Lynnette Keffer

PRESIDENT/CEO

Why I started J&K Fresh:  At the time J&K Fresh was formed, the Customs Brokerage world seemed to be evolving to large logistic companies.  I saw an opportunity to take our core produce clients and develop a niche business, providing the best, most personalized service available to importers of fresh produce.

Favorite Quote: "I came up through the school of hard knocks."

Favorite Fruit: Watermelon

Hobbies: Traveling, collecting seashells, enjoying our grandkids and Nascar.

Favorite J&K Fresh Ad: “Catch The Wave” because it is when J&K Fresh formed a new partnership,  giving the JKF Brand presence on both coasts.

Super Cool Fact: 2016 will mark Lynnette’s 50th year in the business, as well as her and Chuck’s 50th Wedding Anniversary.

A little more about Lynnette: She began her career as a summer working aid for U.S. Customs and has been a licensed customs broker since 1973. She was the recipient of the 2014 Los Angeles Area SBA Women in Business Champion of the Year.

 


Raymond "Big Ray" Keffer

VICE PRESIDENT

Years with the freshest company: 14 years

Favorite Quote: "Inappropriate behavior makes me laugh."
-Will Ferrell

Favorite Fruit: Pineapple

Hobbies: USC Football and acting a plum fool!

Favorite J&K Fresh Ad: All We Do is Win

Super Cool Fact: Raymond was an actor in a past life.

A little more about Big Ray: On top of being the VP, Ray is also a proud foster parent and an Assistant Pastor at Restoration Life Christian Church. On any given Saturday during Football season you’ll see him at the Coliseum rooting for his favorite team the USC Trojans. Ray's plans for the future include the adoption of his foster daughters, learning Spanish,
becoming a licensed Customs Broker and mentoring foster youth.

FIGHT ON!!!


Robert Lee hoy

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Years with the freshest company: Since the beginning

Favorite Quote: "Life is either a great adventure or nothing."

Favorite Fruit: Pineapple

Hobbies: Collecting rare coins.

Favorite J&K Fresh Ad: Fresh Water Ad

Super Cool Fact: One Thanksgiving there were so many air shipments Robert had to eat Thanksgiving dinner at the church next door to the office where they were giving out free meals.  Robert made a donation to that church.

A little more about Robert: Robert works to live and lives to work, it’s his life.  He is J&K’s most dedicated and loyal employee.  Outside of work Robert loves to spend time with his family and playing catch with his dog Scottie.


Patty Tschape

CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Years with the freshest company: 24 years

Favorite Quote: "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty" -Winston Churchill

Favorite Fruit: Strawberries and mangos.

Hobbies: Camping and road trips with hubby and the kids.

Favorite J&K Fresh Ad: Navigating the Sea of Regulations (Pear)

Super Cool Fact: Though I have always lived in Southern California, I married a German and the wedding was in a 16th Century church in Mexico.

A little more about Patty:  I have had the great fortune to work in this industry for as long as I can remember. Beginning with Jones & Klink and now with J&K Fresh. You could say that a commitment to excellent service is in my blood.


Tommy Tan

CONTROLLER

Years with the freshest company: 16 years

Favorite Quote: "It ain't over till the fat lady sings."

Favorite Fruit: Avocado

Hobbies: golf

Favorite J&K Fresh Ad: We Got Balls

Super Cool Fact: Once made two holes in one.