Kate Cavallin General Manager
14 years in industry, since 2007
Favorite Bean: Mono Bravo, because of its chocolate nutty goodness.
Favorite Way to Eat Chocolate: Brownies baked with the excess cacao leftover from the labs.
Favorite Field Memory: Riding horseback to visit the picturesque cacao cooperatives on her first day with the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic.
Team Superpower: Making lists, checking things off, and persevering through obstacles to turn dreams into reality.
Justine Chesnoy COMMERCIAL MANAGER - EUROPE
15 Years in Industry, since 2006
Favorite Bean: Piura Blanco, because of its sharp and surprising acidulé.
Favorite Way to Eat Chocolate: Spooning it from a mélange on the farm that harvested the beans.
Favorite Field Memory: Experiencing the breathtaking landscapes of the Dominican Republic and soaking up the positive energy of our partner farmers.
Team Superpower: A relentless can-do attitude and endless energy to get things done (powered by chocolate, of course).
Dan Domingo Sales Manager - USA
New York, New York
14 years in industry
Favorite Bean: Piura Blanco
Favorite Way to Eat Chocolate: Among friends, exploring qualities and flavors together.
Favorite Field Memory: Traveling through Ecuador and discovering the differences in scale and diversity between bulk and specialty cacao farms.
Team Superpower: A keen eye for details in the sensory analysis and grading of fine cacao.
Rich Falotico Commercial Advisor
New York, New York
16 years in industry
Favorite Bean: Mexican fermented, because of its strong pungent acidity.
Favorite Way to Eat Chocolate: Dark nibs paired with a great up of coffee.
Favorite Field Memory: Visiting the mountain gorillas with a partner chocolate maker in the Congo’s Virunga National Park.
Team Superpower: Bringing experience, wisdom, and perspective when navigating the complex landscape of the cacao market.
Jose Altamirano Trade & Logistics Coordinator
5 years in industry
Favorite Bean: Zorzal, because of its mix of citrus and chocolate flavors.
Favorite Way to Eat Chocolate: Melted on bread.
Favorite Field Memory: Venturing deep into the Ecuadorian jungle to observe the operations and traditions of a remote community of cacao farmers.
Team Superpower: Providing rapid and reliable support on all things exporting with a “no task is too small” attitude.
Valentina Bosia Quality Specialist and Sales Representative
7 years, 2016
Favorite Bean: Zorzal, I've fallen for its fresh complexity.
Favorite Way to Eat Chocolate: I love a cup of hot chocolate on a winter night
Favorite Field Memory: Bringing chocolate that I have made to the farmers who grew the cacao. Tasting it together and discussing their impressions felt like a long journey coming full circle.
Team Superpower: Sensory analysis and bean-to-bar making experience. Once a chocolate maker, always a chocolate maker!
Abolaji Obafunso Traffic Co-ordinator
7 years in the industry, since 2015
Favorite Bean: Ecuador Mono Bravo
Favorite Way to Eat Chocolate: I love to eat milk chocolate at breakfast to boost brain activity.
Favorite Field Memory: Seeing first hand how cacao is cared for on its journey across the world with visits to the warehouses.
Team Superpower: One team, one voice.