Plants & People

Coast of Maine honors the balance found within our home state by working with our staff, partners, and customers to nurture the relationships that benefit all.

In harmony with the land, sea, and each other.

The spirit of the Coast of Maine.

Our company is energized by the same spirit that stimulates the greener gardens we work to support each day. Like the world we seek to nurture, we know that each of us has gifts to offer and lessons to learn. The complementary skills of our staff inspire our continual pursuit of the products and practices that can sustain organic growth.

Our Values

At Coast of Maine, we focus on building strong relationships with people & the planet.


Expert insight from our partners in the know.

Our garden center partners are the living link between our products and your gardening success. They’ve learned everything about organic life from the ground up. They can consult you on the best way to promote healthy, natural growth and match your specific needs with the Coast of Maine soils, composts, mulches, and amendments that can serve them best.

Find Local

Growing stronger together with our customers.

From beginner to expert, anyone who takes a hand to the land has something to offer the growing community of gardeners everywhere. We welcome your feedback on our products and hearing about how you use them in your gardens and around your grounds. Your stories are bound to help encourage others to join in the joys of nurturing organic life!

Carlos Quijano
Founder & Chairman
Erik Drake
Chief Executive Officer
Sarah Sessa McCaughey
Chief Financial Officer
Sid Malone
Bob Lawson
Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Cameron Bonsey
Vice President of Marketing
Rich Stryker
Vice President of Sales
Amanda Cahoon
Digital and Marketing Manager
Andy Troutman
Senior Operations Manager
Anita Dafonte
Regional Sales Manager
(NY & NJ)
Art Cockett
Key Account Manager
Ashley Frey
Accounts Receivable Analyst
Bob Hear
Regional Sales Manager (MI, IN, IL, OH & KY)
Britt Knowlton
Accounting & Office Manager
Chris Hughes
Senior Financial Pricing Analyst
Dan Hadsel
Senior Manager of Finance
Debra Cox
Assistant Logistics Manager
Dustin Frey
Regional Sales Manager
(PA, NJ, DE, MD, & WV)
Dylan Saferstein
Regional Sales Manager (ME, NH, VT, NY, MA, CT, & RI)
Ernie Frey
Facility Manager
Frank Smith
Senior Sales Manager
(CO, NM, TX, OK, KS, MO, AR, TN, MS, AL & LA)
Gabrielle Sott
Marketing and Sustainability Associate
Jamie Kreider
Office and Logistics Manager
Joel Rubin
Regional Sales Manager (VA & NC)
Joseph Martin
Regional Sales Manager
(SC, GA & FL)
Joshua Hawley
Customer Service Representative
Ian Detweiler
HR Manager
Karl Frey
Facilities Manager
Lorry Hulbert
Marketing Specialist
Marshall Keeport
Facility Assitant
Mia Keske Anderson
Regional Sales Manager
(MN, WI, & IA)
Mike Mahany
Regional Sales Manager
(ME, NH, VT, & MA)
Nate Dunford
Plant Manager
Nevin Book
Nick Shedlock
Senior Production Planning & Sourcing Manager
Nicole Marusco
Quality and Compliance Manager
Rae Newland | Accounting Assistant at Coast of Maine
Rae Newland
Accounting Assistant
Regina Roberts
Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Richard Camano
Regional Sales Manager
(PA, WV, MD, & DE)
Sarah Powers
Customer Service Supervisor
Stacey Pope
Regional Sales Manager
(MA, RI & CT)
Tammy Rineer
Accounts Payable Specialist

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