Chief Executive Officer
Peter is very excited to join this great movement for better beef, better environment and better health. Originally from Zurich, Switzerland, he is an international CEO with extensive operations experience in the food and food distribution industry. His progressive career has been achieved through varied companies both in Europe and USA. He has operated in diverse environments of family owned companies both in development and turnaround situations. In France he managed a large integrated poultry operation. He then co-founded a luxury food product company which became in 10 years the largest operator in France with distribution in 65 countries. In the USA he was the President of a Specialty Food Distributor in NY and NJ and the CEO of a spice manufacturer with an integrated national distribution network. Peter graduated from Lausanne Hotel Management School in Switzerland. He has 4 children.
Director of Accounting & Operations
Rachelle Sy was raised on the lost cattle grazing ranchos de Santa Ana – San Juan Cajon, Canon, and Santiago – by a French Tunisian father of Spanish descent and a mother with roots in the citrus groves of California. Rachelle arrived in San Francisco in 2000 to study business management and modern religions. She then built and grew a successful accounting practice specializing in international business, food and beverage management, sustainable practices, and educational organizations. While learning the business of craft brewing, in 2006 she met Bill Reed at a restaurant on Haight Street, and joined Estancia soon thereafter, eager to be a part of a sensible and delicious solution for a healthy food system.
Senior Operations Analyst & Marketing Coordinator
Sylvia grew up far from fertile pastures, in the desert and bustling city of Los Angeles. Her first exposure to sustainable food and agriculture came while attending UC Berkeley, where Michael Pollan gave a guest lecture in her first environmental science class that changed the way she thought about food. She went on to complete a business degree but never lost sight of her passion, whether it was taking field trips to a dairy farm for an animal management class while studying abroad, or heading environmental initiatives at Accenture, the consulting firm she joined out of college. After sneaking off work early too many times to attend this sustainable food lecture or that speaker panel, she decided to pursue this passion full-time and is glad she found somewhere where she sees the business making an impact on the environment and the way people eat every day.
Customer Service & Logistics Manager
Alexis Tejeda grew up in the Green Mountains of Vermont, where she spent her childhood skiing and enjoying the outdoors. She graduated from American University in Washington, D.C., where she studied journalism and political science. She interned on Capitol Hill with then-Congressman Bernie Sanders, and even wrote a speech for him that was read on the House floor.
After graduating, Alexis found her real passion in the food industry. She moved to San Francisco in 2007, and promptly fell in love with the Bay area. Alexis worked in a Michelin Star restaurant, all the while immersing herself in the local, healthy, and sustainably farmed and raised food movement. She is a passionate advocate for healthy living, which made Pasture One a perfect fit.
When she is not at work, Alexis enjoys raising backyard chickens, bicycling and discovering local organics with her husband and two young sons.
Director of Operations and Procurement
Nathan comes to Pasture One with experience in various segments of the meat industry. He worked in meat processing at Sunnyside Meats in Durango Colorado, and spent 5 years in meat retail at Whole Foods Market, where he became a Meat Team Leader. He has a passion for butchering and merchandizing meat to maximize value. Nathan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural History and Agroecology from Prescott College. Most recently he worked on his wife’s family cow-calf ranch in Eastern New Mexico and as an independent farm and ranch auditor conducting on-site audits for The Global Animal Partnership and the American Grassfed Association. He lives in Berthoud, Colorado with his wife and two young sons.