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.
KEVIN DOLPHAY | Operations Supervisor
Kevin Dolphay was born and raised in San Jose. At an early age, customer service became Kevin’s passion and expertise. In the last ten years, this passion has lead Kevin through various roles ranging from restaurants to grocery stores to the San Jose arena (home of our San Jose Sharks hockey team). Even before working at the arena, Kevin has always been an avid sports fan…both of the San Jose Shark as well as the Oakland A's. All of Kevin’s experience, cumulating from over a decade of customer service, has lead Kevin to his new home at San Pedro Square Market.
Since joining The Market team, Kevin has quickly learned the inner workings of our close knit community. In addition to his original role, Kevin has also begun to take on maintenance tasks to keep the operation running smoothly. However, Kevin’s favorite thing about working at the market is trying to innovate new ways to help exceed guest's expectations…so if you have ideas, share them with Kevin anytime and you may see them get implemented down the road.