Jenn began her career journey with us at the Ogallala Subway store. Here is Jenn’s story:
I joined the Wilkinson Companies team in August of 2017 at Subway in Ogallala. I was a full time Sandwich Artist and worked my way up to Assistant Manager. After about two and a half years of being the Assistant Manager, the President of Fat Dogs Travel Centers approached me about the Fat Dogs Store Manager position.
Jim saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself at that moment. My thoughts ran wild in my head. Can I do this? Should I do this? What do they see in me that I don’t see in myself? The confidence that Jim and Nate had in me quickly took precedence over my self-doubts. I took the position knowing that I had a lot to learn, yet I was also comfortable in knowing that I had great people to guide me. Since that day I have never looked back.
Last year, I was awarded a “Store Manager of the Year Award” at our annual meeting. I know this could not have been accomplished without the support and hard work of my store employees. My teammates and I have faced many challenges in this career – including COVID and a complete store remodel. Having lived and learned through those challenges made the award mean so much more. I am grateful for the opportunity that I have been given and am excited about our growth as a company. I can’t wait to see what the future holds. I was hired to make sandwiches and 4 years later look where I am!