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Meet Our Team

 

Meet Your Crystal Creek® Team

Crystal Creek® is a family owned and operated business that has been serving the farming community since 1997. Our team works hard every day to earn the trust of our clients by providing products and services of exceptional performance and value.
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Dan Leiterman

President/C.E.O.

Dan Leiterman, along with his wife Jan, founded Crystal Creek® in 1997. Dan has been involved in the livestock nutrition and animal health industries since his graduation from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 1974. He is responsible for general management and product development.


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Jan Leiterman

Vice President/C.F.O.

Jan Leiterman is the co-founder of Crystal Creek®. She joined the Crystal Creek® team full time in May 1999 and is responsible for office administration coordination.

 


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Dr. Ryan Leiterman

Director of Technical Services

Dr. Ryan Leiterman is the Director of Technical Services for Crystal Creek®. He joined our team in June of 2012 after leaving a dairy-based veterinary practice in southern Wisconsin. Dr. Leiterman holds degrees in Biosystems, Agricultural Engineering and Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Leiterman is responsible for product formulation and testing, on-farm trouble shooting and calf barn ventilation design.


Dr. John Popp

PhD Nutritionist

Dr. Popp is a ruminant nutritionist for Crystal Creek®.  He joined our team in February 2010 after a twelve-year tenure as an extension educator and researcher in Western Canada. Dr. Popp graduated in 1994 with his doctoral degree in ruminant nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan.

 


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Teresa Marker

Livestock Nutritionist

Teresa Marker is a ruminant nutritionist for Crystal Creek®. She joined our team in February of 2008 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a degree in Agricultural Education with a minor in Animal Science. Teresa grew up on a family dairy farm in northwestern Wisconsin.


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Erik Brettingen

Livestock Nutritionist

Erik Brettingen is a livestock nutritionist for Crystal Creek®.  He joined our team in June of 2015 following graduation from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a degree in Animal Science with a meat animal emphasis.  Erik grew up on a small family farm in northwestern Wisconsin.


Alex Austin

Livestock Nutritionist

Alex Austin is a livestock nutritionist for Crystal Creek®.  She joined our team in July of 2017. Alex graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a degree in Agriculture Business with an emphasis in Dairy Science.  Alex grew up on a family farm in northwestern Wisconsin.


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Livestock Specialist, CVT

Lorrie Meister is a livestock specialist for Crystal Creek®. She joined our team in November of 2013 after working as a Certified Veterinary Technician in large and mixed animal practice for over 20 years. Lorrie grew up on a family farm in northwestern Wisconsin and graduated from Madison Area Technical College with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology.


Kayla Nelson

Livestock Specialist

Kayla Nelson is a livestock specialist for Crystal Creek®.  She joined our team in June of 2019. Kayla graduated from the Chippewa Valley Technical College with a degree in Animal Science Management.  Kayla grew up on a hobby farm with beef cattle in northwestern Wisconsin.

 


Ben Hickerson

Territory Manager

Ben Hickerson is the Crystal Creek® Territory Business Manager for the Indiana and Ohio sales area.  Ben joined our team in January of 2019 after over 17 years of agriculture sales experience.  Ben has an Animal Science degree from Ohio State and is originally from the west-central Ohio area.


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Mary Christman

Office Coordinator

Mary Christman is part of the Crystal Creek® office administration team. She joined Crystal Creek® in May 2005. She is responsible for customer service, inventory management and organic certification agency interfacing.

 


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Pauline Nadlersmith

 

Pauline is Crystal Creek’s® representative to the Canadian market where she interfaces with Canadian regulatory agencies on behalf of Crystal Creek®, to facilitate the importation of Crystal Creek® products into Canada.

 


Jason M. Meyers

Warehouse Manager 

Jason Meyers works as the warehouse manager for the shipping and receiving department of  Crystal Creek®. He joined our team in January of 2019 and is responsible for inventory management, interfacing with freight companies and supervising pallet orders and small package shipments and receiving.

 


Jordan Haskins

Shipping and Receiving

Jordan works in the shipping and receiving department of Crystal Creek®. He joined our team in April 2017 and is responsible for pallet orders and small package shipments and receiving.

 


Rob Tegarden

Shipping and Receiving

Rob works in the shipping and receiving department of Crystal Creek®. He joined our team in September 2019 and is responsible for pallet orders and small package shipments and receiving.

 


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Gary Peterson

Manufacturing

Gary Peterson works in the manufacturing department of Crystal Creek®. He joined our team in April 2005 and is responsible for the manufacturing of select Crystal Creek® products.

 


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Angie Holcomb

Graphic Designer

Angie Holcomb is a graphic designer for Crystal Creek®. She joined our team in February 2011 and is responsible for the design of visual products representing Crystal Creek®.