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Team Members

Kent Anholt
Operations Manager/Merchant

Started at Rayglen: 2006

Grew up: Kenaston, Saskatchewan

Education: Bachelor of Commerce, University of Saskatchewan

Family: Married to Holly, Daughter – Murphy, 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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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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Ryan

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: 2 kids: Nate & Abbey

Hobbies: Hockey, slo-pitch, fishing & farming

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

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Desmond Guenther, CPA, CGA
Controller

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/ 1 dog (Ellie) & 2 cats (Chief & Jemima)

Hobbies: Hockey, Slo-pitch & Fishing

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

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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, three daughters: Vayda, Raina & Layla

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

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

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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: 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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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/Agent

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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Danielle Serhan
Grain Merchant – On Maternity Leave

Started at Rayglen: May 2014

Grew up: Quill Lake, Saskatchewan

Education: B.Comm Finance, University of Saskatchewan

Family: Husband Wes

Hobbies: Slow pitch, golf, and camping.

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

Started at Rayglen: April 2016

Grew up: Kamsack, Saskatchewan

Education: Burnaby College

Family: 1 kid – Alice

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

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

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Chantale Benning
Grain Merchant

Started at Rayglen: March 2019

Grew up: Humboldt, SK

Education: B.A Sociology, University of Saskatchewan

Hobbies: Reading, hiking, and a good movie.

Motto: Today is another chance to get better.

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Brian Cote
Grain Merchant

Started at Rayglen: December 2020

Grew up: Golden Prairie, Aneroid, Pontiex, Tompkins, and Currently reside in Shaunavon, SK.

Family: Wife Denelle and three boys Treysen, Koyen, and Brexen

Hobbies: Hockey, baseball, golf, and coaching my boys.

Quote: “We’re in a hole, we’re just gonna have to dig ourselves out of it.”

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Jonathan Guidinger
Grain Merchant

Started at Rayglen: November 2022

Grew up: Eatonia, Saskatchewan

Education: B.Comm, University of Calgary, Dip. AgBus, University of Saskatchewan

Family: Dog – Kona

Hobbies: Hockey, golf and fantasy football

Quote: “You never lose. You either win or learn.”

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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 – Bear, cat – Albert

Hobbies:  Chess, Gardening, Walking

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Jillian Greenwald
Logistics Dispatcher

Started at Rayglen: April 2014

Grew up: Wilkie, SK.

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

Family: Husband Brady

Hobbies: Volleyball, travelling, 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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Amanda Anderson-Assman
Receptionist

Started at Rayglen: March 2022

Grew up: Melfort, SK

Education: Bachelor of Arts – Economics, minor History, University of Saskatchewan

Family: Husband Cole & their cat Winter.

Hobbies: Playing video games, art projects, researching, stargazing, puzzles, playing piano & hiking.

Quote: There are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse. Don’t you ever say it to yourself. You send out the wrong signal, that is what people pick up. Don’t you understand? You care about something, you fight for it. You hit a wall, you push through it. There’s something you need to know about failure, Tintin. You can never let it defeat you. – Captain Haddock

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