Meet Our Team!

The Roach Ag Marketing family spans across 7 office locations and includes a diverse group ranging from Senior Advisors with decades of experience to recent college grads eager to learn the business. We are always looking for talented people who want to help farmers and become part of the important world of agriculture!

John Roach

Founder & CEO of Roach Ag Marketing, Ltd.

John Roach grew up on a small farm near Carlisle, Iowa and began his career in grain marketing with Lincoln Grain Company in 1973. He then moved to Farmer’s Grain and Livestock before founding Roach Ag Marketing in 1978 at Perry, Iowa.

Roach Ag has 6 Midwest offices with Roach Ag's corporate office located in beautiful Boca Raton, Florida since 2001.

Roach Ag employs 40 people helping over 10,000 agri-business customers with crop and livestock marketing decisions and brokerage transactions.

John's son, Todd, is president of their award-winning publishing company and John works with their brokerage company.

In 2021 Roach Ag Financial was born to help farmers make surprisingly large tax-deductible contributions to their retirement. John absolutely loves helping farmers get big tax deductions without spending the money.

In 1995 John was honored to be one of sixteen brokers featured in the book, “Master Brokers”, by John Walsh. However, he is better known as the Senior Market Analyst on Market to Market where he has appeared since 1978.


J. Todd Roach

President & G2

Todd Roach was born and raised in Iowa and graduated high school in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He earned a B.S. from Iowa State and a Ph.D. from University of Mississippi in Experimental Psychology. Todd worked as a scientist for an Alzheimer's research group in Florida for a few years before pivoting from the academic path and returning to Oskaloosa to manage a family-owned title company, attracted by the opportunity to raise his family in Iowa.

After 15+ years in the Iowa title industry, and two kids in high school, he was ready for the challenge of a second career pivot and to dust off his research and writing skills. During that time, John Roach was looking for someone to assist him with the publishing division of Roach Ag and knew bringing in Todd to follow in his footsteps was a natural fit. Todd joined Roach Ag in 2019 as a writer and editor of the First Look and Daily Grain Plan. With Todd in Iowa and John in Florida, the two conference over Zoom every day to discuss markets and craft the daily newsletter.

Todd takes pride in being a second-generation member of the Roach Ag Marketing team and is committed to the values of the family-owned business that John Roach started in 1978. He enjoys watching his kids' school sports and getting outdoors to play disc golf when he has free time.


Michelle Jackson

Vice President


Michelle originally hails from Millard, Nebraska where she learned by experience how challenging life is on the farm having spent summers de-tasseling corn. She has a reputation for professionalism, compassion, flexibility, and the highest dedication that distinguishes her ability to achieve consistently outstanding results.

Prior to working with Roach Ag in a recruiting consultant role, she worked for many years as a recruiter for diverse industries such as Dental, Media, Software, Insurance, and Marketing. Michelle feels at home at Roach Ag. and is proud to contribute to the company’s growth by adding new talent to our team. She lives in Boca Raton, Florida with her husband and family.

Boca Raton, FL


Jacob Kleinberg

COO Publications

Jacob Kleinberg grew up in a suburb just outside of New York City, where his father and grandfather worked as market analysts. From a young age, talking markets interested Jacob. He earned a degree in Communications at Florida Atlantic University with a focus in professional communications, sales, and marketing.

During his time at FAU, Jacob began an internship with Roach Ag and learned many aspects of the grain market. Upon graduating, Roach Ag hired Jacob as a market advisor. After two years, Jacob was promoted to sales team lead where he helps develop junior advisors.

Since joining Roach Ag, Jacob has dedicated his time to helping farmers implement the Roach Ag selling system into their marketing. Jacob specializes in defining which marketing strategy will improve customers' bottom-line profits. Feel free to call Jacob at 800-622-7628 for help creating a marketing plan, or just to talk about markets.


Joe Aiello

COO Brokerage-Boca

Joe Aiello grew up in Long Island, New York. After college in 1993, he began a 17 year successful broker career working on Wall Street with his main focus in hedging and risk management. Joe moved to Florida in 1997.

In early 2009, he joined forces with Roach Ag Marketing in the corporate office located in Boca Raton, Florida. By applying his hedging and risk management expertise to Roach Ag’s grain marketing plan and philosophy, Joe is able to work with John Roach in helping farmers maximize their bottom line profits.

