Virginia is the Interim Controller for Fresh Farms. Her primary role is to manage all aspects of the Fresh Farms accounting and financial reporting as part of the Equilibrium Controlled Environment Foods JV.
Virginia began her career in Des Moines, Iowa, in public accounting, gaining experience in tax and financial statements preparation, payroll, and ESOPs. After departing the Midwest, she held accounting and controllership positions in publicly traded companies and gained a wide variety of industry experience, including high tech manufacturing, health care, banking, and in recent years food manufacturing. She was the Corporate Controller for Bueno Foods in Albuquerque, NM, and upon moving to San Diego, CA, in 2013, worked as the Plant Controller and Materials Manager for the Circle Foods Plant, under Tyson Foods (subsequently purchased by Ajinomoto Foods North America). Her experience encompasses supporting external auditors on quarterly/annual reviews and audits, corporate tax accounting/filings, international accounting, and foreign currency trades/exchanges.
Virginia holds a B.S. in Psychology from Iowa State University and the equivalence of a B.A. in Accounting from Upper Iowa University. She holds active CPA licenses in New Mexico and California. Virginia is a long-standing member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
In her free time Virginia enjoys road cycling, reading, playing the piano, spending time with family and her wonderful husband.
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