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Gammill employs individuals at our West Plains and Columbia, Missouri, locations. Here are the team members you will work with when contacting our company.

Management Team

Michelle Weaver – General Manager
Michelle joined Gammill in 2014. She brings an entrepreneurial background with experience in the sewing industry and in education. She and her husband Andrew have been happily married for 17 years. In her spare time she enjoys nature, stargazing, long scenic drives and playing goalie for her hockey team.

Jennifer Smith – Operations Manager
Jennifer joined Gammill in January 2014. She brings a strong marketing and sales background to Gammill. Jennifer received a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix with an emphasis in marketing and management. She and her husband Greg have been married since January 1992 and have three children, Ashley, Tayler, and Isaac. Jennifer served as an Ambassador for the Greater West Plains Area Chamber of Commerce and as the Heart of the Ozarks United Way Board President.

Rob Webb – Quality Assurance Department

Eric Smith – Tech Support Manager
Eric joined the Gammill family in February 2018. He began in table assembly and currently brings several years of experience in an emergency call center to his role as tech support manager. Originally hailing from Illinois, he has lived in West Plains since 1992 and considers Missouri his true home. Eric and his wife, Melanie, have three sons and two dogs at home. When not at Gammill, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids watching movies, playing video games, board games, and disc golf.

Lana Adams – Office Supervisor
Lana joined Gammill in September of 2013.  She processes and ships all parts and supplies.  Lana is married and has 2 children, Braxton and Kynsley.  Lana enjoys spending time with her children and family.

Kenny Collins – Electrical Supervisor
Kenny joined Gammill in March of 2009.  However, he has wired hand-guided quilting machines since 1999, when the wiring was previously subcontracted to KC Shops. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren. He has been married for 35 years and has two daughters.

Matt Sherman – Engineering Manager
Matt is the author of CreativeStudio, a Computer-Aided Drafting Manufacturing Application that is used worldwide. He is an artistic programmer who has a great interest in robotics and in helping others become more creative. His development of CreativeStudio from the ground up has been an exciting project that continues to this day and into the future. Merging Technology with Creativity is what Matt is good at. His goal is to make a robotic control interface that is as easy to use as a paintbrush is for an artist. Matt has been with Gammill since March 2005.

Kent Adams – Warehouse Manager
Kent joined Gammill in March 2011. He began with table assembly and worked in various parts of the warehouse including sewing off machines and technical support prior to becoming Warehouse Manager. He and his wife, Lana, have two children. He enjoys hunting, fishing, outdoor activities, and spending time with friends and family.

Mary Foley – Production Manager
Mary has been employed with Gammill at the Statler facility since July 2011, but her association with the company goes back to day one as she is the daughter of Paul and Mildred Statler. Her duties at Statler include building cables, producing videos, inventory, shipping, quality testing, and all-around keeping everything organized. She grew up in Columbia, Missouri. She and her husband, Tim, were married on Nov. 5, 1988, and have six children. Her hobbies include video work, creating music either playing live or producing tracks on the computer, singing, and loves being involved with the local theater.

Shandi Brinkman – Education Manager
Shandi joined Gammill in March 2015. She has 20 years of Marketing, Public Relations, and Media experience. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Administration and Communications from Missouri State University. She and her husband, Allen, have one son, Jonah, and a daughter, Marat. In her free time, she enjoys long-distance running.

Karl Berky – Service Manager

Karl joined the Gammill team in 2021.

Customer Service and Support Team

Amanda Johnston – Customer Service
Amanda joined Gammill in 2020. She is a lifelong Missouri resident. When not working she loves to spend time at home with her family, and spend time outdoors fishing, hiking, and woodworking. She and her husband, Trenton, have four children and three dogs.

Krystal Rowlett – Customer Service
Krystal joined the customer service team in February of 2022. She relocated to West Plains from Georgia/South Carolina in 2008. Her and her husband have been married for over 11 years now, and enjoy spending time with their dogs and going on nature adventures.

