Christi Betz, Northwest Territory Manager

Working at Beanfields
I first meet the Glidden family in Fairbanks, Alaska, and have since been a longtime friend. I started doing demos when Beanfields was first starting out. I was passionate about helping some wonderful people develop a great family-owned business. As the company grew, my sales responsibilities also grew.

I am a dedicated, outgoing individual who believes in our family-owned company.  I love that I am able to work with such a fun and creative group of individuals and meet so many forward-thinking, motivated people that want to make the world a better place for all.

Hobbies and Interests
Spending time with my son, JD, is my favorite thing. I love hiking in the Pacific Northwest. I also enjoy photography and never leave home without my camera. There are few things more exciting than traveling, and I feel lucky that I have the opportunity to do this for a living. I am an avid animal lover, but I especially love dogs and horses. I have an orphaned thoroughbred horse, and my world wouldn’t be the same without the love of my life - my dog, Willie Nelson.


Laurajean Light, New York City Territory Manager

Working at Beanfields
I began working for Beanfields when Big Geyser, a New York distributor,  suggested that Beanfields bring me on board because of my vast knowledge of DSD distributor network and unique sales abilities. I have a very strong commitment to customer service. I enjoy sales and have fun doing my job. Working with Beanfields is both exciting and fun - there is no bigger thrill than watching a family-owned company with great core values earn its place within the market.

Hobbies and Interests
I love the beach and boating. But there is nothing like a ride out east on my motorcycle in the spring and fall.


Beth Swanson, Marketing Director

Working at Beanfields
I began working in the natural foods industry right out of graduate school. At a previous job, I worked with Roy Glidden, Beanfields co-founder. When Beanfields asked me to come on board as the Marketing Director, I couldn’t have been more thrilled. I love working for an ethical company that creates amazing chips and also shares my personal values.

Hobbies and Interests
I am passionate about living a plant-based lifestyle, so I spend a lot of my free time helping animals. In addition to volunteering with a local organization that saves stray cats, I also serve on the board of directors of an animal sanctuary. I have always enjoyed writing and have had many articles about health and wellness published in magazines and online. I have also published two children’s books on kindness and celebrating diversity.

My husband and I enjoy hanging out with our son. We love to travel and spend as much time as possible on the ocean.


Kyle Bonebrake, Sales Assistant

Working at Beanfields
Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, I moved out to Los Angeles about two years ago looking for an adventure. Before I moved out, I set a strong intention to work for a company that cared about our planet and wanted to make a difference. It is such a pleasure to be a part of the Beanfields team.  I believe this world needs healthier snacks! One chip at a time!

Hobbies and Interests
When I’m not working, you can find me outdoors enjoying the Southern California weather: biking, running, exploring, yoga and swimming.


Wes Bonebrake, Shipping and Supply Coordinator

Working at Beanfields
Although new to the natural foods industry as an employee, I am no stranger as a consumer. I have a strong commitment to health and am grateful to have found a family to learn from and grow with that shares a ‘kinder prosperity’ philosophy.

Hobbies and Interests
When outside of work, I enjoy gardening, adventuring, cycling, sunsets, camping and the beach.