He has been very successful in carefully guiding producers through their grain marketing responsibilities as a Roach Ag consultant, commodity broker and seminar leader.

Joe Aiello is extremely accessible anytime his customers need him, and is just a phone call away from helping in anyway.


Sam Lerner

Ag Consultant

Respectfully known as the New York Farmer, Sam Lerner is from Farmingdale Long Island, New York, formerly home to Farmingdale Agriculture University. For 30 years, he worked as a financial planner, working with Midwest department stores like Carson, Perry, Scott and Younker Brothers.

Following the events of September 11, 2001, he relocated his family to Florida and began his commodity career. He joined Roach Ag Marketing in 2004, leveraging his background in finance and planning. Sam holds a BA in Business from Columbia University.

Sam specializes in helping farmers with their cash grain sales and individual commodity marketing plans. He also leads grain marketing seminars across the Midwest. Sam is just a phone call away from helping you in any way he can.


Catherine Tunney

Ag Consultant

Catherine Tunney was born and raised in London, England. She spent her childhood summers in a small Irish farming community doing chores on the family farm. Catherine learned, at an early age, the time a farmer must put in to succeed.

After high school, Catherine stayed in New York and graduated from St. John’s University. Prior to joining Roach Ag, she worked for many years as a commodity trader and account representative.

John is always looking for talent and saw in Catherine a hardworking commodity consultant who would fit in perfectly at Roach Ag.

Today, Catherine Tunney specializes in helping farmers with their cash grain sales, commodity marketing plans, and hedging. She works closely with John to recognize her customer’s individual farm situation needs and define which marketing strategy will help improve that customer’s bottom line profits. Catherine is just a phone call away from helping you in any way she can.


Joe Lincoln

Ag Consultant

Joe was born and raised in Upland, IN. Growing up on a grain and livestock farm, Joe learned the value of a hard day’s work having spent most of his time working for his uncle’s farrow-to-finish hog and grain operation serving in numerous roles. Graduating from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management, Joe was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity – a fraternity founded on the principals of service through agriculture.

During his time at Purdue, Joe was also deeply involved in the College of Agriculture, serving as the College of Agriculture representative with the University Student-Senate and as a candidate for student body vice-president. Joe specializes in helping farmers with their cash grain sales and creating individual commodity marketing plans. He works closely with John Roach in recognizing his customer’s farming situation and defining which marketing strategy will help improve his customer’s bottom line profits for years to come.

Feel free to call Joe whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing decisions.


Tom Ferraro

Ag Consultant

Tom Ferraro was born and raised in Wallingford, a small town located in Connecticut. In 2001 his family moved to Boca Raton Florida where he currently resides. Upon completion of high school Tom had the opportunity to become a partner with his Father’s construction company. He worked there over 10 years, learning quickly the value of hard work and the importance of showing up every day.

His dedication to his company and his customers allowed him to build the necessary relationships that would help expand the business. When the financial crisis hit in 2008, Tom had to watch the company go through tough times. This time served to fuel his interest in the markets, as well as motivate him to gain better knowledge of how the markets work and the impact that they have on small businesses.

In 2015 he joined Roach Ag Marketing which combined his passion for the markets with the Roach Ag system allowing him to improve marketing confidence for growers one on one. He works closely with John Roach in recognizing his customer’s farming situation and defining which market strategy will help improve his customer’s bottom line.


Jonathan Grasso

Ag Consultant

Jonathan originally hails from Buffalo, NY and was raised in Tampa, FL. He graduated from Florida State University with a double major in finance, professional sales, and a minor in entrepreneurship.

Jonathan has been working with people in a sales-oriented environment since high school. His experience in working with farmers began during college at Boss Tools selling a revolutionary hoof trimming device, known as the “Hoof Boss.”

Jonathan became passionate about the Agricultural industry and is excited to be working with growers in production agriculture. He is dedicated to helping farmers learn the Roach Ag Marketing System. He helps growers formulate and implement written marketing plans and strategies to fit each client’s individual needs.

Feel free to call Jonathan whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing decisions.


Taylor Townsend

Ag Consultant

Taylor Townsend grew up in Sebring, Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Agricultural Communication and a Minor in Agribusiness Management and Sales within the Food and Economics program. From a young age, Taylor has worked with many farmers in central/south Florida varying from watermelon, produce, and citrus.

