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Meet The Team

Adam Bonovsky

Adam Bonovsky

Manager

Adam has been with the Gilman Co-Op Creamery for 18 years. If you can't find him working in the office he's out & about doing a plethora of other jobs to benefit the creamery. He puts his heart & soul into this place & it shows. He's worked in the feed shed, driven the feed truck as well as the milk truck. He knows this business insde & out. Adam also crop farms & raises beef cattle.

Todd Lewandowski

Todd Lewandowski

Feed Shed Manager

Todd has been with the Gilman Co-Op Creamery for 23 years. He grew up right down the road from here & if you want to know ANYTHING about International Tractors, he's your guy! Todd has a strong work ethic, willing to go the extra mile for all of our patrons and can talk your ear off! He is very knowledgeable in all aspects of the creamery. He also crop farms & raises beef cattle. His favorite book is Tractor House and anything to do with IH Tractors, Chevy trucks and cows!

Tina Peschl

Tina Peschl

Sales & Marketing

Tina has been with the Gilman Co-Op Creamery for 10 years. She grew up right down the highway on her families farm. She's willing to work hard & do whatever she can for the creamery & their patrons. The best part about her job is the people. She enjoys seeing others work hard & thrive. She thinks it's so interesting to see how far family farms have come over the years. 

Jerry Schroden

Jerry Schroden

Feed Specialist

Jerry has been with the Gilman Co-Op Creamery for 20 plus years. He came to us thru ADM. He has MANY years in the feed business. Before entering the feed business Jerry was a dairy farmer. If Jerry doesn't know the answer to any question, rest assured he will research it throughly & get back to you with the answer. He and his wife Char have raised their family and in his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and grandkids. You can find him floating down a river in a canoe he's actually made! He is a salt of the earth kind of guy & a real asset to the company.

Katie Nelson

Katie Nelson

Livestock Production Specialist

Katie has been with the Gilman Co-Op Creamery for 7 years. She is our Purina sales rep. Don't let her pretty smile fool you - she knows beef cows & she knows them well! Katie also shows beef cattle. She's traveled extensivley around the states showing cattle & learning about them. She grew up on the family dairy farm & has many cattle of her own. Katie always has a smile & knows how to enjoy life! She loves spending time with her family, friends & little nieces. 

Katie Heidebrink

Katie Heidebrink

Purina Calf & Heifer Livestock Production Specialist

Kari is our Purina feed sales rep. She is one hard working girl. She does anything asked of her & is willing to help all of us. When she's not busy working on feed rations, you can find her either barrell racing or team roping. She is also the secretary of the Minnesota Rodeo Association. 

Tim Scapanski

Tim Scapanski

Feed Truck Driver

Tim has been with the Gilman Co-Op Creamery for 3 years. He's actually been around a lot longer than that as he was a full time dairy farmer before he came to work here. It was an easy fit for Tim to join our gang as he was here almost every day anyway, picking up supplies or bringing in grain. Tim helps out a lot in the feed shed & he doesn't quit when the clock hits 4:00! Many nights our feed guys work late to make sure all of our farmers are taken care of. In his "spare" time, Tim like to ride his Harley, be with family & friends & just have a good time! (P.S. ladies - he is single)!

Kevin Lentner

Kevin Lentner

Head Feed Truck Driver/Manager

Kevin Lentner has been at the Gilman Co-Op Creamery longer than he hasn't! Kevin is a hard working son of a gun and could probably do his job blindfolded! He has also worked in the feed shed & hauling milk. He grew up not far from here on his families farm. Kevin is very proud of his families heritage & would love to farm full time. He usually knows what our farmers need before they do. He always goes the extra mile for our patrons & does things right the first time. He loves being with his family & when he can he likes to go fishing with his wife & children.

Marlynn Hittle

Marlynn Hittle

Cashier

Marilynn has been with the Gilman Co-Op Creamery for 2 years now. She is one of the kindest people you will ever meet. She goes out of her way for all of our patrons. She knows how to deal and work with people. She is very strong in her faith, never has a bad word to say about anyone and loves to travel. Family is very important to her, once a week her & her family meet for breakfast before work. What a great way to start off the day! Her & Rosella always wear matching shirts when they work & they work together very well. 

