The Bakery On Main Team
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President and Founder
Alias/Nickname – “The granola boss”
Fun Fact – I like to watch Leave it to Beaver re-runs.
Favorite Bakery On Main Product is – Blueberry Scone Oatmeal
Favorite Quote –
“Where’s my latte!?”
(After a couple of brushes with local TV stardom)
“In matters of style, swim with the current;In matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
The best part of being the president of Bakery On Main is – the people who work for me have to laugh at my jokes.
If I won a million dollars – I would pay half of it in taxes.
Nickname – Carducci / Melbee
Fun fact about you – I spent many years travelling around the country attending music festivals to see bands play
Favorite Bakery On Main product – RAINFOREST GRANOLA
Favorite Quote – “DON’T WORRY ABOUT A THING, BECAUSE EVERY LITTLE THING IS GONNA BE ALRIGHT”
Best part of your job – Working with great people and making yummy products that people love!
If I won 1 Million dollars – I would pay off our mortgage, pay for Elliott’s College Tuition, go on an amazing trip, and put the rest in savings for retirement.
Nickname: “D”, “Mom”, “Big Momma”
Fun Fact: I waited on Harry Connick Jr. 20+ years ago when I was a waitress in New Jersey and he was just starting to make a name for himself.
Favorite Bakery On Main Product: Raspberry Chocolate Almond Truebar
Favorite Quote: “Put on your big girl panties and deal with it!”
Best Part of My Job: Being able to interact with all of the employees and getting to know them on a personal level.
If I won a million dollars: First of all I wouldn’t quit my job, I love working here! I would pay off all our student loans, then buy a house for myself and my daughters and finally get more involved in our community through various non-profit agencies and see where I can make a difference.
Nickname: Frankie Danky
Fun Fact: Takes about 10 gallons of sap to make 1 quart of Maple syrup
Favorite Bakery On Main Product: Coconut cashew true bars
Favorite Quote: “Feed a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish feed him for a lifetime.”
Best Part of My Job: Working with a great team at Bakery On Main.
If I won 1 million dollars: I’d be closer to retirement.
Quality Assurance Manager
Also Known As: “S”, “Steaks”
Fun Fact: I married my best friend/high school sweetheart and am married longer than some of our employees have been alive.
Favorite Bakery On Main product: Coconut Cashew Truebar
Favorite Quote: “Comprehension is not necessary for cooperation.” – Morpheus in the movie The Matrix
Best part of your job: I get paid to play with food!! I love meeting new customers, developing their products , training our employees to make safe, healthy food.
If I won 1 million dollars: I would not quit my job, just reduce hours. Pay off our house, continue paying for my boys’ 2 private colleges, build my parents a single level house, complete with all landscaping services. Put in an inground pool for my husband and retire him!!!!
Adopt 2 horses for Matt and I to ride. Give Dan a down payment for his elusive Camaro – put it in the driveway with a big red bow . Donate $5000 to Manes and Motions therapeutic riding center. Invest what is left.
Vice President of Sales
Fun fact about you: Played lacrosse at Michigan State University also an avid family outdoorsman hiking, fishing, boating, hunting, and ice hockey.
Favorite Bakery On Main product: Rainforest Banana Nut Granola
Favorite Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretsky…via Michael Scott Office season 5 “The Michael Scott Paper Company”
Best part of your job: Working with great people & making available great tasting food products with clean ingredient statements (Non GMO).
If I won 1 million dollars: I would pay for 100% of the kids college, add additional funds to the scholarship fund for college students studying Food Systems at Michigan State University, and take my wife to Rome.
Favorite BOM product: Coconut Cashew Truebar
Favorite Quote: “Git er done!”
Best part of your job: Making my boss smile (is my nose brown enough?)
If I won one million dollars: Put both daughters through college & invest the rest for retirement.
Eastern Region Sales Manager
Fun fact about you: I love snow
Favorite Bakery On Main product: Extreme Fruit & Nut Granola
Favorite Quote: “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” (Vince Lombardi)
Best part of your job: Satisfaction of knowing that we are providing great tasting NON GMO products to people with specific dietary needs.
If I won 1 million dollars: I would pay off debt, pay off family’s debt, save for my daughters’ college and if there is any left over, buy a boat.
Western Region Sales Manager
Fun Fact: I have traveled to five countries (UK, India, Australia, Greece, & Italy)
Favorite Bakery On Main Product: Extreme Fruit & Nut Granola
Favorite Quote: “We shall not cease from exploration, and at the end of all our exploring, will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” T. S. Eliot
Best Part of My Job: Traveling to different cities, working with our reps, meeting buyers and talking to consumers.
If I won 1 million dollars: I’d book an extended trip to Sicily & Italy with my kids.
Assistant Production Manager
Fun Fact: Owns over 2000 comic books
Favorite Bakery On Main Product: Extreme fruit and nut granola
Favorite Quote: “And I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”
Best Part of My Job: Constant problems to be solved and I don’t have to wake up early.
If I won 1 million dollars: I would buy a dilapidated castle tower and live as a hermit among old books, manuscripts, and cats for the rest of my days.
Supply Chain Manager
Fun fact about you: I volunteer my time, along with my husband to a local Greyhound Rescue Group.
Favorite Bakery On Main product: Blueberry Scone Oatmeal
Favorite Quote: “Better to have and not need, than to need and not have.”
Best part of your job: That it is never boring. It is always challenging me in some way, shape or form.
If I won 1 million dollars: I would continue to work, pay off my parents mortgage, send my daughter to the college of her choosing, and finally go on my Alaskan dream cruise.
Senior Marketing Associate
Alias/Nickname – Whit…on the streets I’m known as Whit-dawg.
Fun Fact – I am a Certified Holistic Health Coach and specialize in switching over to a gluten free or GMO free diet on a budget! I’m also a non-GMO activist with GMO Free CT.
Favorite part of my job – I love the people I get to work with and all of the wonderful people I get to meet at expos.
Favorite BOM product – Raspberry chocolate almond DUH!!
I have two!!
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
If I won 1 million dollars – I would pay off my student loan debt and my parent’s houses. Then I would start organic farms and education programs in urban areas for children/families.
Senior Marketing Associate
Fun Fact: I write a movie review blog
Favorite part of my job: Being part of a trusted brand and growing industry.
Favorite BOM product: Fruit & Nut Truebar
Favorite Quote: Juuust a bit outside! He tried the corner and missed. ~Bob Uecker
If I won 1 million dollars: Start a fund to bring back the Hartford Whaler
Quality Assurance Associate
Fun fact about you: Antarctica is the only continent I have yet to visit!
Favorite Bakery On Main product: Coconut Cashew Truebar
Favorite Quote: “I don’t feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning.” – Michel Foucault
Best part of your job: The people I get to spend my day with.
If I won 1 Million dollars: I would go to Antarctica…haha.
Nickname – MEME
Fun fact about you – I do a lot of crafts (silk flowers)
Favorite Bakery On Main product – Cranberry Orange Granola
Best part of your job – Working with the customers.
If I won 1 million dollars – I would pay for Nichole’s college, buy Brittany her Red Mustang, help my Grandmother and Dad, Donate to St. Judes and put the rest in the bank.
Also Known As: “Dave Nye the Maintenance Guy” at work, but my friends call me “Pesky”.
Fun Fact: I build turbo-charged race cars.
Favorite Bakery On Main Product: Fruit & Nut Truebar
Favorite Quote: “There’s always a helping hand at the end of your sleeve.”
Best Part of My Job: The satisfaction of fixing stuff, it makes me happy.
If I won a million dollars: I would put all the money into CD’s to earn interest and keep working at Bakery On Main.