Meet The Team

Purple Circle Feature – Under The Influence :: Nick Berry

Under The Influence :: Nick Berry
Interview conducted by :: Mandy Cowley
Featured in :: February 2022 Purple Circle Publication
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Meet The Team :: Bryan Hill

Another long-time employee at SGI is Bryan Hill. We stress the importance of our employees being “multiple” in their skill sets, and Bryan’s detail-oriented personality allows him to assist in many different areas of our business. He takes pride in maintaining clean barns and outdoor facilities. Most days you can [ ]

Meet The Team :: Lexie Berry

A recent graduate from Iowa State University, Lexie Berry joined our team at the start of 2020. Lexie’s primary role involves assisting international customers with fresh and frozen semen orders. Strong communication skills are essential in this role as we currently ship semen and supplies to over 40 countries all [ ]

Meet The Team :: Dave Buse

Dave Buse has been working at SGI since the Spring of 2017. Dave’s main role is boar care and collecting semen. Dave strives to follow proper procedures so that SGI can maintain a high-health facility in order to meet customer needs worldwide. You will also find him processing packages for [ ]

Meet The Team :: Hunter Shoemaker

Hunter Shoemaker has been with SGI for three years.  Originally from London, Ohio, he attended Fort Scott Community College and finished his education at Iowa State University.  Hunter’s ability to learn multiple roles in our business has been extremely valuable.  His main focus consists of managing the frozen semen lab [ ]

Meet The Team :: Suzette Bartleson

Suzette Bartleson has been at SGI for just over five years. Suzette has many years of accounting experience under her belt, and provides leadership in the areas of accounts receivable, accounts payable, human resources and insurance. She also stays busy by serving as a customer service representative. We appreciate the [ ]

Meet The Team :: Nate Hemann

Nate Hemann has been a part of the SGI team for just over one year. Nate’s role at SGI consists of caring for boars and maintaining high herd health in our showpig boars. In order to keep all showpig boars in optimal condition, Nate prioritizes keeping pens and facilities clean, [ ]

Meet The Team :: Jamie Flynn

Immediately upon graduation from Iowa State University in May of 2019, Jamie Flynn joined the SGI team.  Jamie provides leadership in both the fresh and frozen semen production labs. One of her primary responsibilities is at the microscope analyzing fresh semen quality.  Jamie helps our team maintain high standards for [ ]

Meet The Team :: Shoki Hirano

Shoki Hirano began full-time employment at SGI in the Summer of 2018, after serving as a student intern for two years before graduating from Iowa State University.  Today, Shoki manages the terminal boar barn at the main boar stud.  The combination of Shoki’s industry knowledge and animal husbandry skills ensures [ ]

Meet The Team :: Dale Naylor

A Virginia Tech graduate, Dale Naylor, currently works for us part-time caring for and collecting boars.  Dale’s selfless attitude working with and training others has been instrumental in our business!