Why did you decide to come to work at CROPP?
CROPP holds similar values and beliefs to me, both in a personal and professional manner.
How long have you been with CROPP?
Since January 2010.
Why do you like working at CROPP?
I love working here because I’m surrounded by passionate people who care and who want to make a difference, instead of sitting idly, no matter how big or small the issue. I like that the work is as much challenging, as it is rewarding. Each day is about the employees and farmers taking the initiative to make a difference for our company and the agriculture/manufacturing industry. We (as a working community) hold the power to change for the better!
What has been the best experience or day you’ve had at CROPP thus far?
There are too many to choose just one!
What’s your favorite perk/benefit?
The EGI (Employee Growth Incentive) Program. It’s comforting to know that the cooperative values and gives incentives for employees’ participation in the developmental growth programs through professional training, community service opportunities, wellness and sustainability activities. It makes me feel like a better employee and a better person!
What’s your favorite Organic Valley or Organic Prairie product?
Organic Prairie – Summer Sausage
Describe your typical workday at CROPP:
For me, no two days are ever the same at CROPP. I usually have back-to-back meetings all most all day long, having in-depth discussions and assisting in the management of special projects, new product roll-outs and marketing campaigns with key stakeholders. It sure keeps me on my toes and moving, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Describe your commute:
Split between Viroqua Vanpool and driving separately.
What other types of jobs have you held?
Before coming to CROPP I worked as a marketing analyst for a major west coast retailer and an intern for an organic certification agency.
What are your other interests or hobbies?
Skiing, cooking for friends and family, camping, kayaking, canning, watching movies, collecting cookbooks and collecting wine.