C. Raker & Sons, Litchfield, Mich.
Sales & Marketing Team Leader
Developed company’s fundraiser program for non-profit organizations and helps design program’s combo planters and vegetable/herb combos; Helped create a company program from $11,000 in sales in 2006 to more than $1 million this year; Recipient of 2011 Michigan Cooperation Award from National Association of Agricultural Educators for work with Future Farmers of America.
Hobbies: Softball, gardening, reading and cooking; Favorite Movies: Rudy. “I love the underlying message … to be persistent in following your dreams;" Susie was instrumental in persuading and assisting Jonesville, Mich., in participating in the America in Bloom program.
“Contrary to popular belief, Gerry Raker is not father. My father is Dave Raker (Gerry’s brother) who is retired from the business.”