Congratulations to first-time GEOTM winner Jacob Cantu. Jacob works at the GMO Guard Shack and has been with Herbruck’s for six and a half years. He said he was very surprised to learn he won.
A typical day for Jacob includes interacting with everyone who comes and goes at GMO, including all the truck drivers. He also makes sure everyone is following our strict biosecurity guidelines. His favorite part of his job is the solid hours and that there is chance for overtime. He advises any new hire to “give yourself time to properly adjust to the work.”
Outside of work, Jacob likes to go on nature walks, watch movies, and try new restaurants. He is looking forward to his wife’s family reunion this July.
Thank you, Jacob, for keeping our birds safe and always being diligent on biosecurity protocols.
Congratulations to second-time GEOTM winner Johnathan Baisden. Johnathan is a Maintenance Supervisor at Blue Springs and has been with Herbruck’s for eight years. He said he was very surprised to learn he won.
A typical day for Johnathan includes verifying that all machinery with the facility and grading machinery is running at its full potential, adjusting if needed. His favorite thing about his job is that every day is a new challenge. Johnathan’s advice for any new hire is “come to work and give it your best and it will not go unnoticed, I promise.”
Outside of work, Johnathan says he likes to spend time with his family and explore the area. He doesn’t have any big vacation plans as of right now but is thinking about a staycation in the area.
Thank you, Johnathan, for your continued dedication to the team.
Congratulations to first-time GEOTM winner Megan Robinson. Megan is the QA Supervisor at Blue Springs and has been with Herbruck’s for ten months. She said she was surprised to learn she won.
A typical day for Megan can range from problem solving, to quality checks on the line, whether egg or water checks. Also, verifying documentation and verifying/creating documents for the upcoming audits. Her advice to any new hire would be “to be adaptable and ready for change and that Herbruck’s has already been a wonderful company to work for.”
Outside of work, Megan is an avid barrel racer and she really enjoys traveling. She has no current vacation plans, but hopefully a trip to Vegas is in her near future. Thank you, Megan, for all your hard work.
Fun fact- Megan is our first Good Egg winner from Blue Springs!
Congratulations to first-time GEOTM winner Emily Fust. Emily is the Main Farm Processing Supervisor and has been with Herbruck’s for over six years. She said she was shocked and very thankful. She hopes to see more people from processing be nominated or win because packing eggs is not as easy as you may think.
A typical day for Emily is watching over both graders, ensuring all orders are covered for the day, assisting during breaks, and helping with changeovers. She says she loves to be hands-on. Her favorite thing about work is making people smile and trying to make work as enjoyable as possible. Her advice for any new hire would be, “when you have your bad days at work, just remember that there will be the good days as well, and just persevere if it is something you want.”
Outside of work, Emily loves spending time with her daughter (her mini-me) and riding motorcycles. She says free time is scarce now that she has started school. Emily is looking forward to heading to Florida in early March for Daytona Bike Week. Thank you, Emily, for your dedication to your team and Herbruck’s.
Congratulations to first-time GEOTM winner Caroline Kwilinski. Caroline is a Human Resources Generalist and has been with Herbruck’s for four months. She said her reaction to winning was such a great surprise, and was excited and couldn’t wait to share the news with her team.
A typical day for Caroline usually involves answering emails and phone calls, helping other Herbruck’s team members who have questions about their benefits, and working on a variety of other HR projects. Caroline says her favorite thing about her job is helping people. Whether it is just understanding something better or fixing a problem for someone, it is very rewarding to help others at work.
Outside of work, Caroline enjoys spending time with my family, friends, her cat, reading books, playing board games, and going for walks. She said her and her husband want to plan a return trip to Tennessee soon. They went last year and fell in love with the Great Smokey Mountains.
Thanks, Caroline, for all your hard work. You are a great benefit to Herbruck’s.
Congratulations to second-time GEOTM winner Carl Bigger. Carl has been with Herbruck’s for over 17 years and is the Hennery Manure Supervisor.
A typical day for Carl involves watching the equipment and making sure that everything is running as it should, helping the team problem solve problems that arise, and looking for ways to be more efficient/run smoother. His favorite thing about his job is staying busy throughout the day and helping his team learn the equipment and how to problem-solve it.
Outside of work, Carl enjoys riding his motorcycle and recreational vehicles, spending time with family, and wants to finish working on his garage/house.
Thank you, Carl for your dedication to your team and Herbruck’s.
Congratulations to first-time GEOTM winner Ciara Kelley. Ciara is the QA Supervisor – SQF Practitioner at Main Farm and has been at Herbruck’s for seven and a half years. She said she was surprised when she found out and is grateful for the recognition, and will strive to keep succeeding!
A typical day at work for her looks like verifying the HACCP charts, documentation, and grading sheets from the previous day, assisting my team and other departments with anything that may arise, attending meetings, reviewing/updating procedures and other documents. Her favorite part of her job is how diverse the job is. Two days rarely are the same.
Outside of work, Ciara enjoys doing crafts, spending time with her husband and their fur babies. Ciara and her husband are planning a road trip around the East coast in 2023 and a cruise with friends in 2024.
Thank you for all your hard work, Ciara.
Congratulations to first-time GEOTM winner Rocio Gomez. Rocio is part of the Hennery Production Service Crew day shift team and has been with Herbruck’s for three years now. She said she was surprised and had tears of joy when she found out she won.
Her typical day at work is cleaning out houses, vaccinations, bloods, scheduling, when flocks go out (house turnarounds), and much more. She says her favorite thing about work is the positive attitudes from team members and their smiling faces. Her advice for any new hire is “do not ever be afraid to ask questions you may not be sure of.”
Outside of work, Rocio says she likes to go out dancing with her husband, spend time with her son building forts, and cooking. Some of her new year plans are moving into her new home and traveling to Texas.
Thank you for all you do to serve the bird, Rocio.