NutriStudents K-12 is pleased to welcome three to our growing team. These seasoned professionals will help us serve our growing client base, further enhance our user experience and support product development. They are:
Shelly has worked in the foodservice industry for nearly 30 years, most recently as the Foodservice Director for the Staples-Motley (Minnesota) School District. While at the district, she became one of the first clients of NutriStudents K-12 and one of our biggest fans. She maximized the use of the full NutriStudents K-12 system to increase participation, decrease waste and achieve a dramatic financial turnaround. Unlike the years prior to NutriStudents K-12, she had a budget surplus nearly every year she used NutriStudents K-12, which helped her fund unplanned equipment purchases and maintenance. Prior to working for the district, Shelly was Kitchen Manager for May Creek Assisted Living in Walker, Minnesota, for 9 years.
Eldon Brustuen, President and Co-Founder of NutriStudents K-12, said, "As Foodservice Director for Staples-Motley, Shelly has been one of the most influential leaders nationally in helping our team develop and enhance NutriStudents K-12, taking it from a rowboat to a rocket ship! She has consistently led other foodservice professionals to more fully take advantage of the many benefits provided by NutriStudents K-12, and is recognized throughout Minnesota and the region as a leader in the K-12 foodservice profession.
A California-native, Amanda comes to NutriStudents K-12 with a heart for helping kids establish a healthy lifestyle and appreciation for good nutrition. She has consistently demonstrated a commitment to addressing clients' needs and excellent client service throughout her 16-year sales career. After moving to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, Amanda was Strategic Account Manager for a computer learning center franchise, where she successfully met and exceed sales goals by expanding the client base and growing business from existing clients. She previously called on school districts and nonprofit organizations as a sales executive with Trident Case.
"Amanda has achieved a winning track record as an exceptional sales pro," Eldon said. "Now, she has made a major decision to sell something she’s fervently passionate about and something she believes will positively change lives. NutriStudents K-12! We couldn’t be happier to have her on our team."
Sonya is a highly skilled, well-educated assistant bringing a solid corporate administration background to the NutriStudents K-12 team. An entrepreneur at heart, Sonya successfully founded and sold three companies before seeking a more manageable and predictable career as an executive assistant. Her familiarity with start-ups will be invaluable to the team.