Smoked Snacks For Fundraising!

Contact

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm eastern standard time


General Info, Questions, to place an order - 1(800)277-8989
Local - (352) 237-5232
Fax - (352) 237-5620
We do not have a computerized phone system! You will get right through to a HUMAN!


Physical Address
5750 SW 1st Lane
Ocala, FL 34474



Meet The Team

Leah Thomas
Office Manager

Leah was born and raised in Florida. She grew up on a farm with her mom and sister. Her favorite memory growing up is learning to drive the 1972 Chevy farm truck with her grandfather to feed all the critters. Now, with her little family, she loves to take in all of Florida’s wonderful sites! You can find her at many trade shows and conferences at the Country Meats booth ready to have you try a free sample. When you call Country Meats, she will be there to quickly answer your call with a friendly voice!

  • Customer Service
  • Office Manager
  • Information Technology
Ashlee Kaufold
Human Resources

Ashlee was born and raised right here in Ocala, Florida. She grew up being the youngest of seven siblings. Ashlee has her Associates in Arts Degree and currently attending the College of Central Florida obtaining her Bachelors in Business and Organizational Management. She is also certified as a Business Specialist and in Business Operations. When she is not working, you can find her spending time with her husband and daughter anywhere there is sunshine. Ashlee attends conferences all over the USA and would love to meet you!

  • Customer Service
  • Human Resources
Suzie Kowtko
Customer Service

Originally from New Jersey, Suzie moved to Ocala, Florida over 12 years ago with her high-school sweetheart husband, Tom, and now they call Ocala home. She enjoys nothing more than spending time with her two amazing children, working on her home with her husband as self-proclaimed DIY experts, and exploring what Florida has to offer. Suzie looks forward to meeting many of you at upcoming shows!

  • Customer Service
  • Accounts Receivable
Melissa Geatches
Customer Service

Born in North Miami Beach, FL, she enjoys the Florida sun and heat. She is married to Jeremy Geatches and has two children that she adores. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys biking the Florida Greenway, kayaking, and fishing. Melissa is part of the customer service team assisting customers, going to shows, and coming up with new and exciting ways to reach those in need of fundraising.

  • Customer Service
  • Scout Patch Program
Jeremy Geatches
Vice President / Owner

Country Meats was founded in 1978 and the next year he was born on the 15 acre farm. Neighbors tell stories how his fathers pigs would leave the farm and end up in the neighborhood eating their landscaping and he would tag along with his diaper full and half off. The family has always had boats and he has always loved going fishing with Arron, his dad and mom but never Paul - he is bad luck - boats always break when he is on them. Technology and its implementation are his biggest asset to the company. He loves his wife and kids and look forward to them and his brothers kids working in the family business one day. He loves to meet and talk to folks at all of the conferences.

  • Owner
  • Technology
  • Taste Engineer
Arron Geatches
Senior Vice President / Owner

Arron is the 3rd born of 4 children. He has traveled the USA by, car, air plane, train and motorcycle. He loves people. He has 2 wonderful boys and a beautiful wife. He earned the title “Biggest Baby Born in Collier County Florida” in 1973 - 12 lbs 2 oz! If you travel to any of your groups conferences, chances are you’ll meet Arron and he will make you laugh.

  • Owner
  • Flavor Development
Sean Scenna
Assistant General Manager

Sean has lived in Florida for 26 years, formerly from Connecticut, and still follows his beloved baseball team the "New York Yankees". Sean has been working for Country Meats for 10 years. He is self proclaimed ‘’The Master’’ at shipping out cases. Our record day was 1012 cases!. He has two sons and enjoys swimming and bowling. Sean was employee of the year in 2010.

  • Management
  • Production
Gillie Mott
General Manager / Chef

Gillie is the oldest of 3 brothers and is originally from Miami, FL. He has 3 wonderful boys and a awesome wife. He came to Country Meats in 2007 after nearly 18 years of service with Publix Supermarkets which included several years in management. Not only has he known the Geatches family since 1985, but he went to school with several of the owners. He takes extreme pride in his daily duties and believes Customer Satisfaction is #1. Gillie is responsible for cooking every snack stick that comes from Country Meats. Gillie was employee of the year in 2009 and 2012.

  • Management
  • Chef
  • Quality Control
Patty Geatches
CFO

Patty, with her husband of 27 years Paul, have a precious daughter. Patty is all about the details and handles some of the most important aspects of running a fast growing business. She takes care of accounts, payroll and strategic cash flow planning for all corporate operations. She loves to swim and shoot photography in her spare time.

  • CFO
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Payable