MEET THE HIGH SIERRA SHOWERHEADS TEAM
The founder of High Sierra®, David Malcolm, leads his company with focus and kindness. The family-owned business has thrived since its inception thanks in part to David’s leadership guidance paired with new innovations to the product line. Since starting this company with just one product line, it’s gone from strength-to-strength providing award winning American made products for everyone that needs them–we take pride knowing how many lives have been changed by what was once considered a simple household item. At High Sierra®, we believe in ensuring the highest level of customer service and professionalism. We invite you to meet our dedicated team, who are committed to our customer’s satisfaction.
David Malcolm CEO, Founder
They don’t call him Nozzle Guy for nothing. Born in the San Gabriel Valley east of LA, David spent most of his boyhood in Fresno, California, learning the “ropes” from his dad, entrepreneur and water efficiency design engineer, Richard Malcolm. He was just seven years old when his father left his job at Rain Bird, the leading global manufacturer and provider of sprinkler irrigation products, to launch his own sprinkler manufacturing businesses in the Fresno, CA area including Full Coverage Irrigation (FCI), a water and energy conservation irrigation nozzle manufacturer. David stepped up to lead the family business after his father’s death in 1992. One great day, while working at FCI, he had an epiphany – the catalyst for High Sierra Showerhead’s breakthrough patented technology. For thousands of years showers had basically used the same design. In that moment, David imagined a better shower and shower technology, as we knew it, took a great leap forward. When he’s not at work, David enjoys re-imagining and expanding his mountaintop home overlooking the Central Valley of California to make room for his ever-growing family of 3 daughters, 3 sons-in-law, and 7 grandkids.
Production Manager, Shipping Supervisor
Lita was raised on a large rice growing estate in Northern Peru. As the middle daughter in a family of 13 children, Lita learned the value and necessity of hard work from a young age. At age 16, she left the farm to study in the capital city of Lima where she later met and married company founder, David Malcolm. Lita has been a valued member of the High Sierra team and currently fills two crucial roles: she manages the production team- ensuring that every product that leaves our warehouse reflects our premium-quality standards and she supervises the shipping department- confirming that every shipment goes out on schedule. In her free time, Lita loves traveling back to Peru where she spends time with her family dancing, listening to music, and enjoying great food.
Operations Manager, Lead Sales Representative
Rusty was as born and raised in a small farm-town south of Fresno, California. When he wasn’t busy helping on the family’s farm, he was pursuing his appetite for business. Rusty earned his BA in Business Management from Fresno Pacific University. He has been an integral part of the management team at High Sierra Showerheads since 2014. His job description reads something like this: “What ever needs doing, whatever it takes.” We’re glad he sees it that way and that his management skills keep day-to-day operations humming. He is also responsible for overseeing our sales team. In his free time, Rusty likes to ride horses and hang out with his wife and two children on their family’s cattle ranch near Yosemite National Park.
Marketing and Business Development, Social Media Maven
Aron grew up in Southern California in a small, semi-rural town in Ventura County. He headed north in his youth to study at UC Santa Cruz then earned his Masters in Library and Information Studies from UC Berkeley. Aron decided to make the San Francisco Bay Area his home. He worked for over 31 years at UC Berkeley, his alma mater, in a variety of information technology positions. His responsibilities included developing and documenting collections management software used by museums, working with researchers using Savio, the campus’s high-performance computing cluster and other geeked-out fun. Aron’s primary role with High Sierra Showerheads is helping the world find out about our company and its products. He has proven to possess a knack for reaching out to journalists, prospective customers or potential partners, and he is our all-time favorite Twitterati. Some of his favorite things are reading and walking or hiking (not at the same time), in and around the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, which he enjoys thoroughly.