Our Team + Board Members

Our Team

Tom Piatkowski – Chairman / President / CEO
Tom has spent the last thirty years in the production agriculture industry (About the Founder). Prior to founding HealthySoil in 2002, Tom spent six years at Helena Chemical Company where he evaluated emerging technologies and developed programs and products to manage the ecology of agricultural and horticultural soils. Before Helena, Tom spent four years at bioscience company Cytozyme Laboratories, Inc. where he focused on the improvement of crop production and quality by addressing soil interactions and plant growth characteristics of various crops. Tom also spent five years at Agrimar Corp. in the sales and marketing of seaweed-based foliar products used to enhance the production and quality of fruits/vegetables. Prior to Agrimar, Tom was a Quality Control Officer at the Dole Food Company.

Tom is a licensed Agricultural Pest Control Advisor (PCA) in California. He holds a BA degree in Biology from Case Western Reserve University and an MS degree in Animal Nutrition from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Tom also spent three years stationed in Antigua, West Indies as a Livestock Officer with the U.S. Peace Corps. When not studying the wonders of soil science, Tom enjoys spending time with his daughter and cycling along the Monterey coastline.

Jose Uribe – General Manager
Jose is one of the original hires at HealthySoil. Since 2006, Jose has been an integral part of the HealthySoil team. Jose is familiar with every aspect of the HealthySoil operations and is responsible for servicing our customers throughout the Central Coast of California. When he's not busy servicing his customers, Jose enjoys spending time with his wife and son.

Charlene Fernandez – Administrative Assistant
Charlene has been with HealthySoil since December 1, 2014. As Administrative Assistant she works closely with both the President and General Manager to organize and perform office operations and procedures. Her duties include managing both Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable. She performs data entry and functions to both the company’s accounting and CRM software. She is an avid 49ers fan.

Board of Directors + Advisors

Laura Kreitler – Board of Directors, Secretary
Laura has served as a member of the Board of Directors since February 2014.

Paul Aron – Board of Directors, Member
Paul has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2002.

Zygmunt "Zig" Slominski – Board of Directors, Member
Zig has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2002.