Gayle Haack, CEO
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.
Stephanie Taylor, President
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, marketing, and working with distributors, key retail accounts, and independent stores on promotions and new item submissions. She covers accounts from the Oregon border south to Ukiah, as well as Chico, Yuba City, and Nevada County.
Stephanie enjoys cooking, watching hockey, and staying current on trends in the Natural Products Industry.
Erin Stone, Vice President
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. Currently based in Oakland, Erin joined the Sunshine Specialties team in 1998.
Her territory encompasses the 9 bay area counties, including Santa Cruz and Monterey.
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.
Cameron Karzmark, Key Account Manager
Cameron Karzmark’s career in the natural products started in 1984. He has worked in several areas of the industry, from retail store management and purchasing, to co-owning a Northern California brokerage in the 1990’s, to being the membership director at the regional Natural Products Association West prior to joining Sunshine Specialties in 2010. He is responsible for the greater Central Valley, the Lake Tahoe region, and northern Nevada including key accounts manager for the Nugget Market and Holiday Market grocery chains.
Gardening, music and reading are some of Cameron’s favorite pastimes.