Chris Caldwell – Tech Support
Chris joined Gammill in September 2000. He began in production at the warehouse and helping setup at customer deliveries. In 2008 he moved to shipping clerk at the warehouse, taking care of the shipping orders to dealers and receiving products from vendors. In May 2020 he moved to the tech support department, helping customers and dealers diagnose issues they come across. Chris’s father (Mike) also worked at Gammill for nearly 40 years. In 2014, Chris earned a degree in Audio Engineering and Music production. Chris and his wife, Marietta, (who also works at Gammill) have been married since 2010 and have one dog Nikki and one cat Scooter. In his spare time he enjoys playing and recording music, tinkering with computers, and spending time with family and friends.

Bobby Ware – Tech Support
Bobby Joined Gammill in 2019, starting out in the warehouse and is now a member of the Tech Support team. He and his wife and son have lived in Missouri since 2008, when they relocated from South Mississippi. Bobby enjoys spending time with his family, and doing coaching for Special Olympics.

Jayden Wiley– Tech Support

Jayden joined Gammill in June of 2021. He is happily married to his wife Abby since 2019. He is a student at Missouri State University attaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. His hobbies include competitive weight lifting and bowling.

Danny Marshall – Tech Support
Danny joined Gammill in June of 2021. Previous to joining the Tech Support team at Gammill he was a Medical Equipment Technician for 17 years. He and his wife Pam have been happily married for 39 years. He loves spending time with his kids and grandkids, playing music and worshipping with his Church family at Endurance Church in West Plains.


Bart Spurling – Research & Development Specialist

Bart joined the company in January 2005.  He and his wife have been blessed with five children, triplet boys, and twin boy and girl. He has always been interested in technology – agricultural, mechanical, and electronic. Bart resides in Fulton, Missouri and grows vegetables for the farmers market with his wife and children, and tries to satisfy his technological curiosity with Raspberry Pi projects.

Paul & Mildred Statler – Creators of Statler by Gammill
A life-long inventor, Paul owned his own electronics business at the age of 15, mastered multiple electronic equipment during four years in the Air Force, and worked 26 more years with the VA in biomedical technology. After retiring, Paul began a new career when he built the first Statler Stitcher for his wife, Mildred, in 1990 and they began production quilting. Paul continued improving the system and the first machine with Statler Stitcher technology was sold in 1994. To this day, Paul and Mildred continue to build and improve the Statler by Gammill.  In addition, Paul loves to share his talents and knowledge, providing training and guidance to Statler users and instructors.

Andrew Weaver – Machine Whisperer 
Andrew first started servicing machines for customers at age eleven. In the past 30+ years, he has serviced thousands of sewing machines of all makes and models. Andrew serviced a Gammill machine for the first time around 1990 and fell in love at first sight with the machine. He spent six years as a Gammill dealer prior to coming to Gammill, Inc full-time in 2018.

Andy Hemphill – Engineering Technician & Support
Andy has worked in technical support roles in the industry for the past six years. In his spare time he enjoys working with mechanical and electronic devices, computers, and reading.

Rachael Sherman – Mechanical Engineer & Web Developer
Rachael started at Gammill in the Summer of 2018 as an intern while completing her Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science at Mizzou. Since May of 2020, she works as a mechanical engineer and web developer with the team to develop new product ideas from sketch to production and to bring new features to PatternCloud. She enjoys 3D modeling and 3D printing and her hobbies include playing piano, painting tabletop miniatures, reading, and playing video games and tabletop games with friends.


Ashley Smith – Marketing Assistant
Ashley joined Gammill in March 2020 as Marketing Assistant. She is currently working towards her degree in graphic design. While not at work, Ashley serves on the worship team, in kids and youth ministries, and runs a foster care ministry at Endurance Church. In her free time, she enjoys making music, painting, and binge-watching TV shows.