As a student, Taylor worked for one of the largest citrus companies in the world, Cutrale Farms, and became the first intern for the University of Florida's Field and Fork program, managing students as they cultivate, and harvest produce for the school's pantry program. Taylor is said to be a pioneer, within the field and fork program, that is still flourishing to this day.

Prior to joining Roach Ag, he worked for Ground level Inc. an environmental service/ecosystem restoration company for two years as a foreman, working on everything from establishing erosion control and clearing the land, to revegetating barren landscapes and property management services for state and federal agencies, large Infrastructure companies, energy supply and delivery companies, the mining industry, and more.

Taylor joined the Roach Ag team as an Ag Consultant/Broker in 2018. His hands-on agricultural experience and strong work ethic were a perfect fit at Roach Ag marketing. With John Roach's guidance, Taylor focused his talents on helping growers across the Corn Belt market their grain and manage price risk.

Taylor works with farmers all over the Midwest and has an eye for recognizing farmers' unique situations and creating tailored marketing plans.

He currently lives in Boca Raton, FL with his wife and dog. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, fishing, and hunting, as well as spending time with friends and family.

He is eager to use the Roach Ag strategy to help farmers. Call Taylor at 561-404-1030 for help creating a marketing plan, or just to talk about the markets.


Dylan Hubiak

Ag Consultant

Dylan Hubiak grew up in Delray Beach, FL. He graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in Finance and a Minor in Economics.

During Dylan's senior year, he was a member of the University of North Florida's student-managed investment fund. Here, he focused on the Asian economy and materials sector while actively managing equities and fixed income securities traded by his professor.

Dylan was previously an intern at an energy trading company in Jacksonville, FL, where he focused on physical natural gas markets and scheduling of the commodity on different pipelines throughout the southeast.

The combination of Dylan's experience in energy commodities, trading financials for his University, and interest in how different markets work, resulted in his desire to work in the field of commodities.

He works closely with John Roach in recognizing his customer's farming situation and defining which marketing strategy will help improve his customer's bottom-line profits for years to come. Feel free to call Dylan at 800-622-7628 whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing decisions.


Cameron Stake

Ag Consultant

Cameron Stake was born and raised in Central Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Food and Resource Economics and a specialization in Food and Agribusiness Marketing and Management.

During his time in college, Cameron was involved in the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, Collegiate Farm Bureau, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, as well as the National Agri-Marketing Association Team. In his last year, Cameron worked as a research assistant in the Food and Resource Economics Department. His research led him to completing an undergraduate honors thesis on the effects of COVID-19 on forestry in the Southeastern United States.

Cameron previously interned for Walther Farms, a potato farm. He worked in Georgia and Indiana conducting quality control on potato samples. Additionally, Cameron interned with Farm Credit of Florida where he learned about lending and crop insurance. He works closely with John Roach in recognizing his customer’s farming situation and defining which marketing strategy will help improve his customer’s bottom-line profits for years to come. Feel free to call Cameron at 800-622-7628 whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing decisions.


Abigail Slaubaugh

Publishing & Marketing Coordinator

Abigail was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida on her parent’s hobby farm. She gained an interest in agriculture from her farming family in North Dakota. Abigail spent 10 years in the 4-H program as a youth showing dairy cattle, beef cattle, and horses. Horses were and still are her focus, showing across the state of Florida in dressage and previously hunter jumpers.

She attended the University of Florida where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and Communication and a minor in Management and Sales in Agribusiness. Abigail continued her love for agriculture throughout her collegiate career as well. She served as the treasurer for UF’s Collegiate 4-H club where she gained valuable professional development experience through guest speakers and faculty. Abigail also served as the co-captain of the UF Dressage Team where she actively competed and rode horses with her teammates. Abigail works closely with our sales team and is excited to start her career helping farmers with their marketing needs.


Zachary Norton

Business Development Specialist

Zachary Norton, like many South Florida transplants was originally born in New York. He later moved south with his family and settled in Parkland, FL. He graduated from Lynn University right near our corporate office in Boca Raton earning a degree in International Business.

Zachary has been working in a sales environment ever since. His first job entailed selling luxury cars, then he transitioned to providing and marketing various health insurance plans. His extensive sales experience and the desire to help others makes him a natural fit for Roach Ag.

