40 Years Serving Alaska
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Linford of Alaska

Employees

 

Linford prides itself on customer service and quality products at the best price. We are reliable and have a terrific, long-term, experienced staff who have extensive product and market knowledge and are ready to serve you.

 

Sue Linford -- CEO and President

Sue brings to her position as CEO years of business background -accounting, insurance, management. She worked in the business when it began in 1973 and has been its CEO since 1985. Because of Sue's involvement in the community, she has had numerous recognitions bestowed on her, among them are: the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce's Gold Pan award in 1981 for Outstanding Community Service, nominated for another Gold Pan in 1994, Rural Cap's 1981 Outstanding Contribution Award and in 1985 Certificate of Appreciation, YMCA Woman of Achievement in 1994, Alaska's Small Business Person of the Year in 1997, Soroptomist's 1999 Woman of Distinction. Sue served in various official positions on the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and in 1995 served as its Chair. Most recently, Sue received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Business and Public Service from Alaska Pacific University, and the Heart of the City’s George M. Sullivan Leadership Award.

Michael Jones – Purchasing and Sales Manager

Mike joined Linford’s in the fall of 2012, hailing from one of the best restaurants in Alaska – Glacier Brewhouse.  While there he helped managed the operation for 17 years.  We were fortunate to be able to convince him to join our team as the purchasing agent.  He has brought to Linford’s a vast culinary knowledge and has been learning how to apply that to supporting Linford’s with ordering items that are necessary for running the businesses of our customers.  Outside of work Mike simply loves the outdoors and photography.  He can be seen out on the trails or lakes with a camera in hand.   

Cheyenne Morse – Purchasing Assistant 

Cheyenne joined the team permanently after spending the summer with us as an intern. She is a recent graduate of the University of Alaska where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Restaurant and Hospitality Management. She is working hard to learn the ins and outs of the purchasing world and she is excited to be part of such a great team. Though she and her husband have lived in many states she considers Alaska to be her home.

 

Outside Sales Reps

Phillip Murray -- Sales Representative

                                                                          

Phillip has been with Linford since 2001. Phil was born and raised in Alaska. He came to us with a background in many different things, none of them really involving food... But, he's likable and he was a barista once so we thought we'd give him a chance. Smart move on our part, as he turned out to be a quick study. Phillip is willing to dig into anything for you! So, give him a challenge with any of your business needs and we think you'll find that Phil will be back to you quickly with a smile and an answer with a solution. Phil has four children who keep him busy, between his career and having a full young family experience! (Cell number: 227-0746)

Kris Luey  -- Sales Representative

Kris joined us at Linford’s in September 2014.  Born & raised in upstate NY his first job in high school was at a family owned deli.  In 1998 Kris decided to move to Alaska – and landed in Girdwood.  He began working at The Bake Shop and The Double Musky Inn – wearing many different hats in both places.  Sometimes the jobs would overlap as he helped the two family businesses operate smoothly.  In 2011, Kris decided it was time to take his family and move to the big city – Anchorage, stepping into sales via insurance.  After 2 years his love of the food Industry kept calling to him, so he chose to try mixing his sales with the food industry.  Lucky for Linford’s – he made a great choice!  Today Kris says him main goal at Linford’s is to provide superior customer service and bring value any way he can to his customers!  Kris is kept in check by staying busy with coaching his kids’ sports teams while enjoying his own game of softball.  He is also an avid skier and enjoys going back to his old stomping grounds of Girdwood – to play and eat!  You can reach Kris here at the office or on his cell 342-2169.  

No business can exist without a strong in-side Sales & Administration department!  These ladies are here to support your business in many different ways!

Seng Her – Customer Sales & Service Rep 

Seng Her is our receptionist/front desk all round inside sales gal. Seng is the mother of six “beautiful” kids, three girls and three boys. She admits that there is never a dull moment in her life. Seng has been with Linford since 2010. She said that she loves her job! “Linford has taught me a lot; I’ve never worked for this type of industry. Coming into this job was a challenge for me, but I can say that I have done my best and love working for Linford”. That’s quite a testimonial, Seng. We’re lucky to have your smiling face greeting folks and the energy you put into the position.

Aizada Zetino  --  Customer Service & Accounting Assistant

Aizada just recently joined us here at Linford’s, assisting with customer services and accounting.  She moved to Alaska early in 2015 from Kyrgyz Republic (Central Asia).  She has a love of different cultures and likes to learn different languages.  She can currently speak four, but looks forward to learning six more…  J  She enjoys having Chinese Tea Ceremonies and drinks green tea a lot!  Aizada is currently taking accounting course at the college and enjoys working here because she can relate her work to her studies.  She spends her free time with her husband whom she met in Afghanistan while learning her fourth language.  You can find them at the gym, movies or eating sushi at the restaurants.  Aizada says, “I love my life and what I do.”  We think it shows in her pretty smile and happy – positive attitude here at Linford and we also think we’re lucky that she joined us!

