Our Customers Say it best...

Meet Our Milkmen

They rise before the sun each day to load their trucks and log miles from Mt. Vernon to McChord, Oak Harbor to Olympia, and Silverdale to Snoqualmie. They do it all with a smile because, to Smiths Brothers Farms' milkmen, it's not about delivering products, it's about providing a service. Delivering from our farm to your fridge has been the core of our business since 1920.
  • Brandon Hundley

    Route - 062
    Brandon has been a Milkman for 5 years. What he likes most is interacting with customers and providing the best customer service possible. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors, playing softball, camping, fishing and hanging out with his two-year-old son.
  • Bryan Mangialardi

    Route - 063
    Bryan has been with Smith Brothers Farms for over 3 years. He is engaged and plans to get married in the summer of 2014. He calls University Place home. Bryan enjoys anything outdoors, loves golf and any board sport. What he likes most about being a Milkman are the kids, their notes and drawings make his day.
  • Erik Peluso

    Route - 103
    Erik carries on the Milkman legacy in his family. His father retired after 45 years of being a Milkman and handed the reins over to Erik. He likes spending time with family in his time away from work.
  • Ron Hobbs

    Route - 119
    Ron has been a Milkman for the last 10 years. He and his family live in the small town of Orting. His wife Angie is a 2nd grade teacher at Orting Primary School. He's been a professional bass fisherman for the last 4 years and has been very successful at it. This year in Atlanta, Georgia, he placed 6th in the FLW World Championship!
  • Brent Meyer

    Route - 123
    Brent has been with Smith Brothers Farms for over 10 years, serving the Kent/Covington area, South Pierce County, and Yelm in Thurston County. He and his wife have four beautiful daughters that keep them very busy for the majority of their free time. He loves the outdoors, and his family does not hesitate leaving for a camping trip at any given chance.
  • Kaeo Rubin

    Route - 125
    Kaeo played Pac-10 baseball at Washington State University and graduated with a BA in Social Sciences. Today, he enjoys working out and playing competitive softball.
  • Andy Deck

    Route - 127
    Andy started at Smith Brothers Farms when he was 15 years old helping out his brother-in-law trying to earn extra cash to buy a car. He graduated from Orting High School in 2006. His favorite things about being a Milkman are the friendships he's made, getting to work outside all day, and of course the free coffee! When he's not on the milk route he likes to spend time with family and friends.
  • Jody Lagunas

    Route - 178
    Jody started working at Smith Brothers Farms in 1993, milking the cows. She then worked in the office until 2002 when she became a Milkwoman. She's been married for 19 years, and has one son. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and collecting vintage cookbooks.
  • Phil Odstrcil

    Route - 012
    Phil has been a Milkman for 5 years, serving the Kent/Covington area. Phil enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoys the outdoors with his two dogs.
  • Cameron Minium

    Route - 053
    Cameron has been a Milkman since 2009. He lives with his adorable 8 year-old black lab, Beau. He has volunteered at a local fire department for 6 years. In his free time he enjoys going on motorcycle rides and spending time with family and friends.
  • Charlie Freeland

    Route - 100
    Charlie is the great grandson of Benjamin Smith, the founder of Smith Brothers Farms and has been a Milkman since 2007. Outside of work Charlie enjoys playing golf and bowling with his friends.
  • Jason Grinolds

    Route - 101
    Jason has been a Milkman for over 10 years. He grew up on Smith Brothers Farms Milk and now, so does his family. In his spare time he enjoys getting out and about, exploring new places, and spending time with family.
  • Ron Peterson

    Route - 102
    Ron has been a Milkman for almost 10 years. He loves his wife, his kids, and the Seahawks.
  • Marty Good

    Route - 106
    Marty is a second generation Milkman of 18 years. He took over for his father who was a Milkman for 41 years before retiring.
  • Andy Anderson

    Route - 108
    Andy has been a Milkman for 5 years serving the Magnolia and Queen Anne area.
  • Terry Gillihan

    Route - 109
    Terry took over the Federal Way territory in 2006. He enjoys being a Milkman, as it gives him the freedom to work in the early hours and spend the rest of his days focused on his other passion; Terry is an accomplished horse trainer at Emerald Downs. He enjoys spending his free time with his children and playing golf. Terry resides in Federal Way.
  • Jesse Thomas

    Route - 111
    Jesse's career as a Milkman started 22 years ago, when he was 15. The Milkman who delivered to his house offered him a summer job. He got hired for $40 a day, and all the chocolate milk he could drink. His job was to run milk up to the doorstep. Soon he was driving and delivering, loving the freedom of the road and enjoying the exercise, as well as the interaction with the customers and children who look so forward to having their milk delivered. He even met his wife at an espresso stand that he used to deliver to, and they have a 4 year-old daughter named Emma. He enjoys coaching her T-ball and soccer teams which Smith Brothers Farms sponsors. They call their teams ’The Lil Moos!’
  • Brad Burks

