Kimmel Orchard Staff

Welcome to the Kimmel Orchard Staff page. Please scroll down to find out more information about each of our talented staff members and their role.

Kimmel Orchard Staff

Jennie Tachovsky
General Manager

Email: jennie@kimmelorchard.org

Phone: (402) 873-5293

Jesse Mendez
Orchard Team Leader

Phone: (402) 873-5293

Cami Ruiz
Operations Team Lead

Email: cami@kimmelorchard.org

Phone: (402) 873-5293

Ethan Nutter
Orchard Management Trainee

Phone: (402) 873-5293

Allison Carpenter
Business and Marketing Intern

Allison is from Scottsbluff, Nebraska. She will be a sophomore in the fall at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. At college, she is double majoring in Agribusiness and Agriculture Education and minoring in the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program. Over the next few months, Allison will be working with General Manager Jennie Tachovsky to learn what it takes to run Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard and other aspects of marketing and business operations. 

Joe Tuttle
Education and Outreach Intern

Joe is from Drummond, a small town in northern Wisconsin. He will be a junior at Purdue University this fall. He is majoring in Agriculture Education with a minor in Portuguese. This summer, Joe will work with Jennie Tachovsky, the General Manager, on educational opportunities and programs at Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard.

Johanna Stelljes
Orchard Operations and Landscaping Intern

Johanna is from New Ulm, a town in South-Central Minnesota. The upcoming fall is her last semester at the University of Minnesota-Crookston. She is majoring in Horticulture, with an emphasis in Greenhouse Production and Environmental Landscaping. This summer, Johanna is working with Jesse in the orchard. She is excited to learn the ins and outs of managing an orchard!

Madison Kreifels
Business and Marketing Intern

Madison is from Syracuse, Nebraska. She will be a sophomore at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this coming fall. She is majoring in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication and double minoring in the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program and Broadcasting with the Media option. This summer, Madison will also be working with General Manager Jennie Tachovsky on creating videos for Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard.