OUR TEAM

The AST Family

Billy Kingston

President

37 yrs

Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, Celtics, Cooking Italian Food, Making homemade wine, Babying my fig trees, Captiva Island, watching Grandkids in sports, Music, Dance, Ryanne and Billy 4 weddings, Love and Loyalty from 4 sons and daughters in Laws, 9 Grandkids, 3 Great-Grandkids, 24 members of my beloved AST Family, and my wife of 62 YEARS, VIVIENNE! It doesn't get any better.

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Chris Kingston

VP of International Services

30 yrs

My wife Tina and I both love to travel. In this picture, we were at our favorite restaurant in Chania, Crete (Greece). We were lucky because we travelled there in the fall of 2019, right before all the Covid restrictions. The name of this restaurant was the Colombo Kitchen. We ate there the first night we got there. We did not have a place to stay and they directed us to a little hotel that was right next door. It was perfect. We loved the food so much we ate there every night we were there. One of the owners of the Colombo also showed me how to get the most out of eating a whole fish. It was delicious!

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Tim Kingston

VP of Domestic Services

23 yrs

Trish, Carly, Shannon and Gabby ROCK! I love all exercise, running FAST, Bruce Springsteen, coaching, hiking, camping, biking, Guinness Draught, a good IPA, Red Sox and Celtics, not necessarily in that order. Scared of sharks. Favorite movie is Bull Durham. I think the curve ball should be banned from baseball at all levels.

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Phil Ieraci

Director of Sales

33 yrs

My favorite pastime is relaxing in Captiva, FL. I’m an avid golfer, enjoy vegetable gardening and raising fig trees. We love hanging out with our kids and their families. I have 6 Grandchildren.

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Jen Derench

Import/Export Assistant Manager

24 yrs

I am from Topeka, Kansas. I drove a real NASCAR race car at the Kansas City Speedway. I flew in a helicopter over Mt. Kilauea in Hawaii. I want to ride 1 time with a storm chaser. I love to travel and spend time with family.

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Pam O'Keefe

Senior TL Planner

18 yrs

My favorite place to be is in the forest or at the ocean. I love animals and flowers. I really enjoy going out to eat and spending time with my sons and their families. I also love hanging out with friends or even just staying home with my pets.

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Amy Chagnon

Senior TL Planner

17 yrs

I love animals and became a vegetarian. I am a grandmother. I love it! I have loved and had horses since I was 8 years old. I had my first horse for 25 years. He lived to age 30, which is a long life for a horse.

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Julie Rosado

Senior LTL Planner

16 yrs

I have an inner J-Lo. I like working out to choreographed dance videos, and I am really good at it! I have a Shih-Tzu that has trained me well. LOL

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Don Tichenor

Director Sales/Operations Miami

13 yrs

Love Being in the ocean in my outrigger canoe or with my outrigger team, Kana Lui Miami. Used to paddle in dragon boat races with Red Dragons Miami. Have run several half-marathons, marathons, and triathlons. Hate having my picture taken. Used to camp all over the state of Florida with my kids to go geocaching. Am a recent empty-nester - YES!

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Sandra Quiterio

Director Credit/Receivables/Payables

12 yrs

This is Sandra. Sandra requires coffee to function properly. Sandra is a slave to coffee. Do not be like Sandra. Straight Outta Portugal. Eager to come into this world, born 3 months premature, in a Mercedes.

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Andrew Martin

Import / Export, Staff Assistant

11 yrs

Owner of a Great Dane and 3 chickens. Screwing up lunch orders is my claim to fame at AST!

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TJ Adams

Manager TL Staff

9 yrs

I enjoy golfing, fishing, and working out. My left leg and arm are slightly longer than my right. I am petrified of heights and roller coasters.

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Danny Hogan

Senior Account Executive

8 yrs

Avid golfer, fisherman, and cyclist. I do not confuse avid with skilled. Proud cat dad.

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Kelly Rodriguez

Operations Specialist TL

7 yrs

I am a huge Marilyn Monroe fan. Stephen King is my favorite author. My husband and I drove from MA to CA in 2005. I LOVE New Mexico and really want to move there. I have been to the Grand Canyon twice, hiked down once when I was eight. The bull terrier is my favorite breed of dog, ever since Spuds Mckenzie made his first commercial.

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Naiya Rivero

Operations/Sales Assistant Miami

5 yrs

I have an online store of handmade baby items and shirts. My hobby is crafting DIY projects. I love shopping online. I have been on a helicopter ride, where my husband proposed. I enjoy going out on my boat and snorkeling.

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Lisa Norman

Bookkeeper/ Independent Contractor

8 yrs

Champion horse rider for POA at 55 years old. Won Certificate of Musicianship from Berklee College of music when still in highschool. My dad taught me to drive a 10 wheel tractor with 45 foot trailer on the side of a cliff. Operated a bulldozer, backhoe and dumptruck. Fronted a rock and roll band as a lead singer and lead guitarist. I have an affinity for Blue Merle Collies. I hope to raise and train them in my retirement.

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Jenny Carrasquillo

Operations Specialist LTL

5 yrs

Secret Salsa Dancer. Hate taking pictures. Love to travel.

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Alycia Perla

Operations Specialist TL

2 yrs

wife and mom to 3 great kids. Loves all things pigs and pit bulls and dreams of restoring an old Victorian house one day

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Nessa Raiford

Operations Specialist TL

1 yr

I'm obsessed with anything beauty related. I'm a big foodie but I HATE chocolate. I love to relax by water and am a proud mom to a fur baby.

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Barry Kingston

Operations Specialist TL

1 yr

My favorite things are my children/family, meatballs, guitars (Huge Led Zeppelin fan) and the beach. Family is everything.

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Dawn Basile

Operations Specialist TL

1 yr.

I live in the country and have many animals. I enjoy my animals, snowmobiling, quading and motorcycle riding. My father was a truck driver since before I was born and I have been in the trucking industry since 1995. I’m thankful for this part of my life as I love working for AST as they treat you like family and are a bunch of great people.

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Samantha Richard

Staff Assistant

1 yr

Happy to say I am a wife, and mother to a tiny human and 4 kitties. Hockey is my favorite, GO BRUINS! The office is my comfort show and I have seen it a million times over. I also LOVE a good dad joke.

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