Our Staff

Maria Martinez

Maria Martinez

Ace Hardware Dept. and Assistant Store Manager

Maria grew up in Ajo and is raising her family in our pristine desert town.  She was hired at Olsens in December 1998.  Maria’s extensive knowledge of her community and customers helps her make the right purchasing decisions.  She is quick to assist, research, and procure special orders.

Maria is a proud parent, homeowner, and big supporter of student athletics in Ajo.

Maribel Reyes

Maribel Reyes

Store Manager

Maribel came to Olsens IGA in Ajo, after growing up in San Luis, Arizona.  She has eighteen years with Olsens and has experienced moving the store from 10,000 sq ft to 20,000; changing wholesalers; caring for customer needs; and finding the best qualified people and training them to work at Olsens.  Her toughest task was ensuring the store’s continued operations at the unexpected death of owner Don Olsen.  Her enduring leadership and can-do attitude are showcased everyday at Olsens IGA.

Maribel is a proud parent, homeowner, and big supporter of Ajo community charities.

Bernardo Alvarez

Bernardo Alvarez

Meat Dept. Manager

Bernie grew up in Ajo, attended Ajo schools and hired on at Olsens in April 2009.  He trained to be a journeyman meat cutter and with his excellent customer and co-worker relations, he became the Meat Dept. Manager in March 2015.

Bernie is a proud family man, homeowner, and a big supporter of his community, Ajo.

Nicolette David

Nicolette David

Deli/Bakery Lead

Nicolette is new to Olsens IGA, but not to Ajo.  “Nico” was born and raised in Ajo.  She trained at the Arizona Culinary Institute and gained chef experience in the Phoenix area.  Her “let’s try this” philosophy brings new meal items and tastes from the grill to the table.  Nico is proud of her local high school association and thriving ecotourism town.  Nico’s familiarity with so many customers brings greetings and laughter to the Olsen Deli.