Since 1973 J.G. Neil and Company has been providing the highest levels of sales and service to customers throughout the Pacific Northwest, and is a proud member of the Independent Broker Alliance.
Meet Our Team
Please feel free to reach out to any of our team members below. They are here to assist you in any way possible.
Chad Neil is the Owner/President of J.G. Neil & Company. After spending many years in both WA and OR, Chad is currently working out of the Boise, ID office. His main responsibilities include providing strategic direction, strengthening principal relationships and maintaining company oversight. He has been in the food brokerage industry for over 25 years, constantly learning. Chad received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Washington. When not working, he enjoys fly-fishing, golfing and spending time with his family.
Don Curry joined JG Neil & Co. February 2020. Don has an 18+ year foodservice history in the Boise market. He started in the foodservice brokerage world with Solutions Resource before owning and operating Culinary Solutions for 3+ years. Most recently Don was the Vice President of Sales for Rizzuto Foods. He was with Rizzuto Foods for 13+ years.
Kristie spent approximately 20 years in the Commercial Insurance industry, developing expertise in both underwriting and project management. Much of this experience included building financial acumen. Upon choosing to leave that industry in 2017, she joined JG Neil & Company, and is now using her skills in various capacities. As the VP for Operations her position is broadly defined and interacts with all branches and departments within the company. Her time is mainly spent deeply entrenched in financial processes as well as establishing and updating corporate policies and procedures, managing insurance programs, overseeing website and social media accounts and event planning. When not working, Kristie enjoys time with her family, traveling, listening to Pearl Jam and learning to golf (a fun but frustrating endeavor).
I got started in foodservice in 1991, working as a Regional Manager for Sabatasso Foods in the Southeast, based in Georgia. I then moved to West Palm Beach in 1993 and became a food broker for the next 7 years. From there, I joined the Campbell’s Soup Company as a Regional Accounts Manager from 2000-2006. My next position was with Kronos Foods beginning in August of 2006 as the Division Sales Manager covering the NW and Canada. I worked there until May of 2020. I am now the Senior Account Manager for the Boise division of JG Neil & Co. where I plan to expand our footprint through relationships, communication and depth of experience.
Scott started his foodservice career in 1985, and quickly moved into management roles in various venues including high volume restaurant, retail grocery, catering and food manufacturing with an emphasis on regulatory compliance and food safety. Scott moved from the operations side to sales in 2013, and joined JG Neil & Co. in July of 2018. He is currently the branch manager for the Seattle office. Scott strives to deliver exceptional service and results to our customers, while leading the Seattle sales and customer service teams.
Dave has been in the Pacific Northwest foodservice market his entire career and brings experience in all facets of the industry to J.G. Neil. Notably, Dave has been a National Accounts Manager, Business Development Manager, and served 2 separate occasions as a broker. Dave brings extensive market knowledge and expertise to the Military and industrial segments. I was asked by one regional manager to give some of Dave’s background and I answered back that “He has forgotten more people in the market than I have ever met.”
Kim recently joined JG Neil & Co in June 2019 as the K-12 School Specialist serving the Western Washington Market. Kim comes to us from Food Services of America – Seattle where she spent the last 19 years of her career as an Account Executive for Program Sales covering predominately Schools, Colleges and Universities. She grew up in Spokane Valley until moving to Seattle to attend the University of Washington where she majored in English. She is passionate about School Nutrition and thinks school lunch is “Delicious” which makes her a great fit to take care of our Local Districts!
Grant joins JG Neil and Company with 15 years of foodservice sales experience. Grant worked as a distributor sales rep for Food Services of America in Kent followed by a 4-year role as Account Lead for Morton and Associates working with FSA. Most recently Grant has worked as a regional manager for Oregon Ice Cream covering the Northwest region. In addition, Grant's extensive operator work in the region has forged tremendous relationships with some of the finest restaurant operators and local chains in the Northwest.
Kelly serves the role of our Healthcare Sales Specialist. Kelly had previously been with Diamond Crystal Nutritional Products. She is a registered diet tech and has a culinary degree. Kelly brings a wealth of knowledge to our company, both in sales experience and the technical healthcare market.
Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Diane has been in the Foodservice sales for over 30 years. Upon graduating from the University of Washington, Diane has worked in sales at distributors, brokers, and manufacturers. Helping customers overcome challenges in their day to day operations is the most satisfying part of my job.
Natalie started with JG Neil &Co in September 2015. Helping others has always been a passion of Natalie’s and with that, she brings over 27 years in Customer Service of which 25 of those years were spent in Higher Education. Natalie’s logic to customer service has been to do the best you can to keep a customer happy and be honest with them. Natalie received her AA at Southwestern Christian College and a BA from Barnes Business College.
I have 20 years experience with private business food service managing executive dining cafés, catering and corporate events. I am always on the search for new products and discovering different ways to use current in house products. I am very familiar with the daily operations of food service establishments. I have always tried to take it to the next level whether it is a current food trend, quality products, health department regulations, staffing challenges and profit margins. I also have worked in sales for a commercial dairy distributor executing daily operations of acquiring new accounts and maintaining customer service with current accounts. These skills all translate well into assisting the salesforce at JG Neil & Co.
My place of happiness is being outside with nature especially at the beach with my 2 Cairn Terriers. I love trying new recipes, dishes and food specialties whether it is in my kitchen, backyard BBQ or dining out.