He recently visited the Midwest for the first time with his girlfriend who was born and raised in Missouri. During his time there he found a new appreciation for farmers and the beauty of the agricultural landscape. Zachary has since developed a passion for helping our farmers market their crops in the most effective way possible. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, visiting the beach, and the world-famous South Florida car scene.


Hil Anderson


Writing about agriculture and commodity markets is the culmination of a rich journalism career that has taken Hil from his hometown in Michigan to both the east and west coasts.

Hil earned his degree in history from Michigan State University and began working for UPI covering national news. He started reporting on commodities at Standard & Poor, where his work focused mainly on the energy sector. In time, his focus broadened to include all facets of agriculture commodities.

Hil joined the Roach Ag team in 2023 as a grain-and-livestock editor. He contributes to the Daily Grain Plan and provides content on other news stories of interest to our customers.

Hil and his wife have a son in Southern California. He enjoys playing volleyball on the beaches of northern San Diego County and on Lake Michigan whenever he can.


Gretchen Hofmann

Business Development Specialist

Gretchen is a native Floridian. She was born and raised in the South Florida area. Gretchen feels very much at home in our Boca Raton Headquarters. She is an important part of our new tax savings plan. Our goal is to help Farmer’s plan for retirement and ease their tax burdens. She enjoys the interaction with customers and appreciates their dedication to agriculture. Gretchen has extensive project management experience and organizational skills which makes her a perfect fit for our newest business venture. She attended Florida Atlantic University and earned her bachelor’s degree.

While traveling to Northern California, Gretchen fell in love with the beautiful landscapes and large floriculture community in the area. This visit sparked her interest in starting her own small business in floral arranging. Gretchen designs arrangements for local farmer’s markets and other private events. Gretchen lives in Boca and in her spare time enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and gardening.


Brian Martenson

Business Development Specialist

Brian was born and raised in Illinois. He lives very close to our Woodridge office. Brian joined our team to help us spread the word about our new tax savings program. He enjoys interacting with our wonderful customers and has extensive sales and management experience. Brian earned his bachelor's degree in Economics from Illinois State University. His previous careers and organizational leadership roles make him a natural fit for our growing financial team. His professional career spans over thirty-five years and includes industries such as technology, telecommunications, and software. He managed large teams throughout the US and Canada. After a very short-lived retirement, Brian realized he needed to reenter the workforce and we are happy he chose us.

Brian has three adult children and in his free time enjoys golf, skiing and traveling with his girlfriend of three years.


Cathy Flies

Business Development Specialist

Cathy grew up on a farm in west central Iowa and has a deep appreciation for agriculture and the entire farming community. She and her husband own a farm in the rolling hills of southwest Iowa. They farm corn and beans and run a contract hog production operation. Cathy has been a long-time customer of Roach Ag and has five adult children.

She attended Iowa Western Community College and has experience working in various industries such as legal, government, and medical. She is a wonderful addition to our new tax savings team. Cathy is skilled at building and maintaining relationships with our customers since she is one herself!

In her spare time, Cathy enjoys scrapbooking and gardening. She also appreciates learning about current agriculture trends and attending local ag events.


Kelly Patrick

Business Dev.

Kelly Patrick was born and raised in Palatka, FL. She grew up in a small southern town surrounded by potato and corn farms. It's just one of the many reason she loves working with farmers now.

After high school, she worked in the hospitality industry for Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores as a restaurant manager. She then went on to work as an administrator in the construction industry. She learned many skills but the most important one is the value of helping others.

Kelly joined Roach Ag Marketing in 2009 and focuses on events, advisor support, renewals and customer service.


Melanie Lynn

Customer Support

Melanie is a rare native Floridian but has a strong foundation in the farming world as her Father grew up on a farm in upstate Ohio. She spent summers there as a child appreciating the beauty of the farming community.

Melanie has a solid history in commodities as she worked full time supporting a large brokerage firm while attending school at night. Melanie successfully passed her Series 3 exam and later worked for a commodity firm that specialized and focused solely on crude oil/gas. Currently, Melanie focuses on account management, renewals and customer service support for Roach Ag. Marketing, Ltd. She works closely with John to ensure customers are happy and have a positive experience.

Melanie has a love of helping others and is active in her local community assisting handicapped children and adults regularly and also coaches for the Special Olympics.


