard Lewis – Outside Sales/Culinary
Howard began his foodservice career over thirty years ago when he was cooking at some of the most recognized restaurants in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. He later became an equipment specialist for a large dealer in New Mexico and then found success in sales. In 2010, he joined Elevation Foodservice Reps as the company’s first territory manager and now works as the director of culinary at the home office in Denver. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, cooking for friends and family, hiking, and exploring Colorado with his family.
Janette Lewis- Customer Success
Janette is our lead estimator and handles all the quotes and bids. When dealers need pricing, no one is better at examining drawings and specifications than Janette. She’s also a stand-up gal. That is, she loves stand-up comedy and live music. One of her favorite quotes is, “One of the ways to understand how to find your purpose in life is to return to nature, to find your own nature.”
Calina Hilyard – Hospitality Specialist
Calina specializes in representing foodservice equipment in the hospitality sector. When not working, she likes to be outdoors, travels to distant lands, and concerts at Red Rocks.
Katherine Young – Outside Sales
Katherine has been in the foodservice industry for over 20 years and has worked for several top manufactures and dealers. She spent the past 2 years as a real estate agent but her love for this industry pulled her back in. In her spare time, she can be found cheering her boys on at their sporting events, skiing or having a glass of wine with friends.
UTAH SALES TEAM
Jeff Crossley – Partner GM Utah/Sales
Jeff heads our Utah office and has been a foodservice rep for 25 years. There isn’t much he hasn’t seen or solved in the commercial foodservice equipment world. He has been married nearly as long as he’s been repping and he has two kids aged 20 and 15. In his spare time, he hangs out with his fam, plays golf, cooks, and attends local sports events.
Paul Kuhn – Territory Sales
Paul comes to us with over 35 years in the F&B industry. He has been a Chef, Manager, Trainer and a owner operator. He has worked with broad line distributors and food brokers. He has a large family that fills his spare time. He love to exercise and watch the Utah Jazz.
ARIZONA SALES TEAM
Thayer McCall – GM Arizona/Sales
Our Arizona office is brimming with know-how thanks to Thayer who has over 35 years of experience as a foodservice manufacturers’ rep. There’s precious little he doesn’t know about the industry and he’s generous with his expertise so go ahead and ask him anything. Other than his family, Thayer’s other hobbies are fishing, mountain biking, and music.
Josh Angrick – Outside Sales
Josh specializes in working with the Arizona school districts and managing Arizona’s NexGen, Pride, and Excell distributors. He is a dad, a sports enthusiast, globetrotter, and trendsetter.
Nick Sortore – Outside Sales/Healthcare/Culinary
A skilled chef, Nick also handles sales in both our Arizona and Utah markets. Though he focuses primarily on the healthcare industry, he is skilled at equipment demonstration and utilization. On the weekends, you will find Nick occupies his time with family and hockey.