Stinker-Emmett #76 located at 317 S Washington in Emmett has a great group of ladies; Manager Stephanie Van Meter, 7 ½ years, Asst. Manager Sandy Smith, 2 years, Kristina Angelo, 1 year 4 months, Darla Wintermote 4 months and Samantha Welch, 3 weeks. These ladies have a lot in common. They were all born in Idaho and live in or around Emmett except for Steph, who was born in Council Bluff, Iowa and recently bought a home in Caldwell. They all love their animals: Steph has a cat named Casper and raised pigs for 20 years before moving to Idaho; Sandy has a dog named Jackass; Kristina has a dog named Lowla and a cat named Tom; Darla has 3 horses, a flock of sheep, a turtle, a rabbit, 4 cats and 2 Border Collies; Samantha has a cat named Mavis. Some are musical: Steph played the violin until 9th grade; Kristina plays the piano, cello, violin and sings; Darla played the trumpet. Three are moms and grandmas: Stephanie has 4 children and 3 grandchildren; Chanel 4 ½, Asher 2 ½ and Everett 6 months; Sandy has 1 son and 1 granddaughter; Darla has 4 kids; Kristina and Samantha have no children at this time. Stephanie and Samantha are both married; Stephanie for 7 ½ years, that’s what brought her to Idaho and Samantha was married on 10/10/13 and is the newlywed of the bunch. She moved in with her new husband after 2 weeks of dating and they have been together ever since. The other ladies are in long term relationships with their boyfriends; Sandy for 15 years, Kristina for 6 years and Darla for 13 years. Besides being great at their jobs they also have a variety of other talents and interests. Stephanie who grew up in Omaha, NE and studied Electronic Technology at SE Community College in Lincoln, NE enjoys gardening, puzzle art, treasure hunting with her metal detector and would someday love to live in the mountains when she retires. Stephanie has also volunteered for many events with Stinker; Rake Up Boise every year, Meridian Speedway many times, and will cover any and all events if needed. She said, “I love that I form a bond with my customers and working for Stinker has been wonderful. People are interesting. Take a few moments to get to know your customers and try to enjoy your job.” Sandy was born in St. Maries and grew up in Plummer, Idaho. She was a cosmetologist for 20 years and lived in McKenzie River, Oregon for 15 years before moving back to Idaho. She said, “Love our customers and I work with wonderful people.” Kristina grew up in Emmett and attended Emmett High School, Black Canyon High School and the College of Western Idaho-CWI in Nampa. She would someday like to go to law school. She enjoys singing, writing and reading. She hopes to travel in the future and loves the ocean. Kristina is a Shift Leader and said, “I love everything about my job. I am always learning something new every day. I love the people and my amazing Stinker TEAM!” Her advice, “Stick with it. There are great opportunities within Stinker. They are an amazing company to work for.” Darla was also raised in Emmett but lived in Sun Valley for 10 years where she attended Wood River High School in nearby Hailey. She currently lives just outside Emmett on a farm which explains how she has room for all her beloved animals. “My family and I love the outdoors anywhere from horseback riding and gardening to hunting, fishing and camping.” One of her many talents and favorite is photography. “I love to photograph our great outdoors with our beautiful wildlife here in our great state.” Someday she hopes to become good enough to have her pictures published in National Geographic. Darla is the Gem County 4-H Leader in photography, sheep and soon leadership. Samantha is the newbie on the block. She was born in Mountain Home and raised in Meridian. She attended Eagle High School and CWI in Nampa. Here interests are reading, gaming and Pinterest. She hopes to someday get her degree. Well that’s the Emmett Stinker Crew so now that you know their names and little about them go by and say hi to these friendly country girls!