OUR TEAM MEMBERS
Experienced. Knowledgeable. Here to Help.
SHARON M. VESSELS
President & CEO – Co-Founder
Sharon manages all aspects of RL Food Testing Laboratory as well as ensuring RLFT is up to date on the various USDA and FDA regulations surrounding food labeling and testing.
MARYBETH FERRANTE, R.D.H.
Director of Operations
Marybeth holds a Bachelor of Science from Grand Rapids College and has been overseeing RL Food Testing operations for the last fifteen years.
Director of Business Development
Maria has her BS degree in Communications from California State University. She is dedicated to preparing food manufacturers’ FDA compliance and Go-to-Market Plans. She values customer intimacy, exceeding sales goals and building network opportunities. Maria is a Bilingual Spanish Speaker
Director of Supplement Business Development
Beth has been with RL Food Testing for over 10 years and is our in house expert on FDA and USDA Nutrition Labeling. She has attended extensive training and knowledge in the FDA and USDA Nutrition Labeling Guidelines and Esha Genesis R&D™ software for Food Labeling.
Beth enjoys working with Food Companies to better understand compliance with food industry guidelines and best ways to take their products to Retailers.
Before coming to RL Food Testing, Beth worked as a National Account Management experience with the MASCO corporation and Black & Decker.
Co-founder and Senior Nutrition Chemist
Roger is the senior chemist at RL Food Testing Laboratory, one of the premiere food testing lab resources in the US. He graduated from UCLA with background in Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry
FDA Nutrition Label Technician
Harman received her Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences from New Mexico State University and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Sciences from New Mexico State University as well.
She has completed a yearlong dietetic internship in both clinical and community settings. She has also gained over 1200 hours of experience in assessing and counseling patients on nutrition and healthy eating habits. Her goal is to help others on their unique food journeys and to ensure everyone is informed about their food choices.
Food Scientist – HACCP Certified
Customer Success Manager
Bronte received her Bachelor of Science Degree from California State University, Northridge in Food Science. She creates FDA & Health Canada-Compliant Nutrition Facts Labels and restaurant menu nutrition reports. Bronte has extensive knowledge using ESHA Genesis and is a specialist in regulatory issues. Bronte is also certified to conduct HACCP Audits for food manufacturers and is FDA Product Code Certified.
Stephen, a graduate from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and minor in Chemistry. He also has his Master of Science in Microbiology and Pathobiology..
EMILY FONNESBECK, RD, CD, CLT
Emily is our food label expert and works to ensure compliance with new FDA guidelines.
Emily is a Registered Dietitian and graduate of Brigham Young University.
FDA Nutrition Label Technician
Muriel creates FDA-compliant nutrition labels for our clients and contributes her know-how to the informational content on our website and in our newsletter. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Food Science from Brigham Young University.
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