Harley Brinkman

What is your full name?
Harley Brinkman

What is your role at Stewart & Jasper?
My main role here at Stewart & Jasper is Product Development. I am responsible for all the new items and packaged products in our retail department. I also work very closely with Food Safety to ensure that Stewart & Jasper has all important documents in place.

What is your hometown?
Gustine, CA

What is your favorite product that we make?
Vanilla Almond Butter

How long have you worked for Stewart & Jasper?
7 years

What jobs have you held during your time at Stewart & Jasper?
I started as a retail store associate while I was in college at UC Davis, and after I graduated I became the Food Technologist and Quality Assurance Specialist.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Stewart & Jasper?
The people! They make coming to work enjoyable. I also love the fact that I get to work with almonds every day.

Why do you think Stewart & Jasper has been so successful? What has made you successful during your time here?
S&J has been so successful because of the values that were set in place over 70 years ago. It is those values that still hold true in the way we do business each and every day.  

What do you do in your spare time?
I actively volunteer around the surrounding communities of Newman and Gustine. I work closely with the Gustine FFA at Gustine High School, where I coach the Food Science & Technology team. I also help my mom put on the local teen pageants Miss Gustine and Miss Newman for young high school girls in the community.

Tell us about your family.
My family is a huge part of my life. We are very close and I wouldn’t be where I am without their love and support.