Our team is made up of a collaborative group of motivated and dedicated individuals, who are “all-in” to do what it takes to make our customers happy.
We thrive on authenticity, camaraderie and mutual results. We care about building our company, our relationships with our customers, and becoming better leaders with everything that we do.
Our office is a place where people are accountable, authentic and passionate about both their work and their life.
Tom is CEO and co-owner of Centra Foods; he grew up working on a wheat farm in the rolling hills of Eastern Washington which gave him a life-long love and respect for the joy and commitment required to bring quality food from farm to market. He founded the parent company of Centra Foods in 2010 to create a source for olive and food oils distributed with authenticity. With a down-to-earth, hands-on approach he directs new business development and sales, purchasing, and plant development. His passion for entrepreneurial innovation along with creative mechanical engineering draws on his long career in retail and engineering in the pool and spa industry. Tom is an outdoor enthusiast who thinks best while sitting around a campfire.
Tedeen is co-owner and CFO of Centra Foods. She is an avid student of history and current events, leadership and organizational culture. A passion for excellence through strategic improvement, and creating a positive customer experience and work environment where people grow and thrive is reflected in the 2 companies she has co-owned. She has served her community though her local church for over 25 years; and has an active extended family. Tedeen has partnered in the establishment of Centra Foods to develop an income stream for contributions to non-profits who foster education and employment locally and globally for women and children. She is a designer, event coordinator and painter who is inspired by the diversity of art and culture in people groups around the world.
Hannah Broaddus is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Centra Foods, and has been with the company since 2011. She has a BA in Communication with a minor in Business Marketing. She directs our marketing strategy and website, and oversees our sales team. She specializes in everything olive oil, as well as the natural food manufacturing industry. What motivates her is her long-standing relationships with her customers.
She's passionate about everything related to communication -- but especially branding and writing -- and enjoys helping distributors develop their own private label oil programs and weigh hard decisions related to their oils. In her free time, you can find her riding horses in Montana, baking and reading.
Alexa is an Accounting Specialist and Social Marketing Coordinator at Centra Foods. Her career at Centra began as a Receptionist and then she became a Sales Order Processor. Alexa is actively pursuing an education in the food industry and has a personal interest in healthy, non-allergenic food products. She is a dancer and vocalist who enjoys performing at her best. Her previous experience in customer food service gives her great perspective on taking care of her customers and making their experience at Centra Foods enjoyable.
Kevin Smith is the Operations Manager for Centra Foods. He is hands on with our customers' orders every day, helping to oversee the warehouse, implement systems and keep production running smoothly. He's had over 20 years experience with warehouse management, and has also held roles including purchasing commodities and doing inventory control. He's worked in both in Antarctica and the Marshall Islands, and spent 10 years as a volunteer for a non-profit Search & Rescue group.
Kristina is the Accounting Manager at Centra Foods, and has been with the company since 2015. She has been a bookkeeper for over 22 years and loves to train others to help them understand the different sides of accounting that our company offers. In her free time she enjoys time with her family, friends and being outdoors.
Kristin Sawyer is an Inside Sales Representative at Centra Foods. She has been with Centra Foods since 2016. Her passion to help customers and meet their individual needs is what motivates her every day. She has the drive to think outside the box and help customers problem-solve daily.
One of her highlights outside of work is watching her kids play basketball and soccer and volunteering at her church.