Staff

Full-Time

Kari Backes

Manager

kklitzman@wisc.edu

608-265-4039

Kari has been with the Babcock Dairy Store since August 2011.  Prior to that, she graduated from MATC with a degree in Graphic Arts.  Currently, she calls New Glarus, WI home.  Her favorite ice cream flavor is Peanut Butter Madness and she loves Dutch Kase when it comes to cheese.

Tanya Kelsey

Assistant Manager

Tanya is from Odessa, Ukraine, and she has been working at the store for over a year now. She loves our Chocolate Chryst ice cream and our Dutch Kase cheese. And just like many others, her favorite Babcock memory is when Jared got locked in the freezer.

Jared Hanken

Food Service Assistant

Jared is a senior at UW-Madison studying Forestry. Before coming to college, he spent six years building custom furniture! He has been working in the store for 3 years now, and he is a big fan of our Dutch Kase cheese. He also loves our classic strawberry ice cream so much, he managed to get himself locked in the freezer with it!

Student

Lily Brewer

Student Worker

Lily is a freshman here at UW-Madison, and she has been working at Babcock for 5 months! She is studying Finance. Her favorite ice cream is our Bec-key Lime Pie! A fun fact about Lily is that she used to show pigs!

Natalie Roe

Student Worker

Natalie is a freshman at UW-Madison and has worked with us at Babcock for one semester! Natalie is studying Dairy Science here at UW and owns nine Brown Swiss cows and shows them in the summers! Her favorite ice cream is Union Utopia!

Hattie Johnson

Student Worker

Hattie is a freshman at UW-Madison and has worked with us at Babcock for one semester! Hattie is studying Pharmacy here at UW. Her favorite ice cream is Union Utopia, and her favorite Babcock sandwich is the Buckingham! A fun fact about Hattie is that she has watched all 18 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy MULTIPLE times!

Abbey Yang

Student Worker

Abbey is a freshman here at UW-Madison, and she has been working at Babcock for 3 months! She is studying Wildlife Ecology here at UW. Her favorite Babcock sandwich is the Turkey Bacon! A fun fact about Abbey is that she likes to switch up her hair color every month!

Wendy Cruz-Ramirez

Student Worker

Wendy is a freshman here at UW-Madison, and she has been working at Babcock for 4 months! She is studying Animal Science here at UW. Her favorite Babcock ice cream is Orange Custard Chocolate Chip! A fun fact about Wendy is that she has 5 cats!

Xitlalli Ramirez Ponce

Student Worker

Xitlalli is a freshman here at UW-Madison, and she has been working at Babcock for 3 months! She is majoring in Biology. Her favorite Babcock ice cream is Chocolate Peanut Butter! Xitlalli likes to travel and hopes to travel the world in the future!

Rachel Newton

Student Worker

Rachel is a junior here at UW-Madison, and she has been working at Babcock for 4 months! She is studying Genetics and Genomics and also completing a certificate in Environmental Studies. Her favorite Babcock ice cream is Orange Custard Chocolate Chip! A fun fact about Rachel is that Isaac Newton is her 12th great uncle! How crazy?!

Vivian Hark

Student Worker

Vivian is a freshman at UW-Madison and has worked with us at Babcock for one semester! Vivian is majoring in International Studies, Korean and Chinese here at UW. Her favorite ice cream is Chocolate Peanut Butter, and her favorite Babcock entree is the Breakfast Burrito! Outside of Babcock, Vivian loves to travel and hopes to travel the world!

Maria Esser

Student Worker

Maria is a freshman here at UW-Madison, and she has been working at Babcock since September! Her favorite Babcock ice cream is Union Utopia! Maria has wanted to attend UW for as long as she can remember and is excited to be here!