Paul Hasenberg – Produce Manager
After spending the past ten months as the Assistant Store Manager, Paul Hasenberg has moved his expertise to the produce department as the Produce Manager. A Madison native, Paul joined the Fresh Madison Market team with 25 years experience in the grocery store business. He is looking forward to his new role and is hoping to offer his customers and employees the freshest produce with the highest quality possible, helping to make your visit to our store a great experience.
An avid sports fanatic, Paul enjoys playing golf, softball, basketball and bowling. He enjoys spending time with his family, wife Robin and two sons, Alex and Ashton.
Kim Korte – Food Service/Culinary Manager
Kim Korte knew from an early age that she wanted to be involved with food and hospitality, although from the business end, not necessarily in the kitchen. Kim has been with Fresh Madison Market since we opened our door. She served at our customer service manager for a year and a half before she was named our culinary manager. As our culinary manager, Kim oversees the bakery, deli, catering and event planning departments. Kim strives to make every customer of our store feel as if they have had a good shopping experience. She looks at customer service through the eyes of her customers and keeps in mind what she likes and dislikes from her shopping experiences. She carries these beliefs into her management style.
Kim holds a bachelor degree from UW – Stout. She has held various positions in customer service including a pool/golf course bar and restaurant manager at a private country club. Before joining the Fresh Madison Market team, she was a food service director in the corporate dining cafes at two of Madison’s largest corporations.
Kim is a self-confessed “home body.” She likes to entertain and cook at home. When not at work or home, she enjoys walking her dog, perusing Madison’s many farmers’ markets as well as Target and State Street! She also likes to travel and stay in touch with family and friends.
Alex McGinn – Meat/Seafood Manager
Alex McGinn, Fresh Madison Market’s meat and seafood manager, is a Madison native. He grew up on the east side and attended Madison East High School. After high school, he attended MATC and obtained his degree in small business management. He worked full-time while he was in school. His hard work paid off when, at age 20, he purchased his first home.
Alex began his retail career at Jacobson’s Bros. Meat and Deli on Sherman Avenue in Madison. At age 15, he started in the meat department. Just four years later, he was the assistant store manager. After ten years at Jacobson’s Bros. Meat and Deli, Alex began working for Jeff Maurer at Pierce’s Northside Market in Madison as a meat cutter. When Fresh Madison Market came to fruition, Jeff knew his new team could benefit from Alex’s dedication and knowledge.
In his spare time, Alex enjoys playing sports – basketball, volleyball and softball. He collects and loves to play guitars. He likes to spend time with his parents and black Pomeranian dog, Sparx.
Kristie Maurer – Operations Manager
The grocery store business is no stranger to Kristie Maurer. The daughter of store owner, Jeff Maurer, she brings to her position a second-hand knowledge of the grocery store business as well as hands-on business experience. Maurer’s responsibilities include human resources, sales and overseeing the daily operation of the store.
Kristie received her bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, IN and recently completed her M.B.A. from Indiana Wesleyan University. She worked for the State of Indiana as a mediator until three years ago, when she became a Risk Manager for a skilled nursing home company in Indianapolis. One of Kristie’s goals in this newly created position is to use this background to put new systems in place in order to help improve team efficiencies and increase the customer experience.
After years away, the family business called Kristie home. She felt a strong desire to move back to Madison and start a new adventure, ensuring her family-run, locally-owned business will be just that many years from now. Kristie is focused on learning from the Fresh Madison Market team already in place as well as putting the customer first.
Andy Nighbor – Executive Chef
Andy began his culinary career at the American Club in Kohler, WI as a culinary apprentice. After five years there, he left the Midwest for desert sun and sand! He landed an externship at the Fairmont Princess in Scottsdale. It was there that he spent three years honing his skills at the Fairmont’s Four Diamond La Hacienda and Five Diamond Marquesa restaurants. Andy eventually moved back to Madison. He worked at Food Fight Restaurant Group’s El Dorado Grill and Johnny Delmonico’s Steakhouse as a sous chef and kitchen manager.
For a short time, Andy served as our sous chef before being promoted to executive chef. During this time, he was a key member of the team that produced the “Best Entrée” at the Circus of Chefs 2011 Gala. This dish won a coveted “Silver Plate Award.”
Andy’s goal as our executive chef is to continue creating the classic dishes everyone has come to love from Fresh Madison Market. He is also looking forward to experimenting and creating new dishes that offer the consumer a unique, flavorful experience. He credits his background in five star resorts to creating foods that guarantee that a customer is satisfied and happy with their experience and will want to return. He wants our customers to have this same experience!
In his spare time, Andy enjoys downhill skiing, spending time with his family and bicycle riding.
Nicole Clark is the pricing and receiving manager. Nicole started working in the grocery business as ateenager and brings 10 years of experience to Fresh Madison Market, where she’s worked since the store’s opening in December of 2008.
Nicole enjoys meeting new people and trying new products at work. In her free time, she likes to spend time at the dog park, read books and spend time with her sister and nieces.
Mike Shaffner- Dairy/Frozen Food Manager
With the exception of a few years, Mike has been in the grocery business for his entire career. In addition to managing stores, Mike has experience as a retail counselor for two major wholesalers. This experience has allowed Mike to gain some insight on current trends in the business.
Mike is excited about the growth of Fresh Madison Market and looks forward to continued success both professionally and personally.
When he’s not hard at work at the store, Mike’s hobbies include bowling, racquetball and spending lots a summer days on his Harley.
Jack Davis-Deli Manager
Jack Davis is Fresh Madison Market’s Deli Manager. He has been a retail manager for 15 years, and in the food service industry for 25 years.
Jack attended MATC in the Hospitality Management program and did an internship at the Spring Green Restaurant, which is now the Frank Lloyd Wright visitor center. He has many years restaurant experience, and enjoys trying new foods and restaurants.
Jack enjoys family time with his wife, Michelle, three children and four grandchildren. His interests include cooking, camping, trout fishing, woodworking and traveling.
Tracy McKay-Bakery Manager
Tracy McKay is Fresh Madison Market’s Bakery Manager.
She has loved baking since childhood and been professionally baking since 2004. She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Chicago’s Baking and Patisserie program.
In her free time, Tracy enjoys cooking for family and friends, biking, skiing and dining out.