Meet Our Staff

Owners:

Dan and Karen Paulus:
Dan and Karen bought the orchard in the summer of 1999.  Dan grew up on a farm as a child and studied agri-business in college.  After college, and prior to the purchase of the farm, he worked for Perdue Farms.  Karen is at the farm a lot too.  You will find her in the store, giving school tours, in the upick area, or in PlayLand.  Karen studied chemistry in college and has taught high school chemistry and also taught part-time at Messiah College for several years.

Farm Managers:

Robert Blaney:
Robert started working for us in the fall of 2012 as a corn cop in the maze and then continued through the winter by helping Dan with trimming trees and equipment maintenance.  He started working full time for us in September, 2013 and helps in all areas of the farm, especially in the store as well as equipment maintenance.  He’s been an excellent addition to our staff.

Andrew Settle:
Andrew started with us in July, 2013.  Dan is thrilled to have Andrew’s help around the farm.  Andrew is learning everything about the orchard very quickly and is doing a super job.  Andrew leads the crew in trimming and picking.  We couldn’t be happier to have him as part of our team.

Kitchen Manager:

Pat Seebold, ServSafe Certified:
Pat joined our team in 2014. She makes many of the delicious treats in the kitchen and does most of our canning. You’ll see her beautiful jars of jellies, applesauce, and apple pie filling on the shelves of the store – she takes a lot of pride in her work. Pat is always cheerful and has lots of great creative ideas…she has helped with the packaging of all of our bakery and kitchen treats. She brings with her past kitchen experience and has helped design the layout of our kitchen to be more efficient. Pat is an avid cook and reader and enjoys running her busy household. She says she really enjoys the people she works with at the orchard.

 

Part-Time Staff in Alphabetical Order:

Chelsey Albert, Farm Stand Cashier and Kitchen assistant:
Chelsey joins us on an occasional fall Saturday to give us a little extra weekend help.  She works in both the farm store as a cashier as well as in the kitchen.

Lauren Allen, Farm Stand Cashier and Donut Maker:
Lauren also joins us on an occasional fall Saturday for extra weekend help.  She works in both the farm store as a cashier, as well as in the kitchen making our famous apple cider donuts.

Marty Baim, Corn Maze Cashier:
Marty helps us on fall weekends as a corn maze cashier. He’s been with us for ten years and we are very lucky to have his help; he’s been a great addition to our team.  We lovingly call the snack shed by the corn maze the “Marty Mart” in honor of him!

Diane Barbin, Farm Store Cashier:
Diane joined our team in 2016 and quickly made the jump to being an outstanding team member.

Elayna Barton, Kitchen Assistant:
Elayna started with us in the summer of 2014. Elayna loves to play field hockey and lacrosse and loves to read. She is super sweet and works hard. Elayna’s favorite food at the farm is a cider donut followed by Gala apples. She says she wanted to work at the orchard because her mom’s first job was at an orchard and she really enjoyed it.

Chloe Bartram, Kitchen Assistant:
Chloe joined us in 2016.

Ally Bishop, Farm Stand Cashier & Produce Display:
Ally is in her sophomore year at Messiah College and has worked for us since 7th grade!  She loves to run cross country and play lacrosse. Ally loves to travel and has been to many states as well as many countries.  She’s lived in Guam and Italy!  She’s adventurous and hopes to continue traveling. She loves working at the orchard because she “loves the family atmosphere” and says her coworkers are wonderful. Her funniest moment at the farm is when her dad was trying to help and dumped several crates of peaches all over the floor. Notice we have not hired her dad…. haha. ;)

Nathan Bishop, Kitchen Assistant:
Nathan is Ally’s younger brother and even though he is our youngest staff member you wouldn’t know it because he works just as hard as the rest of our team.

Ryan Burd, Kitchen Assistant:
Ryan joined us in 2016.

Nicklaus Carter, Corn Cop:
Nicklaus is returning for his third fall season at the orchard, joining us in 2013.

Sharon Chizar, Farm Educator & Kitchen Assistant:
Sharon joined us in 2015 and does a phenomenal job co-teaching our summer reading program, Little Farmer’s Class. She also teaches many of our fall tours. It’s no surprise she does a great job since she used to be a teacher!

Juliana Coover, Farm Store Cashier:
Juliana joined us in 2016.

