Dan worked in the family produce business in San Jose. He became an expert in produce and the business of produce at a very young age. Dan learned to appreciate high quality fresh fruit and vegetables. To pay his way through college he became a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness in San Jose, California. That’s when he realized he had a real passion for not only working out, but understanding the body. He received his degree in Kinesiology and Nutrition from San Jose State. He continued to train as he started his new position, creating and managing health and fitness expos in Pomona California. In 1997, Dan decided to venture out on his own in the world of health and created Hi5 Produce.
Denise has always had a passion for Holistic Health. She became a massage therapist to pay her way through nursing school. Both worlds helped her realize the importance of teaching people about health - before they get to the hospital bed. With this in mind, Denise has dedicated her life to better health research.
Chris started with Hi5 doing door to door sales in 2000, at a time when corporate fruit programs were virtually unheard of. Since then, he’s been a buyer, a shop manager, a partner, a poet, and most importantly, a delivery guy. Today Chris spends most of his time creating products, managing staff, communicating with customers, and most importantly, delivering fruit.He is married with 3 girls and he’ll show you pictures if you want.
Hi5 Produce’s mission is to create a healthier world by creating a healthier community. We find the freshest, most delicious fruit available and then deliver it to companies and individuals all across the bay. Our goal is to provide easy access to better food, better information, and in turn, a better life.
Becky started at Hi5 Produce in October of 2010 helping Denise with the general office duties. Over the years Becky has evolved to wearing many hats and now oversees the accounting department, manages websites, writes newsletters, builds custom gifts baskets, delivers fruit, attends health fairs and much more!
Ank started with Hi5 in 2004, working in the shop and delivering fruit to companies. However, this wasn’t his first experience in the produce world. He worked at a produce stand when he was 12 years, which he will tell you was many years ago. Ank is now the head buyer, spending most of his time at the market eating fruit and talking to vendors.
Megan joined the Hi5 team June of 2014, after her brother in law Jesiah mentioned they needed help in the office for a few hours one day a week. Megan's position has quickly evolved into Monday thru Friday as our Accounts Receivable Specialist.