When we first started the meat shop it was just the two of us. We had no idea how blessed the business would be or how fast it would grow. We just wanted to work together and do a great job for our customers. It didn’t take long to grow beyond what we could do alone so we added one more employee, and then another, and then another, and another… We didn’t know then that the true purpose of this new venture would be to impact the lives of our team. We no longer have employees. We have a team and a family! We process meat and make delicious retail products here. We strive to do that with excellence in every detail. We do that every day, but our true calling is to stand in the gap for our team when they need us most. We are called to mentor, to encourage, to help, to serve. It is a privilege and an honor that God has entrusted us with such exceptional people and given us the opportunity to have real impact on their lives. These are the people that God handpicked for us to do life with. “Meat” the team!
Brad Wheeler is our production manager. He joined our team in January of 2014. We had the privilege of watching Brad grow up. Butch helped coach him in football when he was in the 6th grade. Even back then Brad was an extremely hard worker. He was the kind of kid you wanted your children to be friends with… even if he is a little bit of a daredevil! Brad started with us as an apprentice meat cutter. It was amazing how quickly he learned all we had to teach him. He is responsible for custom processing, slaughter and retail production. He is an excellent meat cutter, and an outstanding leader. He handles all the production challenges with a smile and a never quit attitude. His last name might be Wheeler, but in our hearts, he truly is a Clark!
Anthony Milbourn is a meat cutter and the slaughter floor lead. He joined the team in April of 2015. Anthony started with us as an apprentice meat cutter. He had no experience in the meat industry, but it didn’t take him long to advance. Anthony can do anything! He is a great teacher and leader. He jumps in wherever we need him. You may have seen him at the front counter, helping the wrappers, on the slaughter floor, on the deer line, and in the sausage room. Anthony is one of the most unique, hardworking, and coolest guys we know. Anthony might not have been born a Clark, but we all claim his as one anyway.
Sandy Lance is our lead wrapper. She joined the team in October of 2016. Coming to us from another industry, it was impressive how quickly she learned all about the business and became an invaluable member of our team. Sandy is responsible for all the beautifully wrapped packages and itemized inventories you receive when you pick up your custom orders. She has one of the most stressful positions in the meat shop, but you would never know it. She is grace under pressure! Sandy is a patient teacher and always has a ready smile and a kind word for everyone. She does a great job of keeping all the orders organized and all of us too! She grew up in the Faucett area and has deep ties with our beloved farm community. Every customer is important to her and even though you might not meet her when you come to the meat shop, we hope that you can feel the love and care she puts into your order. According to her driver’s license Sandy is not actually a Clark, but we are pretty sure its just a typo because she is most definitely a Clark to us!
Galen Brown is our grinder, part of the slaughter team, and our resident celebrity. Galen “Bad Boy” brown joined our team in December of 2017. Many of you may know him from his boxing career. Even though every Rocky fan believes that fighters all work in packing houses, that’s all Hollywood. It was a big transition for Galen and a whole new world. Right from the very beginning he jumped right into our crazy world with a smile and a never quit attitude. These days he is more of a lover than a fighter and has become an irreplaceable part of our team. Galen is a family man, everybody’s friend, and so much fun to work with. He has great stories and always keeps us entertained. Galen is such a great example to everyone in honesty and hard work. You can always count on him to be right there to help no matter what. It’s so good to have a guy like Galen on our team. We are blessed to have him as a Clark!
Justin Free is a meat cutter and joined the team originally in 2016. He left for a short time and came back in September of 2018. We plan to keep him forever! He is an incredibly hard worker! No matter what you are doing Justin will always jump in to help. If he’s having a bad day you would never know it. Even in the midst of real-life challenges, Justin always has a smile on his face caring more about how he can help you than worrying about himself. He is a hunter, fisherman, and sings some pretty amazing karaoke. He says he is going to be the entertainment for the Christmas party, but we are still waiting for that. Justin is currently taking one of our leadership classes working on learning servant leadership. Justin is a natural at serving others. He is hilarious, kind, and makes our world a much better place. I’m pretty sure that somehow, we lost him at birth. We are so glad we found him now because he is definitely a Clark!