It has been a true pleasure to manage the Palmer Candy operation since joining at the age of 23. I am fortunate enough to be part of the fifth generation of Palmers actively owning and managing this amazing innovative company.
After starting in 1980, I have had the chance to lead the company team as we grew 20 fold in size and became a nationally recognized top producer of private-label candies and general-line chocolates. What a fun and fantastic journey!
When not candy making, I enjoy spending time with my family, cycling, skiing and sailboat racing.
I have been with Palmer Candy since 1987 when I started on a route truck. I quickly became familiar with our customer's needs and entered into the sales division as the Wholesale Manager in 1992. After the closing of the wholesale division in 2003, I became the National Sales Manager before being named to Vice President of Sales in 2006. When not working, I enjoying spending time with my family and getting in time on the golf course.
I joined the world of candy in 1971, working production at Fanny Farmer Candies. After a stint in the military, I moved into distribution management at Fanny Farmers. I have since worked as the plant manager with several companies, including Sanders and Price Candies before joining Palmer Candy in 1992 as Vice President of Operations.
As a child growing up in NW Iowa, I always loved candy. Still today, my passion for candy and the desire to learn more about the candy industry has not changed. As Controller and Treasurer for Palmer Candy, I supervise the office team members, work on special projects and finalize all accounting functions.
I've had the pleasure of working for Palmer Candy since 2011. I love working for an organization that places GREAT emphasis on their Team Members, provides a family-oriented culture, and strives to deliver fabulous tasting, high quality products. It really is a "sweet" place to work!
I grew up on a small farm in South Dakota where you were raised to work hard and lead with character, kindness and respect.
I have worked in various aspects of the quality world. Including leading two lab-start-ups, getting an entire plant up and running, working through a plant shutdown and more. I have worked with every size company, both domestic and foreign.
I enjoy the challenge that comes along with working in the Food Safety industry. Palmer Candy is the best company I have worked for because their commitment to their employees, the industry and standards inspires me. I am excited to come to work everyday!
I've been in the purchasing field for over 27 years and the past 8 years as the Purchasing Manager. My work is very challenging but extremely rewarding. I have worked for very large companies, medium-sized companies and foreign owned companies but Palmer Candy is the best I have ever worked for.
I have thirty years of experience in design studios, advertising and marketing agencies, consulting firms and private companies. Range includes all aspects of graphic design including: packaging design, editorial design, web design, identity, collateral and branding.
I have the "sweetest" job in town! I have been the Store Manager at Palmer's Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe for 18 years now and have been fortunate to have not only a fun and rewarding job, but have also made a lot of friends with really great customers. My wife, Shelly, and I grew up in the Sioux City area and have watched our three children become young adults during this time. I wouldn't change a thing!
I am proud to be the Assistant Store Manager for Palmer's Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe and Palmer Specialty Foods. What fun it has been! Although I am a farmer's daughter originally from northeast Nebraska, I lived in Austin, TX for nine years where I had the wonderful opportunity to try a vast array of great food. While in Texas, I loved visiting the specialty foods shops and I am excited that we have some of those delicious offerings here in the Siouxland area at Palmer Specialty Foods.