Transforming the meat industry through technology

Meet Our Team

Dave Shepard
Standardization, Planning, and Implementation
As owner and founder of Meat Solutions, Inc., Dave’s background knowledge of the retail meat industry reflects more than three decades of service leading market innovation on behalf of the nation’s number one grocery chain. Dave created Meat Solutions, Inc., in 1995 as a response to agency and industry requests for his unique expertise. Today, Dave’s insights into the meat business, its standards, and its consumers drives the company’s mission to provide unrivaled technology solutions to meet ever evolving needs.
Devin Shepard
Marketing and Recruiting Administrator
Since the company's founding in 1995, Devin has supported Meat Solutions’ growth with strategic marketing plans and effective recruitment practices. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in Speech Communication, and a master’s degree in Corporate Training from Colorado Christian University.
Ryan Kroll
Software Developer and IT/Systems Specialist
Ryan joined Meat Solutions, Inc., in 2002, adding his strengths in software development, database management, and application design to the business. Holding two degrees from George Fox University, one in Computer Science and the other in Information Science, Ryan has proven himself to be a significant innovator and contributor to Meat Solutions’ success.
Wally Shepard
Meat Technician and Classification Specialist
Wally joined Meat Solutions, Inc., in 2005, bringing more than thirty years of experience in the meat industry to the team. A graduate of Sunset International Bible Institute of Lubbock, Texas, Wally acquired his extensive trade knowledge serving as Meat Cutter for retailers like Piggly Wiggly, Safeway, Furrs, and Sam’s Club, as well as from fourteen years in the custom meat processing business.
Lori Buderus
Lori began working with Meat Solutions, Inc., in April of 2012. Her career of more than twenty years in accounting and small business management has guided the company toward sustainability and ensured its continued growth.
Jason Hardgrave
Programmer and Web Designer
Jason started working for Meat Solutions, Inc., in 2012, and has applied his skills with technology to help the company develop and maintain responsive industry Web sites. Jason’s eleven-year career in both print design and Web development continues to support the company’s active outreach to its clientele.
Wayne Moore
Marketing and Sales Support
Wayne joined Meat Solutions, Inc., in 2017 with responsibility for customer prospecting and relations management. Following a long career in marketing communications serving high technology data organizations like UNISYS, NCAR, and Alteryx, Wayne is eager to get the Meat Solutions’ story out to Retail Grocers—let us show you how to easily increase your meat department and store profits.
Jake Terpstra
Meat Category Standards Specialist and Data Analyst
Jake started with Meat Solutions, Inc., in November of 2017. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in Mathematics from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and obtained industry knowledge working as a Meat Cutter and Team Leader for five years with Whole Foods Market. Although Jake also served for two years as a data and business analyst for Level 3 Communications, a giant in the telecommunications industry, he is excited to couple his passion for data analytics with his enthusiasm for the meat industry in a new role here at Meat Solutions, Inc.