Why did you decide to come to work at CROPP?
Our CEO George Siemon was a great salesperson—he told me it would be a chance to work for positive social change, and that hooked me.
How long have you been with CROPP?
Since May 1997
Why do you like working at CROPP?
In no particular order, the people, the mission and the chance to work for a dynamic growing company
What has been the best experience or day you’ve had at CROPP thus far?
Well, it was pretty great to inform employees about our performance bonus for 2010 that was approved by the Board of Directors in recognition of employees’ contributions to our amazing success in 2010.
What’s your favorite perk/benefit?
I love the flexible approach to work here. We work hard, no doubt, but it is nice to be able to slip off to a kid’s game or play and have everyone be supportive of this.
What’s your favorite Organic Valley or Organic Prairie product?
Well, there are lots of them, but if I could only have one it would be the extra aged Vermont cheddar
Describe your typical workday at CROPP:
There is no such thing for me! That’s part of why I like my job so much—it is so varied.
Describe your commute:
20 minutes each way on the beautiful winding roads of Vernon County
What other types of jobs have you held?
The 2 jobs I had before coming to CROPP were as a social worker on the South side of Chicago and a carpenter
What are your other interests or hobbies?
I am a big sports fan (my Illinois roots show here—I love the Cubs and the Bears. All the Packers fans have been very gracious—they put up with me and don’t give me too hard of a time). I’m an avid reader and I love to spend time with my wife and 3 sons.