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Darryl Biel started in the natural products industry more than 30 years ago as the West Coast representative for a greens company. In that position, he alone managed a territory of three states where he grew his impressive knowledge of the industry and his love of natural products. Darryl says, “I credit my mother for getting me started in the industry when she introduced me to wheat germ supplements. I saw diet-related diseases all around me with five family members all passing away at early ages. I promised myself that would not happen to me. So I have dedicated myself to natural living and spreading the word that would help to improve lives every day.”
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Landis McIntire is Vice-President, part owner and a founder of Pacific Coast Naturals. He has traveled extensively overseas including a two-year assignment with Peace Corps in West Africa. “The use of medicinal herbs by indigenous peoples in the Third World has often impressed me. In a number of cases, I saw firsthand that traditional native cures and preventatives were often more effective than the western approach to healing”. He has been a part of PCN since 1996.
Jan McIntire, also known as Jan Holdahl, is Vice President, part owner and a founder of Pacific Coast Naturals. Her career in the health industry started in 1986 as a sales consultant for Rainbow Light. As Jan fell in love with nutritional, herbal and aroma therapies she decided to bring on lines that she believed in and enjoyed using herself. As she worked with stores, manufacturers and customers in southern California her business grew and in 1996 she decided to merge with Darryl Biel and create Pacific Coast Naturals. “I’ve always considered myself lucky to have entered this wonderful industry and have had the opportunity to remain in it for 30 years. Pacific Coast Naturals’ ethics, the staff that we have brought on, the products we represent and our relationships with our stores and manufacturers are extremely rewarding. We look forward to growing our business while maintaining our standards and integrity for many more years to come”.
Bruce Weyman was introduced to the Natural Products industry through his mother who managed sales for various brands over the course of a 35 year career. After essentially growing up in the industry, his first job post college was with the brokerage, Natural Specialties. This territory included Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina working with grocery brands such as Nature’s Path, Cascadian Farm, Back To Nature, etc. After several years Bruce was hired by Twin Laboratories to cover the Florida market for their 3 brands.
By the late 90’s he decided to pursue interests outside of the Natural industry however found his way back with his own snack food brand, Sally’s Smart Foods. Specializing in seasoned almonds, Sally’s Smart was founded on the west coast and thanks to support from Whole Foods, Lassen’s, Mother’s Market, Vitamin Cottage, etc. continued to grow for several years.
Most recently Bruce has been National Sales Manager for a long standing and well established supplement line with primary focus on managing broker groups and growing key accounts including Sprouts, Whole Foods, HEB, Fresh Thyme, etc.
Los Angeles Territory
Over the past 14 years, Ossie Cohen has achieved consistent success in various industries through applying a solid set of management and relationship skills while being consistently focused on results. Ossie’s forte is relationships…connecting with consumers and staff to show how products will make their lives easier, happier and richer. In addition to English, Ossie speaks Spanish and Hebrew.
Lucia discovered her passion for natural and organic foods and products in 2007 after her mother began working at Whole Foods Market. After working at Whole Foods herself for 6 years Lucia decided she wanted to bring what she had learned about healthy living to educate and promote wellness beyond the health food store realm. She has since become a certified herbalist and is eager to share her knowledge and passion of natural alternatives for just about any problem. “I want to continue my knowledge and training in this industry and help as many people as possible achieve a better quality of life on every level.”
In 2007, Bianca Candelaria discovered the world of all-natural organic products when she walked into a Whole Foods Market. Soon afterwards she became the assistant marketing manager at Whole Foods Market in Arizona. Bianca has owned a demo company that focused on natural products and has since become a certified herbalist. “My passion for quality and experience with the best products in the market have led me to become a broker and representative of all-natural/organic products. I love every moment of what I do and have plans to further my education in natural living”.
Shelly Heflin joined Pacific Coast Naturals in 2015 to be their Administrative Assistant. Prior to PCN, she managed logistics for a manufacturing company in the juvenile industry. It was the 15 years in this role where she honed her organizational talent, ability to develop workflow systems, manage multiple projects and to expand on her understanding of computer software and Internet applications. She’s loving her new role with PCN in the Natural Products industry.