Marietta Caldwell – Marketing Assistant

She and her husband, Chris, have been married since 2010. When not working, she enjoys music, nature, photography, and anything else creative. Her family can attest that she has involved them in a variety of interesting Pinterest-induced activities.


Production and Warehouse Team

Angela Ruebling-  Production
Angela has worked for Gammill since 2005. She builds head parts and Retro kits at the Statler production facility. She lives on a farm in Central Missouri. She loves to produce a high-quality product and take pride in her work. She enjoys reading, gardening, and movies.

Brandon Collins – Electrical Shop

Richard Wood – Machine Technician
Richard joined Gammill in October 2009. He spent 20 years serving our nation. Richard enjoys hunting, fishing and traveling. He has been married for 31 years to his best friend and has three daughters and grandchildren.

Kyle Mings – Electric Shop
Kyle joined Gammill in November 2007. He began with table assembly and has worked in various parts of the warehouse. He now works in the electrical shop. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

James Lockerby – Driver

Al Hargis – Production
After serving as a direct contractor for a period of time, Al became a full-time employee at Statler in 2003. He married in 1973 and taught high school for 34 years, all but two of those years were at Hickman in Columbia, Missouri. Hobbies include reading, electronics, and amateur radio; call sign WD0AFE.

Bonnie Phillips – Production

Daniel Johnson – Production 
Daniel joined Gammill in early 2020. He grew up in West Plains, Missouri, and has lived there most of his life. He is married with four children, three girls, and a boy. He and his wife spend most of their free time at their children’s events. He also enjoys working on crafting small woodwork pieces and restoration projects.

Garrett Lawrence – Small Parts & Shipping
Garrett joined the Gammill team in July of 2021.

Richard Peeler 
Richard joined the Gammill team in 2021.

Raymond Homan 
Raymond joined the Gammill team in 2021.


Education Team

Sharon Blackmore – Educator
Sharon and her husband are both full time quilters. They have three children and four fur-babies. Outside of quilting she her hobbies are diamond painting and Color Me Mine dates with her girls. Her favorite pieces to paint are owls and skulls.

Eva Birch – Educator
Eva is married with three children and eight grandchildren. She loves spending her time with her family. Her favorite thing to do in the summer is to spend her time at the ballfields cheering on her grandchildren. She loves to travel, experience new places, and meet new people.

Karen Marchetti – Educator
Karen has been married to her husband Joe for 30 years, together they have a son and three fur-babies, she has a favorite, but will never tell who. She loves family time and fishing in fresh and saltwater. She is a prolific doodler, ambidextrous and extreme attention deficit, which all aid her in quilt artistry.

Christine Perrigo – Educator
Christine is a native of Colorado, where she lives with her daughter and husband of sixteen years. Before quilting she worked for a computer company which helped with tech savvy modern quilting. She loves reading and Sci-Fi Movies, her favorite is Star Wars and watching her daughter swim on the swim team.

Page Johnson – Educator
Page lives in Minnesota with her husband and near her large family. She loves family get togethers and playing cards with the whole group. Her grandma always said, “boredom is the sign of a simple mind” so she always stays busy. Her favorite thing to stay busy with is quilting and that is why she has five Gammill machines.

Jodi Robinson – Educator
Jodi lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and crazy dog Otis. She has a son who lives in Denver and she loves to travel to Colorado as much as she can to visit him. While she is there she loves to explore the mountains and the area that Colorado has to offer. In her spare time at home, she enjoys riding her ATV out in the woods.

Georgia Stull – Educator
Georgia has been married to her high school sweetheart for 45 years. Together they have four sons and six grandchildren. She loves to cook, and has a recipe for Red Velvet Cake that is better than anything you can buy. With her love of cooking, she won the Betty Crocker contest for, Future Family Leader of Tomorrow with her Stromboli recipe. Her family is of the most importance to her, as well as her Faith. She enjoys seeing her granddaughter follow in her footsteps, winning ribbons for quilting and looks forward to traveling and being closer to her other grandchildren.