Gayle Haack, President
Gayle Haack started in the natural products industry in 1991 at Mountain Peoples Warehouse; she worked there for 10 years. Mountain Peoples spawned the largest natural foods distribution company in the US, United Natural Foods (UNFI).
In 2001 she joined Sacramento-based Sunshine Specialties brokerage, where she developed and built the HBA (Health and Beauty Aids) division. In 2013 the HBA division was spun off, and Gayle bought it as her own company, which continues to grow and evolve.
When Gayle is not working, she enjoys hiking in beautiful Siskiyou county, swimming, gardening, and spending time with friends and family and her dogs.
Erin Stone, Vice President — Sales
Erin Stone started in the natural products industry in 1986 as a retail supplement buyer working at various natural food stores in California, Arizona, and Hawaii. She soon owned her own brokerage in the Hawaiian Islands. Erin later joined the Sunshine Specialties team working in the Bay area territory for almost 20 years.
Erin has a Bachelor’s degree from University of California Santa Cruz, studying Economics, Sociology and Environmental Studies, and a certificate in Bastyr University’s Natural Foods Education Program.
Stephanie Taylor, Brand Manager — Sales
Stephanie Taylor has been in the Natural Products Industry since 2000. She worked at UNFI, learning the distributor side of our industry, and joined Sunshine Specialties brokerage in 2004.. She enjoys brand management, territory sales, and working with distributors and key accounts on promotions and new item submissions.
Stephanie enjoys cooking, watching hockey, and staying current on trends in the Natural Products Industry.
Cameron Karzmark — Sales
Cameron’s career in the natural products started in 1984. He has worked in several areas of the industry: retail store management and purchasing; co-owned a Northern California brokerage in the 1990’s; served as membership director at the regional Natural Products Association West; and joined Sunshine Specialties in 2010. He is responsible for the greater Central Valley and Reno-Tahoe territory, and is key accounts manager for the Nugget Market and Holiday Market grocery chains.
Gardening, music and reading are some of Cameron’s favorite pastimes.