Homegrown Organic Farms Announces New Team Members; Amanda Vietti and Stefaun Avankian
- by Anne Allen
PORTERVILLE, CA - Two new certifiable sales leaders are joining Homegrown Organic Farms and its team of organic innovators. This week, Amanda Vietti, who has been with Homegrown since December 2019, and Stefaun Avakian, were named the grower’s new Sales Account Managers.
“I feel very blessed and excited to be a part of such a wonderful team. I am looking forward to the challenges this new role will bring and I am thankful for the opportunity,” Vietti shared.
Prior to serving on Homegrown Organic’s team, Vietti was a Sales Associate with another San Joaquin Valley produce marketing company. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a BS in Agricultural Business in 2013 and is still a firm believer in the university’s motto of “learn by doing,” according to a press release.
Avankian just joined the Homegrown team in June of 2020. He brings five years of industry experience to his new role, which includes time spent with Imperfect Foods as a Produce Buyer. He graduated from California State University, Fresno, in 2017 with a BS in Agricultural Business.
“I am excited to begin this new organic adventure with the Homegrown team,” Avankian said. “I appreciate the strong leadership and team mentality within the organization as well as its strong values-based foundation.”
The addition of Vietti and Avankian will help Homegrown Organic Farms prepare for its upcoming organic grape and citrus seasons. In addition, the two will help the company as a whole drive continued growth well into the future.
“As the company continues to grow, we continue to add extremely talented men and women to our staff. I’m thrilled to have both Amanda and Stefaun join the team,” said Craig Morris, Citrus and Grape Category Director. “Both individuals are dynamic and possess solid skills and industry experience and are poised to serve our customers and growers well.”
Congratulations to Amanda Vietti and Stefaun Avakian on their new roles!