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!
Everyday Champion - Matt Kiesel
Fast and efficient and customer focused only partially describes CPS fertilizer plant manager Matt Kiesel. A man of many talents, Matt has been a valued CPS Team member for about five years. The father of three, Noah, Orion and Ellie, Matt and his wife Brittaney live in Albany. Matt directs a crew in the CPS fertilizer plant that is both proficient and focused on making our customers successful. Matt has spent most of his life in the Willamette Valley in Albany and Lebanon and has also lived and worked in La Pine, Oregon. Besides the many hours he spends at CPS, he enjoys time with his wife and kids, hunting, woodworking, and riding his motorcycle. Country music is his favorite as are classic war movies like Saving Private Ryan. Night by Elie Wiesel is one of his favorite books. A great person, employee and team member make Matt a great person to work with. He says that the best part of his job is all the friendships that he has made with his coworkers and the ability to provide his customers with everything they need.
At CPS and in life, Matt is an Everyday Champion!
Everyday Champion - Patricia Borland
You can call her Pat, Patty, Patricia, or even Sunshine and she probably won't mind. CPS is fortunate to have Patricia Borland on our team. Customer service is her middle name. Patty has been with the team at Crop Production Services for 13 1/2 years. She and her husband RC, a project manager/supervisor with Anderson Construction have been married for 41 years. They have two sons, a daughter, three grandsons, and a granddaughter on her way from China. Patty and RC live east of Lebanon. Her top skill is being a servant. When not working, she enjoys history, old time western music, can you sing a little "Crazy" Patsy Cline? And Honky Tonk. She also enjoys quilting and has brought some very well made and designed quilts to work to share. In the outdoors she enjoys yard work and showing Paint horses for her daughter and son in law. Besides CPS, she has worked as a teachers aide, school secretary, janitor, bus driver and bus superintendent. Favorite movie(s): most westerns. Likes her spicy foods best. One favorite thing for Patty would be to be stuck in the mountains, snowed in at a cabin with her family and her sewing machine.
Patty says the best part of her job is being able to meet the customers needs by getting their orders to them in a timely manner and helping them in any way possible.
At CPS and in life, Patty is an Everyday Champion!