Meet The Crew

Milk Plant Crew

The Milk Plant Crew is the team responsible for not only bottling the milk, but are also the ones who pasteurize the milk and make the famous, unique, and, indulgent chocolate syrup. 

Bottled daily

On average, the Milk Plant Crew bottles 1400 gallons of milk a day.

Superior Quality

Standing bars above the rest, Hickory Hill Milk retains its natural sweet, rich, creamy texture through low-pasturization.  

Reggie Padgett (2010- Present)

Reggie is known as the Chocolate Master at Hickory Hill Milk and takes immense pride in ensuring each and every batch of chocolate milk is perfect.  

Reggies favorite thing to do at at Hickory Hill Farm is making their famous chocolate milk.   

Jorge Esquivel (2012-Present)

Jorge is in the midst of the bottling operation and ensures the bottling processes goes smoothly and also keeps a keen eye on the filling system.  

Jorge's favorite thing to do at Hickory Hill Farm is to tend on the calves.  

Joel Black (2013- Present)

Joel sets the stage each day to ensure the bottling process gets going on the right foot and every label is perfectly situated on every container. Joel was also the President of South Carolina Jersey Association.  

Joel's favorite thing to do at Hickory Hill Farm is to work in the bottling plant.  

Jason Wise (November 2017- Present)

Jason is one of the newest additions to the crew, but still plays a crucial role in the smooth operation of the bottling process.  Jason makes sure the freshly bottled milk gets to its designated refrigerator and helps load milk on to the delivery truck each day.  

Since Jason is still new to the Dairy, he hasn't had a chance to find a favorite thing, but at the end of the day loves spending time with his family.  

Benjamin Holmes (2009- Present)

Benjamin is the Plant Manager and also the delivery truck driver.  Also known as the Milk man by many, Benjamin, is also an Ambassador for Hickory Hill Milk while out in town.  

Benjamin's favorite thing about his job is knowing with each delivery, he delivers wholesome, rich, and nutritious milk and a smile in every bottle.  

Don Usry (1989-Present)

Don has been with the Hickory Hill Dairy farm the longest.  And with that, Don can easily say he has done it all, although, for now, he mainly focuses on the calves and the farm equipment 

Don along with Watson has played an immense role in the upraising and construction of over 90 percent of the buildings on the farm.

Hoover Martin (1992- Present)

Hoover is another one of the most senior members on the farm.  He is also known as a local legend in milking cows.  Hoover has been milking cows for well over 50 years and now lends his expertise and hands in creating the superior cream line Hickory Hills Farm is known for.

Hoover's favorite thing to do at Hickory Hill Farm is tending to the cows.  

Two men, 16 cows at a time...

Each cow can deliver anywhere from five to seven gallons of milk per session.  

Let's Get Technical...

Jamie Pearson (2009- Present)

Jamie is the Marketing and AgriTourism Specialist and has  received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina but she doesn’t blink an eye when sporting our favorite orange and purple. While most of her work is done behind the scenes such as the marketing and graphics design work; she is also in charge of giving tours of the farm and educating people about our operations.  


Jamie’s favorite thing to do at the farm is being our tour guide and schooling folks on milk. 

Kevin Yeager (Dec 2017-Present)

Kevin was brought into the Moo Crew at the end of last year.  His main tasks include updating and maintaining the website and creating new videos that showcase the farm from a birds-eye view.  He recently graduated with honors with his degree in information systems with a concentration in cyber security management and is now pursuing his MBA.  When he's not at the farm collecting new videos, pictures, or taking notes he's thinking of new and exciting ways to market, showcase, and talk about Hickory Hill Milk  

Kevin's favorite thing to do on the farm is to fly his drone deep within the farm to film the cows. 

"It is possible to give freely and become more wealthy, but those who are stingy will lose everything "              - Proverbs 11:24