Key People in the Bridgewater Dairy Group.
Chris talking about Digester
Chris is responsible for all Farm and Dairy personnel, equipment and operations. His education at University of California, Davis provided a sound foundation in Dairy Science and Agricultural Economics. After graduation his employment on dairies in California, New Mexico, and Michigan preprared him for assuming his management position at Bridgewater. Chris and Katie have a love of outdoor activities (especially water-skiing), short-term mission trips to Honduras, where they practice their Spanish language skills, and doing just about anything with their daughters Hannah and Noelle.
Dr. Leon and Nancy Weaver, CPA
D. Weaver practiced dairy veterinary medicine for 11 years in California and later served 15 years on the clinical and research faculty of the University of California's Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center in Tulare, Ca. Nancy has a degree in accounting (Fresno State University) and is a Certified Public Accountant. She heads up all of Bridgewater's human resource, financial, insurance and accounting functions and is an active member of the Bridgewater management team. Nancy also values her efforts in the local community, from visiting neighbors to helping out with local churches and their Vacation Bible School activities. She loves to be involved.
Eric Weitzel, Herd Manager
Eric Weitzel – Eric joined Bridgewater Dairy in 2008 bringing with him experience in reproductive herd management, an OSU degree in Animal Science and a passion for cows and dairy management. Eric’s first job on a dairy farm was at 14 years of age and he continued working on dairies every summer thereafter. He also worked on the college dairy while a student at OSU. Eric hails from the Fort Recovery, Ohio area. He and his wife Brandy live in Montpelier.
Greg Dietsch, Farm Operations Manager
Greg joined Bridgewater in the Fall of 2008 to head up the farming operations. Beginning in 2009, Bridgewater became a fully equipped farming company perfoming most tillage, planting, and grain harvesting on the farms 4400+ acres. Greg has extensive farming experience with his family farming operations in the Edgerton area. Greg also has prior experience in project and business management as well as being active in community affairs in the Edgerton area. Greg and his team did an outstanding job of planning our equipment, tillage and personnel needs beginning with a nearly blank sheet of paper in Fall of 2008. The success of our farming program in 2009 (a challenging weather year to be certain) bodes well for our future farming operations.
Greg Gigax, Assistant Farm Manager
Greg Gigax planting corn
Greg's extensive farming experience in the Archbold/Wauseon area, combined with his "can do" attitude and constant pursuit of perfection make him an excellent fit as Bridgewater's Assistant Farm Manager. Greg also worked in a supervisory position at Sauder's Manufacturing for many years. Gigax (as we've nicknamed him to avoid confusing the Greg's) has been known to say that (he's) happy to be paid to pursue his hobby on a full-time basis.' Farming is clearly his hobby, and ensuring that every seed is planted in the ground as if he were doing it by hand is his passion.