Victoria Boyd

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Inside Sales Administrator

Mrs. Victoria Boyd joined Chrane’s Inside Sales team in late 2019, ready to learn about anything and everything in the foodservice industry. This Texas-raised lady works in our DFW office while residing in Lewisville, TX, with her husband, Chet. The love-birds are parents to one son, three grandchildren, a plethora of (foster) rescue dogs and two horses. Yee-haw! Mr. and Mrs. Boyd love to fish on the lake or go on vacation in their favorite spot, Vegas! Victoria stays involved on the social scene, going to as many 80’s rock concerts as she can AND belonging to two groups; a book club called Wine & Words and a girls club called Traveling Women in Need of Cocktails.

Hot Take: Thinks of Fireball as “Morning Nectar”
Main Food Groups: Can live off of olives, fried chicken & cheese

Maggie Rhoden

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Inside Sales Administrator

Mrs. Maggie Rhoden began working for Chrane temporarily in late 2018, but we couldn’t resist making her apart of the team and she officially joined us Chraniacs in January of 2019. She grew up in Boerne with her identical twin (we’d still pick you Maggie), found her husband, Nathan, while attending school at Sam Houston State University, and ended up on Houston after they married in 2017. When the Rhoden’s are not too busy traveling to visit family or friends, they enjoy doing puzzles, fishing on the lake, and spending time with their pets. 

Green Thumb: Maggie has an amazing garden and loves the farm-to-table lifestyle
24 Karat Magic: Bruno Mars’ biggest fan

Drew Daggan

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Territory Manager: DFW

Having been raised in a foodservice equipment & supply family, Drew started his career with Crystal Concepts, a Washington DC area Equipment & Supply Rep Group. Since 2012, Mr. Daggan has enjoyed growing success in the tabletop world, having spent the last three years in DFW. Originally hailing from Maryland, Drew’s hobbies include Redskins Football, attending sporting events, notably hockey, social interaction with friends, poorly played golf, and enjoying his favorite vacation spot, Ocean City, Maryland. He resides in Dallas, Texas where he enjoys partaking in the evolution of the area’s cuisine and hospitality outlets.

Drink Extraordinaire: Drew was once a beverage manager at the world famous Flora-Bama Bar
Notable Talent: Can find a GIF for any possible reaction

Ian Restaino

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Territory Manager: Central & South Texas

Mr. Restaino brings a great deal of foodservice knowledge to Chrane. Ian has worked in the industry in one facet or another since he was just 13 years old. He went on to graduate from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park New York, and has studied all over since. He currently resides in New Braunfels, TX with his wife Deborah and their two teenage girls, Madeleine and Ava. In addition to his love for food and wine, Ian loves reading, traveling, playing golf, and when time allows, fishing and hunting.

Coolest Nickname: “The Angry Hippie”

Family Tradition: His grandpa taught him how to make his own wine!

Jonathan Hipp

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Territory Manager: DFW

Jonathan Hipp comes to Chrane ready to tackle the K-12 community, and whatever else we throw at him as one of our newest territory managers. Mr. Hipp grew up in Arkansas (woo pig?) but made the decision to move to Texas after working at Sky Ranch. He finished his ‘Mean Green’ degree at the University of North Texas. He and his bride Ashley have an eight-year old daughter named Rylee, and they all live in Van Alstyne, Texas. In his free time Jonathan loves to be outdoors. With a passion for sports, he continues to cheer for the Razorbacks due to the frustration of his Red Raider wife.

Sore Subject: Beavers… He was attacked

Hot Take: Having a BBQ and cooking out are two completely different things

Meredith Mulliken

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Marketing Coordinator

Born in Roswell, New Mexico (no, she’s not an alien), her family left the alien chasing life behind to start a dairy farm in Plainview, TX.  The small town West Texas girl moved to Stillwater for college at Oklahoma State University where she picked up a marketing degree along with a slight coffee addiction. Meredith moved to DFW to start her ENTIRE career with Chrane in June of 2018.  She resides in Addison, TX and when not launching her career, she loves cooking and baking, riding horses and spending the weekends binge watching television or shopping. 

She’s an Ornithophobiac: Lover of all animals, except birds
Boogeyman Fan: She’s a thriller/horror movie fanatic

Kristen Ritchie

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Territory Manager: Central & South Texas

Kristen rejoined the Chrane gang in 2018 after a brief experimentation outside the food world in 2017 to work in medical device sales.  Ritchie is a graduate from the Oklahoma State University School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and has spent the majority of her professional life in the foodservice industry in a variety of roles:  server, bartender, sandwich maker, cook, school foodservice director, caterer, owner/operator, distributor sales and menu specialist. 

