MEET MILE HI EXPRESS
Get To Know Our Team At Mile Hi Express
President / Owner
I’ve owned Mile Hi Express for almost 10 years. I was in commercial real estate leasing office space in Denver prior to joining Mile Hi Express in 2007. The change has been an exciting time for me and my professional career. What I really like about the transportation business are the people. Everyone is real down to earth and they appreciate the service that we provide. My goal is to continue to expand our customer base while maintaining the excellent service to our existing base of clients. When everything is all said and done, your reputation is all that you have and I fully intend on maintaining that!
Katya Schabacker grew up in Yekaterinburg, Russia. She has a PhD in Sociology and was a Professor at Ural University, which was the 3rd largest University in Russia. She moved to the United States and joined Mile Hi Express in 2013. Recently, Katya has taken on a bigger role with Mile Hi Express as a Managing Partner. She is taking over all marketing and sales as well as helping to manage the direction of the Company. She enjoys working out, photography, traveling and trying new foods! Perhaps her most important task is being a fantastic wife and an extraordinary mother to her and Brit’s two boys Maks and Charlie!
Cindy joined Mile Hi Express in February of 2014 to act as the Company Controller. Her background was in manufacturing and banking! Cindy was new to refrigerated transportation and logistics. When Cindy joined Mile Hi Express, she didn’t know that our intention was to cross train her to unload and load trucks on forklifts and make deliveries in our short trucks! We soon discovered shortly thereafter that it was probably in our best interest to just let her do what she was good at.. which was handle all of the company financials. Cindy isn’t your typical “bean counter”. She has a wonderful demeanor and is always making everyone at Mile Hi Express laugh with her witty sense of humor. If you ever have any questions about A/R or A/P, give her a call.. and if you become delinquent in paying one of your invoices, you can surely expect a phone call from Cindy :).
Dan is our transportation manager. It took almost 2 years to find the right person to handle this position. Dan gets it. He understands the importance of filling pallet spots and making multiple deliveries throughout the day. He has a great relationship with all the receiving managers throughout Colorado which, in this industry, is crucial as you make refrigerated and frozen deliveries throughout the day. He understands how to communicate with our customers and consignees to make the receiving, storing and redelivering process go as smoothly as possible.
We we’re fortunate to have found Willie Williams as our Warehouse Manager. He started with Mile Hi Express in November of 2019. Willie has a fantastic demeanor which spreads to our other employees. He’s always positive and enthusiastic. He hit the ground running implementing new procedures and processes for the Company. When Willie is not working at Mile Hi Express, his biggest passion are cars. He personally rebuilt a 1965 Chevy Impala as well as a 1979 Monte Carlo. He often spends time showing these cars at local auto shows. Willie has been married for 15 years to his lovely wife Alley. We’re lucky to have such a good person working for Mile Hi Express.
Chris Woodland has been a CDL driver with Mile Hi Express since 2015. He drives tractor # 1015B. Chris grew up in Fargo, North Dakota! He even has the accent to back it up; although, it’s not quite as strong as those in the movie, “Fargo”. Chris came to us from one of the local Food Service DC’s. When we first met him, he shared his experiences driving down I-80 in Wyoming pulling a 53’ empty trailer and how he was always scared the wind would blow him over! What a terrifying way to make a living! Chris enjoys riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, hanging out with his dog and living a healthy lifestyle……can you believe it, a professional commercial truck driver living a healthy lifestyle! Chris is a fantastic person and he’s always willing to do what he needs to do to get the job done! We’re lucky to have him!
Rodolfo has worked for Mile Hi Express since 2013! He drivers one of short trucks, #418. His job entails delivering pallets to a lot of difficult locations like restaurants and shopping malls….as well as locations that require a lift gate service. We are always amazed at his efficiency in making deliveries. He has a fantastic personality and our customers always enjoy when he arrives with their product. He enjoys hanging out with his wife, kids and grand kids on the weekends. They seem to always be getting together and making fantastic meals! Rodolfo has been a great employee at Mile Hi Express. We hope he retires here at some point in the future!
Joe Miller has been a CDL driver with Mile Hi Express since 2015. He drivers our truck #814. We first met Joe when he helped us out one day while working for a CDL temp agency back in 2015. We we’re so impressed, that we went ahead and made arrangements to hire him full time. Joe and his wife, Naomi, enjoy taking it easy on the weekends. Naomi is actually in the process of getting her Masters in Sociology and, apparently, she’s number 1 in her class! Joe is a very safety conscious driver who always conducts himself in a professional manner! We’re very lucky to have him driving a truck for Mile Hi Express.
Joe Brown has been a CDL driver with Mile Hi Express since 2012. He drives our tractor #1015! Joe grew up in Colorado, but for whatever reason, he’s a Dallas Cowboy fan? We’ve tried to convert him to a Bronco fan over the past 6 years but nothing seems to work! He’s also a golf fanatic, trying to play whenever he has a chance. Joe’s a big fan of Tiger Woods (who isn’t) and is excited to see him back out on the PGA tour competing! Joe also likes to hang out with his family on the weekends (when he’s not playing golf)….especially his new Grandson! Joe has been a very loyal employee over the past 6 years and I am very lucky to have someone that we can always count on to get the job done!
Jason has worked at Mile Hi Express since 2014. We had actually known Jason for several years prior to his employment at Mile Hi Express as he worked for one of the local unloading services at Safeway. Jason works in our warehouse helping load our outbound trucks and unloading our customer inbound works. When an over the road driver delivers into Mile Hi Express, Jason is more than likely the first person they will meet. He always has a good attitude and works with a smile on his face. Jason has a daughter and a son and he enjoys just “chillin” on the weekends!
Jimmy has worked at Mile Hi Express since 2016. He plays a large part in receiving freight from our customers and loading our outbound trucks. He’s going to be a big part of our receiving, inventory tracking and building orders when we move into our new facility in 2019! He is a native of El Salvador growing up in the city of Chalatenango! What a surprise that Jimmy is a fantastic soccer player who actually plays on a local semi-professional team here in Denver. He has two daughters and a brand new little boy (he’s not getting much sleep). Jimmy has been a great asset to the Mile Hi Express team. Oh, and how could we forget, he’s an avid Oakland Raider fan! We don’t hold that against him.
Kim has been with Mile Hi Express since July of 2019 as an Administrative Assistant. We originally set up a phone interview with Kim. As we’re waiting for the call, we were surprised to see that Kim actually showed up for a live interview. We knew this happened for a reason because it only took about 5 minutes to figure out that Kim was going to be a perfect fit for us. She has an unbelievably positive and enthusiastic personality! It’s so important for us to have someone exude such a positive Mid-West attitude to our customers. She fits in perfectly with our team and she’s always more than willing to help out where needed. Kim and her husband, Brock, reside in Bennett, CO with their two boys.