Born and raised in Caledonia and went to South Christian High school. Grandson of Bruce Osterhavenfounder of Superior Foods, Son of Keith and Lori Osterhaven founders of Big O’Smokehouse. Full time in the Smokehouse since graduating in 2001.
Grandson of Bruce Osterhavenfounder of Superior Foods, Son of Keith and Lori Osterhaven – founders of Big O’Smokehouse. Born and raised in Caledonia and went to South Christian High school graduating in 2006. Completed a Bachelor of Accounting degree at Cornerstone University in 2010 and went on to gain accounting experience in manufacturing at a local saw mill. Kurt has also worked in various construction trades throughout his years, preparing him to be versatile to business needs from purchasing and watching numbers to turning wrenches to keep the smokehouse operation running like a well oiled machine.
Born in Grand Rapids, MI and growing up in Cutlerville, Dan graduated from South Christian High School. He has worked in several different fields including the construction trade, electrician, and computer networking. Dan found a knack for sales over 10 years ago and it has taken him all over the country. He is currently in charge of all of our independent partners and growing Big O’s relationship with current customers and working to gain additional partners throughout the State. During the last four years he has been working with Bruce and Kurt to improve and grow our wholesale side of the business.
Head of Operations
Born and raised in Caledonia and graduated from South Christian High School. Mitch started working for Big O’Smokehouse part time early on in high school, took a full time position here after graduating, and has been part of this team ever since. He now works as GM of production/operations.
Food Safety Manager
Julie grew up in the Chicago area, moved to Grand Rapids in 2011 for college, and has lived in the area ever since. She’s been working at Big O’Smokehouse since 2017, and currently manages their food safety programs.
Planning & Systems Manager
Seth grew up in Holland, Michigan and graduated from Holland Christian High School in 2000. He attended Calvin College where he met his wife. They married in 2004 and graduated from Calvin in 2005. They live in the Caledonia area and have three children who are currently home-schooled. Seth began working with Big O’ in August 2016. He started as the Market Manager, but enjoyed learning all areas of the Smokehouse. As technology became a grander part of the daily routines here, Seth slowly worked into his role now as Planning & Systems Manager.
Growing up in Dorr, Michigan and moving to the Caledonia area in 1990, Amanda graduated from Plymouth Christian High School in 1999. Her and her husband were married in 2000 and were blessed with four daughters. She was fortunate enough to be a stay at home mom for 17 years. In early 2018, Amanda joined the Big O’ family part time. Amanda is in charge of accounts payable and receivable, Human Resources, and a smattering of other duties that get sent her way.
Brittany was born and raised in Bullhead City, Arizona and moved to Michigan one year ago in August to be closer to family. Her boyfriend went to school with Kurt and worked part time for Big O’ while still in high school. He introduced her back in April and she started working a couple weeks later as their Market Manager. Brittany is in charge of keeping our little market maintained and well stocked with a variety of products.