About Us

Laurel Place-Boyd

Laurel Place-Boyd is our Owner and the  wife of our late founder, Don Boyd. With her background in food ingredient sales, marketing & customer service, along with her degree in  Food Science she is a great resource for our customers and suppliers. 

Suzi Benedict

Suzi Benedict is our Inside Sales and  Customer Service Manager extraordinaire. She joined Boyd Brokerage in  2007 and had the privilege of training under Don Boyd. Her common sense, industry knowledge and problem-solving skills make her a very value  member of our team. 

Tami Benedict

Tami Benedict joined Boyd Brokerage in  2013 and is our Marketing & Customer Service Coordinator.  With her recent degree in Journalism & Anthropology she's the perfect person to be our social  media guru, the voice behind our Twitter account & blog, and the concept designer of  our website. She also really loves dogs. 

Haley Twitchell

Haley Twitchell is our newest Customer  Service Coordinator, joining the Boyd Brokerage team in late 2015. When  she is not talking about spices, she spends her time professionally  doing hair. On her off days Haley enjoys watching the San Francisco  Giants play or spending quality time with her dog Zito. 

Don Boyd - Founder

Don Boyd founded Boyd Brokerage in 1984.  In addition to providing our customers with exceptional products and  unparalleled service, Don shared his leadership, guidance and business wisdom with food manufacturers throughout Northern California. In July  2013, Don sadly lost his battle with lung cancer. Don's passion for  servicing our customers still guides us to this day with our manta “What  would Don Do?" 

Our Work Dogs