The Aniata Staff

Sales & Service


Jonathan McDowell, ACS CCP – A San Diego native with deep roots in the Midwest,  joined The Aniata Cheese Company in 2013 after spending several years at Whole Foods Market as a cheese buyer. Having a background and interest in Cultural Sociology & Social Movements, the current Artisan Cheese Movement became the linchpin for his interest. In 2012  he completed a short course in Dairy Science at the University of Wisconsin Madison – later earning his Certified Cheese Professional accreditation through the American Cheese Society – apart of the inaugural class.

Aniata Warehouse

Working behind the scenes, these are the folks that make sure incoming products are checked and properly stored.  They make sure orders are picked correctly and that our cut/wrap program is precise and impeccably packaged.

Drew Downey, Supervisor

Angel Garcia, Cut/Wrap Lead & Safety Administrator

Dante Gonzalez, Sue Prinkey


We have always placed a premium on the delivery experience.  So much can go wrong in the last mile—or few feet—of an artisan food’s journey to a retailer or restaurant.  Our drivers have a combined 50 years of experience of delivery and customer interaction.

Wayne Thornhill, Jeff Kudo