MacKenzie Jurek

MacKenzie Jurek

Food Sales

MacKenzie is our food sales girl. She orders all the food for the store and makes sure our shelves are stocked & is always looking for something exciting & new. We also like to call her "Our goat girl" as she knows almost all there is to know about goats! She travels for lots of goat shows and also shows goats. She is married & the mother of 3 beautiful children, lots of goats, cats, dogs  and chickens!

Rosella Gullickson

Rosella Gullickson

Head Cashier

Rosella is almost always the first person you see when you walk into the Gilman Co-Op creamery. She's ready to greet you with a smile & a friendly hello. She has been with us for 7 years. She loves to stay busy! We tease her that she is our "official duster" I do not think there is not a shelf in here she hasn't dusted! (With the help of her step ladder)!  Rosella grew up on a farm and also dairy farmed with her husband. Her & her husband Terry have two grown children & her face lights up when she talks about her family! When she cares about you, she cares from the bottom of her heart and she cares forever. I believe that's why her & Marilynn work so well together. 

Rylee Hackett

Rylee Hackett

Little Miss "Do it all"!

Rylee has been with the Gilman Co-Op Creamery for 4 years off and on between college. We are so lucky to have her here! There is nothing this girl can't do or figure out! From scheduling everyones work time. ordering supplies, helping customers, organizing almost everything in the store & creating "How to books" this girl is always busy. I mentioned she's going to college & she is a beef cow lover! She has shown many beef cows over the years, knows a lot about animals, & hs been very active in 4-H. She is a very kind hearted soul who is always going above & beyond. 

Rich Wolter

Rich Wolter

Store Supervisor - Sales

Rich has been with the Gilman Co-Op Creamery for just about a year now, however he has been in this business for many years. He comes to us with a ton of knowledge about the farming industry, sales & service. He knows many dealers and how to get the most bang for your buck. When Rich isn't at work he is very involved in his church, community & spending time with his family and friends. 

Double Trouble!

Double Trouble!

Rosella & Marilynn

Erin Ellifsen

Erin Ellifsen

Cashier

Erin has been with the Gilman Co-Op Creamery for two years. She is a very freindly & outgoing young lady. She will do anything she can to help our patrons. She's a real go getter & is always looking for something to do. She is very knowledable in the horse department. She loves to ride & genuinley cares for all animals. She tells me she's a real good cook, but so far I haven't tasted any of her specialities! Erin used to work as a vet tec before she came to work for us. We are so glad so decided to come here!

Lydia Olson

Lydia Olson

Cashier

Lydia has been with the Gilman Co-Op Creamery for 4 years now. She started as an after school - weekend worker & has made her place here! She is very artistic, friendly, hard working & kind. She will do just about anything asked of her. She's always up for a new challenge. I always call her "Lids" for short - she's like one of the family. Being one of the youngest workers here, she always gives us good fashion & beauty advise. I always look forward to what's she's going to say next!

Jim Buckentine

Jim Buckentine

Inventory Control Specialist

Jim has been with the Gilman Co-Op Cremery for 3 yeasrs. He is the man for this job, as he's a numbers guy & makes sure the inventory is correct in all aspects. Jim also makes a great elf at Christmastime! He enjoys his trips to Jamaica, spending time at the lake & a good concert. He's kind to everyone that walks thru the door, and is a great stroy teller! We are lucky to have him. 

Jeremiah Dahler

Jeremiah Dahler

"Head Bean Counter" - Accountant

Jeremiah has been with the Gilman Co-Op Creamery for just about a year. He fits in great around here! He also has ties to the farming community and has worked as an accountant for years. He's always got a smile on his face & is so nice to everyone. He is very involed with his community & is busy with his growing family. 

Darin Meehl

Darin Meehl

Mr. Sunshine

When Darin came to work at the Gilman Co-Op Creamery you would swear he'd been here for years. He just dug right in & does anything asked of him. He always goes above & beyond for our patrons & his co-workers. He's always singing a little tune & has a way of making everyone feel special. Darin is also a chicken farmer so he understands what many of our patrons go thru on a daily basis. He loves spending time with his wife, kids and grandkids. 

Roger Staufnecker

Roger Staufnecker

Feed Specialist

If you've spent any time around the creamery, you know Roger. He's been around for about 37 years in the feed business as an ADM feed specialist and working for the Gilman Co-Op Creamery. Roger has become like family to many of our patrons. He's seen family farms grow, watched kids grow up, and has has seen many changes over the years. Roger loves to fish and spend time with his family, friends, and grandkids. You might see him buzzing by on his motor cycle or out in the woods.