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Kari Backes


Kari has been the manager of the Babcock Dairy Store since August 2011. She currently resides in New Glarus and graduated from MATC with a degree in graphic arts. Her favorite flavor of ice cream is Peanut Butter Madness and she loves our Dutch Kase cheese.

Caroline Crowley

Communications Specialist

Caroline is from Madison and has been with the Dairy Store since June 2023. She graduated from UW with degrees in journalism and strategic communication. Her favorite ice cream flavor is orange custard chocolate chip, and she loves the Babcock Italian sandwich!

Mike Shanahan

Assistant Manager

Mike has been the Dairy Store's Assistant Manager since January 2023. He has been a chef for over 20 years, and his favorite part of working at Babcock is the energy of our student employees.