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Bobby Leavins

Bobby Leavins

Started at Rayglen: 2005

Grew up: Elrose, Saskatchewan

Education: Diploma in Agriculture – University of Saskatchewan, General Studies – Briercrest Bible College

Family: Married to Courtney, two daughters: Vayda and Raina

Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, reading, exercising and, oh yes, farming

Quote: There is no substitute for good people and hard work.

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Kevin Silzer
Vice President/Merchant

Started at Rayglen: 2008

Grew up: Glenbain, Saskatchewan

Education: Airline Transport License

Family: Married to Jackie; 2 Kids: Shelby and Lane

Hobbies: Fishing and Curling

Quote: “Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.”

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Kent Anholt
Operations Manager/Merchant

Started at Rayglen: 2006

Grew up: Kenaston, Saskatchewan

Education: Bachelor of Commerce, University of Saskatchewan

Family: Married to Holly, dog – Zeyda.

Hobbies: Sports and Travel

Quote: Oh, your fingers hurt? Well, now your back is gonna hurt cause you just pulled landscaping duty.

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Desmond Guenther, CPA, CGA

Started at Rayglen: 2001

Grew up: Hepburn, SK

Education: Bachelor of Commerce, University of Saskatchewan

Family: Married to Heidi, 3 boys Marcus, Malachi and Magnus

Hobbies: Lego, Sports and Board games

Motto: Do or do not, there is no try.

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Allison Gibson
Office Manager

Started at Rayglen: August 2010

Grew up: Elrose, SK / Terrace, B.C. / Edmonton, AB

Education: Office Administration Diploma

Family: Married to Chris w/ 2 dogs (Tank & Ellie) & 3 cats (Frankie, Chief & Jemima)

Hobbies: Hockey, Slo-pitch & Fishing

Quote: “There’s no crying in baseball!”

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Toby Torkelson
Agent / Senior Grain Merchant

Started at Rayglen: 1997

Grew up: Oungre, Saskatchewan

Education: Business Management/Accounting – Lakeland College

Family: Married to Jodi, three sons: Grayson, Holden, Emerson

Hobbies: Snowmobiling, time at the lake, golfing

Quote: I live my life by the seeds of my plants.

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Ryan Neubauer
Special Projects Manager

Started at Rayglen: March 2017

Grew up: Yorkton, Sk / Wynyard, SK

Education: BSA Degree, University of Saskatchewan College of Agriculture

Family: Married to Krista, 2 kids: Nate & Abbey

Hobbies: Hockey, slo-pitch, fishing & farming

Quote: “Don’t trade your authenticity for approval”

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Jodie Knechtel
Grain Merchant

Started at Rayglen: April 2011

Grew up: Product of an RCMP life, so lived a couple different places. Swift Current for 10 years, Carlyle for 6 years, now call Saskatoon home for the last 20 years.

Family: Common law with Chris; our dog Enzo is our child.

Hobbies: Travelling, Competitive volleyball, Reading, Figuring out how to work from the beach.

Quote: “Chocolate comes from cocoa, which is a plant. Therefore, chocolate counts as salad.”

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Myles Schlepper

Myles Schleper
Grain Merchant

Started at Rayglen: 2006

Grew up: Muenster, Saskatchewan

Education: University of Saskatchewan

Family: Married to Candace; 4 children: Jaxson, Josie, Tye, & Allivia

Hobbies: Golf, ping-pong, sports, farming

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Nathan Bosch
Grain Merchant

Started at Rayglen: September 2013

Grew up: Wilkie, Saskatchewan

Education: B.Comm Management, University of Saskatchewan

Family: Dogs – Duke & Nala

Hobbies: Fishing, camping, sports – hockey, volleyball, baseball, water sports, golf

Quote: Even the calendar goes W T F after Tuesday!

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Jamie Woodrow

Jamie Woodrow
Grain Merchant

Started at Rayglen: October 2014

Grew up: Kyle, Saskatchewan

Experience: 10 yrs of Working in the Agriculture Industry as Merchant and Plant Manager

Family: Married to Jolie with three children: Jada, Emersyn, and Kade

Hobbies: Hunting & Photography

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Jonas Boger

Jonas Boger
Grain Merchant

Started at Rayglen: October 2014

Grew up: Birch Hills, Saskatchewan

Hobbies: Traveling, Longboarding, & Painting

Fun Fact: I once worked for the Toronto Blue Jays /Ottawa Senators.

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Kylie Funke
Grain Merchant

Started at Rayglen: January 2016

Grew up: Archerwill, Saskatchewan

Education: Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness, University of Saskatchewan

Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, & Golfing

Quote: “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough”

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Danielle Berlinic
Grain Merchant

Started at Rayglen: May 2014

Grew up: Quill Lake, Saskatchewan

Education: B.Comm Finance, University of Saskatchewan

Hobbies: Softball, running, camping, and travelling when not poor

Quote: “Insert something witty”

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Dylan Johner
Grain Merchant

Started at Rayglen: January 2017

Grew up: Estevan, SK

Education: B.Comm Finance, University of Saskatchewan

Hobbies: Hockey, golfing, and travelling.

Motto: What you don’t get in your head, you get in your feet.

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Melinda Symak
Alberta Grain Merchant

(Maternity leave)

Started at Rayglen: April 2016

Grew up: Kamsack, Saskatchewan

Education: Burnaby College

Hobbies: Biking, Camping, Running, Learning Guitar, Travel, & Cooking

Motto: “If you’re going through Hell, keep going” – some guy…

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Nancy Harder
Logistics Manager

Started at Rayglen: August 2013

Grew up: Carleton Place, Ontario

Experience: Several years of experience with various trucking companies.

Family: Widowed, 1 son – Phil, dog named Chewy

Hobbies:  Chess, Gardening, Walking

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Jillian Shepherd
Logistics Assistant

Started at Rayglen: April 2014

Grew up: Wilkie, Saskatchewan

Education: B. Comm Management, Edwards School of Business, U of S

Family: Common Law with Brady

Hobbies: Volleyball, traveling, baking, spending time at the lake, gardening

Quote: “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Winnie the Pooh

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Kira Sampson

Started at Rayglen: September 2017

Grew up: Saskatoon, SK.

Hobbies: Gardening, writing, gel nails, and cooking.

Fun Fact: I can do the alphabet forward and backward in under 10 seconds. It’s the only cool trick I know.

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Josh Beck

Josh Beck
Alberta Agent

Started at Rayglen: March 2015

Grew up: Medicine Hat, Alberta

Education: Agriculture diploma from Olds College

Family: Married to Jennifer; 3 children: Dannica, Jase and Shay

Hobbies: Hockey, Curling, Baseball and Farming

Quote: If you love what you do it’s not a job it’s your passion.

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