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Meet Our Team

Founder, Owner

Mark Dean

Founder, Owner

Mark Dean founded Palmco in 1984, with his wife Ronda. Together, the Dean family has worked to build Palmco. In 2004 Mark and Ronda had a son named Bryce, and Mark enjoys spending time with his young family and making trips to Cayo Costa.

General Manager

Pete Rials

General Manager

Pete was born in Virginia but has spent most of his life in Florida.  He traveled the world for 6 years with the United States Marine Corps, during which time he married Lora.  Together they have two beautiful daughters, two cats, and their wonderful dog Jack.  Pete enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially when they can stay right here in Southwest Florida. Since 1999 when he started working at Palmco, about the only thing that will pull Pete away from Pine Island besides trade shows is surfing.

Bookkeeper

Nancy Slaybaugh

Bookkeeper

Nancy was born in Minnesota and has resided in Lee County, Florida since she was 4 months old effectively making her a Florida Cracker. She has a blended family consisting of her partner, Steve, her son and daughter-in-law, a granddaughter, 3 step-sons, a step-granddaughter, 2 very spoiled dogs and 7 granddogs.  Nancy is an avid reader and in her spare time enjoys cooking, baseball and traveling to the east coast of Florida to play with her granddaughter.  She has been with Palmco since 1999. 

Customer Service Manager

Matt McGraw

Customer Service Manager

Matt was born in Chicago, spent a few years in Texas, and grew up in North Carolina. Matt relocated to Pine Island in 2009 with his wife Tammy, daughter Ashley, and dog Guinness.

Matt has been with Palmco since he moved to Florida, and he loves living and working on the Island. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Matt likes to paddle board, snow ski, fish, boat, bike, cook, and travel.

Customer Service Representative

Colleen Curcio

Customer Service Representative

Colleen was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, and moved to Florida in 1994. She is married to Frank and they now live in Cape Coral. They have two great kids, Russell and Amy who both still live in N.Y. and are greatly missed by them.
 
She has worked for Palmco since 2004, and was promoted to sales in January of 2013. She loves to show off the farm to our customers, bake, do yard work, fish, bake and did we mention she loves to bake? We love it when she bakes :)
 
Customer Service Representative

Francisco Castaneda

Customer Service Representative

Shortly after graduating high school in 2011, Francisco joined Palmco’s Customer Service Team as a full time employee.  He is also a part-time college student, pursuing a degree in the business field.  Francisco likes to give back to his community by volunteering at the local elementary school. On the weekends, if he is not out and about with his family, he enjoys going to the beach, hanging out with friends, watching a good movie, and pretty much anything these whippersnappers do nowadays. 

Customer Service Representative

Troy Randall

Customer Service Representative

Troy is a Native Floridian, born in Stuart, FL.  After traveling the world for 5 years in the Navy, he decided to take a summer job at a wholesale nursery in Gainesville while attending college and never looked back.  He has been in the plant industry for over 20 years and has gained experience in all fields from Greenhouse Management and Plant Propagation to Grower of container and field grown plant material.  He spends his spare time landscaping, hiking, kayaking, fishing and everything else that involves water. Troy has been with Palmco since March of 2011.

Receptionist

Connie Hennum

Receptionist

Connie was born in Duluth, MN (same place as Bob Dylan) and lived in northern MN, where she worked at a paper mill for 25 years before moving to Florida in 2003. She has two grown sons, a granddog and 2 grandcats.  Connie likes gardening, boating, skiing, fishing and working out. She started at Palmco in December of 2012.

Assistant Bookkeeper

Tabby Rentsch

Assistant Bookkeeper

Tabby was born in Minnesota but didn’t live there long before moving to Wisconsin, Indiana, and eventually ending up in Florida when she was six. She and Jason have been married for 18 years and we have three wonderful daughters.

Tabby has no spare time for hobbies as she stays busy with her three very active girls at Soccer and Tennis lessons and games. She probably puts 100,000 miles on her car each year just running her girls around town. Maybe one day she will have a hobby....like a professional driver!

Lead Mascot

Jack Rials

Lead Mascot

Jack was born and raised in Florida.  He splits his time between his at-home family, the Rials family, and his Palmco family at work.  Jack enjoys spending time with Pete—wherever Pete goes, whatever he does, that’s where Jack wants to be.   

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