Key Management

We're just people...
passionate about water.

Abbey Engesetter | Operations Manager
WQA Certified Water Representative, Joined AlkaViva in 2008

Abbey has worn almost every hat at AlkaViva over the years. She’s done every job efficiently and effectively – but also with a kind smile, leaving everyone feeling well-taken care of. As a result, Abbey earned her way to Operations Manager in 2021. She makes sure everything happens perfectly!

Passionate about: My daughter Rylee, my partner Joe, my dogs, art, my Cricut and coffee!

Bet you didn’t know: I once played a piano recital at Carnegie Hall!

Mario Torre | Accounting Manager
Joined AlkaViva in 2021

Along with a degree in Accounting and an MBA, Mario brings 14 years of accounting and finance experience to AlkaViva in varied sectors including banking, consulting, ecommerce and fitness companies. He delights in making sure the books are clean and everyone is paid on time.

Passionate about: My wife, Yukie and our cat, Max!

Bet you didn’t know: I am a go-cart enthusiast and record holder at my local racing track.

Anselmo Avila | Shipping & Warehouse Operations Manager
Joined AlkaViva in 2013

Anselmo’s attention to detail means that your orders are packed with precision and care. He enjoys the opportunity to be a part of international operation, communicating with customers and vendors around the world, as well as creative problem solving.

Passionate about: My family, home renovation projects, and playing chess and pool.

Bet you didn’t know: In my free time, I like to practice MMA with friends.

Scott French | International Accounts & Technical Services Coordinator
WQA Certified Water Specialist, Joined AlkaViva in 2020

As a WQA Certified Water Specialist, Scott is an expert in our industry. He has an uncanny ability to tackle complex situations and quickly find effective solutions. Add his strong attention to detail and data-driven mind and he’s perfect person to oversee our Technical Team.

Passionate about: My wife, our two cats, reading!

Bet you didn’t know: I am trained as a cosmetologist.

Keely Swanson | Customer & Dealer Care Coordinator
Joined AlkaViva in 2022

Keely brings 15 years of customer service to AlkaViva. She is always ready to help, in any capacity, with a smile, and her keen eye for detail means there will be no stone left unturned! Keely’s passion for health and family makes her a perfect fit for our team.

Passionate about: My family, including a set of twins.

Bet you didn’t know: I love to play softball!

David Banuelos | Senior Inside Sales Representative
WQA Certified Water Representative - Joined AlkaViva in 2017

David, “DB” brings 20 years of sales experience to our team. He understands the need for holistic health and well being as well as the technical side of ionization. DB will wow you and get you set up with the optimal water solution.

Passionate about: Health and wellness, physical fitness, and spiritual well being.

Bet you didn’t know: I am an amateur bodybuilder and avid cyclist

Breanna Carreon | B2B Sales Representative
WQA Certified Water Representative (90% complete with cert) - Joined AlkaViva in 2019

Breanna has been working in sales her entire adult life and has come to love helping people. She's passionate about health and fitness, and enjoys helping customers and clients with theirs. Breanna’s skills will ensure your business gets what it needs!

Passionate about: Fitness, art, being outdoors, music, and traveling

Bet you didn’t know: I've been stung by a stingray. But it doesn't keep me from going to the beach!

Harold Phillipoff | Dealer Development Coordinator
Joined AlkaViva in 2005

Harold boasts nearly 40-years of sales experience in various industries including lighting, swimming pools, nutrition, and more! That combined with 15 years experience in the water ionizer industry, you can be assured he knows his stuff. His main goal? Help you to achieve success.

Passionate about: My wife, daughter and health.

Bet you didn’t know: I was a NHL hockey player!

Vajra Farnsworth | HR Manager / Co-Owner
Joined AlkaViva in 2010

Vajra is co-owner of Alkavia and has owned and operated two businesses where she taught and inspired clients to transform through cleansing, health nutrition habits, and dynamic physical practices. With 25+ years of history as a health and wellness consultant, yoga teacher and entrepreneur she continues push the limits of what it means to transform an organizations and teams.

Passionate about: My family, yoga practice, exploring possibility and a good laugh!

Bet you didn’t know: I studied yoga with Pattabhi Jois in India for a year.

Jay Hare | CEO / Co-Owner
Joined AlkaViva in 2005

An owner and founding partner Jay brings 35 years of P&L business management, sales, and marketing experience. Jay offers AlkaViva overall vision, innovation, leadership and a complete grasp of the emerging world market for water ionization technology and its varied applications.

Passionate about: My family, cycling, skiing and anything outdoors!

Bet you didn’t know: I live 20 minutes from my favorite chair lift and ride MTB trails from my house!

David Forsyth and Sylvie Moonjay
- Founders Emeritus

David Forsyth and Sylvie Moonjay are founding partners whose interest in the business was acquired in 2021 by Jay and Vajra. They are now happily retired and living on their beautiful 7acre property outside of Launceston, Tasmania, where they garden, cycle and adventure throughout the country and world. The AlkaViva family is grateful for their vision, leadership, hard work and most of all for their HUGE hearts. They defined AlkaViva’s amazing culture. We are forever in their debt.