Rechelle Bystedt  --  Bookkeeper

Rechelle has been doing bookkeeping and has held different accounting rolls in Alaska for over 20 years!  While she has been enjoying hanging out here at Linford’s learning how to best serve our customers she loves going home to her four kids.  There they keep her busy with many different activities.  Rechelle has deep roots in Alaska and enjoys getting off of the beaten path while tinkering in the outdoors.  At home you’ll find her working on craft projects or playing some music! 

To speak with any employee in the office please call, 272-5050, or outside the Anchorage area, call toll free, 800-355-8905! Of course you are always welcome to e-mail us at accounting@linfordofalaska.com and someone will be in touch.

Our Warehouse Crew

  

Armindo Donis-Quevedo is known to us as “Miguel”. Miguel is in charge of running the warehouse and managing the deliveries. Miguel came to Alaska from his homeland, Guatamala and has been in Anchorage for 15 years. He met his wife while taking classes to learn English; they have two children, a boy and a girl. In 2006 Miguel came to work for Linford but after a year and a half he decided to try his hand at business ownership, an auto shop. Six years later, he returned to Linford and moved quickly into this supervisory role which suits his loyal, can do attitude. However, his main “pride and joy” still remains working on vehicles.

 

Rory Sisti-Brown has been with Linford since 2008. He works as the assistant warehouse manager, lead on our Bypass mail orders and takes care of most special orders. Rory is father of three “beautiful” children and married to “a woman way out of his league”. When he’s not attending an Ace’s hockey game, he is aspiring to be a singer / songwriter.  Now if you ever have the opportunity to hear him – we his co-workers – suggest you RUN!

William has been with Linford since 2001. He hails from El Salvador, but enroute to Alaska, made his home in LA. William is the are proud parent of four children, three girls and finally one boy, William Jr. William Sr. claims that Jr. is a terror, giving him heart-burn wandering off quite independently. He can usually be found in the toy department. William has many family relatives in the Anchorage area. When he is not spending time with family he is an avid body builder.

 

Coby Hoffman was born in Bethel but was raised mostly in Anchorage.  He joined Linford’s in the Spring of 2015.  He hangs out in the warehouse putting away freight and pulling orders.  Sometimes he’s out on the road making deliveries.  Coby looks forward to getting off early so he can catch game live to TV… football and basketball!

 

Roderick Labuen (Rod) was born and raised in Palm Springs, California. He came to Alaska in 1998. Rod first came to Linford in 2005 and remained until 2007. After a brief time out, he returned in 2009 and is one of our valued, competent drivers. Rod is married to Karleen and they have three children. He is a “family guy”.

Jaime Sagastume was born and raised in Guatamala. Some call him “Eddy” in fact, he must prefer to be called “Eddy” as he refers to himself as “Eddy”…(news to me). Eddy has lived in Alaska for 12 years moving here with his sister and brothers. He graduated in 2003 from Bartlett High School. In February 2009, he joined his life in holy matrimony with his beautiful girlfriend of 5 years. A year later they welcomed their first baby boy named Joel and two year later their second boy named Josiah arrived. Ever since he was a baby, Eddy’s (aka Jaime) favorite sport has been soccer which he can play all day and all night given the chance. Other enjoyments include camping, biking, running and most of all spending time with his beautiful family. Eddy has been with Linford since May 2013 and says that he has loved it ever since.

 

Edwin Escalante has been with Linford’s for a couple years now.  He usually works in the warehouse but will assist with backing up our drivers – so you can occasionally catch him out on the road.  He is also from El Salvador and came to Alaska around 15 years ago by way of Los Angeles. He is married to Donna and they have two children.

Hector Marroquin had worked at Linford’s between 2002 and the spring of 2015.  At that time he decided that it was warmer in California and left us, but after almost a whole year he found that he missed us…  Okay – not quite, but, he has an adorable son that he really did miss and besides, his son LOVES to keep daddy up all night playing. Hector and his motorcycle are favorites with his son. He is originally from El Salvador.

 Timothy Pen is the newest addition to our warehouse & drivers.  He is currently taking care of our valley runs and then helps putting away freight in the warehouse..  He was born and raised in Stockton California and moved  up to Anchorage when he turned 18.  He has a very diverse nationality – Lao, Thai and Cambodian.  Tim said that his favorite food is anything delicious, I think with the mixed nationalities – the next potluck will be interesting!  When not working you will find Tim playing with his two handsome boys and will be teaching them to play his favorite hobbies of basketball and football. 



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