    Route - 112
    Brad has been a Milkman for 5 years serving Maple Valley and Kent area. Brad enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children. They spend a lot of their time doing outdoor activities.
  • Kent Kohl

    Route - 115
    Kent has been delivering milk for Smith Brothers Farms since 1988. He was born and raised in Nebraska and is a member of the Nebraska Alumni Association. He enjoys coaching youth sports and resides in Covington.
  • Rob Frederick

    Route - 124
    Rob is 3rd generation Milkman. He has been serving the South Hill Puyallup area for over 20 years. As a child he remembers getting excited to go to the dairy to ride in a milk truck with his grandpa. Since then, he has been able to be a part of this excellent community and watch families grow up. He has already had the privilege of delivering milk to some of his customer’s grandchildren. He has 3 children of his own and loves to see their excitement every time they come to the dairy.
  • Jason Chambers

    Route - 144
    Jason is a proud father of three great kids, one boy and two girls that keep him busy. In his spare time he loves to hike and camp. He enjoys working out, running, welding, and riding dirt bikes. He loves being a Milkman because it gives him a chance to be outside and to meet new people everyday.
  • Jeremie Neighbors

    Route - 149
    Jeremie has been a Milkman for over 5 years. He has driven routes in West Seattle, Yelm, Tacoma, and Federal way. He really loves getting to know the customers that he meets. He also likes being plugged into the community through the various small businesses that he serves. He is a husband and the father of two boys and a little girl.
  • Tim Mahlen

    Route - 150
    Tim has been a Milkman for more than 14 years and has several relatives that are Milkmen as well. He is happily married with children. He is an avid outdoorsman who likes, fishing, archery and snowmobiling in the winter.
  • Mark Bunker

    Route - 153
    Mark has been a Milkman for the last 22 years. He really enjoys the outdoor aspect of his job. His hobbies include camping and hiking, and loves our local sports teams. He's a voracious reader of non-fiction, especially in the field of business and finance.
  • Dan Mahlen

    Route - 156
    Dan has been a Milkman for the last 10 years. He is married with 2 grown daughters and 3 stepchildren. He and his wife spend as much time as possible at their cabin in Eastern Washington, where they golf every other weekend in the summer and snowmobile in winter. He also enjoys hunting, 4x4’ing & camping with friends and family.
  • Joe Norris

    Route - 110
    Joe has been a Milkman for 4 years. Previously, he spent over 30 years at the Seattle Times and on the radio waves as a disc jockey. He lives with his girlfriend Alice. They both have two grown children. What he loves about his job is that everyone seems to love the Milkman, especially the kids. Even the non-customers in the neighborhood are extremely friendly to him. In his free time he enjoys genealogy (he's traced his roots back to the 1600s), photography and taking part in running and biking races. His goal is to do one event a month for 10 years, he's currently on year 3!
  • Ty Casey

    Route - 131
    Ty has been a Milkman for 4 years. He loves his job because he has great customers and loves being outside! He's a Western Washington University alum with a degree in recreation. In his free time he goes whitewater rafting as much as possible and has been a guide for the past 3 summers.
  • Tony Tripi

    Route - 140
    Tony has been a Milkman for the past 18 years. He's been married for 22 years and has 4 wonderful children. He proudly served for 14 years in the United States Army and now enjoys the simpler life of delivering milk. What he likes most about being a Milkman is building great relationships with his customers. He also enjoys working the early hours and being outside. His other interests are riding motorcycles and wood working.
  • Terry Good

    Route - 143
    Terry has been running around in milk trucks since he was 8 years old. His father Wally was a Milkman for 41 years. And Terry himself has been a Milkman for the past 19 years. He's been married for 18 years to his high school sweetheart and has 3 kids. He enjoys riding his Harley-Davidson and working on old cars to restore them to hot rods.
  • Justin Cox

    Route - 145
    Justin has been Milkman for 3 years. He's been married for 10 years and has 2 children and a cat. He served for 10 years in the US Navy Military Police. He enjoys the family-oriented life as a Milkman. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and fishing. His favorite part about being a Milkman is knowing that when his customers wake up they will have fresh milk for breakfast.
  • Kasey Martin

    Route - 146
    Kasey took over the Redmond and Woodinville routes in 2007. He enjoys playing sports, particularly golf, in his spare time. What brings him the most pleasure, however, is spending time with his wife and their beautiful daughters.
  • Chase Reed

    Route - 147
    Chase has been a Milkman for 7 years. He played football at Pacific Lutheran University where he earned a degree in Health and Fitness Management. He enjoys snowboarding in the winter and playing softball in the spring and summer. What he loves about being a Milkman is being outside. Winters are a little rough but nice spring and summer days make it all worth it!
  • Austin Collins

    Route - 160
    Austin is a University of Washington graduate. When he's not working he enjoys spending time with family and friends. He's a huge sports fan and loves golfing and traveling. What he likes about being a Milkman is the opportunity to meet new people and developing great customer relationships.
  • Joshua Martin

