Health & Wellness Fair

At Bolthouse Fresh Foods, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority!

We are thrilled to share that our recent Health Fair was a tremendous success, with over 600 employees participating and 400 completing health screenings. This event provided a fantastic opportunity for our team to review their health and wellness, reinforcing our commitment to their well-being.

We love our team members and are dedicated to providing them with the tools they need to be their best both at work and at home with their families.

A huge shout-out to the incredible team who made this event possible: Rafaela Cisneros, Leticia Dominguez, Sonia Almanza, Samantha Gruggett, Adriana Hernandez, Jose Rocha, Michelle Ayala, Katy Harp Busby, Ivonne Trujillo, Larissa Leal, Silas Chavez, Ruby Villanueva, and Chase A.. Your hard work and dedication were essential to this event’s success.

Special thanks to Gissella Aguilar and Sandy Caracas, whose vision for this event brought it to life. Your leadership, hard work, and dedication made the Health Fair such a huge success. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this event a shining example of our commitment to employee health and wellness. Together, we thrive.

Team Spotlight:

Dylan Faulkner

⁣Dylan was born and raised in Bakersfield, just five miles away from Bolthouse Farms. With a degree in AG Business from CSUB, Dylan began his journey with us as an intern. Reflecting on his early days, Dylan shares, “I didn’t know what I wanted to do when I first entered college, but I knew the world always needs to eat.” Now, five years later, he has become an integral part of the AG intern program.⁣

Starting as an intern and now overseeing the program, Dylan finds immense joy in giving back and mentoring the next generation. The AG Intern program was originally initiated by Timothy Escamilla and Joe Ferrari with support from Kevin Chin and Dylan. The program collaborates with local colleges such as Bakersfield College and CSUB, with hopes that in the future, it will incorporate other AG-focused colleges and universities.⁣

Dylan values the diversity and collaborative environment at Bolthouse Farms. He appreciates the company’s encouragement of growth and excellence, sharing, “It’s pretty satisfying and reassuring to be able to grow here and excel here.” Dylan’s dedication to both his work and his team makes him a standout member of the Bolthouse Fresh Foods family.⁣


Team Spotlight:

Donny Hopkins

Who We Are: Meet Donny Hopkins

This month, we are thrilled to feature Donny Hopkins, a beloved figure at Bolthouse Fresh Foods and our Vice President of Internal Farming. With a career spanning decades, Donny has become a cornerstone of our company, overseeing three Farming Regions and the Plant Water Distribution Farm to ensure our carrots are cultivated to perfection.

Donny’s journey began early, inspired by his grandfather, Earl Hopkins. Starting in 1968, he worked on various crops and joined Bolthouse Fresh Foods in 1975. He vividly recalls the excitement of seeing his first carrot emergence, a moment that cemented his passion for farming.

Teaching the art of carrot production brings Donny immense joy. His dedication to mentoring the next generation has left a lasting legacy within the industry. Outside of work, he treasures time with his wife, Lanette, and their family. He also enjoys off-roading and trail riding.

At Bolthouse Fresh Foods, employee health, safety, and growth are paramount. Working with the leadership team, Donny values enhancing his skills and driving company growth. His ability to build sustainable relationships with employees and customers has been a key focus throughout his career.

Fun fact: Donny once dreamed of being a professional motocross racer. Looking ahead, he envisions continual growth in the carrot industry and diversification in vegetable production.

Join us in celebrating Donny Hopkins, a true leader whose contributions have shaped Bolthouse Fresh Foods and inspired many in the farming community!