Nick Shreve

Compliance Manager/Fertilizer Editor

Nick Shreve grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana where he first worked as a stockbroker for Charles Schwab. He eventually focused his career on options and futures trading before working at Roach Ag Marketing. He began working for John in the summer of 2016 and primarily works in trading, compliance, and company financials.


Jan Roach

Events Coordinator

Jan is an Events Coordinator at Roach Ag Marketing. Feel free to call Jan whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing decisions.


Stuart Pollack

Customer Service

Stuart was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He attended the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT and served valiantly in the U.S. Marine Corps. After spending a large part of his career in international trade, he relocated to south Florida and started a new career in automobile sales.

Stuart is a natural born communicator and was the perfect fit for Roach Ag. to assist us in further improving our client relations and customer service support. His extensive sales experience has enhanced our customer’s journey. Stuart enjoys creating and helping with market plans for our newest customers.

Stuart joined Roach Ag. in 2021. Please feel free to give him a call to chat. He will be happy to hear from you.


Ben Cruz

Digital Media Producer

Ben is a 2 time Emmy Award winning photojournalist in Investigative Journalism with over 19 years of experience in digital media. He received his professional experience in video and photography while working as a photojournalist for news stations both in El Paso and San Antonio, TX. He later became a video producer and director for a large church in San Antonio, TX and also started his own business.

Ben recently joined Roach Ag Marketing as our Digital Media Producer to help with all our media needs. Ben enjoys telling a good story through the visual medium. Now, he’s excited to share the story of Roach Ag Marketing, the farmers we serve, and the impact they have in our world.

Ben collaborates with our team daily to communicate the latest information and tools to our customers in real time. Ben lives in El Paso with his wife and two daughters.


Laura Anne

Administrative Support Professional

Laura is based in our Boca Raton location and is our Administrative Support Professional. She is a recent transplant from Maine. She had a strong desire to relocate to south Florida and leave the cold Maine winters behind.

Laura has spent the majority of her career in the legal industry and is an experienced Paralegal. She dedicated herself to supporting a team of attorneys and staff. During her legal career she was promoted to Management gaining unparalleled experience in running an office. Laura believes in taking on new challenges so she left the legal world behind and changed industries. She will be utilizing her education and experience in supporting our team and customers alike.

Laura appreciates the warm Florida climate and enjoys boating, swimming and other outdoor activities.

Woodridge, IL


Brad Matthews

COO Woodridge Brokerage

Brad Matthews is the COO of Roach Ag's Woodridge, Illinois Brokerage office. He was born and raised in Naperville, Illinois where he still resides today. Brad attended Indiana University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Finance and then headed into the world of grain marketing for producers and end users.

His first job was on the floor at the Chicago Board of Trade where he learned the futures and options business. He has been a highly successful Ag Consultant working with producers from all over the grain belt for over ten years.

Brad specializes in working with farmers to create individualized market plans that are tailored to their unique needs. Brad also hosts Roach Ag grain marketing seminars across the Corn Belt and makes regular appearances on US Farm Report and Ag Day.


John Garrity

Ag Consultant

John got his start in the futures and options arena back in 1995 at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He served as an equity raiser, currency analyst, and trainer with hundreds of clients in the art of trading. He spent four years gaining valuable experience as an arbitrage clerk in the Eurodollar pit. He has also written numerous articles for FutureSource, anywhere from how to place an order to advanced option strategies.

John Garrity believes his role is one that requires him to be both an educator, as well as a money manager. For the novice or first-time hedger or speculator, John acts as an educator, guiding the client through training via paper trading or in a classroom. With focus on the grains, he provides all of his clients with a fundamental and technical analysis on various markets in his writing and analysis.

John has two young children and enjoys the great Chicago weather for year round running. He enjoys educating farmers in the world of futures and options to protect customers from price risk. There is never a silly question!


Mike Henry

Ag Consultant

Mike was born and raised in Naperville IL, a suburb of Chicago. From there he attended Purdue University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Management.

Throughout his college career Mike was very involved in agriculture. He was a founder and treasurer of Purdue’s Agricultural Sales and Marketing club, and was introduced to commodity marketing through an internship at the Chicago Board of Trade.

Mike specializes in helping farmers with their cash grain sales, hedge strategies and individual commodity marketing plans. He works closely with John Roach in recognizing his customer’s farming situation and defining which marketing strategy will help improve his customer’s bottom line profits year after year.

