VVS League Director, Marshall Kohtz recently celebrated 25 years with VVS! Marshall has been in the amusement game industry since 1976. He manages the league department by promoting pool, dart, and other leagues for VVS. He enjoys interacting with a wide variety of people, and that every day is different. Marshall and his wife, Gail, have been married for 41 years, and they enjoy many activities together, such as fishing, biking, and sports. They have two adult children, and were blessed with their first grandchildren (one boy and one girl) this past year. “I appreciate that VVS supports what I do and has given me a job that never feels like going to work,” says Marshall. Thank you for your many years of service, Marshall!
VVS recently held an anniversary celebration at the Cozad Elk’s Lodge to recognize Shelley Arndt, VP of Administrative Services, and Mary Buesing, Administrative Assistant. Shelley is celebrating 30 years with VVS, and Mary is celebrating 25 years! There were approximately 40 people in attendance, including employees and their families. Congratulations, ladies, and thank you for your years of service!
This month’s employee spotlight features Alisha Schau, Administrative Assistant-Payroll Deduct Systems, in our Cozad office. Alisha joined VVS one and a half years ago, bringing over ten years of experience in customer service. She loves spending time with her family – husband (Mason), three children (Justin, Jake, and Jalynn), and two grandchildren (Savannah and Logan). She also enjoys attending concerts, the Chicago Cubs, and the Huskers (Go Big Red!). Welcome to the VVS team, Alisha!
This edition of our Employee Spotlight features Molly Rowe, site manager at VVS’ cafeteria at Tyson in Perry, Iowa. Molly has been in the foodservice industry for 17 years, having managed limited service hotels and owning her own catering company before joining VVS. She enjoys creating new and different food dishes for her family (husband, Brent, and 3 children), as well as taking long-distance bicycle rides. She and her husband even rode in the annual bike ride across Iowa, called Ragbrai. Molly told VVS, “One of my proudest accomplishments was catering for a wedding; the bride was Nigerian and she wanted some traditional Nigerian dishes offered. She came into my kitchen and taught me how to create these meals for the reception.” Welcome to the VVS team, Molly!
This month’s Employee Spotlight features Kay Kolbo, Administrative Assistant-Payroll Deduct Systems in Cozad. Kay joined VVS in September 2014, after working as a transportation dispatcher and in manufacturing. She enjoys spending time with her family (husband Dirk and daughter Tess), reading, hunting and target shooting. “I will be graduating from Chadron State College in May 2017 with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Accounting,” Kay told us. She is also expecting a new addition to her family in July! Thank you for all you do for VVS, Kay, and congratulations on the new addition to your family!
Nancy Munoz is celebrating 15 years with VVS! When she started with VVS at the cafeteria in Tyson, Amarillo, Nancy was the international/ethnic cook; she was later promoted to head cashier. She enjoys providing good customer service and interacting with the customers, as well as planning and organizing fun activities at party functions. Nancy said that she “enjoys spending time with her daughter and granddaughters”, and she loves to shop and travel. Thank you for your years of service, Nancy!
VVS welcomes Matt Smith as a new District Manager, overseeing accounts in Kansas and Nebraska. He brings 35 years of experience in the foodservice industry, with 34 of those years working for Grandmother’s Restaurants in Lincoln, Nebraska. “My proudest professional experience was being part of a team that created the Lincoln Grandmother’s experience,” said Matt.
Outside of work, Matt enjoys home improvement projects, playing golf, biking, church, and spending time with family and friends. He also has a 23-year old son who is finishing up college at UNL. Welcome to the VVS team, Matt!
Stephen Smith joins VVS as the site manager at Cargill in Fort Morgan, Colorado. Stephen has worked in foodservice his entire life, including previous experience with a major restaurant chain and grocery chain. “I am an avid golfer and I love to do anything outdoors including fishing, hunting, camping and hiking,” said Stephen, commenting on his passions outside work. “I am also a diehard Denver Broncos fan and a season ticket holder for the Colorado Mammoth indoor professional lacrosse team!” Outside of work, Stephen enjoys spending time with his two children and two grandchildren. Welcome to the team, Stephen!