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.

 


Cassandra

Cassandra |  Accounts Payable and Product Development

After graduationg from the University Wisconsin Oshkosh with a Bachelor's degree in Music and marrying her husband Paul in 2012, Cassandra joined the Purely Poultry team in September 2013.  Cassandra and Paul have two small children named Marshall and Isaiah and are expecting a third blessing very soon! Cassy is building a voice lesson studio and, as her schooling might imply, she loves to sing.  Cassandra sings in several choirs and also serves as a cantor in her church. When she's not exceeding expectations here at Purely Poultry, Cassy likes cooking, hunting, gardening, traveling, crafts, raising a family, living a healthy and simple lifestyle,and reading a good book. She lives in Wisconsin and hopes to raise a backyard flock of her own someday.


 


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 M | 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.   

 


Shannon O | Customer Service, Sales and Scheduling

Shannon O joined Purely Poultry in February 2017. She is happily married and has two children, a son and daughter. She enjoys everything the outdoors has to offer. Shannon spends her summers camping and and winters traveling with her family. She currently has 7 breeds of chickens on her homestead, as well as 5 pigs and 2 horses... and someday a cow or two. She enjoys spending time in her garden, crafting, horseback riding, antiquing and collecting Rooster decorations for her kitchen.


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 ThatSoftwareGuy.com


Kelley | Customer Service and Graphic Design

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. Also, GO BEARS.


Elizabeth - Customer Service and Web Development

When Elizabeth isn’t delivering excellent customer service here at Purely Poultry, you can find her spending time with her husband and 2 children. She hopes to have a hobby farm someday, or a small place on the Black River, with a few Cochin chickens to call her own. She grew up on a hobby farm with chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and many other animals. Elizabeth enjoys playing video games, watching the Milwaukee Brewers, and sipping coffee & Diet Coke. She may be a kid at heart, but she has what it takes to get the job done right!

 


Barbara

Barbara  | Author

Barbara joined the Purely Poultry team in January 2014. She is currently a small certified organic and Animal Welfare Approved farmer. She is obsessed with poultry and birds in general and loves to write. She has been running her farm for almost ten years. She has a flock of 100 laying hens of various heritage breeds, as well as a large flock of ducks, peafowl, pheasants, and turkeys. She raises meat chickens and ducks in spring and summer. She teaches weekend workshops on raising organic backyard chickens at her farm. Barbara lives in New York state.

 


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