R&D Advisory Board


Our R&D Advisory Board is comprised of representatives from companies and brands across leading categories of consumer packaged goods.

The board also includes members from within the blueberry industry, with the goal of uniting the two perspectives to offer solutions and support toward increasing the utilization of blueberry ingredients in food manufacturing channels.

Contributing Companies

Meet the Members

Brenna Nugent

Marketing & Communications Manager
Graceland Fruit

Dan Heiges

Founder & President
Natural Development

Jake Briere

Corporate Chef

Judy Lindsey

Sr. Director, Research & Development
Sara Lee

Kim Chambers

Director of Business Development & Sustainability

Mark Crowell

Founder & CEO

Shawn Cruz

Director of Supply Chain
Meduri Farms

Tammy Wong

Director, R&D/Commercialization
Aspire Bakeries

Steve Phillips

Vice President of Operations
Berry Hill Foods

Liz Rayo

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Innovation
CraftMark Bakery

David Zapf

Product Manager

Michael Branden

Michael Braden

Senior Culinary Manager
General Mills

Rob Kopf

Senior Director of Sales

For Food Manufacturers