Our Team

Patrick Persons

Patrick Persons

President and CEO

Patrick is an accomplished executive within the middle market sector, including food services, manufacturing, business services and oil & gas.

Dan Spirk

Dan Spirk

Sous Chef

With over 20 years in the restaurant and hospitality industry, Dan stands for quality.

Miguel Espindola

Miguel Espindola

Sous Chef

Miguel has considerable experience within the foodservice and hospitality sectors. This would include leading a large team within a commissary kitchen environment.

Elena Fomenko

Elena Fomenko

Administrative Manager

Elena provides administrative support to the Butter Beans team and successfully manages the back office.

Martha Persons

Martha Persons

Vice President

Martha is an experienced executive in the technology and business services sectors.

Flora Mckay

Flora Mckay

Director of Community and Nutrition

Flora comes to the Butter Beans team with a background in sustainable development, and a great passion for nutrition and wellness education.

Janelle Mitchell

Janelle Mitchell

School Manager

Janelle Mitchell brings over 15 years of food service experience to the Butter Beans team.

Shane Barber

Shane Barber

Vice President of Operations

Shane Barber is a high performing dynamic leader who possesses an uncommon passion for excellence.

Kristina Graeber

Kristina Graeber

Director Of Operations and Campliance

A California native, Kristina grew up snacking on her mom’s home-made granola and farm-fresh produce.

Ryan Kahl

Ryan Kahl

Purchasing Manager

Ryan Kahl was born in Honolulu, and began bartending in college at Syracuse, NY.