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Our Team

Meet the Nuts! Click to watch the behind-the-scenes video with some of our team.

Anna, Nuthouse Manager

"A goal without a plan is just a wish." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Classic tale of trading a fast-paced corporate career for the joy and beauty of Big Island life, down to growing fruit and caring for livestock. In love with blue skies and sunsets, monkey pod trees, and the scent of plumerias. Passionate about organization, efficiency, and clarity. Proud member of the mac nut fan club!

Bachelor of Arts in Organization Management and Communication, Concordia University St. Paul, MN

Favorite Product: Chili Spiced Macadamia Nuts

Arnold, Farm Supervisor

"It is what it is."

Always at the center of meal gatherings, loves to cook for a crowd. Stir fry or grill, all he makes is delicious. Feels at home taking care of our farms. Being a good and reliable friend means the world to him, and friends appreciate his big heart. Favorite way to relax is fishing, and to laugh and reminisce with friends while eating sashimi or poke.

Favorite Product: Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts

Becky, Office Manager

“They’re bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!” – Tigger

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems from Cal Poly Pomona. Enjoys doing anything in the sunshine, traveling anywhere, good conversation (over coffee or wine), and having a carefree spirit filled with joy.

Favorite Product: Dark Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans

Brittainy, Director of Customer Happiness

“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney

Born and raised in the SoCal sun and now living that Hawaii life. Wifey, mama, and house plant hoarder. Loves beach days, thrift stores, breweries, and sunsets. Certified meditation teacher and aspiring end of life doula.

Favorite Product: Maui Onion & Garlic Macadamia Nuts

Carlos, Carpenter Extraordinaire

"If Carlos can't fix it, we're all screwed." - all of us, many times.

Owner of CJ Woodworks. Master carpenter with 30+ years experience. A true perfectionist, always gets the job done the right way. Nearly singlehandedly transformed the entire mac nut factory from shambles into what it is today.

Favorite Product: Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans

Chad, Bossman

“There’s nothing that a day at the beach can’t fix.”

Self-made farm entrepreneur with a passion for farming and obsession for business. Fascinated by how things work, whether it’s a business plan or macadamia nut factory. Born and raised on a Southern California citrus farm, with a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy from Cal Poly Pomona University. Loves the outdoors, travel, music, and adventures with the family.

Favorite Product: Hawaiian Island Honey Macadamia Nuts

Chelsea, Supermomma

“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is more you-er than you!” – Dr. Seuss

Full-time momma of 3, homeschool teacher, and the glue that holds everything together on this crazy adventure. Bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, lived and received yoga teacher certification at Kona Lani Yoga Ashram, and certified in kids yoga and Buti yoga. Loves dancing, hiking, camping, adventuring with family and spending time in the ocean.

Favorite Product: 100% Hamakua Light Roast Coffee Beans

Curtis, Kitchen Magician

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." - Abraham Lincoln

Moved to Hawaii in 1999 for what was supposed to be a year or two.. and never left. Loves anything to do with the ocean, spending time with family, good food and drink.

Favorite Product: Chili Spiced Macadamia Nuts

Dan, Welder Extraoardinaire

"I've said too much." - Ron Swanson

Designer, builder, fixer of things. A ghost in the machine ready to serve and assist good folks with great vision.

Favorite Product: Coffee Liqueur Macadamia Nuts

Gloria, Farmers Market Sales

"Life is adventurous!"

Loves communicating and interacting with people, a natural leader. Built a round, off-grid cordwood home on the mainland, sat on the board of an environmental watchdog. A hike leader, Reiki master, and curious about all things spiritual.

Favorite Product: Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts

The Henhouse

"Cluckin' & struttin - bow down to da cluckin' divas!"

A mix of Buff Orpington and Bielefelder. Started with seven, two ran off to be groupies with a local rooster we call Hendrix. Naturally very large, getting slightly fatter from grubbin' by the banana trees.

Katarina - Nuthouse Customer Service

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

Proud ʻōlelo Hawai'i speaker. Enjoys hula and playing ukelele, hanging out with family, friends, and her huskies: Leha and Kūō.

Favorite Product: Coffee Liqueur Macadamia Nuts

Kia, Creative Director

“Don’t quit your daydream.”

SoCal native, studied Interior Design at the Art Institute of Los Angeles. Curator of Birdie, a women’s virtual lifestyle boutique. A master at multitasking with a passion for anything creative. Loves beading jewelry, making pottery, reading, music, and travel adventures with the fam.

Favorite Product: Dark Chocolate Macadamia Nuts

Lisa, Farmer's Market Sales

“My mama always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” – Forrest Gump

Married, retired & living her dream at Kona Dreams Ranch, a small horse property on the sunny side of the Big Island. B.S. degree from Cal Poly Pomona in Food Science & Dietetics. Animal lover and devotee to horses, dogs and many other four legged critters. Loves to cook, hike, bike, snorkel, yoga & pilates.

