Our Team

Patsy & Bob Marks

Patsy and Bob Marks are the co-founders of Belmont Peanuts of Southampton, Inc. Both Patsy and Bob come from peanut producing families and feel privileged to have been raised in the agricultural environment. Married in 1983, while raising a family of 3 – all of which have returned home and joined the company, Bob and Patsy had a vision of starting a peanut company and bringing the mighty peanut full circle – sharing what they grow with others. The business became a reality in 1993. Today, Patsy remains active in the day-to-day business, while enjoying the flexibility that comes along with many years of her dedication to nurturing Belmont Peanuts. Bob is instrumental in the development of new and revised operations of production and plant expansion. Bob and Patsy have two handsome grandsons, Scott Russell and Robert Marks V, and three beautiful granddaughters, Anne Wesley Marks, Ella Harrell and Josie Harrell.

Robert Marks IV


Robert Marks IV is a graduate of East Carolina University where he earned a degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. Upon graduation, Robert returned home and joined the company working in the day-to-day operations of Belmont. Today, Robert is President of the company. Along with the administrative responsibilities, he manages the financial metrics of the business along with purchasing, logistics, e-commerce, and key account management. He brings to the company a vision of growth operationally and is key to the company’s plant expansion. Robert is married to the former Mary Flowers of Virginia Beach, VA, and together they have 2 children, Robert F. Marks V (Bo) & Anne Wesley.

Megan Marks Harrell

VP of Sales & Marketing

Megan is a Graduate of Appalachian State University, where she earned a degree in Interior Design. For many years, Megan pursued her passion for design, working for the furniture manufacturing company, Knoll. In 2015, she returned home to join the family business bringing to the company her sales, design and communications expertise. Megan is the VP of Sales & Marketing. Her responsibilities include managing Belmont’s key accounts, sales, new product development & e-commerce platforms. She is married to Brodie Harrell of Jackson, NC and together they have two beautiful daughters, Ella & Josie.

Kelly Marks Russell

VP of Operations & Food Safety

Kelly Marks Russell, is a 2006 graduate of Lynchburg University where she earned a degree in Bio Medical Science. After many years of working in the Vascular Ultrasound profession, Kelly returned home in January 2017 and joined Belmont. Kelly uses many of her research skills as she is Director of Health & Food Safety for the company. She has one son, Scott, that loves to hunt and fish!

David Peck

Director of Operations

David Peck, Director of Operations, Production & Warehousing, joined the company in 2004. He brings to the company his expertise & knowledge of the entire peanut production process. He is vital to the company with his many management skills, overseeing all production, scheduling & mastering the operational flow of the business. David is married to Paula Peck and proud to have a combined family of 6 children & 1 grandchild.

Stephanie Finch

Administrative & Account Specialist

Stephanie has been working in the peanut business since 2018. She started working at Belmont in 2020 as our Administrative & Account Specialist. She is well-versed in all aspects of the business; you may have even seen her helping out in the deli during a lunch rush! Her favorite thing about working here is the family work environment, in her words “the Marks are the best!” She is married with 3 boys and enjoys going on fishing trips with them, running her small side business, and reading.

Summerlyn Boyce

eCommerce Marketing Strategist

Summerlyn studied graphic and web design at the Art Institute of Virginia Beach. She has been a part of the Belmont Team since 2022, bringing extensive knowledge and experience of marketing and design with her. Summerlyn’s greatest joy is spending time with her husband, Kent, and beautiful, spunky daughter, Lilah Mae. She likes being outside, hosting dinners and craft nights with family and friends, watching movies, and loving on her fur babies.

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Vicki Worrell

Operations Specialist

Vicki has been an integral part of our team since 2013. She can be found in our warehouse, overlooking the day-to-day operations within the production and packing rooms. When asked what her favorite thing was about working at Belmont, she responded with “The bosses! They are great people to work for.” Vicki enjoys reading and spending time with her 2 amazing children, Ervin Jr. and Crystal Cofie, and her wonderful grandkids, McKenzie and Mike Cofie.

Suzanne & Ashley

Shipping Department

This mother-daughter duo has been working together in our shipping department since 2017. Ashley had previous experience in the peanuts business, while Suzanne’s previous experience includes childcare and veterinary assistance. When asked what they like best about working at Belmont, they said “we are all like a big family and we can eat all the peanuts we want!” Ashely’s hobbies include wood burning, kayaking, and hunting. Suzanne’s hobbies include kayaking, photography, and spending time with her 3 grandchildren.

Briggs Simmons

Purchasing & Inventory Manager

Briggs has been employed at Belmont since 2018. He studied Physics at Longwood University and was raised in the farming community, being the 9th generation to live on his family farm. Of his daily roles here at Belmont, what he enjoys most is holding the title of ‘Master Negotiator’. He says that working at Belmont is like “having an awesome family that supports me”. Briggs enjoys his free time by watching/attending wrestling events and learning how to invest money for his future.

Darryl Barnes


Darryl has been a part of the Belmont team since 2005. His primary role here is one of utmost importance: hand-seasoning and mixing our small batch Virginia peanuts! He appreciates the structure of his role and doing his part in delivering exceptional tasting peanuts to our customers.

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London Harrell

Deli/Retail Manager

London started working at Belmont Deli upon its opening in 2020, bringing with her years of restaurant and retail management experience. Her favorite thing about working at Belmont is the fun and personable environment. “The Marks’ officially became extended family to me in 2017, Belmont brought us even closer when they opened the Deli and Retail side of their business.” Her hobbies include spending time with her pup, Opal Grace, along with family & friends. She enjoys being out in nature and enjoying its captivating beauty. She also likes different arts and crafts, photography, and music.

Zackery Britt

Assistant Deli/Retail Manager

Zack started working at the Belmont Deli & Specialty Shop in 2022. His favorite thing about working at Belmont is the atmosphere and the comradery between everyone who works here. A few of his hobbies include playing chess, going to the beach, and kayaking.

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