Our Family

Emily

The demands of running more than one local business always keeps Emily on her toes. But no matter how busy she gets, she still manages to make time for the truly important things.

“Family time is huge. I can be here from 8-16 hours a day sometimes, but making sure I’m present for my kids for is important. Because in the end, they’re the reason I’m doing what I’m doing.”

For more, checkout this article about Emily!

Dale

You’ll see her tending to creations in the kitchen, offering advice in the Feed Store or schmoozing on the outdoor patio, sharing smiles and soaking in a bit of sun. She’ll also tell you that she should also be home, watering both the plants in the nursery that come in to the Feed Store, and all the other foliage that exists.

For more, checkout this article about Dale!

Stephen

While you can occasionally find him behind the bar, or in Feed Store if it needs his help, our head brewer nowadays tends to be around his brewing equipment. To catch him at his craft, Stephen is usually best viewed through the window of our indoor dining area brewing up a batch of our beer.

For more, checkout this article about Stephen!

Heather

She might pour you a beer today and sell you chicken feed tomorrow. Every other Tuesday, she reigns as the master of trivia.

If you show up on certain Sundays, it’s possible she’ll help you paint a masterpiece over a pint or two.

For more, checkout this article about Heather!

Jason

Jason has been a part of the family business since the business was just a concept under development by his sister and mom, Emily and Dale, and it’s an understatement to say that the Feed Store couldn’t function near as smoothly without him.

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Dani

Though she’s spent time in England, Alaska and elsewhere, Dani keeps coming back to Cottage Grove, as have her two sisters and her brother. It’s part of a close-knit relationship that also extends to the community she calls home – where she’s spent time in seemingly countless kitchens including the Brewstation.

For more, checkout this article about Dani!

French

French studied and became an exercise scientist, but he didn’t dig that gig, so he reentered the service industry. He sees service as one way to give back to his new community, and he’s met lots of its members here.

For more, checkout this article about French!

Vanessa

Vanessa often finds herself swooping in to help out here, as her schedule allows for flexibility. She also teaches dance at the Health Hub in Cottage Grove and envisions getting deeper into dance instruction for adults in the near future.

For more, checkout this article about Vanessa!

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