Meet Maddy, our Online Order Coordinator
What happens when a pandemic strikes, beef demand skyrockets and all of a sudden I'm at home all day teaching and wrangling children full-time?
In early April that was me, and I turned to Maddy our nanny/babysitter and said, "hey do you want to start working for Blue Silo helping me process orders?"
With the "official" title of Online Order Coordinator, Maddy has been working behind the scenes for the last few months, and now's the time for you to see how she helps us bring our beef to your dinnertable! Here's a little about her, in her own words...
Tell us a little about yourself
I’m a Senior studying Psychology with a minor in Outdoor Recreation at Missouri State. My goal is to go into outdoor recreational therapy. I’m from Springfield and the community here is what inspired me to stay in town to pursue my bachelors. Some things to know about me; I love being outside, Blues hockey, a good movie, local coffee shops, supporting small businesses, and finding new ways to live zero waste!! I was inspired to go zero waste after noticing how much waste goes into my recycling bin. This left me wondering how can I limit my use of single use plastic. My mom always told me to make your corner of the world a better place and then eventually the rest of the world will follow. Making my corner a little better is something I strive to do everyday.
What do you like best about the job as online order coordinator?
My favorite thing about being an online order coordinator is the responsibility of handling orders. Working for Kassi and for Blue Silo has been one of the biggest blessings in my life. Farming was something I didn’t grow up around, I never quite understood how it all worked. Being able to be a part of the behind the scenes work that goes into having a farm has taught me so much. Watching the orders go in and out really goes to show how important it is to support your local farmers. Working for Blue Silo has given me such a new appreciation for every small and big farm across America. I love being able to bring a little bit of happiness onto your dinner plates.
Anything interesting you've learned about your position behind-the-scenes of Blue Silo? Anything that's surprised you?
I would have to say the most interesting thing I’ve learned is how many people order an ⅛ of a cow or more. I genuinely didn’t know this was a common thing to do. I would hear friends saying their dad orders a cow for the winter but I never knew what they meant by that. Processing beef pre orders like this was one of the first bigger responsibilities Kassi trusted me with. Working with payment and delivery coordination was a brand new responsibility I had never done before. Learning what these types of orders meant and getting them ready for delivery has been such an amazing experience.
What's your favorite beef dish?
I would have to say my favorite beef dish is my dad’s tri- tips or burgers on the grill. Growing up tri-tip and burgers were 2 big dishes we had in our house as soon as the weather turned nice. Both of these are associated with swimming in the pool while dad grills and listens to Frank Sinatra on full blast. Followed up with burgers on the porch you just couldn’t beat a night like those in our house.
What's the best thing about living in Springfield?
My favorite thing about living in Springfield is the big city small town feel. This is a weird thing to explain to someone who doesn’t know Springfield super well. Everyone else from here I’m sure you know exactly what I mean by that. Every side of town has its own thing that makes them unique. Like the Butterfly garden and the giant fork on the south side. The Springfield Cardinals and C - Street on the Northside. Sequiota park and the Galloway neighborhood on the East side. Andy’s on every corner usually followed by a food truck nearby. There’s so many things about Springfield I love!
Thank you for taking your time to get to know me. I can’t wait to work with everyone and meet you all a little bit more!