The Team

Purely Poultry is a small virtual team that strives every day to Share the Beauty of Poultry and serve our customers well.  Our team members work from the comfort of their own homes, and supervise their poultry flocks from their office windows. Every one of our team members are at your service and happy to do all that we can to make your experience the best possible.  For more information on roles that each of us hold in the organization, just click on our name below. Purely Poultry is all about Sharing the Beauty of Poultry.  How can we serve you today?


Meet the team:

Tyler Danke | Founder and Holocracy Coach

Tyler founded Purely Poultry in January 2007. As head chicken counter, Tyler is actively seeking out new products and projects and is constantly fine-tuning our business practices. He is passionate about poultry, cooking, personal finance, government, entrepreneurship and technology. Tyler has raised chickens since he was very young, and amongst his many passions, he helps organize the Fond Du Lac Swap with the Wisconsin Bird and Game Breeders Association. Tyler lives in Wisconsin and shares his life with his incredible wife, Ruth, and their two sons Noah and Owen.

Interview Tyler or ask him to speak at your next event.

Ruth Danke | Accounting and Fulfilment

Ruth joined the Purely Poultry team full-time in January 2013. Before that she advised Tyler on many of the business decisions. She previously worked in Finance and Accounts Receivable departments. She graduated with a Bachelor in Business with majors of Accounting, Economics, and Finance from University Wisconsin Oshkosh. Ruth handles accounting, mailroom, and is involved in day-to-day operations.  Ruth enjoys reading and scrapbooking. In 2007, Ruth had the blessing of marrying Tyler, an entrepreneur chicken man.



Anna  | Customer Service and Vendor Relations

Anna has been married to her husband Donn for 12 years and has 2 young boys. Anna is dedicated to supporting her husband as he serves in the United States Army, raising her young family, and has volunteered with the Family Readiness Group in several of the communities. She and her family moved home to Wisconsin in December 2015 and have since adopted a nice, varied flock of layers and raises some broilers each year. Eventually, they hope to add some pigs, a few rabbits, and some other feathered species.

Anna enjoys cooking, time with her family, homeschooling her two wonderfully rambunctious boys, the companionship of her 3 dogs, and the crazy cat living under the house who protects her flock. She has an insatiable thirst for knowledge, a deep-seated love of nature, has introduced us to terms like DND (Dungeons and Dragons NOT Do Not Disturb), and is always ready to take on the next big challenge to come her way.   



Shannon | Customer Service, Author, and  Marketing

Shannon joined the Purely Poultry team in January 2017. She was born and raised in the Mississippi River Valley in Western Wisconsin and finally married her High School Crush in October of 2012   Together her and Brendan share 3 kids, 1 dog, a pack of cats and a flock of birds including ducks, laying hens, and broiler chickens. When she's not entertained with her position here with Purely Poultry, Shannon enjoys time on her little homestead cooking, painting, stained glass, gardening, camping, and bonfires with her family on weekends. Shannon has had a career in customer service with high profile, Fortune 500 companies for the first part of her life and feels most at home and tucked in to her space with Purely Poultry where she says she has the freedom and ability to really do what’s right by our customers and deliver a great customer experience.   


Kelley | Accounts Payable and Customer Service


Kelley had the pleasure of joining Purely Poultry in 2018. She's about the only poultry lover with the company without a flock of her own as the city she lives in does not permit any chickens.

She is blessed with a tremendous family including her infant daughter (whom you can often hear fussing in the background). She loves nothing more than packing up her little family and hitting the road for a day, a week, or a month. Whether it's time at the family cabin on the Michigan border or Las Vegas for a whirlwind weekend, getaways are never far between.

Kelley is also a non-certified Potterhead, enjoys books of many genres, along with varying interest in music. Currently she's exposing daughter Elliott to the Motown greats Kelley was raised with. 


Scott Wilson | Web Developer

Scott Wilson is a software developer with over 30 years of software development and project management experience. After enduring cold Canadian winters for 35 years, he now lives with his wife in Tampa Bay Florida, where he enjoys beautiful weather all year round.  Scott joined the team in August 2017.  He helps keep ecommerce operations humming at PurelyPoultry. You can read more about him at


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