Fun Facts:
She fancies herself an expert with plastic wrap.
She loves talking about, shopping for, cooking and eating food and the drink that goes with it. 

Josh Zielinski

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Territory Manager: Oklahoma

Josh Zielinski grew up and graduated just east of Dallas in Terrell, TX but at the age of 22 he took his talents across the Red River to OKC.  He has racked up 23 years of sales experience in the mortgage banking, software, retail, channel, automotive and direct sales avenues, and feels prepared and ready for the foodservice equipment industry.  Josh joined Chrane in early 2017 and has hit the ground running as the Oklahoma Territory Manager.  When he isn’t in front of dealers, consultants, clients, and end-users, you can find him in the gym … seven days a week.  Josh enjoys staying fit and active, anything on the water, dancing, cooking, good cigars, whiskey, and most of all watching his 11-year-old son Jackson play competitive soccer.  Every day is an opportunity to be better than yesterday and Josh lives by that mantra personally, professionally, and physically. 

Fave Food:  Southern Comfort Food

Fun Fact: Josh will compete in a fitness competition in 2018.

Robbie Lee

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Territory Manager: DFW & East Texas

Mr. Robbie Lee relocated from Tulsa, OK to join Chrane in the fall of 2015 (Tulsa, it’s not quite SoCal cool unless you are from Kansas).  Oh wait … Robbie IS from Kansas -- Roeland Park to be exact!  He then attended the University of Kansas where he earned a General Studies degree and became an all-knowing fact book of all things KU.  Robbie brings to Chrane a customer service and sales background gained from the specialty alloy industry.  When he’s not working, Robbie can be found enjoying time on the lake, watching sports or spending time with his wife Kate and their new baby girl, Emory.

Previous Employment: He once was employed to sell purses

Special Awards:  He got third place in a pig calling contest as a 3 year old

Efren Salazar

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Territory Manager: Houston & Southeast Texas

Efren Salazar joins Chrane with a background in sales and customer success in the software industry. He lived in South Padre Island for 5 years where he owned a kayak shop and married his wife Theresa on the beach. They have a beautiful 7-year-old son Ramiro, whom they call Ram for short.  He’s an avid outdoor enthusiast in that he loves camping, surfing, golf, motorcycles and tacos ... yes, tacos are absolutely an outdoor activity. 

Personal Best: {2 months} The length of time he went without wearing shoes. Just because. 

Culinary Secret: Can cook minute rice in 55 seconds

Ashley Agnew

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Inside Sales Administrator

Ashley joined Chrane in 2012 after spending 5 years in Customer Service within the Foodservice Industry. She is one of the major reasons our inside sales team rocks! Ashley lives in the HEB area near her family where she gets to enjoy her mom's home cookin’ as often as she can. Spending time with her teenage daughter Maddi, husband David, and stepdaughter Natalie is where she can most often be found. Her favorite ways to relieve stress are running 5k’s, a spinning class with friends and even the occasional girl’s night out. 

First Job: Worked at Power Tan all through high school

Favorite Quote: “Behind every successful woman is a fabulous pair of shoes.” ~ Anonymous

Christina Jakubowski

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Inside Sales Administrator

Christina, at Chrane often referred to as CJ, was born in San Antonio, hails from Streamwood, IL (if you don’t count the many duty stations she visited as a military brat) and has landed in Texas. She joined the Chrane Inside Sales team in 2013 from a position at Mobile Fixture, where she first got her start in the foodservice industry. Christina and her husband Jessie now live in Houston, TX with their two Collies Laddie and Arya. They both enjoy traveling, visiting family, and cheering on the Chicago Blackhawks. 

Phobia: She is a gephyrophobiac (a person with a fear of bridges)

Favorite Hobbies:  Knitting, crocheting, and baking

Nick Sierra

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Business Development Manager, Central Texas

In his previous life, Nick worked in sales and management for a Fortune 500 company. Before that, he was an officer in the United States Army and a graduate of Embry-Riddle University. Now, he mops the floors just like the rest of us at Chrane. Outside of work, he is an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for anything that involves a board. He travels often and at any given time might have a friendly wager in place for a sporting contest so one might consider him a sports enthusiast. Nick was born in the DFW area but now calls Austin home where he and wife Alyson are proud parents of their beautiful baby girl Avery Grace.

Secret Admirer of: Ryan Gosling …"Hey Girl."

New Favorite Hobby: Sleep