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JANIE'S MILL TEAM

Everyone on the Janie’s Mill team is from our rural East-Central Illinois community, passionate about what we do, and ready to serve you!

Management Team

Harold Wilken

FARMER and CO-OWNER
Harold is the man behind the mill, and deeply involved in all aspects of running it. He is a relationship-builder, and much of his time is spent communicating with and delivering to  bakeries and distilleries. Harold is a lifelong farmer who transitioned to organic production in the early 2000s. Harold has been married for 38 years to newly retired teacher, Sandy. In their free time, Harold and Sandy love to travel to Miami to visit with their granddaughter Elise and her parents, Emily and Fer.

Ross Wilken

FARMER and CO-OWNER
Ross is co-owner and CFO of Janie’s Mill. He’s great at trouble-shooting problems and dealing with all things mechanical. Ross installed our first two milling systems, and will soon be installing two more. He is also in charge of day-to-day work at Janie’s Farm Organics, including the labor, management, and field operations.

Jill Brockman-Cummings

MANAGER OF JANIE'S MILL
Together with Harold and Ross, Jill was involved in the research and planning for Janie’s Mill, and has worked on the mill floor from Day One. She oversees all of the Mill’s day-to-day operations — from monitoring quality of grains and milled products, to developing new products, to working with bakers and wholesale customers.

Milling Team

Bre Mathy

HEAD MILLER
Bre directs and manages her fellow millers, maintains production quality, and keeps the mill flow running smoothly. She also conducts floor inventory and organizes the wholesale orders each day. When Bre isn’t running the mills, she enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors camping, hiking, and boating.

Sergio Carmona

MILLER
Sergio has worked at the mill since the fall of 2018.  Among his many talents are repairing torn mill screens and other equipment, and winning the Janie’s Mill 2019 Chili Cook-Off. In his spare time, he loves to watch Westerns and make homemade flour tortillas with Janie’s Mill Sifted Artisan Flour. Sergio lives in Onarga with his wife Rubi, and their three children.

Blanca Martinez

MILLER
Blanca sets the mills, bags thousands of pounds of flour every day, and fulfills orders, among other milling duties. Blanca loves all sorts of cooking and experimenting with new recipes.  She and her husband Zac live on a small farm with sheep, dogs, and a horse. 

Clare Peters

MILLER & RETAIL PACKING ASSISTANT
Clare is one of our experienced millers, having worked for us during most of 2020 and 2021. She then took a few months off to give birth and look after her new baby girl. Clare also works on the Retail side as needed. We're happy to have her back on the Janie's Mill Team!

Gina Peters

WEEKEND MILLER
Gina is one of the people who keeps the mills running all weekend. She also works hard to keep our mill floor organized and clean. Gina loves animals and is a Senior Vet Tech student. When she graduates, she’ll work in a veterinary clinic for a few years, and then move to Tennessee to work on a livestock ranch.

Kirstie Fieleke

NIGHT MILLER
Kirstie is one of our night team who keeps the mills running during the night. She also bags the flour, grits, and grains to make sure we have enough freshly-milled flour for all our customers. Kirstie enjoys having adventures with her 3 children. She also is a Certified Firefighter with the Otto Township.

Adrian Harwood

WAREHOUSE FACILITATOR AND MILLING ASSISTANT
Adrian does everything from blending grain, to repairing sifter screens, to wrapping wholesale pallets, to bagging flour and picking and packing retail orders. In her free time, she enjoys training her dog Gus, hiking, reading, working out, and playing guitar.

Jeff Glenn

GRAIN RUNNER
Jeff brings the grains needed for milling from storage at ProHarvest just down the road over to the mill. Jeff married his high-school sweetheart Marcia 41 years ago, and has lived and worked in Ashkum most of his life, where he is the chief of the volunteer fire department.

Matt Bowers

MILLER
Matt started working at Janie's Mill in early 2022, making him one of our
newest employees. Matthew mills grains and bags flour, and is taking
on many other responsibilities. Matt is also a military occupation
specialist with the Army National Guard. He enjoys kayaking in his free time.

John Henricks

MILLER
John enlisted in the Marines in 2018, and is on active duty until August, 2022. He began working at Janie's Mill in early 2022 as part of the U.S. military's Skill Bridge program. He not only mills grains and bags flour, but pitches in wherever and whenever needed.

Retail Team

Heidi Snapp

SENIOR SHIPPING ASSOCIATE
Heidi arrives very early each morning to begin packing online orders. She takes pride in precisely fitting whatever you ordered into the shipping boxes so there’s no wasted space, and so your packages arrive looking beautiful. Heidi loves holidays and Midwest summers when she can grill and sit outside around a campfire with friends.

Tracy Heideman

RETAIL PACKING ASSOCIATE
Tracy manages the hand-bagging of grits and grains, maintaining a full inventory for the retail team. She’s also the retail team’s quality control person. In addition, she boxes up 50-lb bag orders to be shipped to our wholesale customers across the country. Tracy is famous for the brownies she makes with our Dark Rye flour!

Dawn Schoolman

RETAIL PACKING ASSOCIATE
Dawn “goes shopping” each morning for 50-lb bags of all the types of flour, grits, and grains that the Retail Team needs to put into retail packages. Dawn lifts the 50-lb bags up into the semi-automatic bagging machine to create 1.5-, 3-, and 10-pound bags of flour. In her free time, Dawn loves to hunt, mow, and take care of her flower garden.

Anna Hickman

RETAIL PACKING ASSOCIATE
Anna has been with Janie’s Mill since the summer of 2019, and quickly learned to do nearly every task. Most mornings, you’ll find her packing flour into retail bags, but she does other packing room tasks and helps out on the mill floor as needed. In the afternoons, Anna furthers her studies in English Literature.

Office Team

Andra Adams

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Andra is the Mill’s record-keeper and paper-chaser. Among her many other duties is keeping our OCIA Organic and CRC Kosher certifications up to date.  Andra was a Business Instructor at Central High School and now works part-time at the Bourbonnais Park District and at Janie’s Mill.

Renee Behrends

BOOKKEEPER
Renee has been the Mill’s bookkeeper since June 2018. When she isn’t busy with our books, Renee loves long walks and spending time with her husband of 36 years, her four children, and three grandchildren. 

Lynne Olson

ACCOUNTS & LOGISTICS MANAGER
Among her many duties, Lynne communicates daily with our wholesale customers regarding orders, inquiries, and new accounts, and arranges shipping for pallet-sized wholesale orders.  In her free time, Lynne enjoys spending time with her husband, Mark, and their son, daughter, and new son-in-law.