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Meet the Heartland Team

Our team is a wonderful group of dedicated and knowledgeable people, ready to answer your questions. Click on each team member below to learn a little bit more about them.

Meet the Wellness Team

Zach Hirsh

Senior Health and Wellness Consultant

Zach@heartlandfoods.com

Zach Hirsh

Zach has a real passion for health, nutrition, and overall wellness. This personal journey to change his life and health began in early 2015. Zach says, “Heartland has given me a platform to be able to reach so many families, and help others along their individual health journeys!”

Working out, playing with his dog Bielski, and always expanding his mind to become a better person are passions of Zach’s outside of work.

Nick Redding

Health and Wellness Consultant

Nick@heartlandfoods.com

Nick Redding

Nick has a passion for diet, nutritional science, and olympic weightlifting. With a background in engineering and a mindset for problem solving, he decided to join the Heartland team and pursue his mission to help make American families healthier. Nick says, “I love it when my customers tell me how much they don’t enjoy eating anywhere else but at home.”

Matt Wesp

Senior Health and Wellness Consultant

Matt@heartlandfoods.com

Matt Wesp

Matt’s passions include all the aspects of healthy living, including food, physical and mental fitness. Matt joined the Heartland Team back in 2015 and recently said, “It’s changed my life to be part of a movement, helping families eat amazing beef, pork, poultry and seafood so easy and conveniently shopping right from their home. I’ve helped so many families since I’ve started but there are so many more to connect with and serve.”

Shannon Slattery

Health and Wellness Consultant

Shannon@heartlandfoods.com

Shannon Slattery

Shannon is a food enthusiast and recently went back to school and graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s Health Coach training program. When asked what she enjoys, Shannon said, “I enjoy creating delicious and healthy recipes, running, hiking, and obstacle course racing!”

Simon Rosa III

Health and Wellness Consultant

Simon@heartlandfoods.com

Simon Rosa III

“I believe that eating right is a form of self respect.” Simon lost over 100 pounds and has become passionate about sharing his story in the hopes that it may inspire another. Simon enjoys working out, traveling and anything adventurous!

Lindsey Haberman

Health and Wellness Consultant

Lindsey@heartlandfoods.com

Lindsey Haberman

“Growing up in a house without a microwave, I learned a thing or two about appreciating good food. Former soccer, field hockey, and softball player, pitching coach, and member of Fredericksburg All Age’s Youth Advisory Council. Currently studying Political Science, Nutrition, and Psychology at Germanna and VCU in between helping families eat healthier!”

Laurel Leach

Health and Wellness Consultant

laurel@heartlandfoods.com

Laurel Leach

Laurel grew up in the West Ashley corner of Charleston, and currently lives in the country with her husband and their horses, cattle, dogs, and cat. One of her favorite things about Heartland’s farms is their humane treatment of animals. For fun Laurel she loves to visit national parks for hiking and photography.

August Shoenfelder

Health and Wellness Consultant

August@heartlandfoods.com

August Shoenfelder

After graduating from college, August decided to take a break from the books and help families, one by one, live a healthier lifestyle. Before joining Heartland Home Foods in June of 2017, August was a full time student at Coastal Carolina University where he earned a B.S. in Marine Science. His ability to verify credible sources of information and understand scientific literature is invaluable when it comes to wellness science. August said, “When I left for college, I was struggling with obesity. It was through proper research and small lifestyle changes that I was able to lose over 60 lbs. I put myself on the correct path to lifelong health and wellness.” His expertise through experience has inspired so many families to head down a healthier path.

Kalvin Danzl

Health and Wellness Consultant

Kalvin@heartlandfoods.com

Kalvin Danzl

Kalvin’s journey began with Heartland at the end of 2017. He has always been passionate about helping people live better, healthier lives. Kalvin has an educational background in exercise science and physiology. He graduated with a masters degree in exercise physiology which originally lead him into the fitness realm. He has worked with a huge variety of clients all the way from 5 year old kids to 80 year old elderly adults. Kalvin says, “A big part of helping someone get healthier is educating them on ways to eat healthier and fuel their bodies. For me, Heartland is a perfect fit because it allows me to provide the best quality food to people and families all across the mid Atlantic.”

Jim Horton

Health and Wellness Consultant

Jhorton@heartlandfoods.com

Jim Horton

Jim is a certified personal trainer and health enthusiast. He joined the Heartland team in 2018 in order to align himself with likeminded company and help spread health and wellness to more families. Jim says, “My favorite thing about Heartland is that one of the main focuses is to help families regain their health by healthier eating, and suppling them with the best quality of food that they can get!”

