Favorite Flavor: Chocolate Malt Supreme
Kristy has been with National Flavors since February 2009. Kristy loves hanging out with her family and little pup Willy, reading, doing crafts, gardening, and going to sporting events. She also enjoys looking for beach glass at Lake Michigan. Kristy hopes that one day she will be able to travel to Africa to see the wildlife and learn the cultures of the people.
Favorite Flavor: Dark Chocolate Cherry.
Polly joined National Flavors in November 2016. She has a son named Alexander and a dog named Jackson. In her free time, Polly enjoys gardening, making fresh cheese, running, and doing yoga on a paddle board. Polly feels nostalgic pulling into the National Flavors parking lot each morning because it smells like fruity pebbles. She grew up two blocks away from the Post Cereal factory!
Favorite Flavor: Mango
John started at National Flavors in October 2013. He loves the combination of science and creativity, with the opportunity to learn constantly. John likes working on home improvements projects, spending time outdoors, and exercising. John hopes to purchase a small boat someday because he loves fishing and being on the water.
Favorite Flavor: Vanilla, Mint
Dan has been at National Flavors since December 2007. He lives with his wife, Kristin, their son, Graham, and daughter, Isla. Dan loves hanging out with his family and friends, playing golf and guitar, and going to concerts. He hopes to one day golf on the Bandon Dunes Golf Course in Oregon with his Dad.
Favorite Flavor: Horchata
Ann recently started with National Flavors. She has three children, a son-in-law, and two grandsons. She enjoys a wide variety of music from Big Band and Jazz to Indie and Pop. In her spare time, Ann enjoys spending time with family and friends, tending to her gardens, reading, doing crafts, and spending time outdoors. Someday Ann wants to own a tree farm and nursery so that she can help others select plants and trees for their landscaping projects.
Favorite Flavor: French Silk
Michael has been with National Flavors since August 2010. Michael believes that the harder he works, the luckier he gets. He is married to his wife, Chelsea, and they have three kids and a dog named Piper. He enjoys spending time with his family and playing sports. Michael would love to go scuba diving in the Caribbean someday.
Favorite Flavor: Butter Pecan
Katie started at National Flavors in 2010. She lives in West Michigan with her husband, Mac, and their pup, Boone. She loves the outdoors and keeps herself busy kayaking, hunting, fishing, sailing, and golfing. She loves books and reading and hopes to have a floor to ceiling library in her home at some point in the future.
Favorite Flavor: Coffee Espresso or Chocolate Chip Cookie
Katie has been at National Flavors since May 2014. Her and her husband Steve love going to watch our local sports teams. Go Growlers! She also enjoys gardening with flowers around their new home and is starting a vegetable garden. Katie comes from a very Polish family and loves learning all the Polish recipes that her Baci (Grandma) passes down.
Favorite Flavor: 266 Caramel
David has been with National Flavors since 2013. Him and his wife have three daughters and he loves playing with them in his spare time. He enjoys playing rugby. David hopes to visit all seven wonders of the world someday.
Favorite Flavor: Hazelnut and Spicy Barbecue
Andy joined National Flavors in April 2017. He is married to his wife Samantha, and they have two cats. He enjoys playing team trivia at local bars, visiting State parks, and fossil hunting on the beaches of Lake Michigan. Andy hopes to one day discover a new species!
Kelly started at National Flavors in July 2016. He is married and has two sons and a daughter. He loves any fruity flavors, but strawberry is his favorite. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, doing projects around his house and yard, and reading books about business and leadership. Some day, he hopes to climb Mount Everest!
Favorite Flavor: Chili
Naj joined the National Flavors team in May 2017. She has a two year old daughter. Naj loves listening to Reggae music and her favorite movie is Remember the Titans. She wants to meet Adam Sandler some day because he is one of the biggest Kings in entertainment and she loves his movies.
Favorite Flavor: Graham Cracker
Kayla started at National Flavors in May 2016. She is recently married and loves trying new restaurants, exploring new places, and doing creative projects with her husband. Kayla loves listening to music and will listen to pretty much everything…but her favorites are ColdPlay and Ed Sheeran. Kayla has traveled to 15 different countries and hopes to visit every continent in her lifetime.
Favorite Flavor: Caramel Butter Fudge and Pineapple
Nate started with National in June 2013. Nate loves being outdoors and enjoys watersports like wakeboarding, wakeskating, skiing, and tubing. He also enjoys attending concerts and listening to live music. One day, he wants to skydive with a wing suit. Nate is the youngest of four children.
Favorite Flavor: Peach
Sidney has been at National since August 2016. She is the oldest of three. She likes watching Netflix, online window shopping, doing puzzles, and running. Someday, Sidney hopes to Skydive. Her favorite thing about West Michigan? $2 bowling at Pinz on Tuesdays!
Favorite Flavor: Jalapeno
Mike has been working at National since April 2011. He and his wife have two kids, a pup named Willow, and a grandbaby on the way. He loves working on boat projects, home projects, cooking, and fermenting foods. Mike hopes that they will be able to travel to Hawaii next year to visit friends.
Favorite Flavor: #9880 Lavender
Kate has been with National Flavors since August 2016. She has a five year old son named Jay and loves spending time with him, her boyfriend, and her family. She loves being outdoors and doing crochet. Kate hopes that someday she’ll be able to make a big discovery and be published in a scientific journal. She was a competitive gymnast for most of her life and is still able to do many tricks.
