President and COO
What he does at Stinker:Nate is our Head Skunk wrangler and overall daily ringleader. A skunk after our own heart, Nate has an extensive background in the c-store industry as well as an MBA from the University of Utah which has helped him set the overall vision for our company. He is a master at wrangling the Leadership team to ensure we get where we are going... I'm pretty sure he must have a secret background as a cat herder. One of the calmest personalities, you have to watch out for his sense of humor and his ability to dead pan jokes.
Crazy Fun Fact:His idea of fun is running in ultra marathons.
Favorite thing about Stinker:'My favorite thing about Stinker is our People. We have some of the most loyal, creative, smart and fun people. I get excited every day because I get to work with them!’
Favorite Quote:“Great things never come from comfort zones.” - Unknown
Chief Financial Officer
What he does at Stinker:Joining the Skunk Den in 2023, Dave is the numbers guy at Stinker. Leading our Finance and Compliance teams, Dave likes to remind us that Finance can be fun while partnering with Operations and the business to make sure we make, spend and save our money appropriately. A licensed CPA, Dave is probably the only person on the Leadership Team that balances his check book still, but has a great ability to strategically vision and position us for our ongoing growth at Stinker.
Crazy fun fact:His first concert was MC Hammer at the Pavillion in Boise.
Favorite thing about Stinker:‘The snacks – duh!’
Favorite quote:“I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
Director of Human Resources
What she does at Stinker:Lesley is our Top People Partner, Chief Fun Organizer, Training Guru and overall Stinker Culture Champion... with other duties as assigned. She holds an M.S. from Boise State University in Organizational Performance & Workplace Learning as well as an M.S. Cert. in Workplace Performance Improvement. An Idaho native, Lesley loves being able to help our Stinkers. Learning & Development is her passion, and she is focused on building exciting new programs to help our team members learn new skills and reach their goals.
Crazy Fun Fact:She got her pilot’s license at 16 years old. Lesley grew up Hot Air Ballooning and her family has always been a part of community events like the Boise River Festival and the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic.
Favorite thing about Stinker:‘I love being a part of a company that truly puts the people first. Working here is like being a part of a family where you know that everyone has your back and we’re all working towards the same goals. Also… the slushies in the breakroom don’t suck ;)’
Favorite Quote:She has two because apparently it’s too hard to pick just one! “Wisdom begins in wonder” – Socrates and “A ship in the harbor is safe… but that is not what ships are built for.” – J.A. Shedd
Director of Marketing
What he does at Stinker:Billy does pretty much all the things. From leading our marketing, merchandising, pricing and category management teams, owning our Pete’s Eats program and ensuring we have all the right posts in all the right places on social media. He also keeps the break room stocked with all the treats which is honestly what we love most about him! Billy was recognized as a future leader in convenience by Convenience Store News in 2022.
Crazy Fun Fact:His 15 minutes of fame are that he once appeared in a Geico commercial with the Cave Man and Pop-Punk band Paramore.
Favorite thing about Stinker:'The sense of family and a constant desire for continuous improvement.'
Favorite Quote:"If you're working hard at the wrong things, you're getting better at getting worse." - Tom Brady
Director of IT
What he does at Stinker:Cory keeps the rest of the team in business when we inevitably break whatever awesome technology that he and his team has given us! He’s always pushing out the latest and greatest tools and equipment to our stores, makes sure it all works like it’s supposed to and works overtime to ensure we keep everything up and running.
Crazy Fun Fact:He’s in his happy place when he’s sitting on the beach or going full throttle… nothing in between.
Favorite thing about Stinker:‘I love that Stinker never stops changing, constantly growing the business and its people.’
Favorite Quote:“A bend in the road isn’t the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn.” – Helen Keller
Regional Director of Operations
What he does at Stinker:Jeff has a background in the C-Store world and is responsible for all Operations in our Idaho Market. Overseeing our 6 Idaho Districts, Jeff is an Idaho transplant and has enjoyed seeing all that Idaho has to offer. One of the newer members of the Leadership team, we enjoy being able to volunteer Jeff for extra project stuff we've had on our to-do lists.
Crazy Fun Fact:He is slightly obsessed with Star Wars and has 10 pairs of themed socks. His favorite pair feature an argyle pattern with Darth Vader.
Favorite thing about Stinker:“Hands down, the people. What an amazing group of folks!”
Favorite Quote:“Remember who you are and what you represent” – Raymond Pidlypchak (his grandfather)
Regional Director of Operations
What he does at Stinker:A long time skunk, Jerry oversees our Operations in both our Colorado and Wyoming markets. Jerry has been instrumental in Stinkers continued growth and expansion into new markets. He is always out and about and not uncommon for most of his meetings to be done from his car.
Crazy Fun Fact:I grew up with a nickname given to me by Grandfather (the king of nicknames). As a baby he called me Gerber due to my resemblance to the Gerber baby of the Gerber Brand. My older brother always mispronounced Gerber, sounding more like Grubby.
Favorite thing about Stinker:“The Teams and the individuals I work with. We have fun, we work hard and we really care about each other’s growth and success. Mindful, thoughtful, Stinkers that have a bit of Moxie!"
Favorite Quote:“If you change the way that you work...you will change the way you think." - Unknown
Director of Fuel
What he does at Stinker:Dan makes sure that we always have fuel in the ground, though I'm pretty sure he'd rather be on the golf course. He has a background in transportation and logistics, having previously owned and operated his own LTL freight company. At Westpoint, he makes sure that Stinker has fuel in the ground to sell to our customers but also is responsible for coordinating millions of gallons to other carriers as well. Most importantly, he makes up 50% of our Dan and Dan leadership Duo.
Crazy Fun Fact:A golf fanatic, Dan once played 81 holes of golf in a single day!
Favorite thing about Stinker:'Absolutely the People'
Favorite Quote:“You always learn a lot more from your losses than you do your wins.”
Director of Arrowrock
Director of Real Estate & Construction