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Our Team

Forrest Hoffmaster

Forrest Hoffmaster

Chief Executive Officer

As our chief executive officer, Forrest is dedicated to helping our staff, their teams, and our company grow in a balanced, sustainable, and socially responsible way. His passion to foster a thriving local food economy extends through a commitment to support the mission-based organizations with whom New Seasons and New Leaf do business, and reflects his strong belief that we each have the gifts and power to create positive change in the world one community at a time.

Forrest brings more than 25 years of finance and accounting experience to his role. Nineteen of those years were in grocery retail, beginning with Texas-based Central Market-HEB, where he first trained in operations, and Whole Foods Market. Forrest joined New Seasons Market as CFO in 2016 leading finance, accounting and technology, focused on driving value through strategic planning and organizational alignment. He became co-president in January 2018, overseeing business development, real estate, finance, technology and data, before assuming the role of chief executive officer in January 2019.

Forrest is a leader, mentor, and teacher on business as a force for good, conscious leadership, and connecting personal purpose to the work we choose. When he’s not working, you’ll find him travelling, visiting his two older daughters, camping, or writing. His favorite thing to eat is anything served with passion and a good story shared with friends.

As our chief executive officer, Forrest is dedicated to helping our staff, their teams, and our company grow in a balanced, sustainable, and socially responsible way. His passion to foster a thriving local food economy extends through a commitment to support the mission-based organizations with whom New Seasons and New Leaf do business, and reflects his strong belief that we each have the gifts and power to create positive change in the world one community at a time. Forrest brings more than 25 years of finance and accounting experience to his role. Nineteen of those years were in grocery retail, beginning with Texas-based Central Market-HEB, where he first trained in operations, and Whole Foods Market. Forrest joined New Seasons Market as CFO in 2016 leading finance, accounting and... Read More...

Mark Law

Mark Law

President and Chief Operations Officer

Mark oversees New Seasons Market’s and New Leaf Community Markets’ operations, merchandising, marketing and store development. He is responsible for driving store performance, leading our commitment to transparent and socially responsible product sourcing, and creating a consistently great shopping experience for customers. He believes that operating sustainably cultivates a thriving regional food economy.

Mark joined New Seasons as chief operations officer in 2015, and became president in 2020, with a commitment to strong leadership, continuous improvement and a focus exceptional quality. Formerly a VP of operations for Whole Foods, Mark brings extensive experience in natural and organic grocery. His well-seasoned approach to store operations and leadership was developed over a decade of hands-on grocery experience ranging from store leadership and marketing positions, to specialty merchandising and VP of Purchasing—all for Whole Foods Markets.

Mark is passionate about cooking and entertaining, and loves to connect over meals in the outdoors while hiking, cycling and camping with his family and friends. He believes everyone should have access to good food, and serves on the board of directors of Urban Gleaners in Portland, helping to divert food waste to those in need in our communities, as well as the Chef Ann Foundation in Boulder, CO, assisting schools take action so that every child has daily access to fresh, healthy food.

Mark oversees New Seasons Market’s and New Leaf Community Markets’ operations, merchandising, marketing and store development. He is responsible for driving store performance, leading our commitment to transparent and socially responsible product sourcing, and creating a consistently great shopping experience for customers. He believes that operating sustainably cultivates a thriving regional food economy. Mark joined New Seasons as chief operations officer in 2015, and became president in 2020, with a commitment to strong leadership, continuous improvement and a focus exceptional quality. Formerly a VP of operations for Whole Foods, Mark brings extensive experience in natural and organic grocery. His well-seasoned approach to store operations and leadership was developed over a... Read More...

Kristi McFarland

Kristi McFarland

Chief Strategy Officer

As chief strategy officer, Kristi is responsible for building meaningful business strategy tied to our company mission. She is focused on bringing the unique heritage and vision of the company forward, sharing great food with our customers, and enabling our staff to grow in their careers. She believes all of us bring something extraordinary to the table, and that lays the foundation for strong, vibrant communities and businesses.

Kristi joined New Seasons Market as chief people officer in 2014, guiding human resources, leading new store openings and building the company’s position as an employer of choice. She became co-president in 2018, overseeing the company’s people strategy, advancing progressive workplace practices, leading community relations, and strengthening brand engagement. Before New Seasons, Kristi spent 20 years in retail, leading organizational innovation, culture, and brand strategy at Peet’s Coffee & Tea, and held HR leadership roles at retailers such as Gap Inc., Williams-Sonoma and Banana Republic.

She cares deeply about expanding access to healthy food; she serves on the board of directors at Zenger Farm, a working urban farm that models, promotes, and educates about sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship, community development, and access to good food for all. When she’s not working you’ll find her out in nature, preferably where there are mountains and snow. She loves to cook for friends and family, and especially loves making delicious kitchen messes with her sisters.

As chief strategy officer, Kristi is responsible for building meaningful business strategy tied to our company mission. She is focused on bringing the unique heritage and vision of the company forward, sharing great food with our customers, and enabling our staff to grow in their careers. She believes all of us bring something extraordinary to the table, and that lays the foundation for strong, vibrant communities and businesses. Kristi joined New Seasons Market as chief people officer in 2014, guiding human resources, leading new store openings and building the company’s position as an employer of choice. She became co-president in 2018, overseeing the company’s people strategy, advancing progressive workplace practices, leading community relations, and strengthening brand... Read More...

New Seasons Market Chief Financial Officer Karen Molis

Karen Molis

Chief Financial Officer

Karen oversees all the financial, accounting and IT functions of New Seasons Market and New Leaf Community Markets. As chief financial officer, she is responsible for financial analytics, budgeting, forecasting, day-to-day accounting functions, data governance and technology. Karen is passionate about driving the company’s financial direction and balancing our triple bottom line to ensure we are on the right path to growth and success.

Before she joined the New Seasons Market team, Karen was a loyal customer for eight years, discovering delicious dinner possibilities and cooking meals for her family and friends. She has nearly 25 years of accounting and finance experience, with 10 of those years in the grocery and food service industry. She joined New Seasons Market in 2014, became the VP of accounting in 2016 and was promoted to VP of finance and accounting in 2017. Before New Seasons Market, Karen earned her CPA license during the start of her career in public accounting, and worked various corporate accounting jobs before being promoted to VP of Accounting at publicly traded McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants, and working as a Corporate Controller at AWS Elemental.

Karen moved to Portland from the East Coast in 2005 with her husband, Jared, so they could live a more balanced lifestyle with the opportunity to hike, run and take day trips to the mountain and coast with their three children. She is an avid runner who has completed four marathons so far and has her eyes set on a fifth. Karen loves to cook and is a big promoter of sustainable farming practices and growing the regional food economy.

Karen oversees all the financial, accounting and IT functions of New Seasons Market and New Leaf Community Markets. As chief financial officer, she is responsible for financial analytics, budgeting, forecasting, day-to-day accounting functions, data governance and technology. Karen is passionate about driving the company’s financial direction and balancing our triple bottom line to ensure we are on the right path to growth and success. Before she joined the New Seasons Market team, Karen was a loyal customer for eight years, discovering delicious dinner possibilities and cooking meals for her family and friends. She has nearly 25 years of accounting and finance experience, with 10 of those years in the grocery and food service industry. She joined New Seasons Market in 2014, became the... Read More...