& Associates is located in an historic, 100-year-old
little red schoolhouse in Moss Landing, California.
Inside you will find some very talented people:
Gay started Machado & Associates over 25 years ago.
She was born into the California agriculture community,
and quickly found her niche as a creative and passionate
leader for the industry. She was instrumental in the
advertising and marketing success of many of the state's
largest companies, and has many years of experience in
retail products, the hotel and tourism industry, and
Mike has over 30 years of experience in sales and
marketing at companies like Procter & Gamble and
Nabisco, and is past president of the Produce for Better
For over eight years Sean has been the backbone of the
agency, dealing with the day-to-day intricacies of
running a service-oriented business. His wealth of
experience and contacts in printing and media placement
allow us to get the best results for our clients.
David has recently joined the agency as Art Director. He
has worked in the advertising business for almost 20
years, first at some of the west coast's most
prestigious advertising agencies, and more recently as
owner of his own shop. David oversees packaging, web
design, audio/video, and all creative.
Karen has been in the marketing business for over 20 years and has a broad base of knowledge in the advertising field, a real asset in her
capacity as account manager. She has worked on both the client side and the agency side as account executive for an international printer, as
marketing director at Monterey-Salinas Transit, and as owner of her own graphic design business. Karen is a highly articulate, thoughtful, and
creative person with the knowledge that builds strong relationships.
Our Media Buyer has been heavily involved with advertising and media buying since 1977, having been Vice President and General Manager of
several radio stations across the country, manager of community relations in various waste management operations, and Marketing Brand
Manager for Tanimura & Antle in Salinas. David's knowledge of the industry and negotiating experience yield targeted results and
competitive rates for our clients.
The cheerful voice that frequently answers our phones is Sherrie. She has worked in the capacity of Executive Administrative Assistant and other
administrative positions for over 15 years at Central Purchasing
Inc. and Cal-Am Water Company, among others. In addition to answering phones, Sherrie coordinates our PR mailings, does product research, and coordinates deliveries.