Everyday Champion - Sondra Putman (Sonie)
A valued team member, employee and friend for 40 plus years, Sonie is one of the most loyal people you will meet. Sonie is set to retire in April 2018 after many years of outstanding service. Previous to CPS, Sonie worked for Smoke Craft, Continental Processors, and Albany Frozen Foods. Sonie originally started with legacy Cascade Farm Service/Western Farm Service/CPS in January of 1976. She took time off to start a family with her husband Gary for a couple of years but was right back at it at Western Farm Service in March of 1987. She and her current boyfriend Gary have been married almost 41 years and live in Albany where she has lived her entire life. Their two daughters Jaime and Kori live close by which suits Sonie well being able to be involved in the lives of her beautiful granddaughters. You can easily tell that Sonie's favorite book is the Bible, she enjoys the music of Mercy Me and she is a very talented quilter, scrap booker and remodeler. Her favorite movies include Momma Mia, Steel Magnolias, and Fried Green Tomatoes, and of course her grand daughers think she likes whatever they want to watch. Her favorite quote: "Be careful with words because once said, they can only be forgiven not forgotten." Sonie says the favorite part of her job is the relationships she has made with the people she has worked with over the past forty years. "I have been blessed!"
Crop Production Services, It's employees, and customers have been blessed to have Sonie!
At CPS and in life, Sonie is an Everyday Champion!