Business Development & Operations
Brian Freeman, cofounder and leader of Grower’s Organic LLC, has a passion for organic living. Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona Brian relocated to Colorado in 1991 while employed by Gemini Natural Food Markets. Shortly after this move, Brian joined the management team for the opening of the Washington Park Wild Oats store. During this time Brian also assisted Green Earth Farm at various farmers markets in the Denver metropolitan area, increasing his knowledge of produce and retailing. Brian’s excitement for produce and healthy living was a catalyst to the birth of Grower’s Organic LLC in 2005. Brian is the proud husband of Rachel Freeman. Brian and Rachel reside in Denver, Colorado with their three children, Tovrea, CoCo, and Quintin, and their dog Sherman. Brian’s favorite vegetable is broccoli romanesco.
Carrie began working with Grower’s in August of 2015 Carrie came to Grower’s with over 17 years of professional accounting experience in manufacturing and warehousing and gas and oil services.
Purchasing & Quality Control
Bruno joined Grower’s Organic in June 2011 as Purchasing Director and is most intimate with our farmers in California, Mexico, and overseas. A veteran in the produce industry, Bruno’s father grew table grapes in California and Arizona and afforded the opportunity to learn at an early age. Previous to his joining our team, Bruno owned his own produce brokerage business from 1987 until 2007 when he joined Montana Vistas LLC as the Director of Purchasing. In that position he spent time in both Canada and the United Kingdom assisting in the development of fresh, ethnic, and organic produce buying in pilot stores for two major retailers. The Rungis Market in Paris, France is one of Bruno’s favorite places as it is “produce heaven” and further developed his appreciation of produce from all over the world. In his free time Bruno enjoys a good gym workout, reading, and keeping up with international news. He also is a fan of the Carlton Blues Aussie football club, Leeds United Football, and Leeds Rhinos Rubgy. His top produce picks include eggplant, green beans, bell peppers, and leafy greens.
Born and raised near Ann Arbor, Michigan, Nicole moved to Denver in 2008 with her husband. A longtime advocate of organics, Nicole is excited to be working for Grower’s Organic. She cares greatly about our earth, environmental issues, and the carbon footprint we leave here on the planet. In her free time Nicole likes to cook, hike, travel, snowboard, and go to live music shows. Her favorite produce is garlic, cucumbers, mushrooms, and berries.
After over a decade in Sales and Marketing with a Fortune 100 company, Emily decided to combine her work experience with another passion – organic farming. Along with her husband, she owns and operates Duck Duck Farms LLC in Platteville, CO. This gives her a unique skill set – experiencing the day to day workings of a small farm, while also understanding how to accommodate the fast-paced needs of Colorado Chefs. In her free time, Emily helps manage the farm and the rest of the 400-acre wildlife habitat where she lives. She also likes to travel, paint, support local music, whitewater raft, play piano & sing, cook, and of course check out all the amazing Colorado cuisine. Her favorite produce is heirloom tomatoes, avocados, horseradish, and beets.