Meet Our Team

Shari Smith


Without Shari, they never would have acquired Green Field Paper Company. Shari is a very well respected and top producing realtor with Coldwell Banker in San Diego. It was Shari’s tenacity in continuing to seek out a high quality business to acquire that they learned Green Field Paper was for sale. Shari works with most of the corporate clients and also weddings. Shari’s keen eye for color, design and marketing has proven invaluable to the success of Green Field Paper Company.

Rick Smith


Rick and Shari Smith acquired Green Field Paper Company in 2005 from the founder, Jeff Lindenthal. The company was originally founded in 1992 and will be celebrating 20 years in business next year. Rick has a background in finance and served as Chief Financial Officer for various companies, most recently in the medical device industry. While Rick’s background is that of a “bean counter”, he has always been interested in operations and marketing. They acquired Green Field because they believed in the products and the commitment to the environment.

Scott Vanidestine

Graphic Design & Operations

Scott is always involved in everything at Green Field Paper Company. As he strives for success, he always makes sure the clients are happy with their products. He is particular about his work and won’t allow room for mistakes. Scott has been with the company for quite some time and enjoys what he does every day.

Jacqueline Cortes

Jr. Visual & Interactive Designer

Jacqueline Cortes enjoys creating visual solutions for Green Field Paper Company. She has created an intuitive website for the company that clients can enjoy. She enjoys designing the user interface of our site and creating stationary products for clients.

Isabel Parsons

Production & Assembly

Isabel is responsible for inspection of each sheet made daily and for shipping and receiving. Isabel is also in charge of packaging and assembly of our great products.

Darren Floyd

Master Paper Maker

Darren has been with us for over 12 years and has mastered the art of paper making including coloring the paper using earth pigments. He doesn’t really like the early hours, but is here every most every day. He is also a published author of poetry.

Kenneth O'Halloran

Junior Paper Maker

Kenny joined Green Field Paper in the beginning of 2008 to assist in the paper making. He quickly picked up on the nuances of making a quality sheet of handmade paper and is now an accomplished papermaker.

Jeff Lindenthal


Jeff founded Green Field in 1992. The company grew out of a thesis project Jeff wrote on reinventing a Boston paper mill to produce recycled paper. A former recycling program coordinator, he specialized in finding unusual recycled materials to incorporate into paper. Jeff’s belief is that the future of recycled paper must include high post-consumer content along with some non-wood fiber, a philosophy that is embodied in every Green Field product today.