Meet the Owners


Owner Deeann Lufkin is a retired Air Force Reserves Officer.  She retired June 1, 2016 after 20 years of service as a weather officer.  She has 20 years of leadership experience and has created numerous Standard Operating Procedures for various organizations.  She has taken the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Course, is a member of the American Cheese Society (ACS), and attended the most recent ACS Conference in June 2015.  She will be taking a Food Safety Course and continue to attend various cheese conferences in 2016, in order to improve her knowledge of cheese making so that she can produce the safest and best tasting cheese possible.

 

Owner Kathy Hupf is passionate about the dairy industry and entrepreneurship. She has spent most of her life working and living on a dairy farm, managing her own herd of cows for 18 years and has a clear sense of what it takes to run a successful business. She brings a strong work ethic, knowledge of the dairy business, and a network of people in the dairy industry to the team. Currently she is the Children and Family Ministries Coordinator at a Methodist church and oversees programming for approximately 160 children and their families. She has experience with marketing, organizing, and managing staff. She is thrilled to return to the dairy industry in this new and exciting cheese business and to be an integral part of growing and promoting the local foods market in the Cannon Falls area.

 

Team member Jackie Ohmann is a dairy farmer wife and Director of Christian Education at a Lutheran church.  She has experience organizing and marketing events and a working understanding of the dairy world.  She loves learning new things and is excited about the cheese business as a way to add value to the dairy market, bring a clean, good product to the market accessible to families, and build up a business that can be passed down to her daughter someday. 

© Trinity River Creamery, LLC  2016