MEET THE HEAD NUTS

JEFF WILLIAMS

Operations

Jeff graduated from the University of Toledo, and during his senior year helped start a Portfolio Management company which traded high net worth individuals’ retirement accounts, and was eventually bought out by his partner.  From there Jeff worked at a consulting Firm, and eventually went to work full time for one of his clients until buying into Bassett Nut Company in 2013.

Aside from his career, Jeff is a dedicated volunteer, who is highly engaged in his community.  Currently Jeff is a Board Member of the University of Toledo Alumni Association, as well as the Treasurer Board Member for iLEAD Spring Meadows Charter School.  In his past he has sat on the Toledo Area Small Business Associations Board and was a Chairman for EPIC Toledo.  In recognition of his career and community involvement ,Jeff was awarded the prestigious Toledo 20 under 40 award.

In his spare time Jeff enjoys boating, and you can usually find him and his family docked at Catawba or on one of the many islands of Lake Erie.

CHARLEY BROWN

Sales

Charley graduated from the University of Toledo with a degree in marketing, and has had a career in business managment, consulting, sales and marketing for over 18 years.  He has been blessed in developing close customer relationships in the healthcare, food, and sports industries.  He prides himself on work ethic, passion, energy, and trust when it comes to earning the business of his valued customers.

Aside from his career, Charley is a family man.  He is married to his soulmate Tiffany, and a proud dad to his children – Samantha, Kason, Allison and Matthew, and loves being with them whenever possible.  They enjoy spending time outdoors with their Goldendoodle Marley, riding bikes, hiking, fishing, playing at the park, and traveling.

Charley is extremely passionate about youth sports.  Currently he coaches on the Bedford Select baseball team, and for the Mule Nation basketball organization.  He is an avid sports fan, with his love for the Maize and Blue and the Detroit Tigers as his favorite teams.

Charley is looking forward to partnering with you to create and customize the perfect food gift for your business, famiily, friends, and whatever else your need may be!

LINDA WHITSON

Production

Linda is a native Toledoan, being born and raised on the west side of town, and has been married for 38 years.  She started at Bassett Nut as seasonal help back in the winter of 1992, and has been with us ever since.

During her years at Bassett Nut, Linda has continued to learn and develop skills useful in our day to day operations.  She is instrumental in every aspect of our projects, from start to finish.

Her attention to detail and artistic eye has given birth to many of our most creative and fun ideas, and she continues to impress with new ways to make food gifts fun.

Her favorite thing to do outside work is watch her grandchildren’s sports and school activities, bowling, golfing, and participating in classic car shows with her and her husband’s vintage 1950’s cars.  If Linda wasn’t at Bassett Nut, she’d be traveling the USA from coast to coast with her husband, in their 1955 Chevy Belair Convertible, soaking up as much fresh air and sunshine as she could.

JOYCE MYERS

Accounting

Born and raised in Toledo, Joyce is a graduate of the University of Toledo with a degree in marketing.  She started her career in retail sales, and then moved into the accounting area.  Joyce has been with the Bassett Nut Company for over 30 years, and heads up our accounting department.

Her involvement in those early days of growing the Bassett Nut brand also included responsibilities in administration, production, purchasing, and sales.

Today, in addition to keeping the company’s books balanced, Joyce continues to use her sales experience in creating creative food gift ideas for her loyal customers, while always trying to maximize their return on investment.

Outside of work, Joyce enjoys reading, especially mysteries and biographies, and golfing.  An avid bowler, she also enjoys participating in tournaments, and has traveled throughout the United States attending them.

A loyal Ohio State Buckeye football fan, her dream vacation is to someday take an Alaskan cruise …. just not during football season!