Meet the Marketeers!

We would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the people responsible for your guest experience at the Market.  They are easy to spot in their bright yellow, button-down shirts, and constant attention to detail at the Market.  If there is something you need, be sure and flag them down when you see them.   




JOE HORRIGAN | General Manager


Joe grew up in Davis, California.  He began working at a young age alongside his father, a commercial refrigeration leasing representative.  After graduating high school, he was employed in semiconductor field.  Shortly thereafter, he returned to college where he earned two Bachelor’s degrees and a Master’s degree in Marketing from CSU Sacramento. While attending college, he became interested in the hospitality industry.  While working, he started a tequila-tasting club and is an aficionado to this day.  He gained hospitality experience in the Downtown San Jose area for many years, and left the Fairmont San Jose to accept the position of General Manager at the San Pedro Square Market.  Please feel free to talk with Joe about your experience at the Market. 




SANDY TORRES | Events & Market Operations Manager

Sandy Torres grew up locally in the peninsula and comes from a large family of eight.  A true passion for food lead her to the food and beverage industry.  She has worked in various chain restaurants, bars, and the San Jose Fairmont hotel.  Sandy started as a server and quickly worked her way up to management.  While her passion for food and beverage drives her, she truly enjoys interacting with customers and enhancing their experience.  Sandy leads our team in Market operations, events, and booking of our weekly live music performances.  Outside of work, her hobbies include cooking, reading, and working out. 


KAREN SANCHEZ | Market Supervisor

Karen Sanchez is currently a student at San Jose City College, majoring in Business Administration.  Her future plans are to help motivate and develop others in everything she does.  This goes to show what a truly caring person she is. The Market gave her an opportunity to work as a busser 4 years ago and through her hard work she was promoted to lead busser. Not long after, she was promoted, again, this time to a Supervisor role. Karen enjoys working with The Market team because she loves the family environment.  She will welcome you into The Market as if it's your own home.