Feel free to call Mike whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing decisions.


Sam Giannola

Ag Consultant

Sam was born and raised in Summit IL, a small neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. After high school, he took his first job on the floor at the Chicago Board of Trade as a runner and trade clerk where he learned the futures and option market. After graduating from Illinois State University with a degree in finance, Sam continued his career as a commodities broker at the Chicago Board of Trade, focused in grain trading. In March of 2015, he joined the Roach Ag Marketing team.

Sam’s focus is on our consulting, helping farmers work through cash grain sales decisions using marketing plans tailored to each farmer’s needs. He also works with a group of growers using various hedging strategies as fit for each farm.


Logan Kimmel

Ag Consultant

Logan was born and raised in Bloomington, IL. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Consumer Economics and a minor in Crop Sciences. Logan was an active member of the FarmHouse Fraternity.

Growing up, Logan spent most of his time working on his family’s livestock and grain farm. Serving in numerous roles as well as managing his dairy cattle operation traveling to county, state and national shows. Besides having a farming background, Logan had internships with 1st Farm Credit Services, and was deeply involved in the College of ACES at the U of I.

Logan specializes in helping farmers with their cash grain sales and creating individual commodity marketing plans. He works closely with John Roach in recognizing his customer’s farming situation and defining which marketing strategy will help improve that customer’s bottom line profits.

Feel free to call Logan whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing decisions.


Mark Pool

Ag Consultant

Mark was born and raised in Melvin, IL on a corn and soybean farm. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Consumer Economics. Mark was a member of the FarmHouse fraternity.

Growing up, Mark spent most of his time working on the farm. Besides having a farming background, Mark has had internships with Farm Credit Illinois and GROWMARK Energy.

Mark works closely with John Roach, specializing in helping farmers with their cash grain sales and developing tailored market plans for his customer’s unique needs.

Feel free to call Mark whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing decisions.


Carolina McClure

Broker Assistant

Carolina McClure graduated from Purdue University May 2020, completing a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sales and Marketing with a Minor in Communications.

While at Purdue, she was active in the Purdue Collegiate Cattleman’s Club. Carolina grew up on a farm in Vincennes, Indiana. She has 10 years of experience with 4-H and has shown various livestock species including beef, cattle, and sheep.

Carolina will be using her education and farm experience to assist the brokers in our Woodridge office.


Daniel Harris

Ag Consultant

Daniel was born and raised in Hinsdale, IL a suburb just outside of Chicago. He graduated from Western Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

After college, he worked as a Sales Engineer for 8 years and grew to appreciate the sales aspect of his profession. Daniel enjoyed the markets personally and desired to learn more. When the opportunity became available, he eagerly joined Roach Ag to further develop his trading and market knowledge while using his superior sales skills. He works closely with Brad on the latest market trends.

In his spare time he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife and two children. Feel free to call Daniel whenever you have questions or to discuss your farm marketing needs at 630-968-5494.


Adam Tuiaana

Ag Consultant

Adam grew up in Chicago, the heart of the commodities trading world. He was fascinated by the futures market and began trading individual stocks in 1997. Adam quickly expanded his knowledge base to include commodity markets. He takes pride in his ability to focus on educating and coaching his clients on the Grains, Livestock, and Energies markets daily. Adam has the unique ability to tailor his customer’s individual needs while helping them to preserve capital utilizing strategic and disciplined methods of expertise for the best outcome.

Adam resides near the Woodridge office with his wife and their five children. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar and trying to improve his golf game and grilling skills. Adam works closely with Brad and his team developing tailored marketing plans and helping farmers with their grain sales.

Feel free to call Adam whenever you want to talk markets or to discuss your farm’s marketing needs.


Luke Burchett

Ag Consultant

Luke is originally from Bend, Oregon. He relocated with his family to Illinois and grew up in Western Springs, a suburb of Chicago. He attended Providence College in Rhode Island where he played basketball in the Big East Conference. Luke graduated with a degree in Business Management and decided to continue his education at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. where he earned his Master’s in Finance. He then hit the ground running in the commodity world and started clerking in the soybean options pit working for a firm at the CBOT. Shortly after clerking, he moved to another firm also trading the soy crush spread and other grain markets. He was working the overnight from 7 pm until 7:45 am the next morning. During that year he gained tremendous experience in all aspects of the grain markets. Following those grueling night hours, he was happy to switch to the day shift.  While employed at the CBOT for over 9 years he also acquired his expertise in the crude oil futures markets.