Favorite Flavor: Always changing!
Warren joined the National Flavors team in April 2017. He enjoys traveling, watching movies, and gaming. In West Michigan, he loves trying new restaurants and breweries. Someday Warren hopes to visit all 7 continents and has already been to Europe, Asia, North America, and Australia!
Favorite Flavor: Any flavor that is purchased in drums or totes!
Ben has been working at National Flavors since June 2014. He lives with his wife, Susie, and their sons, Victor and Bastion. Ben loves listening to live jazz, watching Frasier, and going to the lake. He hopes that one day he will be able to take a boat down the Mississippi, Minnesota to Louisiana, because it’s an iconic American experience.
Favorite Flavor: Coconut and Chocolate
Gwen has been working at National since May 2010. Her and her husband, Tim, recently had their first child, Graelle. They also have a teacup Chihuahua named Bella. Gwen loves creating random meals, hanging out with friends and family, crafting, and going on mini day-trips. Gwen hopes to write a book that gets published someday.
Favorite Flavor: Bubble Gum
Tommie has been with National since May 2005. He loves working with great people and learning and exploring on the job. Tommie is married to his wife Kristy and they have one son and one daughter. In his spare time, Tommie enjoys metal detecting and spending time at the great lakes.
Favorite Flavor: Carrot
Andrew has been with National since May 2016. Andrew has done a lot of traveling including hiking Machu Picchu and eating guinea pig in Peru, as well as traveling from Prague to Vienna on a bicycle. He hopes to travel more and ride the Trans Siberian Express some day. In his free time, Andrew enjoys trying new beers, playing music, camping, and riding his bike.
Favorite Flavor: Chocolate
Tim has been working with National Flavors since December 2006. He has one son and one daughter. Tim enjoys riding his motorcycle and kayaking, and he has a garden. Tim hopes to live in the Upper Peninsula someday because he loves the country.
Favorite Flavor: TBD
Matt has been on board at National Flavors since October 2016. He is married to his wife Carmen and they have two children; daughter, Quinn and son, Noah. Matt enjoys spending time with his family, duck hunting, fishing, and going "Up North." Matt would love to travel to Australia someday. Did you know he could juggle?!
Favorite Flavor: Caramel
Mike has been with National Flavors since June 2001! He is married to his wife Kristy and they have two children. Mike likes going to the gym, playing guitar, disc golfing, boating and fishing. Mike was once a part of an electro-industrial band that toured throughout the Midwest for about a decade.
Favorite Flavor: Anything new or different
Casey has been with National since February 2014. He loves Quentin Tarantino films, good food, and riding his bike around Kalamazoo. His favorite quote is "Keep it simple, stupid."' from his old head chef, meaning to not over complicate things. Did you know that Casey has donated his hair to Locks of Love?
Favorite Flavor: Lemon lime
Cole has been at National since December 2013. He loves working with awesome people to accomplish a common goal. He enjoys rollerblading, disc golf, going to the gym, and going to the beach with friends. Cole used to be play AAA Hockey for 12 years and competed all over the country. His best advice? Be yourself.
Favorite Flavor: Cucumber
Peter has been working at National Flavors since September 2011. Peter lives with his wife, Sarah, and their three children. Listen carefully and you will hear that he has a British accent! Peter enjoys family time and watching and playing Rugby. One day he hopes to go to the North Pole.
Favorite Flavor: Blue Raspberry
Jalen joined the National Flavors team in May 2017. He has two brothers and two sisters. He loves watching live sports and will watch any sport and any team. A fun fact about Jalen is that he hopes pursue a career in acting someday.
Favorite Flavor: Blue Raspberry
Shane lives with his wife, Deirdre, and their daughter Charlotte. He enjoys playing basketball, brewing beer, hiking, and working out. Shane will be one of the first groups of people to obtain a certificate in sustainable craft brewing from the new Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Western University Program.
Favorite Flavor: TBD
Pablo started with National Flavors in September 2016. He has a daughter, and he loves spending time with her, his friends, and his family. One day, Pablo hopes to go skydiving!
Favorite Flavor: Vanilla
Tim has been working for National Flavors since April 2013. He enjoys playing games, working on projects, disc golfing, and going on nature walks. Tim is passionate about doing something different and learning something new every day. One day he hopes to play in the World Series of Poker Main Event.
Favorite Flavor: Butter Pecan
Tim joined the National Flavors team in September 2017. He has two cats named Fatty and Tiny. In his spare time, Tim makes tables, loves going on bike rides, and enjoys visiting breweries. Tim would love to visit the Grand Canyon someday. A fun fact about him is that he is a certified home inspector.
Favorite Flavor: Orange Chocolate
Jesse started at National Flavors in May 2017. He has a fiance and a son, and enjoys camping, fishing, and attending concerts, festivals, and fairs. In his spare time, he likes going to the Kalamazoo Speedway. Jesse hopes to visit Alaska one day!
Favorite Flavor: Orange Sherbet
Griffin started at National Flavors in August 2016. He has an older brother and a younger sister. Their family has a cat named Callie and a Dog named Marlo. Griffin enjoys playing and recording music in his spare time. He loves to travel so one day he hopes to travel abroad.
Favorite Flavor: Pepper
Jordon has been with National since April 2017. Jordon has a pet cat. He enjoys hiking and going to the gym. Someday he hopes to hike the entire Appalachian trail!