• 1960's

    Man in avocado grove.

    It all started with Jamie Johnson’s great grandfather A.J. West, a citrus farmer in Orange County, California.

  • 1970's

    Aerial of avocado farmland

    West’s passion for farming was further developed in Jamie’s grandfather Harry Johnson who went on to run orange, lemon, and avocado ranches.

  • 1980's

    Farmer in the distance in a meadow.

    As a child, Jamie followed his grandfather around the ranch which eventually sparked that same passion within him as well.

  • 2010

    Bee boxes in avocado grove.

    After working in several different capacities within the industry, Jamie sets off to build a large avocado growing operation in Brazil and partners with Jaguacy.

  • 2013

    Aerial of utility vehicle in hills of avocado grove.

    Jamie forms Simpatica with the purchase of a ranch in Ojai.

  • 2014

    Men talking on in a distance on a dirt hill.

    Scott Bauwens joins Simpatica as CEO and partner and works with Jamie to build its portfolio.

  • 2015

    Southern California coastline.

    The company closes on numerous avocado ranches in northern and southern growing regions of California.

  • 2015

    Man walking through avocado grove.

    Ted Travers joins Simpatica and quickly grows into the role as head of all operations and becomes a partner.

  • 2016

    Water reservoir at the top of mountain.

    Simpatica creates its own farm management division.

  • 2019

    Man and utility vehicle on farmland.

    Andrew Prechtl joins Simpatica and swiftly grows into managing all finances for the company and its ranches.

  • Today

    Aerial of mountainous avocado grove.

    Simpatica continues to grow its operations both domestically and abroad and is extremely enthusiastic about its future.