Meet MAC Monday: Fawn Wright
Meet Fawn Wright!
Currently the Dry Bean Merchant at MAC, Fawn has 19 years of experience with the company. She has a lot on her plate with key responsibilities including dry bean seed sales to growers and marketing with Kelley Bean, Food Safety PCQI (Preventive Controls Quality Individual), shipping dry beans and non-GMO soybeans, plant inspections, dry bean invoicing and grading/scale operating, and customer service. Before focusing on dry beans, Fawn covered accounting responsibilities for 10 years, and also brought experience from working for Total Petroleum Inc. and the Gratiot Community Credit Union before coming to MAC. She also has two years of social work education from Central Michigan University and a Business Management/General Business Degree from Davenport University.
When it comes to working for MAC, her favorite part is working with the customers and being part of a company that supplies food to the world. Fawn has a very unique position since Breckenridge is the only MAC location that handles dry beans. They also require a Food Safety Plan and must comply with FESMA since dry beans are for human consumption. Fawn finds it amazing to think that her little Village supplies food to places all over the world – like Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Spain, Brazil, etc. She’d tell you it’s pretty cool to be a part of that.
Fawn keeps active outside of work, too. Together with Wayne Wright, they raised their son, Austyn (now 24.) She is especially proud that he accomplished his Eagle Scout Rank in Boy Scouts of America in 2015 (a feat only 4% of the boys in Scout earn.) As a family, they also volunteered at their church with many outreach and building projects, have lead a mission trip to Haiti – Ebenezer Glenn Orphanage, served as a team leader for Relay for Life, volunteered at Jakes Days getting kids to know and enjoy hunting/fishing, and helped countless Boy Scout Camporees, committees and community services.
Currently, Fawn is a member of the American Legion Post 295 Ladies Auxiliary. She also volunteers for community services, like blood drives, Veteran celebrations like Memorial Day services, fundraising activities, Halloween kids parties, Easter Egg Hunts, and 4th of July community celebrations. When she isn’t giving back, her personal hobbies include traveling, taking time to enjoy Michigan outdoors, motorcycle riding, and card making.
We’re lucky to have someone with years of experience plus broad knowledge on dry beans on our staff. If you want to learn more, you could probably persuade her to meet over her favorite lunch – a burger and fries at JJ Ruby’s. Be sure to ask her about the coolest place (so far) she’s visited in Michigan, the historic Henderson Castle in Kalamazoo.