Hannah Cornett, Kitchen Assistant:
Hannah joined us in 2016.

Susan Daum, Donut Maker:
Susan joined us in 2016 and is our number one donut maker….she’s already made hundreds, probably thousands! We’re just thrilled to have her join our team!

Josh Davis, Farm Assistant:
Josh helps Dan, Robert, and Andrew with all kinds of jobs…picking pumpkins, washing pumpkins, picking blueberries, tying up blackberry and raspberry plants…you name it. He’s very willing to help in any way he can. His favorite treat at the farm is apple cider and his favorite fruit are pears. He says the orchard is a friendly environment, and he enjoys working outside with Dan, Robert, and Andrew.

Abby Dietsche, Kitchen Assistant:
Abby joined us in 2016.

Kelly Donaldson, Kitchen Assistant:
Kelly joined us in 2015.

Mary Eckrote, Kitchen Assistant:
Mary joined us in 2015.

Alex Fishel, Kitchen Assistant, Farm Store Cashier, & Produce Display:
Alex joined us in 2015.

Jo Frey, Farm Educator:
Jo joined us in the fall of 2015.

Addie Harper, Corn Maze and PlayLand Assistant:
Addie joined us in 2016.

Alison Harper, Farm Store Cashier & Produce Display:
Alison joined us in 2016.

Lexi Hunter, Corn Maze and PlayLand Assistant:
Lexi joined us in 2016.

Aly Huth, Farm Store Cashier, Produce Display, & Kitchen Assistant:
Aly joined us in 2013. She started in the entertainment area keeping an eye on the inflatable and now does a super job in the kitchen making milkshakes, wraps, and all kinds of other delicious treats as well as in the store helping people with produce. Aly likes to be very involved at school and is a part of the musicals, ski club, and broadcast group. In her free time she likes to hang out at Hershey Park and ride roller coasters! She says she likes working at Paulus Orchards because the staff are great people to work with and they are really helpful when the milkshake machine decides to explode on you! Thankfully this is not an every day thing! :)

Cynthia Huth, Farm Educator:
Cynthia joined us in the fall of 2015.

Mikayla Ickes, Farm Store Cashier, Produce Display, & Kitchen Assistant:
Mikayla joined us in 2015.

Jim Ingraham, Corn Cop and Tractor Driver:
Jim has helped us for 2 years at the farm.  You may run into him in the corn maze or he may be driving the tractor for our fall wagon rides. He was a super addition to the farm.  We’re excited to have him on our team.

Nicole Jaquette, Farm Store Cashier, Produce Display, & Kitchen Assistant:
Nicole joined us in 2015.

Amber Johnston, Kitchen Assistant:
Amber joined us in 2016.

Jaron Jordan, Farm Assistant:
Jaron joined us in 2016.

Rebecca Keefer, Maze and U-Pick Cashier:
Rebecca joined us in 2016.

Hannah Kowlaski, Farm Store Cashier:
Hannah joined us in 2016.

Scott Leitholf, Corn Maze and PlayLand Assistant:
Scott joined us in 2015.

Lauren Lindoerfer, Farm Store Cashier & Produce Display:
Lauren joined us in 2016.

Lisa Litsinger, Kitchen Assistant:
Lisa started with us in the fall of 2014. She loves making the delicious kitchen treats including our famous donuts! She’s been a great help. Lisa also loves to read, go to church, and homeschool her 5 children. Her favorite foods at the farm are peaches and pumpkin roll!

Annie Long, Kitchen Assistant:
Annie joined us in 2016.

Emma Long, Farm Store Cashier & Kitchen Assistant:
Emma joined us in 2015.

Kate McCracken, Kitchen Assistant:
Kate joined us in 2016.

Makenna McGill, Farm Store Cashier, Produce Display, & Kitchen Assistant:
Makenna joined us in 2015.

Lucy Micsky, Farm Stand Cashier & Produce Display:
Lucy works in the store on weekdays while her children are in school. She is very friendly and loves talking with our customers. Lucy is also very creative and makes very nice displays for us. Her favorite item in the store is the “Norpro Saucemaster, hands down!”  Her favorite apples are Zestar, Jonagold, and Pink Lady. We asked her what attracted her to the farm and she said, “the scheduling was flexibile….and I really enjoy working with our customers in a busy, beautiful setting.”