Kevin is the J.G. Neil Corporate Chef and sales representative for eastern Washington. He has been with J.G. Neil since September of 2004. Prior to coming to J.G. Neil, Kevin was a professional Chef in the Seattle area where he earned a culinary degree from South Seattle Community College in 1988. He has over 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry, having worked his way up through the ranks of some of Seattle’s premier kitchens. He was an Executive Chef for the last 8 years of his career.
Kevin has appeared in Chef Magazine, Entertaining the Costco Way and KCTS Chefs. In 2002 he had the honor of cooking dinner for the members of the James Beard Foundation at the James Beard House in Manhattan, New York. Soon thereafter, he began to explore other opportunities in the hospitality industry, at which time he joined the J.G. Neil team as a food broker. He’s enjoying every minute of it.
Cory Gibson joined J.G. Neil & Company in 2014 as an Account Manager in the Eastern Washington and North Idaho markets. With over 19 years of experience in the food service industry, he has worked many aspects of the trade. Since starting with JG Neil & Co., he has received various company awards and accolades. Most recently, he was recognized as the 2019 Salesperson of the Year. An alumnus from Eastern Washington University, Cory is continuously expanding his knowledge to be an increasingly important asset to his customers and their businesses.
Tom has been in foodservice sales for the last 17 years. The past 11 years Tom worked with Summit Brokerage where he focused on all levels of distribution, including Tier 2 and Tier 3 distributors in the Spokane market. Prior to Summit, he spent 6 years as Eastern WA Territory Sales Manager for RSI Specialty Food Equipment selling equipment to all accts from espresso drive-throughs to grocery stores; specializing in espresso machines, Taylor ice cream machines, Manitowoc ice machines, and chicken roasters. Tom is a graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Jim has been a been in the Foodservice industry for the past 21 years and has over 30 years in the industry. Prior to joining JG Neil, Jim has been in the Foodservice Brokerage business as an FSA Distributor lead for the past 15 years and received nominations for Broker of the Year with FSA all 15 years. He enjoyed the privilege of being FSA’s Broker of the Year, 5 of those years and has represented the COP of the Year for several years as well. Prior to that, Jim was a DSR for FSA Portland for 4 years with sales growth of over 30% year over year. A Portland native, Jim also enjoys Photography, Snow Skiing and just being out in nature.
Mike brings 30+ years of successful foodservice sales experience & knowledge leading our Oregon team.
When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his teenage son, camping, boating, poorly golfing, learning to fly fish or just watching a good football game.
When Christopher Turke found his first restaurant job he was hooked. In his home town of Santa Rosa California just north of San Francisco, Chris got his first job washing dishes for a well-known craft pizza house. There he saw the inner workings of a restaurant. Food in his family was taken seriously, from the farm that his grandparents lived on to his mother and father and an older brother who are all confident in the home kitchen. “Growing up around cows, chickens, and sheep, on my small grandparents farm I truly understood what farm to table meant, when one day the animal is in the field and has a name and the next day we are getting lots of white packages that went straight into the freezer, or onto my grandfathers grill.” After culinary school, he found himself in a very fortunate position to be working for one of the most exciting up incoming chefs Michael Mina. Working at Aqua was an eye-opener for Christopher. It was a very aggressive, professional kitchen that produced many top tier chefs. Chef Michael taught him how to cook perfect food, How to balance flavors, and how to treat expensive products like foie gras and abalone. He held a high standard for everything, even the service staff, the dishwashers, the hostesses, and the valets. “Chef taught me the value of making a customer happy is gaining a fan in your food, and restaurant.”
Christopher now lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Jan, and enjoys foraging wild mushrooms, spending time at the coast together, supporting the local sports teams, Timbers, Blazers, Hops, and playing lots of golf or skiing during their valuable time off. “Even though we work a lot in this business you must still enjoy your life and the company of ones you love.”
Waylon has worked in the food industry for over 25 years, beginning in a sandwich shop in Fallbrook, California at age 16. After high school, he worked in a third-generation butcher shop in Vista, California where he learned about the different cuts of meat and what cooking methods to apply to them. He began to experiment and learn on his own, cooking in his spare time at first as a hobby, but soon more seriously. Waylon received a degree in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu and has since worked in numerous restaurant concepts, holding every position in the food and hospitality industry from dishwasher to owner/operator. His journey has finally led him to the broker world where finds joy in sharing his knowledge of food with others to help them along their own way.
I grew up in Alaska hunting and fishing and spending as much time as possible in the outdoors. I moved to the lower 48 to attend the University of Washington (Go Huskies). To offset school expenses, I worked in the burgeoning restaurant industry working up to Chef status. I have opened two restaurants, and one is still a thriving business.
I then followed my interest and passion for wine into a career that spanned all three tiers of the industry as a retailer, wholesaler, and importer. I live in Portland with his wife and two awesome kiddos, and continue to spend lots of time in the great outdoors discovering the Pacific Northwest. I enjoy fishing and digging up mushrooms with my family on Mt. Hood, or just camping at the beach.
Pam joined JG Neil and Company in 2013 as a sales support specialist. She works with our Oregon Sales team and provides assistance to all of our Sales reps and handles all sample coordination, pos, and sales meeting/food show organization.