Grand Central Station for All of Our Happenings
Today's staff feature is all about Abby. Abby works as a cashier in our general store. She's been a member of the Clearwater Travel Plaza family for the past four years. Abby is a positive and energetic individual with a passion for just about anything outdoors. From hunting to music festivals, and more! If you're lucky enough to be one of Abby's regulars, you'll know she also has a great memory and an even greater sense of humor.
In this fourth installment of our professional driver series, I'd like to introduce Kris. Kris is a Central Minnesota native, and he's been a professional driver for the past 25 years. Although he's traveled to or through every state in the lower 48, his favorite way to travel is north to south and south to north. Keep reading to learn a little bit more about Kris.
Jim became a professional driver in 1979. He was 25 years old, working on a farm and wanting to do something different. Although it was a new industry for him, Jim got his professional driver's license and got to work. He spent nine years as a company driver before becoming an owner/operator. He currently has three trucks - his oldest grandsons drive the other two.
Eli has been a professional driver since 1992. He drives locally, hauling overseas containers that supply local businesses. If you're fortunate enough to chat with him, you'll learn he's an honest and thoughtful individual with a great sense of humor and a warm laugh. Eli lives with his wife in Albany, MN; they have two sons and a miniature Bull Terrier.
What is your favorite menu item?
The sandwich bar – They have really good breads in all different varieties, and they change up the options periodically. The worst part is making up your mind which bread to choose - I can’t believe someone would go to a sandwich chain instead.
The food there is great. I try to stay away from the donuts as much as I can, but they’re really good. Now they carry the McDonald’s Meats meat sticks I like grabbing those once in a while. They just have really good food there.
Jorge is a "straight shooter", loves Minnesota for macaroni and cheese, and is all about living life to the fullest. He's dabbled in a little bit of everything at Clearwater Travel Plaza, from maintenance, to cooking, supervising, and a lot in-between. Jorge came to America from Cuba, and is beyond grateful to be here in this country. He's been married to his wife, Tammy, for 18 years. Together they have a beautiful daughter, Bella Rose. Keep reading to learn all about Jorge.
The character we're featuring today is no other than our very own Gail. We've had the honor to employ her for 21 years at the Clearwater Travel Plaza. Gail is our goofy gal. We can always count on her for a good laugh, loyalty, and a positive attitude. She met her husband in high school, and has been married for 38 years. They proudly call two children and six grandkids theirs. Gail is known for her wit, charm, and sense of humor. Keep reading to get a glimpse of her zest for life.
There's nothing more irresistibly contagious than laughter and humor. Meet Chuck, a professional driver of seven years who lives by this motto. He is the type of guy who will go around third base to get to second. He leaves a positive impression on those he comes in contact with. Chuck may talk your ear off, but he'll leave you with a smile on your face, feeling great about life. Chuck has three kids, five grandkids, and calls Luck, WI "home". He appreciates the awesome landscape views he takes in while on the road. Read all about his life and appreciation for Clearwater Travel Plaza below.
In continuation of our Professional Drivers series feature, Mike is in the limelight today. He's been married for 26 years, is a down-to earth guy, and known to be the life of the party. Mike has been an independent professional driver for 16 years. Read all about Mike and his story below.