OUR DMF FAMILY

OUR
FOUNDERS

 

IMMERSED IN THEIR WORK

Dan Beaudoin

Fred Fry

Mike Beaudoin

Our
Owners

Owner . CEO

Dan
Beaudoin

Son of cofounder, Dan Beaudoin, Dan Jr has done nearly every job in the company…even the unpleasant ones. He studied Production Operation Management at THEE Central Michigan University, with responsibilities including customer relations, forecasting, sales analysis, planning, product development and much more. Happily married, Dan is father of four, and enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, boating and for some unknown reason Detroit Lions Football Games.

Owner . CFO

Chris
Fry

The son of original co-founder Fred Fry, Chris started working at DMF Bait part time in 1993. Chris became full time after he graduated from Michigan State University in 2001 with a degree in General Business. Chris is the main nightcrawler buyer along with accounts payable and insurance liaison. Chris is happily married with two boys and a girl. Chris enjoys activities such as paddle boarding, boating, fishing, softball, attending sporting events such as watching the best football team in the state play (Michigan State), and traveling to northern Michigan.

Owner . President

Mary
Smith

Sister of original cofounders Dan and Mike Beaudoin, Mary has been an integral part of DMF’s success during her long tenure with the company. Her oldest son, Nolan, is also a valued member of DMF’s staff.

 

Mary’s hobbies include boating, travel, exercising, and spending time with family and friends.

OUR OFFICE STAFF

Operations/Inventory Manager

Nolan
Smith

Nolan has been working his summers at DMF Bait since age 14. After Graduating from THEE Central Michigan University, Nolan Immediately begin his career with DMF Bait. His responsibilities have grown into forecasting and purchasing all packing and shop materials. He monitors the day to day operations as well as dictates when and how to ship customer orders. Nolan has also been given the role of sales rep and travels for customer shows February through April. When he is not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children.

Sales Manager

Eric
Smith

Eric joined DMF in the fall of 2008 after spending 28 years in the auto industry. He brings a seasoned passion for sales and marketing to the DMF team, and is focused on the continued growth of the company.

 

Eric’s hobbies include boating, golf, snow skiing, and fishing (obviously).

Plant Manager

Frank
Peppers

When Frank joined DMF in 1990, he never realized his High School summer job would turn into his career. After putting himself through college working summers at DMF, Frank joined DMF Full-time in 1996 with a degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. When he is not playing with the worms, Frank enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 daughters, either outdoors, on the soccer field, or traveling.

H.R. Specialist

Caitlin
Gilroy

Caitlin started at DMF in 2007, and is in charge of hiring and managing its rapidly expanding workforce. She enjoys adding to DMFs fun-loving environment and great people. Caitlin graduated from Oakland University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Development and a minor in employment systems and standards. She loves music and heading up to Northern Michigan in the summer.

Corporate Controller

Brian
Scheuring,
CPA

Brian spent 14 years at a middle market accounting firm (five as partner) before bringing his finance and accounting expertise to DMF in 2011. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner, and holds a Business Administration degree from Central Michigan University.

IT Support

Adam
Grudzien

Adam has been tech savvy since his days at Michigan State University. With DMF since 2003, he can usually be found buried in the DMF Bait server room, solving problems. Adam is married with four children, including a set of triplets, and is also a licensed builder, “mainly for the discount at The Home Depot.”

Office Manager & Customer Service

Sherrie
Houston

Joined the DMF Family in September of 2014, after 13 years with the local Credit Union. She has been focused on the Distribution Market, and instrumental in our fastest growing business segment, the convenience and grocery store market. Mother of two caring and wonderful daughters. Loves music, friendships, and hobbies dabbling in scrapbooking & card making.

Accountants Receivable & Customer Service

Sara
Hildebrand

After starting at DMF Bait as a seasonal employee in 2011; Sara soon became a full-time employee in January of 2012. After joining DMF Sara has enjoyed the challenge of sorting out customer related billing questions and concerns. Sara is a big fan of anime, board games and enjoys crossword puzzles. Sara is married to Kyle and they wish to start a family soon.

Customer Service

Denise
Williams

Denise Joined DMF in the spring of 2017. She brings many years of office experience to her customer service representative position. Denise enjoys golfing, travel & fishing with her husband. She also has a real soft spot for animals, especially her dog “Ralphie”.