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Meet our Team

At HarvestPort we wake up everyday to innovate in ag.


Headshot of Brian DawsonMichael Scott Alter Ego
Name

Brian Dawson

Title

Founder, CEO

Bio

Brian is Co-Founder and CEO of HarvestPort. He is also Co-Founder of Fifth Season Ventures, an impact-focused venture capital fund, and is the Chairman of Full Cycle Bioplastics, a company that converts agricultural waste into biodegradable plastic. Brian began his career in agriculture by co-founding Palogix USA, now the largest renter of harvesting containers in the nation. Prior, Mr. Dawson co-founded PetroCal Inc., a technology company focused on increasing the production of mature oil and gas fields (IPO 2004).

Education

Columbia University

Chad Hokama HeadshotDwight Schrute Alter Ego
Name

Chad Hokama

Title

Co-Founder, VP Technology

Bio

Chad is an experienced data scientist and computational engineer. He previously helped lead the data science team at Glow, an app focused on the reproductive health of women, and prior to that was Data Scientist at Rally Health (acquired by UnitedHealth in 2014).

Education

BA, BYU; MS, University of Utah

Landon Anderton HeadshotPam Beesly Alter Ego
Name

Landon Anderton

Title

Lead Engineer

Bio

Landon is an senior software engineer with over 10 years experience. He most recently came from Snapchat, and prior to that was a VP of Product at Scan. Landon is thrilled to bring his experience to the agriculture industry and produce a valuable product for members of HarvestPort. As a Utah native, Landon enjoys snowboarding, gardening, and even makes his own camper trailers.

Education

BS, University of Utah; MBA, University of Utah

Esau Quiroz HeadshotDarryl Philbin Alter Ego
Name

Esau Quiroz

Title

Customer Success Specialist

Bio

Esau is a customer success specialist. Before joining HarvestPort he was a materials project engineer at AMPAM Parks Mechanical. Prior to that he was the director of marketing at Keybloc, an app that focuses on simplifying event discovery and management.

Education

BA, University of California, Los Angeles

Heidi Burns HeadshotHolly Flax Alter Ego
Name

Heidi Burns

Title

Head of Revenue

Bio

Heidi is an experienced marketing leader and sales strategist who loves to bring creative technologies to market. Most recently she launched new products globally for a digital marketing company. Prior to that, she led the Channel Enablement team at the Climate Corporation, a digital agriculture company that helps farmers use data to understand yields. She launched her career as a technology consultant at Accenture.

Education

BS, Vanderbilt University; MBA, The University of Texas at Austin

Jason Miller HeadshotAndy Bernard Alter Ego
Name

Jason Miller

Title

Director of Agronomic Services

Bio

Jason joins our team as the Director of Agronomic Services where he will be advising the development of our crop input procurement program for farmers and further developing relationships with suppliers across California. Jason, a licensed PCA, brings to HarvestPort over 20 years of crop protection experience at the farm, retailer/distributor, and manufacturer level. Jason is a native of the central valley, raised in Hanford, CA.

Education

BS, Cal Poly; MBA, Fresno State; PCA

April NucklesErin Hannon Alter Ego
Name

April Nuckles

Title

Director of Grower Relations

Bio

April is an expert at crop protection and fertilizer procurement. As our Director of Grower Relations, April communicates directly with farmers to service their input needs . Before coming to HarvestPort, she founded California Fertilizer Company, to procure chemicals and fertilizers for growers all across California. She also worked on the agronomy team at Sandridge Partners (a Central Valley grower with 35,000+ acres) as a key purchaser and general manager.

Education

BS, California State University, Bakersfield