Meet the Team

CEO  and founder of Rainforest Inc

Georgann Serino

Graduated from Culinary School –

  • (2) Masters Degree – Science and Humanities Education- Rutgers University

  • Passion for Amazon  Rainforest – outreaches to local indigenous peoples – over last 10 years

  • School teacher –(30) years

  • Inspiration for “superfoods products” through her work in the Amazon with “indigenous peoples”

COO

 Al Serino  

General Electric Corp – built first “robotic factory of future” -Wilmington NC and managed Development of B1 Bomber Engine -Cinn Ohio

  • Other Corporations -Corp VP -United Nuclear Co – Aerospace Div – Uncasville Ct

  • Technology Partners Consulting –Mgr Partner- “corporate turnarounds” – small –medium- large business segments

  • Started – (2) businesses personally- one in international sales; one in energy industry (designed energy saving device)

  • ISO 9000 auditor/Mfg and computer industries

  • Ministry – Pastor and Exec Dir of “Disaster Relief Ministry” – Willing Hearts Helping Hands-Relief work in Nicaragua ; Haiti; US   www.willinghearts.org

Product Development Manager - Foods Division  

Melinda Tyler 

  • Graduate of USM, (ASSOCIATES); UCONN (bachelor degree Human Services)

  • Saint Joseph College (master degree in Marriage and Family Therapy)

  • Worked at Corp for Bess Eaton Co - a flour and donut company

  • Melinda and Husband Gaines are very active in their church serving the Lord, as Gaines is a Calvary Chapel Pastor in New London Ct where she oversees the "Womens Ministry"

  • Melinda works as a private practice marriage and family therapist

  • Began baking at age 9 and cooking for her brothers who were known as the "cookie monsters"

  • In the past 10 years Melinda - in response to developing a "gluten allergy" - transitioned her baking skills to all "gluten free " baking

  • Melinda "loves the challenge" of  making gluten-free baked goods that taste better than gluten goods

CIO

  Joe Serino 

A lifelong entrepreneur who has nearly 25 years in the real estate industry as a consultant and researcher.

  • Provides analysis of structural and mechanical conditions for his clients on both residential and commercial properties

  • Holds three national designations and a license in the State of New Jersey for evaluating property values

  • 12 years as the managing partner of a (REIT ) private investment group that   bought and sold apartment complexes.

  • Has studied electrical engineering at Lowell Tech (UMass)

  • BA in Psychology and Masters in Critical Thinking from the University of Massachusetts.

Graphic and Web Design/Technical Support

Rachel Watkins Smith

  • Freelance animator, graphic designer, film editor, web designer, amateur photographer

  • Home schooled until she graduated high school, then graduated with associate degree in Multimedia from Middlesex Community College as valedictorian of her class.

  • Won the academic excellence award for Digital Arts/Multimedia

  • Dance teacher/choreographer for two years

Alena Serino

Social Media Correspondent/Illustrator

  • Correspondent/Illustrator
    Graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan with a Bachelors in Fine arts; 

  • Concentration: llustration
    Graduated 4.0, Deans list, from Brookdale Community College with an Associates in Graphic Design
    Traveled twice to the Amazon to work with the Indigenous children, fauna, and flora
    Helped organize fundraisers to raise money for the Amazon children
    Helps with packaging and selling of Georgi’s Aromatics products at local events

  • Volunteered as graphic designer for local Arts Center right out of college
    Worked as toy restorer, make up artist (helped give makeovers as part of job description), and at high end retail establishments.

Corporate Finance Manager

Linda Manning

  • 25+ years in Business Management & Financial Analysis

  • Served in several industries: film production, defense contracting, nonprofit missions, pipeline construction

  • Managed budgets exceeding $30M

  • Founded two companies: Clearly Seen Productions LLC and Manning Services LLC

  • Business Manager for Mission Assist, a nonprofit company that did mission work in Europe, Middle East, Mexico and the United States

  • Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

  • Built two houses for personal residence

Regional Sales and Marketing

Robert Swoboda 

  • 25+ years experience with customer service.

  • Robert & Wendy Enterprises - established a successful vending business for 10 years- specializing in bringing tasty refreshments to local businesses. 

  • Grocery Store Management - 14 years in retail leadership.  5 years between ( C&K Markets and Safeway)- optimizing different locations improving operations to company standards.

  •  9 years for Big Lots. Operated two stores successfully simultaneously.

  • Bluegreen Vacations. Sales Rep-Ranked #10 in the nation as a sales representative

  • Ministry - missionary trips to Mexico. Assisted in building project of a 13,000 square foot building for our home church. 

  • Youth leader for 8 years. 

  • Small Group Co-leader in a Marriage Bible study 

Quality Assurance Manager

Mayra Soto

  • Six years in the manufacturing industry since 2014, with a focus on Quality Assurance

  • Assemblers Inc- McCook Ill-  Background in Mfg Operations operations with special interest in Quality Assurance and Food Safety. 

  • Promoted from General worker to Production Lead, to Quality Assurance Tech and soon after to Food Safety and Compliance Specialist.

  • Managed  big brands such as Nestle, Costcos,and General Mills 

  • Certified in Food Safety Standards and SQF, Food Defense, environmental monitoring, GMPs, - presently working to become a certified SQF practitioner.

  • Developing proficiency in Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs from early stage to commercial products, 

  • FOCUS: High Motivation to continue serving our clients in bringing our products into, and through the Market with an unmatched service, flexibility, and quality.