Favorite Product: Macnella Chocolate Macadamia Nut Spread

Lottie, Farm Dog

"Lottie dodi, we likes to party!"

Hound mix, loves playing, running and getting into trouble on the farm.

Lucena, Coffee Picker & Macadamia Specialist

“Picking coffee is just good fun!”

Lived in Honoka’a for 15 years, picking coffee for 12 years. Loves being outdoors, tending to her garden, spending time with family and working with her sisters Margarita and Zita.

Favorite Product: Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts

Margarita, Mac Nut Sorting Artist

“Family is everything.”

Worked in the old mac nut factory in its heyday from 1977 – 1983. Can spot a less-than-perfect macadamia nut from across the room. Loves spending time with family and working with her sisters Lucena and Zita.

Favorite Product: Maui Onion & Garlic Macadamia Nuts

Matt, Director of Marketing

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller

Father, husband, marketer, craft beer nerd. Bachelor’s degree from Cal State Fullerton, received “40 Under 40” award from Corona Chamber of Commerce in 2016. Loves poker, baseball, football, hanging with family, and beach days.

Favorite Product: 100% Hamakua Light Roast Coffee Beans

Rex, Factory Dog

“Somebody rub my belly.”

Whippet / Miniature Pinscher mix. Affectionately known as “Stinky Cheese.” An old man, tolerates young Tito. Loves playing fetch, going for walks, visiting Ziggy on the farm, and chasing mongoose.

Reysann, Farm Crew

"Respect is earned."

Whether on the farm or in the factory, always figures out a way to get tough things done. Loves hanging out with family, playing cards, and doing a little fishing on a quiet beach. Fit as a fiddle, fish and veggies are his favorite combo.

Favorite Product: Large Macadamia Nut Pieces

Richard, Factory Wizard

"I'm not dorky, I'm quirky."

Native Hawaiian born and raised in Hawaii. Attended UH West O'ahu, majored in Sustainable Community Food Systems. Loves to garden and is an avid turkey charmer. (He's even better wit chicks!)

Favorite Product: Pineapple & Coconut Macadamia Nuts

Ryan, General Manager

“There’s a lot of blood, sweat, and guts between dreams and success.” – Bear Bryant

8 year veteran of US Navy Seabees equipment operator with 1 tour in Okinawa, Japan and 2 tours in Afghanistan. Bachelor’s and master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Laverne. Sports fanatic, cross fit competitor and Varsity Baseball coach at HPA who hates to lose at anything. Married to high school sweetheart Chelsea with 3 kids. Loves camping, hiking, dancing, live music, playing sports, and exploring the Big Island.

Favorite Product: 100% Hamakua Light Roast Coffee Beans

Sissy, Pet Bunny

"I like chew chords!"

Dutch and Flemish mix (we believe), came home with Magnus after the class bunny had babies. Very gentle and docile. Enjoys daily zoomies and binkies, chewing on books, and chillin with Rex.

Slater, Farm Dog In Training

"Just look into my eyes..."

Tiny little French Bulldog, looks up to Ziggy & Lottie. Soon he'll grow up and be a big boy farm dog. For now, he's in training.

Steve, Delivery Dude

"💵, grass or 🍑, nobody rides for free."

Outdoorsy, adventurer extraordinaire. Loves music festivals, camping, fine dining, and beach days with friends, who are like family.

Favorite Product: Milk Chocolate Macadamia Nuts

Tito, Factory Dog

"I wanna play!"

Found him around the corner scared, mangy, and extremely underfed. Took him home and been part of the family ever since. Believes it's his job to guard the factory. A kid at heart, full of energy, loves giving kisses.

Wes, Factory Wizard

"And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessings if we don't get discouraged and give up." - St. Paul, Galatian 6:9

Hardworking transplanted Texan, disc golf junkie!

Favorite Product: Honey Roasted Macadamia Nuts

Ziggy, Farm Dog

“One day, I’ll catch a pig.”

Rhodesian Ridgeback / Whippet mix. Known as “The Lion Tamer,” been a farm dog since a puppy. Loves being on the farm, racing Rex, and chasing pigs out of the orchards.

Zita, Kitchen Magician

"Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today." - Benjamin Franklin

Loves the comfortable, family-like atmosphere at the Nuthouse. Takes pride in her flower garden and fruit trees. Enjoys taking grandkids to their activities on days off. Traveled to eight countries and hopes to add to that list soon. Dedicated, thorough, and good-hearted part of The Nuthouse team. Loves working with her sisters Lucena and Margarita.

Favorite Product: Honey Roasted Macadamia Nuts

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