Luke recently joined Roach Ag Marketing in our Woodridge office seeking new challenges and feels right at home there. He works closely with Brad and the team helping farmers with their grain sales.  He is excited to focus on working one on one with our customers to help their farming operations succeed. Luke lives near the Woodridge office and in his spare time he enjoys playing basketball, cooking, and spending time with his wife, daughter, and son.

Give him a call, he will be happy to help you with your marketing decisions.

Other Offices


Dale Christensen

Ag Consultant

Dale Christensen has been a Commodity Broker and Market Analyst with Roach Ag. for more than 30 years. His office is located near Adel, Iowa, which is also where Dale and his wife Sandra, call home.

Dale grew up on a row crop and livestock farm near Exira, in Southwest Iowa. His family continues to actively participate in their farms. Dale is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University. Before becoming a broker, he was employed in Seed Corn Production and Livestock Nutrition Sales.

Dale enjoys the challenge of creating custom marketing strategies and risk management solutions that are unique to each of his clients. His business plan is simple. He strives to contribute maximum value to every business venture he participates in. This creates the opportunity to develop the long-term business partnership desired for the broker to more fully understand the client’s marketing needs. With the ultimate goal of producing more positive outcomes.

Feel free to give Dale a call with any questions regarding your marketing needs. He is always ready to help. He can be reached at 800-622-7628.


Lynne Renfrow

Ag Consultant

Lynne is an Ag Consultant at Roach Ag Marketing. Feel free to call Lynne whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing decisions.


Mike Smith

Ag Consultant

Mike Smith is our resident “ranching broker.” He grew up in the small Iowa town of Traer, helping with the family owned livestock auction. Prior to joining Roach Ag. Marketing in 1986, he was working as an independent hog buyer and auctioneer. In 2005, he opened a branch office in Brookfield, MO, bringing with him over 22 years of experience in financial services.

He spends his time outside of the office continuing his business as an auctioneer, order buying cattle and managing his cow herd.

Mike is extremely accessible anytime his customers need him, and is just a phone call away from helping in anyway he can.


Charlie Kuskie

Ag Consultant

Charlie Kuskie grew up in Hay Springs, NE and brings with him approximately fifteen years of experience in the financial services industry. Before joining Roach Ag. Marketing in 1996, he spent two years working as the branch manager at a grain elevator, a job he took after electing not to continue farming.

Kuskie began his relationship with John Roach and Roach Ag. Marketing when he met Roach at the Ferguson Institute in Tulsa, OK. He won a trip to the Institute from Successful Farming Magazine in 1991, a trip that took place when Roach was instructing there. Having stayed in touch with Roach through the years, the decision to later join Roach Ag. Marketing was an easy one. Outside the office, Kuskie enjoys spending his free time golfing and flying.


Deb Kuskie

Client Relations

Deb works in Client Relations at Roach Ag Marketing. Feel free to call Deb whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing decisions.

Broker Hall of Fame


Phil Roach


Phil Roach was born and raised on a farm in Iowa. He is currently working as a Commodity Broker and Market Analyst in our St. Louis, Missouri office. Phil has been a licensed commodity broker since 1975. Prior to joining Roach Ag. Marketing in 1992, he was working as a soybean analyst with Farmers, Grain and Livestock out of Des Moines, Iowa. While working there, he put together a network of 50 radio stations in ten Midwestern states to broadcast his farm market reports. Previously, he was trading futures through A.E. Stanley and, in the 1980’s, hosting “Commodities Week,” a nationally broadcast television program on markets.

Phil’s experience in the farming industry extends back to high school, when he was working as a grain inspector for several Iowa grain elevators, a summer job that jump started into a lifelong career.


Paul Wilcox


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About Us

Roach Ag. Marketing is a full service advisory firm founded in Perry, Iowa back in 1978 to help farmers do a better job of marketing their crops and livestock. Roach Ag Marketing moved their main office to Boca Raton, Florida after 21 cold winters in Iowa.

Contact Us

Roach Ag Marketing
568 East Yamato Rd. Ste. 200
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Telephone: 800.622.7628