“NatureFresh™ is my second family.”
Raised in Wauseon, OH, Andy V. never thought he would work in a greenhouse. In fact, he attended the University of Akron and majored in Culinary Arts! But in addition to cooking, Andy is a self-proclaimed nerd who loves computers – and that’s the interest that led him to his current position in Maintenance and IT at NatureFresh™!
When Andy first came to work at the NatureFresh™ facility in Delta, OH, he started in a General Labor position, but mentioned his interest in being a part of the IT department: “At the time, the Ohio facility was small enough that they didn’t need an IT department, but they told me that in the future, they would need an IT team and I could apply then. In 2017, I was given the opportunity to move into IT and I’ve really been enjoying my new role.”
In just a couple of years, Andy has worked for NatureFresh™ as a Picker, Greenhouse Supervisor, Gatekeeper, and now IT/Maintenance Technician. But for him, the people are the best part of his job: “Every person I work with is my family – we’re the best team around!”
When he isn’t at work, Andy spends a lot of his free time with family and working on his first house. In 2019, he is most looking forward to watching Amelia, his brand-new baby girl, grow up!
One of Andy’s most important jobs is to help keep our Ohio greenhouses running if there is ever an internet or power outage – with a climate-controlled environment to maintain, Andy’s role is crucial for our farm’s success. He is one of the #GrowToPeople!