    Route - 161
    Josh has been a Milkman for 3 years. He has 2 beautiful daughters ages 10 and 7. He enjoys taking them to the movies and helping them with their homework. He is passionate about football, fishing, camping and just about anything outdoors. His favorite part about being a Milkman is seeing how excited the kids get when he pulls up.
  • Joel Gay

    Route - 170
    Joel lives in Bothell with his wife Rissa and their two children Sarrah and Joseph. He was born in Maila, Phillipines but grew up in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. He loves spending time with family. What he likes most about being is Milkman is helping other people and serving the community.
  • Wayne Grob

    Route - 162
    Wayne has been a Milkman since May, 2014. Prior to that, he was a driver for a delivery company that required him to wear a lot of brown. He also has 20 years experience in the finance industry. When not driving his milk truck, he spend my time traveling with his wife, tries to keep up with my two adult sons, goes to as many live music shows as possible, plays Pickleball, rides his bicycle, and spends a lot of time around the barbecue. He loves that being a Milkman allows him to be part of the community, he looks forward to the daily interaction with his customers (and dogs). Not to mention he gets paid to exercise. All while carrying on the Milkman tradition. He grew up in Spokane and has made the Seattle area his home for the last 30 years.
  • Dan Robbins

    Route - 129
    Dan has serves the Bainbridge Island community. He's married and has a beautiful daughter. He loves being a Milkman more than anything. His favorite part is bringing quality products to his happy customers. He enjoys spending time with his family.
  • Simon Nebil

    Route 171
    Simon grew up in West Seattle and became a Milkman in 2013. He is a huge Seahawks fan who also loves playing basketball and spending time with his family. His favorite thing about being a Milkman is working outside during the summer and he believes that there in no better view to see the world than from inside a Smith Brothers Farms milk truck.
  • Steve Andvik

    Rote 163
    Steve grew up in Shoreline, WA and first became a Milkman in 1982. The father of one of his best high school friends hired him to run his route. This will be the 4th different decade which he has been a Milkman. He is passionate about trout fishing, equaled only by his love of the UW Huskies. For Steve, the best part about being a Milkman is building relationships with the families (and dogs) to which he delivers every week.
  • Eric Tonka

    Route 147
    Eric has been a Milkman since 2013. He grew up in Western Washington and loves the outdoors. When he's not delivering milk, you can find him with his family up in the mountains or tossing around a football. He loves being a Milkman because he gets to deliver the best milk and local products to his customers.
  • Joe Flaquinti

    I am a family man with a wonderful wife and three lovely girls whom I love to spend time with and go biking every day. I loved Smith Brothers Farms milk and products for years as it has been great to have it delivered to my door and know just how wholesome the products are for my family. I was extremely excited when they asked me to join their team. Working with my co-workers and being able to know that I am able to help provide our customers one of the best products on earth has been really fulfilling. I have never looked back as they are one of the greatest companies I have ever worked for!
  • Wendy Graves

    Wendy has been in the beverage industry for over 20 years. She is passionate about high quality, local foods. When not enjoying the local foodie scene, Wendy can be found enjoying the beautiful outdoors of the Puget Sound. She loves trail running, mountain biking and triathlons.
  • Phil Prahst

    I was born in Ohio and grew up in Cleveland. Moved to Seattle in January, 2009 and have lived in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle ever since. My wife, Allison, and I recently purchased our first home and are in the process of moving to Ballard. My professional background is heavy on customer service and account management. Prior to starting at Smith Brothers Farms, I was an Account Manager for TECT Aerospace, an assembly house in Everett which built for Boeing and other aerospace manufacturers. I also worked at Mike's Hard Lemonade in downtown Seattle as a Customer Service Representative for three years. I graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Germanic Studies and speak German (somewhat) fluently. I love sports, music and various outdoor activities.
  • Amanda Ladenburg

    Amanda was raised in Port Orchard, WA. She grew up with a big family and most of them only living door steps away from her. Family is the most important thing to her and during her time away from work she is usually spot in PO on their family compound. She graduated from Washington State University in 2010 with a degree in Fine Arts and English. Go Cougs! While attending WSU she met her husband Lonnie. They just recently got married this year and live in West Seattle. Amanda loves singing karaoke, making movies, watching tv and most importantly, hanging out with her family and friends.
  • Emily Lyman

    I was born and raised in Fircrest, Washingtion but after highschool, I moved to Tempe Arizona where I started my college career at Arizona State University. After finishing my sophmore year in Arizona, I decided I missed the weather and my family so I packed my things, and moved back to the Pacific Northwest. I ended up graduating from the University of Washington and I love being a Husky! Before starting at Smith Brothers Farms, I worked for a coffee and carwash company in Tacoma, as their Business Development Manager. My husband, Doug, and I are currently living in Kitsap County where we purchased our first home together back in 2014. We like to spend our free time remodleing our home, golfing, and hanging out with friends and family.
  • Brent Doxey

    Brent believes that Smith Brothers Farms offers the best quality products anywhere and is proud to provide them to our local community.