Meet Our Team

Taking Care of You – Our #1 Priority
GoldRiver Orchards Team

Meet your Customer Service team at GoldRiver Orchards. We're here to make the process of doing business with us as easy as possible. No matter what your challenge – large or small, our team stands at the ready to carefully listen to your concerns and provide expert solutions. We encourage you to contact us with any of your questions – any time.


Erika Diaz has been a valued member of the GoldRiver Orchards family since 2009. As our Office Manager, she handles all of our contracts and invoicing, manages domestic shipments, and answers all of your general questions. She looks forward to making sure you have the best possible experience when you call us! Feel free to email her at

Ruby Camarillo has joined the GoldRiver Orchards team as Quality Assurance Manager. She has 22 years of experience in Quality Assurance. She adheres to stringent GMP’s and manages the company’s SQF compliance. Ruby is more than happy to address all customer questions and concerns. Please email Ruby at

Elena Lares is our new Logistics Coordinator! Elena coordinates the shipping, logistics and freight forwarding for our customers. She is an excellent communicator and is dedicated to giving you the customer service you deserve. Elena will make sure you are completely satisfied with your shipping experience. Please email Elena at

Matt Metzner joined GoldRiver Orchards in June 2019. A native Californian, Matt is married to Stephanie, the daughter of Brent and Cindy Barton. Matt has both an accounting and law background and left the legal profession to join the family business. Matt replaces Carl Morris, our former Chief Financial Officer, who retired in February 2020. Matt is responsible for the company’s financial management, payments to our growers, and management of international payments from our customers overseas. He’s also looking forward to hearing the latest lawyer jokes. You can reach Matt by emailing him at



Don Barton, one of the Barton brothers, has been with GoldRiver Orchards since its founding in 2003. Serving as our Chief Cook and Bottlewasher, it's not a cliché to say the buck stops with him. Don is in charge of all our sales activity, including price quotes, contract negotiations and offers to customers. He works closely with our production team to consistently deliver the quality you've come to expect from GoldRiver—on time, every time.