Meet the Team!

 Vahid Salehi – Owner, President

Vahid grew up working with his uncles in the family business, but like a lot of children, decided to take his own career path leading him to the bay area, a college degree and working in finance.  While Vahid was successful in his career, he ‘wasn’t happy; the work wasn’t tangible enough for me,’ he said.  In 2006 Vahid approached his uncles who were still farming, and asked if he could be part of the team and get back to his agricultural roots.  They asked him, “So are you ready to get rid of the suits and ties?”  He said yes and immediately took over his family’s 40 acre orchard.  The company has continued to expand and now manages 1,500 acres of pistachios in Tulare County, CA and 200 acres of almonds in Kings County, CA. 

Asiyeh Salehi – Vice President

Asiyeh grew up in a family that farmed pistachios and she has always enjoyed learning about the industry.  When Vahid decided to make farming his career, Asiyeh supported him and encouraged his efforts.  She has a Bachelors degree in Interior Design and after working in that profession for a few years, she made the move to work in the family business.  Asiyeh oversees the day to day activities in the office and keeps things running smoothly.  She enjoys spending time with family and her two young children. 


Cat Krum – Sales

Cat has a an Agricultural Business degree from Cal Poly SLO and a background in sales.  She managed her own cosmetic business for over a decade and her love for agriculture and people led her to Pistacia Global where she enjoys working with companies and assisting them with their pistachio needs.   In her spare time, she enjoys time with family, her fur babies and gardening.

 

 

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