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The If List: Gary Clevenger, Managing Member, Freska Produce International

The IF List strikes again—this time, giving us crazy-cool insights into the life and mind of industry ace Gary Clevenger. For instance, did you know he played Major League Baseball? I sure didn’t! I also uncovered connections I never guessed I would have with the Freska Produce International Managing Member, but that is the beauty of this delightful feature. So, sit back and read on to learn how Gary is equal parts produce expert, comedian, athlete, and fun-loving family man. You won’t be sorry…


IF you had to choose now, what would your last meal consist of?

Onion soup, an Iceberg wedge salad, a New York strip steak, and a hot fudge sundae with candied pecans.

IF you could have any actor play you in a movie, who would you want?
George Clooney—just a good double. ;)

IF you could imagine yourself in a different role, what would it be?
A sports agent. My younger self was in the sports industry, and I’ve always been interested in it.

IF you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
President Ronald Reagan. I would love to pick his brain and listen to him talk.

IF you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you bring?
A big knife, an inflatable raft with oars, and a fishing net.

IF you could redo one moment or event in your life, which one would you choose and why?
The day I got drafted by the California Angels (now Los Angeles Angels) in 1978—I would’ve held out for more money!

IF you wrote an autobiography, what would be the title?
Better Your Odds to Get Lucky!

IF you could make everyone watch a movie of your choosing, which movie would you want them to see?
North by Northwest. I love Alfred Hitchcock movies.

IF you could re-experience an awesome day in your life, what day would you choose and why?
All the days my kids were born, so it would be three days—sorry!

IF you had $10 million that you had to donate to someone else, who would you choose and why?
The American Cancer Society, because cancer sucks!

IF you had a superpower, what would you want it to be?Precognition.

IF you had to choose one song to be the soundtrack of your year, what would it be?
“Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” by Luke Bryan.

IF you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Work hard; take smart risks; know that nobody is perfect; don’t burn bridges; listen more than you talk; and get to know and appreciate your friends.The Snack Endstop