The Steve’s Team

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Nicole Lindsley

Top Dog

What is your role at Steve’s?

My primary function is to make sure this ship does not sink; however, the jobs I enjoy the most are the ones that require my creative

develop cutting-edge products. There is not much that is more rewarding than being able to take an idea and transform that into something that a customer wants. When I see posts on Facebook with rave reviews about products I created, I am filled with deep satisfaction.

When did you start working for Steve’s?

I suppose you could say that I started working for Steve’s during family dinners on Sunday nights where we would bounce ideas back and forth about new proteins and talk about the different shows my parents were going to. However, I did not get an actual paycheck until 2010 when I moved corporate headquarters from Eugene, OR to the living room of my apartment in Salt Lake City. I am grateful to say it did not take long before we could get office space.

Do you have any pets? How many and what breeds?

All my furry family members are rescues so there is no definite breed but I know Kobe has neurotic Border Collie in him and Tootsie is my loveable retriever/chow. Simon the short-hair cat is my hunter and keeps the mice away from my chicken coop while Cali, the princess, spends the better part of the day by the heater vent warming herself. As for the chickens, they are Road Island Reds that provide 3 delicious eggs a day.

What is your favorite part about working with animals or at Steve’s?

There is not one singularly great part about what I do. My favorite day of the week is Monday. I drive into the office excited about all the things that I will be doing that day. I feel so blessed to have a passion that I get to work on all day every day and make real change for pets and the people that care about them so much.”

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Shantel Goodrich

Rawket Scientist and Product Specialist

What is your role at Steve’s?

My Role at Steve’s involves a few jobs all rolled up into one. I manage operations and logistics, vendor management, all account

-ing, AP/AR, I assist in the areas of product research and development, and lead the veterinary task force and community outreach programs. Whew!”

When did you start working for Steve’s?

I began working for Steve’s part-time in November 2014, then proceeded to Full-time in September 2015.

Do you have any pets? How many and what breeds?

I currently have 2 dogs, Dora and Cruz. Dora the “aDorable” is my 3 yr. old Mastiff who enjoys making us smile every day with her silly antics along with her “morning singing” routine. Dora is one win away from obtaining her AKC Grand Championship. Cruz, my 3 yr. old Rottweiler enjoys nose work, carting, and obedience and a good snuggle on the bed with mom. He has earned his AKC Championship. Both of my dogs enjoy spending their summers swimming, boating, and dock diving at the lake. They have been great companions on our adventures to the red sands of Moab as well as keeping us company hiking throughout our many great trails in life.” 

What is your educational background?

I have been a veterinary technician/nurse since 1993, obtaining my license from Washington State in 1997 in Animal Health Technology. I started my Veterinarian Technician career in general practice and moved into specializing in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 1997, and expanding into Practice/Operations Management in 1999. After 17 years of exploring that avenue, I decided to follow a different path into animal nutrition. This is where I found Steve’s.”

What is your favorite part about working with animals or at Steve’s?

My favorite part of working with animals is being able to provide extensive care through knowledge along with being their advocate. I enjoy helping others through the education I’ve received in finding ways of promoting health and longevity. This is something I get extreme gratification from. Steve’s gives me the opportunity to just be myself and supports my vision for healthier pets

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Mem Jenkins

Retailer Rawkstar

What is your role at Steve’s?

For the most part I manage our social media accounts, which includes taking adorable pictures of dogs! I also work with our retail-

ers to make sure they know what fun and exciting things we have going on at Steve’s like our online training program and different events we are attending.

When did you start working for Steve’s?

I started working at Steve's in November 2016. Prior to Steve's I worked at a local pet shop in Salt Lake City where I fell in love with helping pets gain a healthier lifestyle.

Do you have any pets? How many and what breeds?

Yes, I have 5 pets (go ahead call me crazy). Theo is my Boxer who is a big love once you start petting him, he won't let you stop. Harley is my Papillon who used to be VERY scared of everything until CannaGurt now he warms up to new people much faster and isn't scared of the world. Duckie is my Cairn Terrier she is my little shadow, wherever I am she is not far. Greer is my Scottish Deerhound is an energetic puppy that doesn't realize how big she really is!

Beyond dogs, I also have a love for Morty my little bunny who thinks he is one of the dogs. He enjoys hopping through the garden and munching on some fresh hay.

What is your educational background?

I have started my secondary education in animal science. I have a Veterinarian Technician Certificate through Jordan Applied Technology Center and an Associate of Science degree. I am currently working on my undergraduate in Zoology.

What is your favorite part about working with animals or at Steve’s?

The best part about Steve’s are the people I work with who are not only my co-workers, but my friends and we have fun while getting things done. There is never a dull moment when we are all together and we work so well together. The second-best part is making pet’s healthy. I love hearing customers success stories about how a raw diet has changed their pet’s life for the better.

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Tera Hancock

Head Rawducator

What is your role at Steve’s?

I am willing and able to do just about anything and Nicole relies on me quite a bit. On any given day you may find me answering

customer questions, putting training material together or picking up Nicole’s daughter from school.

When did you start working for Steve’s?

I started working for Steve’s in September 2015.

Do you have any pets? How many and what breeds?

I have 2 dogs. Foxy is a Red Heeler with so much energy I can’t keep up with her. She got her name from her distinct tail which looks just like a fox’s. Simon is a Jack Russel Terrier with a heart of gold. He always wants to be near you spends most of the waking hours hoping you will sit down so that he can curl up in your lap.

What is your educational background?

I am a jack of all trades. I have worked as a bail bondsman, attorney’s assistant, housekeeper, construction assistant, and cosmetologist. I am proud to say I am NOT a beauty school dropout. I attended Stacey’s Beauty School where I received my cosmetology license in 2009. I worked in a few salons up until we moved to Salt Lake where I came to work for Steve’s Real Food. I still do cosmetology on the side when I am not at the office.

What is your favorite part about working with animals or at Steve’s?

I love that I work with the most amazing and smart women that are always willing to help. We are a great team and find supporting each other makes us stronger and able to help our retailers and customers better.

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Sage Hanson

Rawsome Customer Specialist

When we say we work as a team, we really do. No one is too good to take on any task. You may even catch Nicole making samples when we are behind. I would say my position on the team is the primary support person. I take customers phone calls, help with

reporting, credits and shipping. I am proud to say I am the ultimate sample maker, literally, I have mastered the bag sealer, and nobody can do it like I do.customer questions, putting training material together or picking up Nicole’s daughter from school.

When did you start working for Steve’s?

I started working here at Steve's almost 2 years ago.  It has opened so many new doors for and I have learned so much in such little time.  I hope to keep learning and see what opportunities arise for me. I am beyond grateful I have the opportunity to work here at Steve's.

Do you have any pets? How many and what breeds?

How can I work at Steve's Real Food without having a pet?  I have a Basset Hound/Blue Heeler Mix.  Her name is Paisley and she is a year and a half old. She has the energy of a Heeler in a Basset Hound body.  You have never seen such short legs move so fast when she hears the UPS Truck pull up to the office. Paisley is always at the office with me.  She greets everyone who walks in the lots of kisses and excitement.

What is your educational background?

I finished high-school a year ago and am proud to say that my secondary education is happening in real life as I work at Steve’s.

What is your favorite part about working with animals or at Steve’s?

I love working at Steve's because I learn something new every day.  Being able to sell such an amazing and healthy product to customers to help make their pets life healthier feels amazing.  I am an animal lover and want the best for all animals. The environment we work in is fun, safe, warming, and almost feels like home.  Working at Steve's has been so fun and eye-opening on so many things.