The Troyer family has been part of the proud history of farmers in America since the 1930s. This tradition embraces not only a dedication to family-owned and operated farming, but also to a high ethical code. Farming is much more than a business in our community. It is a calling.
It is one that the current generation of Troyers proudly represents. Our word has always been our bond, and personal relationships with customers are paramount. Get to know our principals in the hope that we can establish such a relationship with you.
Mark Troyer is a general partner and real estate investor in two investor syndications in both Sarasota, Florida and Erie, PA. Mark directly owns/partners in nearly 300 apartment units or residential rentals. Troyer Farms, a family-owned business established in 1967, was sold in 2008, and Mark redirected his resources into real estate investing over the past 10 years. Mark owns and serves as President of Troyer Growers Inc. which is responsible for farming over 2,500 acres of potatoes, corn and wheat, Troyer Gas & Oil, Troyer Growers Supply, Troyer Transportation, Troyer Inc., and Quatro, LLC of Waterford, PA. Mark is a current member and past President of the Erie County Farm Bureau.
Colton Troyer, the youngest son of Mark Troyer, grew up on the family farm. Colton has been farming potatoes as long as he can remember. Colton is a graduate of Ft. Lebouef high school, and an upcoming graduate of Penn State University with a Finance Degree. Colton loves the outdoors, real estate investments, and working all hours necessary to plant or harvest the company’s crops.
Vice President of Finance & Operations
Tricia Briggs Restifo, CPA is a co-founder of several real estate investment companies in both Sarasota, Florida and Erie, PA. She is the Vice President of Finance and Operations of all Troyer companies and affiliates which consists of 20 separate companies where she is responsible for all facets of business management and accounting/finance including, A/R, A/P, payroll, human resources, DOT compliance, cash management, financing, collections, insurance and benefits, real estate management, asset liquidation, and management of team of 20+ employees. Tricia spent the beginning of her career at KPMG, Pittsburgh departing as an Audit Manager, then as the Financial Planner and Director of Retail sales for the Pepsi Bottling Group, Erie & Western New York. Before joining Troyer in 2005, Tricia led her first syndication with the Greater Erie Auto Auction. She coordinated a successful private offering and was the lead on the building and start up phases of the project. Tricia also has her real estate license with Marsha Marsh Real Estate Services. Tricia and her husband Mark reside in Erie and have 5 children, Gavin, Luke, Taylor, Dawson and Ashton.
Brent Berger has over 30 years’ experience in the automotive industry and has worked for the Troyers for 14 years. He has received both basic and advanced automotive technology degrees from Erie County Technical school. Brent’s previous work experience includes working at Humes in Waterford. While there he specialized in engine repair and engine performance/drivability. He also holds ASE certifications in Engine repair, engine performance, brakes, suspension and steering, and exhaust systems. He is PA State certified for Inspection and Emissions. He currently resides in Edinboro with his wife Amy and he is the father of 3 Boys.
Accounting & Office Manager
Katie has been working for the Troyer Family since November 2011. She graduated from Penn State Behrend with a degree in Accounting. She has taken on any and every task thrown at her here at Troyer’s, including running the trucking business for the past 6 years. Katie has recently delved into our new and upcoming (soon to be) national CBD brand Farmulated CBD. She has taken the lead in order fulfillment, shipping and customer service. Katie also assists in many financial accounting functions, Tricia’s right-hand woman, primarily the accounts payable and accounts receivable roles for Troyer’s multiple businesses. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her 1-year old daughter Leddy and fiancé Judd.
Jacob Vallimont earned his chemistry degree here in Pennsylvania at Edinboro University. Jacob also has a background in general contracting as well as sales. Jake has been a part of the Troyer team for 5+ years. Jake is passionate about agronomy and doing all he can for local farmers. Jake’s experience, knowledge and friendly disposition is how he helps farmers every day with their ag supply needs. In his spare time, Jake spends time with his wife Jessie, and his 3 children. Call Jake for any questions you may have.
Troyer Growers Farm Manager
Matt Kubich works as Troyer Growers farm manager. Whether he’s planting corn, harvesting potatoes, or fixing a piece of equipment, Matt’s dedication to the Troyer family comes through his 17+ years of commitment to our company. Matt is especially talented with his knowledge of farming and fixing equipment. He’s a problem solver. Matt resides in Corry, PA with his lovely wife Karen.
Assistant Farm Manager
Alan was born and raised on his family’s dairy farm in Corry, PA. After high school he attended Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and obtained a degree in Geo-environmental sciences. Alan has a diverse background which includes some time spent working at a county conservation district where he was a part of the sediment and erosion division. He has been with Troyer Growers since early 2018 and is a valuable team member. On the farm he is in charge of overseeing field operations and creating and executing the spray program on the farm. In addition, he helps to keep the farm in compliance with the environmental regulations that all farms in PA must follow.
Administrative Assistant & Customer Service
Sue has worked at Troyer’s for 5 years as an assistant to the entire team. Her smiling face is the one you will see if you come in to purchase our CBD products, farm chemicals or to pay a bill. In addition to her time at Troyer’s she also does the bookkeeping at a local lumber mill, Network Forest Products in Spartansburg, PA. Sue and her husband Phil reside in Clymer NY., and are avid campers during the summer months. They have 5 children and 6 grandchildren to keep them busy when not at work.