Our ‘Why I Chose FBN’ series features stories from employees across different roles, teams, and geographies on how they got to FBN, what it’s like to work here, and how their teams help fulfill our mission of putting Farmers First®.
When did you join FBN, what is your current role at FBN, where are you based, and what are your responsibilities?
I joined in February 2021, I am the Fulfillment General Manager based in Brighton, CO. I oversee the Brighton location, which is currently FBN’s largest warehouse location, along with Great Falls, MT, Minot, ND, and the new Lubbock, TX location that will open in Spring 2022.
What was your previous work experience before joining FBN?
26 years in transportation and 10 years in food and beverage distribution.
What did you first find compelling about FBN that led you to want to learn more?
I was attracted by the overall mission of the company. Providing services that can help family farmers really spoke to me. I grew up in a farm and dairy area in Southern California.
Why did you ultimately decide to join FBN? What did this thought process look like for you?
The overall deciding factors were the high level of talent that I got to meet in the interview process, the challenge of working in a startup environment where I could use my experiences to help the company grow, and being able to work for what feels like a good cause.
Now that you’ve joined, how would you describe FBN’s culture and what it’s like to work here?
It has been what I expected it to be overall. The culture is well-balanced between caring about our employees and their wellbeing and being hyper-focused on the customer experience.
What kind of impact are you and your team having on the company’s future?
We are driving the culture of safety to very high levels across the network. My team has also been instrumental in developing training programs that are ongoing.
How does FBN’s mission come to life in your day-to-day work? How does your work positively impact famers?
Our location has quite a few local farmers that have come to pick up products or visit our facility. It is very gratifying to talk with the farmers and hear all of the great things they have to say about FBN and how it is helping them. We also love showing off our brand new facility!
We know you have a life outside of work - what kinds of things do you do for fun?
My wife and I love the outdoors and spend time hiking and exploring. My main personal hobby is woodworking.
What’s one piece of advice you would give to someone considering FBN?
Don't hesitate to join the team, you will love it! But be prepared for the many challenges that come with a fast paced environment and changes that go with a startup company in hyper growth mode.
Interested in learning more about FBN and opportunities to join our team?
Check out our Careers page for more information on open roles and how we’re transforming the future of farming!
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