Lorraine’s study of business, marketing, and history studies at the University of Texas shaped this future Natural Products Industry trendsetter. Lorraine has supported this industry since 1991, both at retail and as a buyer at the distributor level. Being a buyer at Whole Foods Market indoctrinated Lorraine with firsthand experience and insight regarding the needs and drivers of store buyers and products. She established an incredible network of buyer relationships and appreciated her invaluable experience learning what types of products and promotions excited customers.
As a buyer of more than 70 lines during Lorraine’s 2 years at Southwest Distribution Center (owned by Whole Foods Market), she worked very closely with both store buyers and manufacturers to ensure the success and sales growth of thousands of products. During this time Lorraine realized her talent in communicating and negotiating as the liaison between buyers and manufacturers. Lorraine loved it, and Kayser Sales and Marketing was born. After 16 years of being a cutting edge, aggressive, top broker in the Southwest and Rocky Mountains, Kayser Sales and Marketing became part of the incredible Presence Family in 2009.
Lorraine is now our Senior National Whole Foods Account Executive for both Presence Marketing and Dynamic Presence. Lorraine thoroughly enjoys overseeing brand management, masterminding sales and growth strategies, selling truckloads, and developing long standing, solid, high level relationships with the Whole Foods National Team, distributors, and our valued manufacturers. Deeply invested in her community, Lorraine is very tied in with local marketing and TV.
Lorraine loves entertaining, adventures, challenges, being around water, sailing, surfing, playing golf, dancing, bass guitar, and travel. She adores this industry and all of the creative minds and products that make the world a better place. Lorraine is very loyal and dedicated to the success of the people and teams with whom she has worked. She has a strong commitment to making a positive difference on this planet both professionally and personally. Lorraine lives in Austin at her home overlooking Lake Travis with her husband Shawn Bradley who is the Director of Purchasing for Whole Foods SW Distribution Center who has been with Whole Foods Market for 17 years. They dedicate their time to their favorite charities, Easter Seals and Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, and to their dog Spencer and their two cats.