Carla Miller, U-Pick Cashier and Greeter for School Tours:
Carla started helping us with our school tours in 2010.  She loves kids and is a great help.  She has also helped us with our u-pick berries.  We’re happy to have her as part of our team.  Carla is Gene’s wife.

Gene Miller, Carpenter Extraordinaire…and a long list of other jobs!:
Gene helps Dan in all aspects of the farm.  Gene is an excellent carpenter, he helps us sort fruit, fixes just about anything, and basically helps us keep up with the farm!  He built all of the wooden benches around the farm, all of our shelving in the store and in the sheds, the shoe holder by the jumping pillow and worked on many of the other entertainment activities. He also added the nice windows to our observational bee hive.

Shannon Molloy, Farm Educator:
Shannon joined us in 2015.

Alisea Munshower, Corn Maze and PlayLand Assistant:
Alisea joined us in 2016.

Al Myers, Farm Educator:
This will be Al’s seventh year with us.  Al is a retired teacher and does a wonderful job teaching the many children that come to visit our orchard in the fall.  Al also helps us with some of the children’s activities in the summer as well as helping with the u-pick berries.  We’re so happy Al has joined our teaching staff!

Emily Nissley, Produce Display:
Emily joined us in 2016.

Maizie Ober, Farm Store Cashier & Produce Display:
Maizie joined us in 2016.

Jessica Paulus, Farm Stand Cashier:
Jessica is Karen and Dan’s youngest daughter.  You will find her keeping the store stocked or running the cash register.

Lauren Paulus, Entertainment Help:
Lauren is Karen and Dan’s oldest daughter.  Lauren is a super face painter so anytime there is a festival you will find her ready to work.  She also helps us sort lots and lots of peaches.

Matt Paulus, Kitchen Assistant, Cow Train Driver:
Matt is Karen and Dan’s son.  He is a graduate of Northern and in his “spare time” he helps out in a variety of ways with his favorite jobs being kitchen assistant (although he likes to eat a lot so sometimes we try to keep him out of the kitchen!) as well as corn cop and cow train driver.  He does a super job with kids and he really enjoys driving the cow train the most.

Brylee Rine, Kitchen Assistant:
Brylee joined us in 2016.

Matt Ritts, Kettle Corn Maker and Corn Maze & PlayLand Assistant:
Matt is a recent graduate of Shippensburg University with a degree in biology. He joined our team in 2016.

Hope Rupp, Kitchen Assistant:
Hope joined us in 2015.

Acacia Sachs, Farm Store Cashier & Produce Display:
Acacia joined us in 2016.

Lydia Saurman, Farm Store Cashier & Produce Display:
Lydia joined us in 2016.

Nancy Scheffey, Pumpkin Seller Extraordinaire:
Nancy is Karen’s mom.  Nancy has been working at the orchard for many years…probably as long as we’ve had a pumpkin patch!  She works in September and October.  Her favorite thing to do at the farm is sell u-pick pumpkins.  She and her husband live in Delaware, so she drives a long way to come and help!  We enjoy having her with us and it’s really nice for our kids to see their Grandma so often.

Elijah Schreiber, Kitchen Assistant:
Elijah joined us in 2016.

Erin Seltzer, Kitchen Assistant:
Erin joined us in 2015.

Nicole Shank, Farm Stand Cashier:
Nicole joined our team in 2013 as a corn cop. She now spends most of her time as a farm stand cashier although she can jump in the kitchen, help in the corn maze, and also helps Karen with paperwork and filing.  She’s exceptionally outgoing and personable and looks forward to helping our customers. Nicole enjoys writing fiction stories, reading, and volunteering at Grace House in Harrisburg. Her favorite farm treats are blueberries and watermelon. Nicole’s favorite part about working at the orchard is “the positive, family friendly environment.”

Morgan Starliper, Kitchen Assistant:
Morgan joined us in 2016.

Hannah Starner, Kitchen Assistant:
Hannah joined us in 2016.

Sarah Tepsic, Farm Educator:
Sarah joined us in 2016.

Shelley Waring, Farm Educator:
Shelley joined us in 2015.

Skylar Wetherbee, Produce Display:
Skylar joined us in 2016.

Maitland Witmer, Corn Maze and PlayLand Assistant:
Maitland joined us in 2016.