Meet Some of Our Team

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Rachel Rodriguez

Account Manager

To say that spices are in my blood would be an understatement, I have been called the modern day “Spice Girl” many times. Growing up in a family business has taught me the importance for hard work, commitment and the true value of family. I am a graduate from Regis University with a degree in Business Administration. I’m excited to be a part of the dynamic team at All American Seasonings. Receiving our SQF certification is vital to our future growth, and I’m excited to be a part of a company that takes its commitment toward providing customers the safest product possible so seriously. In my free time you can find me on a golf course, playing with my St Bernard Titan, spending time with my family / friends or enjoying the beautiful state of Colorado.

What spice are you and why?

I am Paprika. I not only spice up and add color to any dish, I also add excitement and a new fresh perspective.

Joe Gallagher

Director of Marketing

With over 25 years of experience at AAS, Joe Gallagher has worked with a variety of restaurant chains, food processors, and private label retail entrepreneurs, assisting them in every facet of their products’ evolutions. Joe enjoys most the unique ability that AAS has to closely partner with all of their customers to provide them with exactly what they need to take a product from inception to a successful launch in the market place. Outside of AAS, Joe enjoys hiking, skiing, working in the yard, and rooting on the local sports teams.

What spice are you and why?

I am coriander.  I’m the spice in Belgian style wheat beers that all the hipster wannabes like to drink.  Without coriander this beer would taste like watered down orange juice.

Amber Johnson

Customer Service / Logistics Manager

With 20 years of customer service experience Amber is committed to the All American Seasonings mission of providing the best customer service. Since 2013 Amber has developed relationships with our costumers resulting in great partnerships. Whether it’s a small local order or a large time critical shipment Amber will go above and beyond to “get it done”. In her spare time she enjoys 4-wheeling, DIY projects and hanging out with family and friends.

What spice are you and why?

I’m Habanero Pepper because of my strong and fiery personality

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Will Rengel

Research & Development Manager

With over 8 years of industry experience and a Master’s of Food Science from Kansas State, Will has the skills, knowledge, and proficiency to develop, reformulate or match any product your company dreams up or requires. Before arriving at All American Seasonings, Will worked at Glanbia Nutritionals, focusing on functional and value added ingredients in nutritional beverages. When not developing delicious new formulas, Will can be found skiing around Colorado or racing his cars.

What spice are you and why?

I’m Cinnamon. I’m strong but sweet and firmly planted like the tree I come from.

Andy Rodriguez

CEO

I wouldn’t know what to do if my car, house or clothes didn’t smell like spices. I guess you could call me “ The Guy with the Smelly Briefcase” . As the 3rd generation President of All American Seasonings, I have been surrounded by the sweet, pungent, bitter, fiery taste of spices my entire life. I’ve been blessed to have a great family, and work with wonderful people. When not smelling the aromatic scent of my office, you can find me climbing the hills of Colorado on my road bike/mountain bike, golfing with my family, or lounging on a beach.

What spice are you and why?

Mint. This herb is extremely versatile, tenacious, resilient, and best of all, it makes a great refreshing Cuban Mojito.

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Edward Lyons

Director of QA

I have worked in Food Safety and Quality Assurance for over 5 years, maintaining and improving compliance in USDA and FDA regulated facilities. Food Safety became my passion when I was an undergraduate studying Microbiology at Rhode Island College, where I am currently in the process of completing a Master’s Degree in Biology. In my free time I enjoy running and exploring new hiking trails.

What spice are you and why?

I’m Cloves. Intense, dominant, and reminiscent of the sweet scent of fall…. Also, annoying to fish out of things, and quickly ruin a dish if you use too much.

Sam Romero

Director of Operations

Sam is a Colorado “Native” and a graduate of Metropolitan State College. He has been with All American Seasonings since 2011 and has over 15 + years of management experience. In his spare time, he enjoys sporting events, fishing, camping and riding motorcycles.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    .

What spice are you and why?

I’m Crushed Red 40HU, palatable to the taste with just enough “kick” when needed!                                                                  .

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Shannon Westervelt

Purchasing Manager

With almost 7 years of being in the industry I have finally found a position that fits my personality and a company where I have a sense of accomplishment. I enjoy the daily challenges that this business brings and I value the relationships and friendships that I have built with suppliers over the years. When not at work I enjoy Colorado’s great outdoors and sitting on patios at local breweries with Quinn, my Rhodesian Ridgeback who is an amazing sidekick.

What spice are you and why?

I’m Ginger because I can be both sweet and spicy.