A face from Snowville
Meet employee #3 John Stock
You guessed it; John was the third employee Snowville Creamery hired since first opening in 2007. John’s involvement with Snowville Creamery started before the plant was even built. John worked for Bill Dix and Stacy Hall on their dairy farm The Brick, which happens to be the farm that the Snowville Creamery is surrounded by. John worked for Bill and Stacy doing seasonal farm work ranging from catching calves as they were being born, to helping with the twice daily milking and daily farm up keep. As John put it “Then they started digging a hole in the ground and so became Snowville Creamery.” Giving his tried and true reliability and strong work ethic, along with his need for more permanent work (since the work for Bill and Stacy was only seasonal) there was no hesitation in recruiting John to become one of the first “greats” of Snowville Creamery’s dedicated work force. As you can imagine, working for a start-up company, like Snowville Creamery, from the very beginning of its existence, John has an extensive array of knowledge and experience when it comes to every aspect of the plant. Currently, John is one of the resident plant managers, his daily tasks range from overseeing the maintenance crew in the plant, keeping up to date with the daily happenings in the lab, as well as a strong oversight on the production needs/output of Snowville Creamery.
To say that John has been a very important role in the existence of Snowville Creamery is an understatement. The heartbeat that keeps Snowville Creamery alive is made up of dedicated, hard working individuals; John Stock is a major contributor to the pulse of Snowville.
Employee #3: John Stock – General Manager, held down every job role in the plant since the beginning of Snowville Creamery’s existence, friend to each and every Snowvillian far and wide, committed to helping Snowville thrive by contributing his time, patience, perseverance, positive attitude, and good will.
2008 - John and Warren Taylor (owner of Snowville Creamery) posing next to the separator.
2013 - Warren and John posing next to the new bigger and better separator.
2009 - Left to right, John, former employee Brett and Warren standing next to (at the time) brand new tanker. The wood propping the front of the tanker up was so that the tankers connection's would be level with the dock connection's to transport the milk from the tanker to the plant. It took no time to make the necessary revisions to the grade of the entrance to the dock so that the wooden planks could be retired.
2008 - Left to right, former plant manager Steve, Warren, John and former employee Brett, stand for a picture right outside the creamery as the cows pass by.
2010 - John with his two children, Ryder, Sadie (in the middle), getting serious in the Snowville's lab.