Nick Kortises

Health and Wellness Consultant

Nkortises@heartlandfoods.com

Nick Kortises

Nick was a restaurant manager for 7 years before joining Heartland. When asked why he joined the team, Nick said, “I joined the Heartland team because I truly believe that I can help people better themselves through Heartland.” In his spare time, Nick enjoys coaching youth/high school football.

Lindsay Miller

Referral Specialist

Lindsay@heartlandfoods.com

Lindsay Miller

My name is Lindsay Miller. I came to Heartland Home Foods with an interest in Health & Wellness. I enjoy talking to families and introducing them to a Healthier & More Convenient lifestyle for their busy families. I live with my Husband, Daughter, Son & Poodle. I enjoy being active outdoors with my family.

Kathy Gorman

Reorder Specialist

kathleen@heartlandfoods.com

Kathy Gorman

Kathy joined the Heartland team in October of 2018. She brings 40 years of experience to the table including inside sales, outside sales, marketing, and government work. She enjoys cooking and coming up with her own recipes, and using Heartland’s shrimp and scallops is a definite favorite. When not working with the Heartland family, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her kitties. Kathy loves working with the Heartland family of customers providing timely, attentive, and upbeat service.

Carolyn Fitzgerald

Reorder Specialist

carolyn@heartlandfoods.com

Carolyn Fitzgerald

Carolyn has been a part of the Heartland team since the doors opened. She also had decades of experience with the company before Heartland acquired it from Dutterers in 2003. Chances are, if you’re part of the Heartland family you already know who Carolyn is. Carolyn loves working with the Heartland family on the phones to schedule in home appointments and take reorders!

Meet the Executive Team

Jerry Freishtat

President

Jerry@heartlandfoods.com

Jerry Freishtat

Jerry has been the President of Heartland Home Foods since its inception in 2003. A graduate of the University of Maryland with degrees in Business and Economics, Jerry has designed, developed, and implemented several successful businesses in his 40-year business career. Currently, Jerry is the Vice President of the All-Natural Food Council of North America. He has a history in athletics playing on the University of Maryland golf team and actively coaching in youth sports while supporting each of his 5 children in various sports and activities. In more recent years, Jerry has taken his commitment to Health and Wellness to a new level and took 1st place in multiple divisions in the Maryland State Body Building Championships. Now a spokesperson on Success through Health and Wellness, Jerry is an advocate on the importance of health, nutrition and fitness while raising Healthy Families.

Lisa Kalishek

Director of Operations

Lisa@heartlandfoods.com

Lisa Kalishek

Lisa is born and raised in the Maryland/Northern VA suburbs with a background in Telcom, Project Management and has been with the Heartland Team since 2005. She has been thrilled to use her skills to be part of an organization with such a meaningful mission. Lisa is a people person with passion and perseverance, she works one-on-one with the many of our families to understand their needs and find ways to constantly improve our service. Lisa considers being a parent to her two children her greatest accomplishment of all and working with our talented staff who have passion and purpose is a true blessing.

Justin Freishtat

Vice President of Sales

Justin@heartlandfoods.com

Justin Freishtat

Justin has been involved in the family business since he was a young teen working in the warehouse as well as on the delivery team. After 8 years serving families all over the mid-atlantic as a Health and Wellness consultant, Justin has been moved into a new position of leadership to take Heartland and the service as a whole to the next level. Justin is obsessed with food sourcing and safety, farming practices and helping families get together around the dinner table. When asked what he does outside of work, Justin said, “I have to stay active, play hockey, train hard at Icon Gym, and recover with healthy meals and massages. I also spend quality time with my wife and my crazy dog!” He hopes that his all encompassing health and wellness lifestyle continues to inspire others to take control of their health.

Amanda Anduiza

Regional Operations Director

amanda@heartlandfoods.com

Amanda Anduiza

Amanda is a fun-loving woman that loves connecting with people on a real and personal level. More than people though, she loves her dogs Amos and Abe and will likely tell you about them if you talk to her for more than five minutes. She is finishing up her masters and is excited to take everything she’s learned to help people live happier and healthier lives.

Anthony Anduiza

Regional Sales Director

anthony@heartlandfoods.com

Anthony Anduiza

“Jack of all trades and master of some” as Anthony likes to call himself. Anthony serves our Charleston Family with enthusiasm. He has an active interest in technology and film and takes time to learn about every new thing that comes out. To keep healthy he’s gotten into rowing and looks forward to every opportunity he can to get out on the water in the warm South Carolina weather.

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