Kimberly deCastro: President and CEO
President Kimberly stands apart because she holds the belief that her work is a reflection of herself. A native of Santa Fe, Kimberly founded Wildflower International Ltd. from her daughter’s bedroom in 1991. Her goal was to create a company based on honesty and integrity, which allowed a balance between work and home life for her and her employees.
Groomed by its first major contract for the Department of Energy, Wildflower is now the first class federal contractor that Kimberly always knew it could be. Her non-conventional approach is the cornerstone of the company’s success. It’s reflected in everything from the company’s branding to its day to day operations, and leaves Wildflower open to ideas, opportunities and solutions that others often fail to consider.
In her free time, Kimberly can be found working in her vegetable garden and tending to her chickens. In 1998 she was honored by the Department of the Interior with a national award for “Land Stewardship and Development” for her restorations of local wetlands. Her efforts stretched across 5,000 acres to improve the environment for wildlife and people alike. Kimberly’s sense of stewardship extends even further as a foster parent.
Whether it’s tending to her garden, working to protect her local environment, or maintaining the largest woman owned business in New Mexico, Kimberly sees success as her personal responsibility.
Andre Chang: Operations Manager
Andre has been with Wildflower since 2009. His operational responsibilities include oversight of the Quality Assurance Team, Client Care Team, and Wildflower’s ISO 9001 Quality Program.
Before coming to Wildflower, Andre worked in the Supply Chain Industry for more than 20 years, in the private sector as well as the U.S. Air Force. In his previous position as the Director of Warehousing with Pacer Distribution Services, he operated and managed three distribution facilities totaling over 600,000 square feet.
He has extensive experience moving high valued inventory from food, electronics, retail goods, and chemicals through all transportation modes between domestic and international locations.
Andre holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, likes to camp, and enjoys all the outdoor activities New Mexico has to offer.
Carly R. Goldstein: Vice President
Carly Goldstein is Wildflower’s Vice President. Carly has over 14 years of experience with Wildflower and in the field of government IT procurement. She began with the company in 1999 as a Sales Representative, and has also worked as both National Sales Manager and Executive Assistant to the CEO.
Her longtime passion for innovation in technology has been borne out in her work on projects with the National Nuclear Security Administration’s ESN (Enterprise Secure Network, formerly known as ICSI), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s FirstSource Contract, and for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. From building her own computers in high school to developing technical strategies for federal agencies, Carly has always brought something “wild” to everything she does.
Never without her Kindle, Carly is an ardent fan of science fiction, history, politics, gluten-free cooking, and, of course, her daughter’s softball team.
Brian Shelton: Director of Finance
Mr. Shelton received his MBA in Marketing Management from the Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business. He graduated from Miami University, and went on to serve in the Peace Corps in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Cote D’Ivoire. His previous positions include Finance Manager at the City of Santa Fe Buckman Direct Diversion Water Treatment Plant, Senior Budget Analyst at the County of Los Alamos, and Business Analysis Manager at Ricoh Company Ltd. A longtime resident of Santa Fe, Brian is a member of the Association for Financial Professionals, and Certified Treasury Professional (CTP).
When not directing financial affairs, Brian loves spending time outdoors, swimming and competing in triathlons.
Dustin Freels: Alliance Manager
Dustin Freels has been contributing to the Wildflower mission since 2003. Dustin brought a wealth of knowledge to Wildflower from his previous experience with Best Buy and Staples. He began his tenure as a member of the inside sales team, and was promoted to District Sales Manager in 2007. In November of 2013, Dustin was named as Wildflower’s Alliance Manager. In this role, Dustin is charged with maintaining and developing our broad business partner relations.
When Dustin is not ruminating on ways to help Wildflower blossom, you will find him with a fishing rod in his hand, or in his woodshop designing and building his custom line of furniture.
Jim Montoya: Director of Technology
Jim has worn a number of hats since joining Wildflower in 2003 as a member of the inside sales department, moving on to National Sales Manager. Today, he manages the internal technology department and is responsible for developing new customer strategies around the latest advancements in technology.
Jim has in recent years earned his CCNP and MCP certifications, reinvesting his knowledge back into the company ensuring Wildflower continues to grow.
Jim went to the Al Collins Graphic Design School in Tempe, Arizona, where he studied Digital Video Production. In his spare time Jim enjoys photography, editing his own video web content, and patiently providing free tech support for everyone’s iPods.
Kyle Fairman: Human Resources Manager
Kyle Fairman rejoined Wildflower as Human Resources Manager in June of 2010. Kyle previously held the position of Wildflower’s District Sales Manager. He brings over 15 years of management experience, having joined Wildflower from Staples, the largest office supply retailer in the North America. While at Staples, Kyle held positions of Operations, Sales, and General Manager. With both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in the arts, and his success in the corporate-world, Kyle brings a balanced right and left brain experience to the table; creatively, compassionately, and fairly managing Wildflower’s human resources division. He is, as we like to say, a Fair Man.
In his personal time, Kyle can be found playing music, dabbling in the martial arts, and spending time with his family, including two dust-mop dogs named Jasper and Lucky.