Steve Geer

Senior Customer Service, Markon
“Growing up, my grandparents fed their 13 children off their one-acre plot of land. They grew berries, tomatoes, pecans, various row crops, and had lots of chickens. I tasted my first blackberry from that garden. My mom would tell me stories of my grandfather offering to pay $.25 per weed pulled in the garden. No one ever got paid. He worked hard to keep that garden healthy. I lost both of them a few years back. I recently went back to their house. The garden was no longer there. That was when I felt I lost them.”
“As a young child, my grandmother had a garden in our backyard and while she was cooking, she would ask me to go pick jalapenos, tomatoes, and squash. That garden made a big impression on me and my life. I believe that is where my passion for food and fellowship developed. On Sundays our family would gather at my grandparents’ home to eat and laugh. I believe that no matter what happens in life there is no better feeling than gathering around the dinner table with your family and friends.”