Boise, Idaho: 208-867-3268
Seattle, Washington: 425-291-9370

Spokane, Washington: 509-465-9208
Portland, Oregon: 503-353-9185

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.

Boise, Idaho

Chad Neil

Chad Neil

Owner/President

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Chad Neil

Chad Neil

Owner/President

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 developing new and strengthening existing principal relationships as well as providing strategic direction 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, hunting and spending time with his family.

Don Curry

Don Curry

Idaho Branch Manager

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Don Curry

Don Curry

Idaho Branch Manager

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 Neil

Kristie Neil

Owner/VP Operations

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Kristie Neil

Kristie Neil

Owner/VP Operations

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, reading and learning to golf (a fun but frustrating endeavor).

Paul Wiggins

Paul Wiggins

Senior Account Manager

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Paul Wiggins

Paul Wiggins

Senior Account Manager

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.

Seattle, Washington

Scott Sherry

Scott Sherry

Seattle Branch Manager

425-291-9370
Scott Sherry

Scott Sherry

Seattle Branch Manager

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 Daniels

Dave Daniels

Business Development Manager

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Dave Daniels

Dave Daniels

Business Development Manager

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 Evans

Kim Evans

School Nutrition Specialist

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Kim Evans

Kim Evans

School Nutrition Specialist

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 Gay

Grant Gay

Account Manager

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Grant Gay

Grant Gay

Account Manager

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 Larson

Kelly Larson

Operator Sales and Healthcare Specialist

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Kelly Larson

Kelly Larson

Operator Sales and Healthcare Specialist

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.

Sharon Phelps

Sharon Phelps

Office Manager

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Sharon Phelps

Sharon Phelps

Office Manager

Sharon joined JG Neil and company in 2012 to support our customer service team. Her level-headedness and desire to solve problems for our customers makes her a perfect fit for the responsibilities she has for the company.

Isha Souza

Isha Souza

Customer Service Representative

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Isha Souza

Isha Souza

Customer Service Representative

Isha Joined JG Neil and Company in 2009 to help support our sales and service team, and POS Coordinator. Isha now is a Customer Service Representative for K-12 school lines and Bid processor.

Natalie Carr

Natalie Carr

Customer Service Representative

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Natalie Carr

Natalie Carr

Customer Service Representative

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.

Nancy Shortt

Nancy Shortt

Sales Assistant

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Nancy Shortt

Nancy Shortt

Sales Assistant

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.

Diann Lopez

Diann Lopez

Customer Service Representative

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Diann Lopez

Diann Lopez

Customer Service Representative

Diann worked for The Peterson Company for 14 years and joins the JG Neil team with over 20 years of customer service background. We are excited to have her! When not at work, Diann loves to cook, travel, and spend time with family.

 

Spokane, Washington

Kevin Riordan

Kevin Riordan

Spokane Branch Manager and Corporate Chef

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Kevin Riordan

Kevin Riordan

Spokane Branch Manager and Corporate Chef

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

Cory Gibson

Account Manager

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Cory Gibson

Cory Gibson

Account Manager

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 Adams

Tom Adams

Account Manager

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Tom Adams

Tom Adams

Account Manager

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.

Portland, Oregon

Jim Howard

Jim Howard

Owner and VP Development

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Jim Howard

Jim Howard

Owner and VP Development

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 Anderson

Mike Anderson

Oregon Branch Manager

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Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson

Oregon Branch Manager

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.

Suzann Kayser

Suzann Kayser

School Nutrition Specialist

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Suzann Kayser

Suzann Kayser

School Nutrition Specialist

Suzann joined JG Neil in late 2012. She has been in the brokerage business since 2004, and prior to that was a School Food Service Director in Oregon for 14 years.

Christopher Turke

Christopher Turke

Corporate Chef and Distributor Lead

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Christopher Turke

Christopher Turke

Corporate Chef and Distributor Lead

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.”

Pam Gardner

Pam Gardner

Sales Support

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Pam Gardner

Pam Gardner

Sales Support

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.