I would like to publically announce (sad) news for Kissimmee Valley Feed. Our longtime store manager, Russell Johnson, is leaving us. I know, it was a shock to me. This is a life-changing decision for him. He is taking a new position with the University of Central Florida at the new NeoCity Business Incubator and returning to the semiconductor manufacturing industry.
Russell started with Kissimmee Valley Feed on November 28, 2005. His warm personality, attention to detail, trustworthiness, and his analytical mind has helped us grow in tremendous ways. He has guided countless young men and women that have worked for us over the years into capable adults. He has shown an example of what it really means to be a hardworking and dependable employee. Russell has always had a line of customers ready for a hand-shake greeting or children running to the back office for a high five. Even our four-legged friends love to see him! Their tails would wag so much I thought they would fall over. It will not be the same without him.
He surely has left a positive impact on our community, staff members, and our stores as a whole. I want to thank Russell for his dedication and loyalty. It has been an honor to work with him and he will be missed. I thank him for the years of work at Kissimmee Valley Feed!