Shayne has worked for MacFarlane Pheasants for 11 years. He was originally hired as an assistant manager in the flight pen operation, but he quickly moved into the management position and stayed for eight years. After that he worked in the hatchery for a season before becoming the manager of the food products building. He told us that he learned his management skills in college, but that his experience and on the job training provided most of the skills he needs to do his job.
Shayne’s favorite part of his job is interacting with employees and being a motivator. When I asked him who had been most influential in his success at MacFarlane Pheasants, he named Brian Klein, Ben Lawton, and Brad Lillie. He told me that his favorite quote in life is, “Walk softly and carry a big stick.” I had to smile a bit at that quote because for a person whose favorite part of his job is interacting with employees and motivating others, I doubt that he has to use a “big stick” very often!
Shayne has a life beyond work though. His wife Jessica, and children seven-year-old Cole, and four-year-old Ilsa make all that hard work worthwhile. One of his favorite parts of life is spending time with them. Shayne also enjoys his lemon beagle, Winnie and his little gray cat, Ophelia. When he gets some free time, he likes to go ice fishing. One day he hopes to travel to Alaska!
Thank you Shayne for your commitment to MacFarlane Pheasants, helping to grow our Food Division, and keep our food operation top notch!